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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.
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 teaching design principles of industrial products by a human-centered design process for creating product solutions. He / She should deliver challenging course material in terms of changing life style, environmental issues, and mobility issues to develop the core skills of product design graduates such as creative problem solving, conceptual ideation, design visualization and aesthetic execution. The applicant should encourage independent design thinking for ‘real-world’ projects reflecting the latest technological developments and findings from human sciences in the design of physical and digital products.
Applicants for the position of a Lecturer/Instructor should hold a master degree or German diploma.
Applicants for the position of a Lecturer should have at least 5 years of practical and 3 years of teaching experience.
Applicants for a position of an Instructor should have a minimum 3 years of practical experience, teaching experience would be an asset.
Experience / Skills:
Knowledgeable of the design principles of industrial products including current and future approaches within the field of design.
Strong competences to integrate aspects of usability and aesthetics into industrial products.
Ability to incorporate technical knowledge and creativity.
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.
Good management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.
An interest in working collaboratively within the GUC and with external partners towards the development of shared projects.
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 their work.
Applications to be submitted online through the GUC website: http://www.guc.edu.eg/ by referencing posting: #ref II8.1.1
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. For further information, please contact the Human Resources Department