Professor/Associate Professor/Lecturer - Technical Systems and Building Physics

The German University in Cairo - GUC - Architecture and Urban Design Program, Department of Building Technology

The German University in Cairo invites applications for the following vacancy to be filled Spring 2018 (February) or Winter 2018/2019 (September).

The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. The GUC architecture school was founded in 2010 and can now claim to be one of the most attractive programs in Egypt. Situated in Cairo, the dynamic gateway to the Middle East, the GUC Architecture and Urban Design program is growing rapidly. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate levels, develop ongoing and innovative research activities, and contribute to shaping this young architecture and urban design program.  As a member of an international academic team, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • introducing fundamentals of physics related to buildings and the effect of environmental forces on buildings as an important part of construction
  • fundamentals of technical installations and environmental control systems of buildings
  • teaching courses with a focus on innovative climate-adapted building concepts and renewable energy technologies
  • the application of building simulation software as a design tool
  • supervising master theses 

Building technology at GUC is characterized by an integrative design approach where building construction and technology is considered as an essential part of the architectural design process. We encourage and support research activities in those fields.

Qualifications:
Candidates should hold a Doctorate/Ph.D. in Architecture/Engineering or Building Physics or equivalent practical experience in the field of technical systems and climate adapted building design and have relevant teaching experience. All courses are taught in English.

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), and 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 directly to the HR email hr@guc.edu.eg by referencing in the subject the position of interest.

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Department (hr@guc.edu.eg)

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