Professor/Lecturer - Product Design - Foundation

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

The German University in Cairo invites applications for the vacancy to be filled effective October 2021 or February 2022

The Faculty of Applied Science and Arts enrolling 1,250 students across three design majors: Graphic, Product and Media Design. The GUC (Cairo Campus) invites highly able and motivated applicants for the following vacancy in the Product Design Department. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.


The position will focus on developing and training form generation skills, material experiences and the competence to develop shape sensibility. He/She should enhance the visual thinking competences of the students within the foundation courses, through exploring principles of mechanics, construction and aesthetics. The applicant should have experience in other disciplines such as presentation techniques, production techniques and semantics and all related fields. The applicant should have a previous professional experience in product design teaching or with a related professional background.


  • Applicants for the position of a Professor should hold preferably a PHD degree with relevant academic references in related areas.
  • Applicants for the position of a Lecturer should hold a master degree or German diploma, at least 5 years of practical and 3 years of teaching experience.

Experience / Skills:

  • Knowledgeable of the design principles of mobility solutions including current and alternative mobility futures.
  • Strong competences to integrate aspects of usability and aesthetics into designing a means to transport goods and/or people.
  • Ability to incorporate technical knowledge and the latest techniques, technology and materials in the mobility sector.
  • Curiosity to widen the perception within the design discipline and thus create a foundation for design oriented actions and mindsets.
  • Strong commitment to progressive design education principles regarding a self-organized and responsible design study.
  • Understanding of the implications of Design practice within social, cultural, economic, scientific or technological contexts.
  • Competence of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, professional training and aesthetic sensibilities.
  • Strong competences to structure and define project goals in order to foster and motivate positive experiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and writing in English, which is the teaching language.

The German University in Cairo is an Egyptian Private University, established in cooperation with the German State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Universities of Stuttgart, Ulm, Mannheim, and Tübingen. Situated at the ancient city of Cairo, the GUC’s mission is to achieve excellence in teaching and research.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including: employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, list of publications and projects undertaken and names of at least three referees, motivational letter and an online access to a portfolio of your work. Applications to be submitted online by referencing posting: #ref Jobs UK – II8.4 and via the apply button. 

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