ARCH: Faculty position Humanities in Architectural Design

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

About The American University in Cairo:

Category: Psychology  [RSS feed of all Jobs]
Department: Psychology
Locations: Cairo, Egypt
Posted: Feb 7, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Ref. No.: PSYC-2021
Position ID: 128026
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About The American University in Cairo:

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. 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.  Located in one of the most interesting and important cities in the world - at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and the center of events of the Arab world - AUC is chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt.  AUC is an English-medium institution. 

Job Description:

The School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE), Department of Architecture seeks employment for a full-time faculty member position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of Humanities in Architecture starting Fall 2021. The successful candidate is expected to be active and capable of developing research and provide services in his/her field of specialization.

The candidate must have extensive experience in the area of humanities in architectural design and possess exemplary teaching skills. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the exploration of humanities aspects in architectural design within the Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Program at the American University in Cairo. She/he will also be expected to establish and pursue a research focus in the area of humanities, environmental psychology and architectural research methods, and to lead an architectural design studio-focused on the aspects of humanities to ensure that students acquire appropriate knowledge, understanding and related skills. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to selected methodology and theory and practice courses as well as thesis supervision in the master's degree in architecture along with other members of the department.

The candidate will be appointed by the Department of Architecture, which 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 technicalities.  The departmental facilities include state-of-the-art computing, 3D modeling and printing facilities, and a building sciences lab.


The candidate must have a Doctoral Degree in Architecture. She/he should have a significant academic experience in the area of humanities as related to architectural design; preferably a candidate with a North American or a similar experience. Of particular interest are candidates who demonstrate experiential/educational design excellence.

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 referees to the department Chair, email: Inquiries can be submitted through the on-line application system or by e-mail to


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