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Professor/Associate Professor in Architecture, Spatial Design and Visual Communication

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The GUC invites applications for the following vacancies to be filled effective September 2022 or February 2023 

The GUC is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture Program which was founded in 2010 and can claim to be one of the most successful architecture programs in Egypt and the MENA Region. Situated in Cairo, the dynamic gateway to the Middle East, the GUC Architecture program is growing rapidly. 

Description

The position open is to join the Visual Design and Presentation sub-department of the architecture program. Courses taught range from the traditional skills of 2 & 3D representation such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video/film and architectural model making to advanced architectural hybrid drawing representation techniques, CAD programs, rendering and architectural visualization, augmented and virtual reality. The department fosters an experimental and exploratory approach to architectural/spatial design and visual communication using contemporary media techniques that are relevant to architecture, design and artistic practice in its widest sense. 

Responsibilities: 

Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate levels, develop ongoing and innovative research activities, and contribute to further advancement of the architecture program. 

Successful candidates:

Will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in:

  • Architecture and spatial design (Interior-design)
  • Visual communication and architectural representation
  • Lead design studios at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Advanced elective courses on innovative topics relevant to architecture/ spatial design/interior design, visual communication and architectural representation
  • Supervising bachelor/master/PhD theses
  • Commitment to engage in interdisciplinary studies, research and collaboration with other university faculties, departments, academies of arts. 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have several years of practical and teaching experience in architecture (spatial design/interior-design) or in a field of visual communication related to Architecture, (this should be evident in the submitted portfolio which must have examples of professional work executed by the applicant in their own name i.e. not as a member of an office or a group work).
  • Teaching Portfolio with examples of work undertaken with students which document clearly the candidate’s pedagogical and didactic suitability.
  • A Doctorate/Ph.D. in architecture (spatial design/interior design) or a field of visual communication related to architecture would be welcomed.
  • The language of teaching is English. 

The German University in Cairo is an Egyptian Private University established in cooperation with the German State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Universities of Stuttgart, Ulm, Mannheim, and Tübingen. Situated at the ancient city of Cairo, the GUC’s mission is to achieve excellence in teaching and research. 

Application Instructions: 

Interested applicants are invited to submit their CV including employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, samples of design work and publications and the names of at least three referees. Applications to be submitted online through the GUC-website by referencing posting: Ref-Code: II6.4.1. Please click the above ‘Apply’ button to access. 

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. For best consideration, submit applications before 15th of June, 2022. 

For further information, please contact the HR Department (hr@guc.edu.eg)

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