Lebanese American University

Career Opportunities

Part-Time Instructor, Islamic Art

School of Architecture & Design
Department: Architecture & Interior Design
Campus: Beirut
Date: Fall 2017

The Department of Architecture & Interior Design at the School of Architecture & Design invites applicants for a part-time faculty position for Fall 2017. Applicants should have teaching experience and demonstrate expertise relevant to the below courses:

IAA375 Introduction to Islamic art [3-0, 3 cr.]
This course is an introduction to the arts of the Muslim world from the rise of Islam until the advent of the early modern period. This course comprises a selective survey of artifacts drawn from a variety of media that represent the pinnacles of artistic accomplishment across the vast expanse of the Islamic world. Paintings, textiles, coins, ceramics, metal work, jewelry, and woodcarving will be investigated in the context of cultural history and examined in terms of their evolving forms, multiple meanings, and the development of a distinctively Islamic aesthetic. Particular emphasis will be placed on the spiritual content of Islamic art, the role of the artist in Islamic society, and the effect of religious pronouncements on the production of art.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have a minimum of a Master degree in Islamic Art with relevant teaching and practical experience in this field.

Duration of position: This position will open in Fall 2017 (which starts on August 28, 2017).

Application Process: Candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of intent outlining their particular pedagogy, the courses which they are qualified to teach, a CV with names of three references, and the following:

  1. Professional portfolio with examples of design projects (PDF, 15-pages maximum)
  2. Teaching portfolio with examples of syllabi and students’ work (PDF, 15-pages maximum)

The application should be sent by email to: sard.jobs@lau.edu.lb, specifying the job title in the subject line.

Applications deadline: July 5, 2017.

Notifications will be sent by: July 15, 2017.

The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York. Information about the University can be found at http://www.lau.edu.lb.


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