Architecture: Digital Communication and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
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The School of Sciences and Engineering at the American University in Cairo has and openings for a faculty position within its Department of Architecture at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate is expected to be active or capable of developing research and provide services in his/her field of specialization.
Digital Communication and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Architecture: The candidate must have extensive experience in the areas of Digital Communication in Architecture, utilizing state of the art methods and software. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the exploration of the role of Digital Communication and Building Information Modeling within the Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Program at the American University in Cairo. She/he will also be expected to establish and pursue a research focus in the areas of Digital Communication and Building Information Modeling as related to methodology and practice; to teach entry level digital communication courses and to lead the introduction of digital means (BIM and similar) in courses related to building details and construction documents production, to ensure that students acquire appropriate knowledge, understanding and related skills. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the development of a Master Degree in Architecture on both methodology, theory and practice, along with other members of the department.
The candidate will be appointed by the Department of Architecture, which is rapidly expanding its facilities. These include three state-of-the-art computing labs, a digital fabrication lab with a laser cutter and rapid prototyping facilities and an environmental chamber.
The candidate must have a Doctoral Degree in Architecture. She/he should have a significant academic experience in the area of Digital Communication and Building Information Modeling (BIM); preferably a candidate with a North American or a similar experience. A doctoral in Architectural Engineering can be considered. A strong track record of teaching and professional practice in the production of complete design packages of international level projects utilizing BIM and other computational means is preferred.
We seek applicants who are enthusiastic about their profession and undergraduate and graduate education with classroom and/or laboratory/studio teaching experience, and are highly motivated researchers capable of leading a project and training students with passion and enthusiasm. Translational experience beyond the didactic is highly desirable, as are demonstrable evidence of interdisciplinary interests and collaboration.
Position is open until filled. The appointment will ideally start Fall 2017.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's academic and professional background.