Career Opportunities

Part-Time Instructor, Architectural Theory

This position is no longer open.

School of Architecture & Design
Department: Architecture & Interior Design
Campus: Byblos
Date: Fall 18

The Department of Architecture & Interior Design invites applicants for a part-time position for Fall 18, to teach the following courses:

ARCH361 Theory I, 2 credits [2-0]
This course introduces the basic principles and formal concepts that constitute an architectural language, such as proportion, rhythm, harmony, hierarchy. Through the analysis of key architectural projects, these concepts are illustrated and serve as a basis for an understanding of the syntactic dimension in architecture. In addition, the course introduces anthropological and sociological dimensions, exploring the impact of spatial forms and architectural patterns on social organization and human behavior by examining comparative models from various cultural settings.

ARCH362 Theory II, 2 credits [2-0]
A survey of architectural theories from the 20th century, spanning from Early Modernism to Post-Modernism and beyond. Critical readings of a selection of canonical texts serve as the basis for a discussion of the aesthetic and ideological frameworks behind the paradigmatic changes in architectural thought during the past century.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have minimum of a Master degree in Architecture, with specific knowledge in the field of architectural theory. Teaching experience is preferable.

Duration of position: This position will open in Fall 18 (which starts on August 28, 2018).

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:, specifying the job title in the subject line.

Applications deadline: June 30. 2018

Notifications will be sent by: July 15, 2018

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