ARCH: Faculty position in Comprehensive Design in Architecture

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ARCH: Faculty position in Comprehensive Design in Architecture

Ref. No.: SSE-ARCH-2021

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. Ranked as one of the top 30 best universities in the Arab region by U.S. News and World Report, AUC is proud to have programs in the arts and humanities; business, management, and accounting; and social sciences that rank in the top ten in the region. Located in one of the most interesting and important cities in the world - at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and the center of events of the Arab world - AUC's academic programs draw on the city of Cairo as an extension of the classroom, integrating it into the curriculum and allowing students to be actively engaged in the society and world around them. As a chartered and accredited university in the United States and Egypt, AUC creates opportunities for diverse students, serves as the fountainhead of arts and culture, and further advances a global exchange that brings the world to Egypt and Egypt to the world.

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 rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor in the area of Comprehensive Architectural Design starting immediately and until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to be active or capable of developing research and provide services in his/her field of specialization.

The candidate must have extensive experience in the area of Comprehensive Architectural Design and possess exemplary teaching skills specifically towards graduation projects. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the exploration of the role of comprehensive design 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 area of comprehensive design as related to methodology and practice, and to lead a senior level capstone graduation architectural design studio focused on the aspects of comprehensive design that integrates architectural, structural, mechanical systems, etc., and possibly teaching professional training and practice courses, to ensure that students acquire appropriate knowledge, understanding and related skills. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to selected methodology and theory and practice courses as well as thesis supervision in the master's degree in architecture along with other members of the department.

The candidate will be appointed by the Department of Architecture, which is rapidly expanding its programs and facilities. The newly introduced graduate program is developed to bridge between Architecture and other disciplines with focus on both the liberal arts and advanced technicalities. The departmental facilities include state-of-the-art computing, 3D modeling and printing facilities, and a building sciences lab.


The candidate must have a Doctoral Degree in Architecture. She/he should have a significant academic experience in the area of comprehensive design and graduation projects, preferably a candidate with a North American or a similar experience. A strong track record of teaching and/or professional practice in the development of comprehensive design that integrates architectural, structural, mechanical systems, and other disciplines as well is preferred.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload the following documents via the online system:

(a) current CV; (b) a letter of interest outlining the applicant areas of teaching, research/scholarship, practice and service; (c) completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF).

In addition, the applicant must make sure that three letters of reference would be sent directly from the referees to the department Chair email [email protected]. Inquiries can be submitted through the on-line application system or by e-mail to [email protected].


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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 2/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time