Architecture: Urban Design

Feb 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The School of Sciences and Engineering at the American University in Cairo has 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.

Urban Design: The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the exploration of the role of urban theory and design in community development within the Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Program at the American University in Cairo. She/he is expected to introduce theory as the base for methodological research and investigation and tie aspects of political, economic and social practices to concepts of design and development. She/he will be also expected to establish and pursue an interdisciplinary research focus in the area of urban design and community development and to lead an outreach program within the University and the community at large. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the development of a proposal for the creation of a Master's Degree program, along with other members of the department.

The candidate must have a Doctoral/PhD Degree in Architecture / Urban Design. Special preference will be given to candidates having a strong record of accomplishment of teaching and research in urban and community development; preferably a candidate with a North American or a similar experience. Expertise in rich cultural contexts and urban heritage locations will be considered a plus.


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.

Additional Information:

Position is open until filled. The appointment will ideally start Fall 2017.

Application Instructions:

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.