ARCH: Faculty position in Sustainable Architecture

  • American University in Cairo
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Jan 13, 2020
Full time   Architecture

Job Description

Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.


Job Description:

The School of Sciences and Engineering at the American University in Cairo is pleased to announce an opening for a four-year fixed-term faculty position within the Department of Architecture at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, while having a credible record of research and provide services in his/her field of specialization.

Sustainable Architecture: The candidate must have experience in the area of sustainability in architecture and/or Urban environments aiming at technical, social, economic and/or environmental sustainability. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the exploration of the role of sustainable architecture and urbanism within the Department of Architecture. They will also be expected to establish and pursue a research focus in the above-mentioned areas, and implementation of SDGs, in both methodology and practice; to teach courses and contribute to design studio projects in relation to sustainability; and to ensure that students acquire appropriate knowledge, understanding and related skills. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the Master of Science Degree in Architecture on methodology, theory and practice, along with other members of the department, and collaboratively across the School.

The Department of Architecture is rapidly expanding its programs and facilities. The newly introduced graduate program is developed to bridge between Architecture and other disciplines with focus on both the liberal arts and advanced technology. The departmental facilities include state-of-the-art computing facilities, a sciences lab building that houses a full-size environmental chamber and other related research resources such as a heliodon, and a weather station. In addition, the School has ongoing activities in the areas of Sustainable Development, Environmental Engineering, broadly defined, Environmental Health, and a Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES).

Preferred and Required Qualifications


The candidate must have a PhD in Architecture. She/he should have a significant academic experience in the area of Sustainable Architecture and/or Urbanism; preferably a candidate with a North American or a similar experience. A strong track record of research funding as well as knowledge of NAAB requirements is preferred.

Application Details

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload the following documents via the online system:

(a) current CV; (b) a letter of interest outlining the applicant areas of teaching, research/scholarship, practice and service; (c) completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF).

In addition, the applicant must make sure that three letters of reference would be sent directly from the references to the department Chair at Inquiries can be submitted through the on-line application system.


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