Full-time Teaching Positions    
       
Date submitted: 2010-01-20  
   

Firm info:
American University of Sharjah
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the United Arab Emirates, neighboring countries in the region and around the world. In addition to the School of Architecture and Design, the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and School of Business and Management are the constituent academic units of the University. AUS is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin.
Website: www.aus.edu

The School of Architecture and Design at the American University of Sharjah currently has five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia Design, and Design Management, plus a Master s Degree in Urban Planning; additional minors and majors are being planned. The curriculum is based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated to professional education. All undergraduate students begin their first year studies in the School s highly effective Foundation Program.

Interested applicants should send a Letter of Interest outlining areas of teaching, practice, research/scholarship, and service. A Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, a digital portfolio of professional work and examples of student work must be submitted in confidence to the email addresses above. Application material must be packaged in a single PDF file clearly labeled with the applicant's name. Incomplete applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; preference may be given to applicants who have academic experience with the North-American model of studio-based design education.

The successful candidates are expected to assume duties in September 2010, or before. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately; the position will remain open until filled, however full consideration will be assured to applicants submitting prior to February 8, 2010.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience, and an attractive benefit package with housing is included.


location: Sharjah, Sharjah United Arab Emirates

 

Description
American University of Sharjah School of Architecture and Design

The School of Architecture and Design at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for full-time teaching positions in the Departments of Architecture and Design. The initial contract will be for a three-year duration with an attractive salary and benefit package that includes housing, and places the candidate on a track for a full-time rolling contract.

All Architecture and Design Degree Programs at the School of Architecture and Design are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA) and are licensed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The Bachelor of Architecture program is in candidacy status for the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accreditation, and is currently pursuing full NAAB accreditation. The Interior Design Program may advance towards Council of Interior Design Accreditation, and accreditation experience is desirable; design programs may pursue various additional accreditations as well.

At a minimum, a Masters degree in Design, Architecture, and/or Interior Design is required as well as significant academic and professional experience. Licensure in the field is desirable when applicable and available. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary design education and global practice are highly desirable. A thorough knowledge of design history, theory and practice combined with digital skills and visual literacy, a record of professional practice, and outstanding communication skills are required.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate evidence of excellence (or the potential of, if at the level of Assistant Professor) in teaching, scholarly work and professional practice. The candidate will be expected to teach core curriculum and elective studios/classes, mentor students through an established advising process, engage in scholarship and research, and participate in service activities for the school, university and community.



Associate | Full Professor | Department Head
Architecture | Department of Architecture

The successful candidate will collaborate with the Dean of the School of Architecture and Design and the faculty on strategic planning and curriculum facilitation and development, and will also be responsible for effectively managing human, fiscal, and physical resources.

This is a twelve-month administrative/teaching appointment; the successful candidate will be expected to teach nine credit hours per year at all levels of the architecture studio sequence as well as in related technical or theoretical areas, engage in scholarship or research, and participate in service activities for the school, university and community.

Qualifications include: Master of Architecture or Doctorate degree, as well as significant academic, professional, and administrative experience. Licensure in the field is desirable. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary design education and global practice are highly desirable.

Architecture Search e-mail:
arcsearch@aus.edu



Associate Professor | Interior Design Coordinator
Interior Design | Department of Architecture

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the Interior Design studio sequence as well as in related technical or theoretical areas. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership plus administrative skills and experience. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary design education and global practice is highly desirable.

A Master s degree in Interior Design is required as well as significant academic experience. Professional and administrative experience (including licensure, if applicable) in the field is desirable.

Interior Design Search e-mail:
idesearch@aus.edu



Assistant | Associate Professor (2 positions)
Architecture | Department of Architecture

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the architecture (and possibly within the interior design studio sequence), as well as in related technical, representational or theoretical areas.

Position 1: Particular focus in comprehensive, competition and degree project studios are of interest, with the possibility to teach within the technical/building systems and professional practice core course sequence.

Position 2: Particular focus in second and third-year studios, with strong visual communication/representation skills and processes, and/or history/theory courses, are of interest.

Architecture Search e-mail:
arcsearch@aus.edu



Assistant | Associate Professor in Media Design
Media Design | Department of Design

The successful candidate, with a minimum of a Master s degree in Media Design or Visual Communication, will demonstrate a commitment to, and experience in, teaching at all levels of the studio sequence and related technical and/or theoretical areas in the Media Design (Multimedia) Program. Candidates should also bring extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Interactive and Interface Design, Experience Design, Animation, 3D Modeling, Visual Communication, Sound Design, and emerging media technologies/practices.

Design Search e-mail:
dessearch@aus.edu



Assistant | Associate Professor in Graphic Design
Graphic Design | Department of Design

The successful candidate, with a minimum of a Master s degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communication, will demonstrate a commitment, and experience in, teaching the core studio sequence as well as related technical and/or theoretical areas in the Graphic Design (Visual Communication) Program. Candidates should also bring extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas; Typography, Branding, Editorial & Publication Design, Typeface Design, History of Design, Way-finding and Packaging Design. Knowledge of Arabic typography would be considered an asset, but is not essential.

Design Search e-mail:
dessearch@aus.edu



Assistant | Associate Professor in Design Management
Design Management | Department of Design

The successful candidate, with a minimum of a Master s degree in Design Management or an equivalent degree, will demonstrate a commitment to, and experience in, teaching theory, methods, innovation and practice aspects in the core curriculum of design management as well as related areas of business management, system/service design, design thinking and strategic design. Candidates should also bring extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas; design, communication, research, operations and production management, organization and human resource management, branding, strategic design and design thinking. Knowledge of Arabic would be considered an asset, but is not essential; a thorough knowledge and solid background in the discipline of design management, theory and practice combined with significant business competency, a record of professional practice, and outstanding communication skills are required.

Design Search e-mail:
dessearch@aus.edu


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Requirements
It is very important that all applications go directly to the Search Committees at the email addresses shown.

PLEASE SEE THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND THE SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY WEBSITE AT:
http://www.aus.edu/employment/faculty_arcdes.php

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