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Faculty Positions at American University of Sharjah- Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Level

Post Date:

October 10, 2017


American University of Sharjah


United Arab Emirates


The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for regular and visiting faculty positions—at the assistant, associate or full professor level—in the Department of Architecture. All positions come with a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits package inclusive of free housing and generous retirement contribution along with funding for annual return airfare, school tuition for dependents, and health insurance. Successful candidates are expected to assume duties in August 2018.

Applicants will have demonstrated excellence, or potential for excellence, in teaching, scholarship (which includes creative work and research) and service. We seek faculty to teach in one or more of following areas: Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design, Digital Technology, Sustainable Environments, Fabrication and Beginning Design. Faculty are expected to teach design studios at various levels, core curriculum and elective courses, to mentor students through an established advising process, to engage in scholarship, and to participate in service activities for the department, college and university. Applicants who have academic experience with the North-American model of studio-based design education are preferred.

A terminal degree, typically a Master’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design, is required. Licensure and a thorough knowledge of design history, theory, and practice are desirable.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.

Interested applicants should submit 1.) a letter of application that describes the fit with this position description and provides the names and contact information of three referees, 2.) curriculum vitae, and 3.) a link to a digital portfolio of scholarly/professional/teaching activities (a PDF file that can be downloaded without a password from Google Drive, Dropbox, or other file sharing facility) that must not exceed 50 pages.

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CAAD offers five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in architecture, interior design, visual communication, multimedia design, and design management, along with the Master of Urban Planning degree. The curriculum is based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated with a professional education. All courses are taught in English. Web site: Samples of student work can be found at  

All degree programs in CAAD are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA) and by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The Bachelor of Architecture program at AUS is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and is the first program to receive this designation outside North America.

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 CAAD, the University is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and School of Business Administration. 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:

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