12 May 2016
- 21 Oct 2016

Faculty of Design, American University of Beirut (AUB)

Full-time position: Faculty Position in Graphic Design in the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut

Faculty of Design, American University of Beirut (AUB)


Full-time position: Faculty Position in Graphic Design in the Department of Architecture and Design at the 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 integrate 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 close interaction between them and with the professional community. The Department is currently working to establish new graduate programs.


Candidates must have as the minimum qualification a graduate degree [MFA or equivalent], considerable teaching experience, research in the field and a solid record of professional graphic design practice recognised through exhibitions, publications, screenings or equivalent. A well-defined area of research and/or professional expertise is especially sought. Such areas could cover, but are not limited to, design and technology or typography.

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


Applications should be submitted electronically by October 21, 2016. The Search Committee will begin the review process by end of October, 2016. Applications to a visiting full time position for one or two years will also be considered.


Candidates are invited to submit:
1) a letter of application including a brief statement of teaching philosophy and research/creative activity
2) a curriculum vitae
3) samples of design/art work and publications
4) the names and full contact information of at least three referees. 


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

(Digital applications are to be sent to: ).

The American University of Beirut 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