Professor Shamsad Mortuza has been appointed the pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.
President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, appointed Professor Mortuza to the post for a term of four years, said a press release on Monday.
Professor Mortuza joined the university as professor and head of department of English and Humanities on August 1, 2016.
Shamsad Mortuza is also a professor (on leave) of English Department at the University of Dhaka.
Before joining ULAB, Mortuza taught at many universities, including his alma mater Jahangirnagar University.
He joined Jahangirnagar University as a lecturer in 1994 and was the chair of English department between 2006 and 2009. He has over 24 years of teaching experience at different universities.
As a Fulbright scholar, Professor Mortuza pursued his second masters in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, said the release.
For his PhD, he attended Birkbeck College, the University of London and subsequently went to the University of California, Los Angeles as a Fulbright
senior visiting post-doctoral fellow in 2013 to conduct his research on occultism.
His doctoral dissertation on ‘The Figure of the Shaman in Contemporary British Poetry’ was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
He has published numerous articles and book chapters in reputed national and international journals.
Professor Mortuza began his career as a journalist at The Daily Star. He is also a poet and writes regular columns for leading national English dailies.
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