American University of Sharjah

Faculty Position in Architecture or Interior Design | Assistant or Associate Professor | Regular or Visiting


American University of Sharjah
College of Architecture, Art and Design

Department of Architecture
Faculty Position in Architecture or Interior Design | Assistant or Associate Professor | Regular or Visiting

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for a full-time continuing or visiting faculty position in the Department of Architecture. These positions provide an opportunity to grow and contribute to a dynamic and diverse environment with students from more than 90 nationalities. CAAD has established a reputation as a leader in design education in the region. Our graduates regularly continue their studies at top universities worldwide and have established themselves as key contributors to design and creative industries across the region. AUS offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package that includes return airfare at the beginning and end of the period of service, free housing and a generous retirement contribution. The successful candidate is expected to assume duties in August 2020.

Applicants will demonstrate excellence, or potential for excellence, in teaching, scholarship and service. Teaching in the Department of Architecture includes a broad range of focus areas, including architectural design, interior design, beginning design, urban design, digital technology, fabrication and sustainable environments. Demonstrated experience and flexibility in teaching across multiple disciplines of design will be considered an asset. Applicants should demonstrate the ability 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.

A terminal degree, typically a Master of Architecture (or equivalent), is required. Licensure and a thorough knowledge of design history, theory and practice are desirable. Applicants who have academic experience with the North American model of studio-based design education are preferred.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit the following: 1) A letter of application that describes your fit with this position description and provides the names and contact information of three referees; 2) A curriculum vitae; and 3) A digital portfolio of scholarly/professional/teaching activities. All these documents to be submitted as one PDF file that can be downloaded without a password. The PDF file must not exceed a total of 50 pages and 80 MB in size.

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CAAD offers five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in architecture, interior design, visual communication, multimedia design and design management, and a 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. Website: Samples of student work can be found at

AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606) since June 2004. 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: