Career Opportunities

Full-time Faculty, Foundation Program, Design Studios, Beirut

Title: Assistant Professor/ Practice Lecturer

Discipline: Design Studios

Department: Foundation Program

Campus: Beirut

Duration: AY 2023-2024

 

Profile

The Foundation Program in the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University is now accepting applications for a Full-Time faculty in the Non-Tenure Track at the Assistant Professor of Practice Lecturer level. This position is for the academic year 2023-24.

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 1.A, Studio I.B and Studio II Visual Dynamics.

Studio I.A

This studio emphasizes on visual perception through an initiation into the different modes of two-dimensional abstract representation and formal analysis of the basic elements of visual language, such as: point, line, shape and figure/ground structure, color and the effects of light on forms. Exercises in this studio are intended to sharpen the student’s perception of shapes and forms, and to train the eye and the hand in the process of interpretation and representation of two-dimensional visuals. Supplemented by the analysis of major artworks, this studio introduces a variety of techniques, exploring their possibilities and application.

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 - Visual Dynamics    

This studio investigates the conceptual dimensions of visual representation, expanding on the perceptual manifestations of two-dimensional forms. Projects focus on composition, semantics, aesthetics, and image making leading to the formulation of visual language. Projects also address the conceptualization and representation of ideas in different media. Visual expression is explored through the assimilation of a broad spectrum of visual imagery and experimental media. The studio intends to enhance the students’ aptitude to synthesize ideas and produce two-dimensional representations that lead to the development of a personal expression.

For more information on the program and the courses, check the link below:

https://catalog.lau.edu.lb/2019-2020/undergraduate/programs/foundation-studies.php    

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree in Visual Studies, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Architecture or Interior Design, with teaching experience.

Duration of position

This position will be open in Fall 2023, which starts by Mid-August and is renewed on a yearly basis according to university policies that apply to Full-Time 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 outlining their particular design pedagogy, a CV, a Portfolio of Student Work and a Portfolio of Personal Work, as well as examples of scholarly work, if applicable.

 

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

Applications deadline: March 1, 2023

Notifications will be sent by: March 15, 2023

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