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The New Face of PU – Dr. Nasira Jabeen

Takes charge as first women vice chancellor

By Ali Arshad

LAHORE: (Friday, April 27, 2018) Punjab University Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen has been appointed as Provisional Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab by the PU Chancellor/Governor Punjab, on the recommendations of the Search Committee till the regular appointment of VC in the university.

Formal appointment orders were  issued after five senior-most professors appeared before the Search Committee for interviews held at GCU Lahore. Dr. Nasira is receiving warm welcome, both inside and outside PU, being the First Women Vice Chancellor of the Punjab University, the oldest and the largest seat of the learning in Pakistan. Fiver senior professors who appeared before the search committee included Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Taqi Zahid Butt, Dean Faculty of Science Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal, Dean Faculty of Oriental Learning Prof. Dr. Fakhar ul Haq Noori and Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof. Dr Nasira Jabeen.

The post of the vice chancellor was vacant after Prof. Dr. Zakria Zakar resigned from his post during the hearing of a case about university land by Supreme Court Registry at Lahore last week. The SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Saqib Nisar had ordered the Punjab Higher Education Department to appointment of a regular vice chancellor within six weeks. One week has already passed and an advertisement for the appointment of a regular vice chancellor has been published in press. The court also ordered the Secretary PHED to appoint a provisional VC from the five senior-most professors of the university till the appointment of a regular VC.

The newly appointed Provisional VC Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen was serving PU as Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and Director of the Institute of Administrative Sciences. She has earned her Post Doctorate degree from the University of Texas, Austin (USA) and PhD from the University of Stirling, UK. She has two masters degrees in her credit, Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California, USC (USA) as well as Master of Public Administration degree from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Dr. Nasira Jabeen was appointed Professor to the Prince Claus Chair at University of Utrecht, Netherlands for the year 2006-07. She is the recipient of Central Overseas Training Scholarship, Post-doctoral fellowship and the Nishan-e-Haider scholarship (Presidential Award) based on her excellent academic performance. She has served as President of Association of Management Development Institutions of Pakistan (AMDIP) and organized faculty development programs to strengthen the linkage among public and corporate sector universities.

She has published her work with national and international journals and has representation at various esteemed bodies and committees including Association of Commonwealth Universities, University of Utrecht, Doctoral Committee, and member Syndicate, governance, selection boards and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), HEC. Professor Jabeen has experience of working with international development organizations such as UNICEF, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, Governance Institutions Network International (GINI), British Council and Ministry of Education as Human Resource Development (HRD) Consultant. She has contributed towards teaching at the Civil Services Academy, National Management College, Police Academy and other management institutions and HEC. She has published her research work in international and national journals.

Her research interests include Governance, Public Management, Gender, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Change and Development. Professor Jabeen has participated in various international conferences and received best paper awards and recognition from Australian Academy of Business and Leadership, NewYork International Business and Social Science Research Conference and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) etc. As part of her community contribution she is serving as member of the steering committee of HR in Higher Education Community, ACU, Punjab Commission on Status of Women and chairperson of AWAZ CDS a local NGO working for the national cause in South Punjab, Pakistan. She has lead several social campaigns in collaboration with Akhuwat, Fountain House and Fatmid Foundation to organize students, faculty and community to provide relief to the affected people in times of national disasters i.e. Kashmir earth quake, Thar famine, floods, Bahawalpur tragedy etc. from the platform of IAS.

 

Profile of Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen

Director, Institute of Administrative Sciences

Director, Human Resources Development Centre

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Education

Post-Doctorate: South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 2008.

Ph.D. : Department of Management & Organization, Stirling University, Scotland, UK, 1999.

M.P.A. : School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, USA, 1995.

M.P.A. : Department of Administrative Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1983.

B.A. (Gold Medalist) Government College for Women, Sahiwal, Bahaudin Zakriya University,

Multan, Pakistan,1979.

F.A. (Gold Medalist) Government College for Women, Sahiwal, Board of Intermediate &

Secondary Education, Multan, Pakistan,1975.

HSS. Government Girls Pilot Secondary School, Sahiwal, Board of Intermediate & Secondary

Education, Multan, Pakistan, 1973.

Administrative and Academic Positions

Director, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, (Since September

2009).

Professor, ‘Prince Claus Chair’, School of Governance, University of Utrecht, Netherlands,

(2006-2007).

Professor of Public Administration, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab,

Pakistan, (Since 2003).

Associate Professor, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan,

(1999-2001).

Assistant Professor, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan

(1995-1999).

Lecturer, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan (1984-1995).

Super-Intendant/Warden, Girls Hostel No.5, University of the Punjab, (1999-2003).

Academic Awards

Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan,

2008.

Prince Claus Royal Chair in the area of Development and Equity, Utrecht School of Governance,

University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 2006-2007.

Central Overseas Training Scholarship for Ph.D. awarded by the Government of Pakistan, 1995.

Nishan -e- Hayder Talent Scholarship for holding 1st position in B.A. and F.A, awarded by the

Government of Pakistan, 1977 & 1979.

Gold Medal Awards for securing top position in B.A. and F.A. awarded by Multan Board and

University.

Courses Taught

Principles of Management

Seminar in Management

Organizational Behavior

Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management

Training & Development

Introduction to Behavioral Sciences

Governance and Management

Philosophy of Public Administration

Research Methods & Techniques

Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies

President Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan

COBRA Network, European Group of Public Administration

Member, Academic Council, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Member, Board of Faculty of Economic & Management Sciences, Punjab University, Pakistan

Convener, Board of Studies, Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University

Convener, Doctoral Program Committee, Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University

Member Doctoral Program Committee, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjab

University

Director Academics (Masters and Bachelor Programs), Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab

University

HEC National Resource Person

Member Board of Studies, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Kotli, Azad Kashmir

Member Selection Board, Faculty of Economics, University of Khairpur Sakhar, Pakistan

Member Advisory Board, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)

Research Journal, Lahore.

Member Editorial Board, Journal of Management Research, University of Management and

Technology, Lahore.

Funded Research Projects

Governance and Management of Public Sector Organizations in Pakistan, study being

conducted in collaboration with COBRA network of European Group of Public

Administration.

Human Resource Management in Federal Government in Pakistan, a study being

conducted in collaboration with an international research group, lead by Prof. Even

Berman.

Provincial Institutional Self-assessment of Social Welfare, Women Development and

Bait-ul-Maal, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, through Common Assessment

Framework (CAF), funded by UNICEF, 2011.

Professionalism at Workplace, research project funded by Punjab University, 2010.

Training Need Assessment of Staff in Selected Districts of Punjab, funded by Canadian

International Development Agency towards Devolution Support Project of Local

Governance, 2005.

Philanthropy in Pakistan, research project completed in collaboration with University

of Technology Sydney, Australia (2004-2005).

A study of Governance Education titled, ‘Baseline Research on Governance and Related

Programs and Disciplines offered in Pakistan, funded by Governance Education

Network, Norway.

Mobility of Working Women in Private Sector Organizations in Pakistan, funded by

UNICEF, 2003.

Research Supervision

Khalid, Khan 2011. “Developing and Indigenous Framework for Higher Education Reform in

Pakistan”, Ph.D. thesis completed at Institute of Quality and Technology Management (CoSupervisor).

 Amani, Baig 2011. Gender and Organizational Practices in Public Sector Organizations: A

Case of the University of the Punjab, Ph.D. thesis submitted for evaluation (Principal

Supervisor).

 Ghalib, Ata 2011. Factors Affecting Organizational Change in Pakistan: Roll of CEO

Commitment, Ph.D. thesis submitted for evaluation (Principal Supervisor).

 Wajiha, Kazim 2011. Recruitment and Selection Practices in Higher Education Institutions:

A Case of the University of the Punjab, M.Phil. thesis, completed at institute of

Administrative Sciences, Punjab University.

 Tayyeb, Ali Khan. 2011. An Evaluation of Implementation of Tenure Track System (TTS) In

Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan: A Study of GC University, Lahore, M.Phil. thesis,

completed at institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University.

 Faiza, Shamim 2008. Exploring the Linkage Between Employees’ Apathy and Their

Performance: A Study of Punjab University’s Teachers, M.Phil. thesis, completed at

institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University.

 Sameen, Zaki 2011. Development Plan for a Career Guidance and Placement Centre at,

the College of Home Economics, M.Phil. thesis, completed at Government College of Home

Economics, Lahore, Pakistan.

 Afshan, Rehman (2009). Higher Education Reform: Faculty Development Practices at

Punjab University, M.Phil. thesis, Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University (In

Progress).

 Rafia, Junaid (2010). Governance and Management of Public Sector Universities in Punjab:

The Case of University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, M.Phil. thesis, Institute of

Administrative Sciences, Punjab University (In Progress).

 Hafsa, Noor (2010). Governance & Management of Public Sector Universities in Punjab:

The Case of Govt. College University Lahore, M.Phil. thesis, Institute of Administrative

Sciences, Punjab University (In Progress).

 Nadia, Noor (2010). Governance & Management of Public Sector Universities in Punjab:

The Case of Lahore College for Women University, M.Phil. thesis, Institute of

Administrative Sciences, Punjab University (In Progress).

 Rabia, Shahid (2010). Self-Efficacy and Educational Performance among Undergraduate

Students in Pakistan, M.Phil. thesis, completed at Government College of Home

Economics, Lahore, Pakistan (In Progress).

 

International Publications

 Towards Effective Implementation of Tenure Track System for Improving Quality of Higher

Education in Pakistan, published as part of the proceedings of the 3rd International

Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education, ICAQHE, pp. 360-377, 2010.

 Good enough governance: a possible governance framework for South Asia’, Asian Profile,

Asian Research Service, Canada, Vol. 37, No. 3. June, 2009, pp. 209-224.

 Towards Effective Implementation of Semester System in Pakistan: Lessons from Punjab

University, in proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Assessing Quality in

Higher Education, ICAQHE, pp. 360-377, 2008.

 

 Gender and local governance in Pakistan: representation vs. participation’, International

NGO Journal, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 2009.

 Good or Good Enough Governance in South Asia: Constraints and Possibilities, Inaugural

lecture for appointment as professor to the Prince Claus Chair, University of Utrecht,

Netherlands, April 2, 2007 www.princeclauschair.nl

 Human Resource Management and Quality Assurance in Public Sector Universities of

Pakistan: the case of Punjab University, First International conference on Assessing Quality

in Higher Education, Dec. 11-13, 2006

 Retention Issues at Sudhaar, Case Study Contributed to Managing NGOs in Developing

Countries, McGill-LUMS, Social Enterprise Development Program 2005, Oxford University

Press.

 Public Administration Education in Pakistan: Issues, challenges and opportunities in,

Frontiers of Public Administration proceeding of the second Sino-US. International

conference Beijing, Chine, 2004.

 Gender, Organization, System (GOS): A Framework for Research on Women in

Management, Asia Profile, Asia Research Service Canada, Vol. 29, No.6, December 2001

 Gender Bias in Organizational Leadership, in Empowerment of Women in South Asia,

Association of Management Development, Institutions in South Asia, Hyderabad: India.

pp.114-123, 2000.

 Facilitator, Barriers and Measures towards Gender Equality in the Federal Civil of Pakistan,

Insiders Perspective, South Asian Journal of Management, AMDISA, SAARC, Hyderabad, Vol.

7, Issue No.3 & 4, December 2000.

 An agenda for Management Reforms in State Enterprises in Pakistan, South Asian Journal of

Management, New Delhi, India: Wiley Easter Ltd., Vol.3, January – March 1996.

National

 Gender Stereotyping and Women in Management, Paper Accepted for publication, in,

Pakistan Vision, South Asian Studies Journal, 2011

(Co-Authored with Ms. Amani Baig, Ph.D, Student).

 Organizational Change and the Role of CEO Commitment, Paper accepted for publication,

in, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Department of Economics Journal,2011

(Co-Authored with Mr. Ghalib Ata, Ph.D, Student).

 Gender and local governance in Pakistan: promoting participation through capacity

building’, Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol.25, No. 2, July – December, 2010, pp. 255-

281.

 Public Administration Education In Pakistan: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, Journal

of the Research Society of Pakistan, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Vol. 47,

No.1, January – June, 2010, pp. 31-50.

 Good Governance in South Asia: constraints and possibilities, Pakistan Management Review,

Karachi, Pakistan, Second Quarter, Vol. XLV, No. 2, pp. 21-34, 2008.

 Development of Public Administration in Pakistan, Council of Social Sciences (COSS), pp.

255-267, 2004.

 Civil Service System of Pakistan: A Gender Analysis, Journal of Research (Humanities),

University of the Punjab, Lahore Volume XXXVII, No.2. pp. 77 – 106, July 2002.

 Status of Women in Pakistan: Role of the State, Islam and Culture, Journal of Research

(Humanities), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Vol. xxxv, No.2, pp. 21-55, July, 2001.

 The Impact of the Total Quality Management on Human Resource Development in Pakistan,

Pakistan Management Review, Pakistan Institute of Management, Islamabad, Vol. xxxvii,

No.2, Second Quarter 2000.

 Facilitator and Barriers to Career Advancement of Women Civil Servant: Comparing Pakistan

with other Countries, Journal of Research (Humanities), University of the Punjab, Lahore,

Vol. 3 No.1. 2002

 Gender and Management: Factors Affecting Career Advancement of Women in the Federal

Civil Service of Pakistan, Pakistan Management Review, Pakistan Institute of Management,

Islamabad, Vol. xxxvii, No.2, Third Quarter 2000.

 Dissolution with the Human Face, Case Study Contributed to Civil Services Academy

Pakistan 2003

 Leadership Challenge, Johan Barry & John Postner, Book Review, South Asian Journal of

Management, New Delhi, India: Wiley Easter Ltd., Vol.3, January – March 1996.

 Managing Change: The Case of Tuition Fee Increase in the University of the Punjab, Regional

Management Cases, Institute of Business Management, Lahore, Pakistan, (1995).

 Evolution of Public Administration, Manager, Department of Administrative Science (Public

Administration), University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1993 (in Urdu language).

 

Major Consulting Assignments/Workshops/Conferences/Guest Lectures

Governance Education in Pakistan, Lead Consultant, Governance Institutions Network

International (GINI)

HRD, TNA Consultant, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Devolution Support

Project

HRD Lead Consultant, National Education and Assessment System (NEAS), World Bank, British

Council Project for Ministry of Education, Pakistan

HRD Consultant and Trainer HRDC University of the Punjab

Module Writer HEC Faculty Development Program

Module Writer UNICEF

Case Writer LUMS – McGill Social Enterprise Development Program, Lahore, Pakistan

Module Writer UNICEF, Strengthening the Parent, Teacher Committees (PTC) for Effective

Performance

Workshops/Conferences

 Organized and Contributed to Faculty Development Orientation Program, HRDC, Punjab

University, 2011.

 Organized two day International Conference on Business Management, in collaboration

with, University of Management Technology, March 18-19, 2011.

 Organized two day Conference on Professionals and Entrepreneurs in collaboration with,

Lahore Chamber Of Commerce Industry, 2010.

 Organized Governance and Leadership workshop for Punjab University Faculty, as part of

the Faculty Development Program, HRDC, PU, March 4, 2010.

 Organized Faculty Development Orientation Program for Punjab University newly inducted

faculty, as part of PU, HRDC, at Institute of Administrative Sciences, June 5-8, 2010.

 Contributed paper on Gender Issues in Governance of Pakistan to the conference

organized by the Department of Gender Studies, University of the Punjab, April, 2010.

 Participated as National Resource Person on Gender Inequality and Governance in

International Conference on Improving Governance, Organized by the Governance

Institutions Network International (GINI) and Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional

Research (NIBER), held in Islamabad, December, 13-15, 2009.

 Paper ‘Towards effective implementation of semester system in Pakistan’ to the Second

International Conference on assessing Quality in Higher Education, December 1-2, 2008 ,

University of the Punjab, Pakistan. (Published as conference proceedings).

 Attended the 37th Annual Conference on South Asia, October 16-19, 2008, Madison,

Wisconsin, U.S.A.

 Participated in Texas Asia Conference, October 10-11, 2008, University of Texas at Austin,

Texas, U.S.A.

 Attended 15th Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies Conference,

Gender, Power and Space, and Gender and Technology, March 23, and April 3, 2008,

University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

 Participated in seminar on ‘Gender Roles and Negotiations’ organized by the Women’s and

Gender Studies Department, November 21, 2008, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.

 Participated in CERES Summer School organized by Utrecht University and delivered

keynote lecture entitled ‘Violence in large cities of Pakistan: a governance perspective’,

25-27 June 2007, Netherlands.

 

 Delivered public lecture on ‘Governance and administrative reform in Pakistan: action,

rhetoric and paradoxes’ at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) on 7 June 2007, Netherlands.

 Attended workshop on ‘Leadership for diversity and collaboration’ organized at Utrecht

School of Governance, University of Utrecht on 2-4 April 2007, Netherlands.

 Participated in CIDA, Training of Lead Trainers (TOLT) training Program for local Govt.

Officials, Devolution Support Project Nov. 2-12 2006.

 Organized Training of Trainers (TOLT) for Local Government officials, Devolution Support

Project CIDA, Nov 200to Dec. 9, 2006.

 

 Organized Real World Management Skills Development Workshop for IAS Graduating Class

2005, 2004.

 Attended international conference on ‘Gender Main Streaming and Millennium

Development Goals’ March 28 -30, 2005, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 Organized 24 days Staff Development Course for Higher Education Commission, HEC,

March – April, 2005.

 Organized 24 days Staff Development Course for Higher Education Commission, HEC, May

– June, 2005.

 Organized two ten days Faculty Development Programs for Punjab University Teachers,

September 9 -19, 2005 and September 24 to October 4, 2005 respectively, HRDC, Punjab

University, Pakistan.

 Attended conference on ‘Devolution Experiences and Lessons Learnt’ organized by LUMSMcGill,

Social Enterprise Development Program, June 1-2, 2005.

 Contributed to Seminar on ‘Women Development and National Prosperity’ organized by

the Institute of Leadership and Management. March 2002.

 Participant of one year Training of Trainers (TOT) Program on Social Enterprise

Development organized by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) & McGill

University of Canada, June 2002.

 

 Organized and conducted one week Training Program on ‘Public and Social Policy’ at HRDC,

IAS in collaboration with P&D Department, Government of the Punjab & UNICEF August 5

– 10, 2002.

 Organized and conducted ‘Faculty Development Programs’ for new faculty of the Punjab

University, since 2002 to date.

 Conducted several workshops for Punjab University Students, faculty and staff on use of

SPSS in Research, Job Hunting Skills and Management and HR, at the platform of HRDC

Punjab University, Lahore, since, 2002 to date.

 Conducted sessions of ‘Gender Sensitivity Training’, National Institute of Public

Administration (NIPA), Pakistan, 2001.

 Contributed to the course on ‘Management’ Civil Services Academy, Lahore, Pakistan,

January – April 2001.

 Attended seminar on Psychological Problems of Working Women in Pakistan organized by

(NIPA) National Institute of Public Administration, Karachi, and Institute of Clinical

Psychology, Karachi April 23, 2000.

 Participated in National Workshop on “Women in Higher Education Management”

arranged by Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. March 12, 2000.

 Contributed paper to International Symposium on “Gender Empowerment” organized by

the AMDISA at Hyderabad, India February 12, 2000.

 Conducted a two day workshop on “Role of Women in the Socio-Economic Development

of Pakistan”, organized by NIPA, Lahore, January, 13-14, 2000.

 Participated in one week workshop on Case Writing held at Lahore under the auspices of

Commonwealth Secretariat, the workshop organized by AMDISA 1993.

Guest Speaker

Governance Institutions Network International, (GINI)

South Asia Institute, UT Austin, Texas, USA

Utrecht School of Governance, Netherlands

Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands

CERES Research School, Utrecht, Netherlands

National Resource Person HEC, Pakistan

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Pakistan Civil Services Academy, Lahore

National Institute of Public Administration (Lahore, Karachi, Quetta)

Punjab Institute of Human Resource Development

Directorate of Staff Development (DSD)

Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL)

Human Resources Development Centre, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

University of Management and Technology (UMT)

Punjab Local Government Academy (Lala Musa)

Government College of Home Economics, Lahore

Civil Society Membership and Community Service

AWAZ, Citizen Development Centre (NGO), Chairperson and Member Advisory Board (2006-2010).

Organized Flood Relief Campaign in collaboration with PU, corporate sector and civil society

organizations, 2010.

Member, Relief Campaign for Earth Quake Victims, Punjab University, 2005.

Member Community Development and Ramadan Welfare Events, Institute of Administrative

Sciences, Punjab University, Lahore.

UCP Pro-Rector Prof Dr Zafarullah awards a souvenir/certificate to Dr. Nasira Jabeen after she chaired a conference session at UCP. (The Educationist file photo)

 

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