Professor/Associate Professor/Lecturer - Visual Design and Presentation

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

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 has been 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. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in:

  • Visual Design
  • Spatial Design
  • CAD/CAM (computer aided design, computer aided modeling)
  • Design Studio and elective (Graduate Program) 

The field of Visual Design and Presentation is responsible for introducing the basic equipment, media, techniques and principles of graphic communication, as well as basics of visual design, spatial perception and spatial studies, advanced architectural drawing techniques, rendering and visualization, promoting/fostering aesthetic positions in architectural design, reinforcing design fundamentals, where students can experiment and explore several ideas related to two and three-dimensional forms.


  • Candidates should hold a Doctorate/Ph.D. in the field of visual design or equivalent practical and teaching experience. The language of teaching is English.
  • Commitment to engage in interdisciplinary studies, research and collaboration with academies of arts
  • Visual Design: Image processing, layout and vector-based illustration programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). Experience and demonstrated interest in interactive media are desirable.
  • CAD/CAM: Autodesk Autocad, Autodesk Revit; 3D modeling software like, 3D max, Rhino or sketch-up, Rendering engines like Vray or Lumion, Computation plugins or scripting languages such as Grasshopper for Rhino, Python , C++ 

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 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 (

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