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Chair of the Department of Architecture and Design

Post Date:

November 13, 2018


American University of Beirut


Beirut, Lebanon


The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut is seeking candidates for the position of Chair of the Department of Architecture and Design, starting August, 2018. This is a tenured faculty position, at the rank of associate or full professor. 

The Department of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Architecture, a BFA in Graphic Design, and graduate degrees in Urban Design and Urban Planning and Policy. It consists of seventeen full-time faculty members.

The Chair is expected to demonstrate leadership in developing the vision and long-term strategic plan of the Department, which includes the establishment of a School of Design and the introduction of new design degrees, supporting the scholarly work of the faculty. She/he must demonstrate solid managerial experience in a university setting, including effective leadership as well as a strong commitment to shared governance and values of academic freedom, integrity and transparency, and

Applicants must have a terminal degree in design or its equivalent,in fields of relevance to the department, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Urban Design or Industrial/Product Design. They must also demonstrate familiarity with the Middle-East region.Those with prior administrative experience, especially in leading interdisciplinary design departments/schools, in curriculum restructuring and faculty recruitment and promotion,have a strong advantage. Candidatesare asked to submit: 1) a letter of application including a brief statement of research/creative activity, teaching philosophy, administrative experience, and outlook for the department of Architecture and Design, 2) A curriculum vitae, 3) Samples of publications, 4) Work and teaching portfolio (including samples of design work, samples of students’ work, and course syllabi), and 5) The names and full contact information of three referees. The documents should be addressed to Dean Alan Shihadeh and sent to

The application deadline is December 10, 2018.The review process will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled. 

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. AUB’s homepage is at: The website of the department is at:

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