10 Mar 2015

Faculty Position in Graphic Design | Department of Architecture and Design American University of Beirut


The Department of Architecture and Design in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full time faculty position in the Graphic Design Program at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Department has two undergraduate programs, one in Architecture and one in Graphic Design, and two graduate programs in Urban Planning and Policy and in Urban Design. Teaching design related courses at the Department applies professional and technical skills within a process that is culturally and theoretically grounded. Art and design disciplines are understood as cultural practices that engage social, economic and political issues and as critical tools of inquiry that integrates process with product and methodology with representation in a multidisciplinary manner. Inquiry through design comes with an acute awareness of our existence in the region with its multitude of languages and cultures and our location within Beirut with its exceptional physical fabric and cultural formats. The discourse on the city is intense and pluralistic. It links the undergraduate and graduate programs of study in Architecture, Graphic Design and Planning and facilitates for a close interaction between them and with the professional community. The Department is currently to establish new graduate programs.


Candidates must have a graduate degree [MFA or equivalent], sufficient teaching experience, research in the field and a solid record of professional design or art practice recognized through exhibitions, publications or equivalent. A well-defined area of research and/or professional expertise is especially sought. Such areas could cover, but are not limited to, multidisciplinary negotiations between design and other fields of practice (media, culture, politics…), design and technology, and design issues related to the region such as Arabic Type design or other inquiries on locality and representation.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach design studio, core courses and lecture/seminar courses in their area of his/her specialization, advance the research/creative activities of the Department and contribute to ongoing curriculum assessment and development.

The Search Committee will begin the review process upon receipt of files. The position will remain open until filled. Applications to a visiting full time position will also be considered.

Candidates are invited to submit:

1) a letter of application including a brief statement on teaching philosophy and research/creative activity agenda,

2) curriculum vitae,

3) samples of design/art work and publications, and

4) the names and full contact information of at least three referees to:

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture,
American University of Beirut,
P. O. Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh,
Beirut, Lebanon 1107-2020


*(Digital applications are to be sent to: fea@aub.edu.lb).

The American University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

AUB’s homepage is at: www.aub.edu.lb.

The website of the department is at: www.aub.edu.lb/fea/ard.