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Architectural Design - Focus Housing Professor/Associate Professor/Lecturer

The German University in Cairo - GUC

Location: Cairo - Egypt
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th July 2018
Expires: 11th September 2018
Job Ref: II6.4.1

Architecture and Urban Design Program

The German University in Cairo invites applications for the following vacancy to be filled at the beginning or during the academic year 2018/2019.

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. All courses are taught in English. As a member of an international team, the successful candidate will be responsible for

  • introducing architectural design with a focus on housing in the undergraduate program
  • engaging in the contemporary architectural discourse both in teaching and research within the specific context of Egypt and internationally
  • leading design studios at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • advanced elective courses on innovative housing design
  • supervising bachelor/master/phd theses in the field

The Architecture and Urban Design Department at GUC focusses on an integrative design approach where contextual thinking and multiscalar strategies shape the architectural design process. We encourage and support research activities in those fields.

Candidates should hold a Doctorate/Ph.D. and have equivalent practical experience in the field of architecture with a focus on housing as well as according teaching experience.

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.

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, samples of design work and publications and the names of three referees. Applications to be submitted online through the GUC website: by referencing posting: #ref II6.4.1

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. For further information, please contact the Human Resources Department (

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