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Professor for Sustainability and Technology

German International University - Department of Industrial Design

Location: The Capital - Egypt
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th May 2021
Expires: 29th June 2021

The German International University (GIU) is a German cultural institution located in the New Administrative Capital, Egypt, and established under the frame of the Cultural Agreement of 1960 and 1984 concluded between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Federal Republic of Germany. GIU was established in cooperation with the German State Universities of Applied Sciences, notably HTW Berlin, HWR Berlin, TH Ulm, and HHN.

The university offers industry-focused and future-oriented Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in different specializations and majors, in the Faculties of Engineering, Informatics and Computer Science, Business Administration, Design, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology and Architectural Engineering.

The Faculty of Design invites applications for the following position effective September 2021.  

Department of Industrial Design, Professor for Sustainability and Technology.

Job Profile

We are looking for a designer with sound practical and research experience in the field of sustainability, who represents the focal points of sustainability and technology in the applied design methodology and project work, and who is willing to initiate and implement projects in an interdisciplinary context. Successful candidates are expected to have proven artistic and design qualifications and experience in the development process of sustainable materials and production.


  • Candidates should have a university degree in industrial or product design.
  • Appropriate teaching experience in design courses and relevant experience in applied research and development.
  • Design-relevant skills and conceptual basics
  • It is desired that the future job holder establishes national and international research in the field in the context of the study program and designs and implements corresponding projects
  • Experience in team-based work in line with industry standards and participation in academic self-administration is explicitly expected.
  • A willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses in the various design programs and with the engineering programs is desired and required.
  • Establish national and international research in the field and develop a strategy for doing so
  • Communication skills and knowledge of common software applications.
  • English language skills.

Appointment Terms

The position is to be filled by the Winter semester (September 2021). Appointment to this position will initially be made on a fixed-term contract of two years. Positional classification (lecturer, assistant, or full professor) and salaries will be matching the qualifications and relevant experience of the candidate. Continuation of appointment beyond the initial term will be subject to mutual agreement.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, a list of publications, and names of at least three referees. Motivational letter and online access to a portfolio of their work. Applications to be submitted through GIU Website. Please click ‘Apply’ button.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For best consideration, submit applications by < 31st of May 2021 >.

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