Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, Foundation Program, Design Courses, Beirut

Title: Adjunct Faculty

Discipline: Design Studios

Department: Foundation Program

Campus: Beirut

Duration: AY 2024-25

 

Profile

The Foundation Program in the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University is now accepting applications for an adjunct faculty in the Non-Tenure Track at the Assistant Professor of Practice Lecturer level. This position is for the academic year 2024-25.

Applicants to this position should have prior experience in teaching Foundation level studios - the Foundation program is a common platform to all entering students in Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Fine Arts; and would be required to teach the following courses: Studio I.B and Studio II-Formal Tectonics.

 

Studio I.B

This studio explores the basics of plastic modeling and initiates students to critical thinking through exercises that address three-dimensional formal analysis / volumetric studies and evolve from soft materials to hard materials, with an emphasis on learning wood craftsmanship. Projects explore the syntax of 3D forms and investigate the properties of materials, structure, mass, and scale, as well as the effects of light on forms. This studio stresses the importance of craftsmanship and the different techniques of modeling requiring an active use of the workshop. This course is given with a co-requisite course on Shop Techniques.

 

Studio II Formal Tectonics

This studio will introduce basic architectural concepts, exploring the relationship between spatial constructs and human scale, through critical investigations of small-scale, single-function projects. The studio will foster the exploration of the relationship between Structure, Form and Space through specific projects that mediate between the conceptual and the functional dimensions. The projects should lead to well-articulated constructs demonstrating innovative spatial explorations, realized through a set of models and drawings. This studio will emphasize manually constructed models and hand-drafted drawings, as a means to engage design-thinking through making.

 

For more information on the program and the Course Descriptions, please check the link below:

https://sard.lau.edu.lb/academics/foundation/

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in Visual Studies, Architecture or Interior Design, with teaching experience.

 

Note: Given that this is a part-time position, the university cannot secure the candidate a work permit, if they do not have the legal right to work in Lebanon.

Duration of position

This position will be open in Fall 2024, which starts by Mid-August and is renewed on a yearly basis according to university policies that apply to Adjunct faculty. For more information on Faculty Personnel Policies: https://www.lau.edu.lb/about/policies/personnel_policy_faculty_section.pdf

 

Application Process

Candidates should apply electronically by sending a Letter of Intent, their CV, in addition to samples of syllabi of courses taught, and a portfolio of their work as well as a portfolio of their student work where applicable.

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

 

Applications deadline: February 20, 2024

Notifications will be sent by: March 20, 2024

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