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Professor / Lecturer - Theory Department - Design Theory (f/m/d)
German University in Cairo - GUC
Professor/Lecturer – Theory Department - Design Theory
Vacancy for: Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts
Ref Code: II8.1
The German University in Cairo invites applications for the following vacancies to be filled
during the academic year 2021/2022.
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 Theory Department. Successful
candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Professors are invited to supervise Master Projects.
The position will focus on teaching of Theory courses offered to all students in Foundation
and in the three majors of Product Design, Graphic Design and Media Design. The
applicant should have a track record of research, teaching or publishing in at least two of
the following areas: Strategic Design and Design Research, Design Thinking, Sustainable
Design, Social Sciences, Culture Theory, Branding, Communication Theory and Media
Applicants for the position of a Professor should hold 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.
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 current and future approaches within the field of design.
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
Good management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and
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 using the below
link by referencing posting: #ref II8.1