American University of Beirut

Tenure-Track, Open-Rank Position in Graphic Design (Design and technology emphasis) at the Department of Architecture and Design

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The Department of Architecture and Design (ArD) in the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), invites applications to a tenure-track, open-rank position in Graphic Design. 

The department has two undergraduate programs, one in architecture and one in graphic design; and two graduate programs: urban planning and policy, and landscape and urban design. The department is currently working to expand its undergraduate offering into other design fields and to establish new graduate programs in architecture, graphic design, and in design studies. While the candidates will be mainly affiliated to the Graphic Design program to which they are expected to contribute regularly, the department has a cross-disciplinary vision and fosters synergies across programs at multiple levels. 

Qualifications & Main Duties

Applicants must have academic and teaching experience in graphic design with evidence of scholarship and practice in advanced design technologies and digital tools and must demonstrate an ability to integrate such methods and processes in design studios, electives, and core design requirements mainly at the undergraduate level. The ability to teach advanced graduate seminars will give the candidates an advantage with the potential to contribute to the projected growth and development of the department. They are expected to have a record of design excellence and recognition and show evidence of a well-established applied research track and/or creative practice in graphic design. The preferred areas of focus are within the larger field of design and technology, and more specifically: interaction design, UX/UI, creative coding and processing, digital experience design, and data/information systems. 

They are also expected to advance the research/creative activities of the department and contribute to ongoing curricular assessment and development. Candidates must have an MFA in (Graphic) Design or equivalent, Ph.D. is a plus. Applicants with a professional degree in graphic design and a terminal degree in related fields also qualify. Applicants preferring a visiting full-time position for one or two years will also be considered.

Application Requirements
Candidates are asked to submit: 

  • A letter of application, including a brief statement on research and/or practice, and on teaching philosophy 
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Design portfolio 
  • Teaching portfolio (including samples of students' work and course syllabi)
  • Samples of research publications
  • The names and full contact information of at least three referees

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their application requirements to the MSFEA Dean's Office (, with the subject: “Full-Time Tenure Track Position in Graphic Design.” Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The proposed starting date for this position is Spring 2023-24or Fall 2024-25. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 

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Tenure-Track, Open-Rank Position in Graphic Design (Design and technology emphasis) at the Department of Architecture and Design
Riad El-Solh Beirut, Lebanon
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