Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, DES I-A and DES II-Visual Dynamics, Byblos

Title: Adjunct Faculty

Discipline: Foundation Design Studios

Campus: Byblos

Duration: AY 2021-2022

Profile

The Foundation Program in the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University is now accepting applications for an Adjunct Faculty, for the academic year 2021-2022, for its Byblos Campus.

The School is seeking faculty to teach the 2D Design Studios in the formative year: Foundation Program. The Foundation Program is a common platform to all entering students in Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Fine Arts. Applicants to this position should have prior experience in teaching, and would be required to teach the following courses: FND231 Studio IA (Fall) and FND237 Studio II Visual Dynamics (Spring).

FND231 Studio IA

Course Description: This studio year emphasizes on visual perception through an initiation into the different modes of two-dimensional 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.

FND237 Studio II-Visual Dynamics        

Course Description: 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 pictorial imagery, and a mature engagement in drawing, painting, experimental photography and new 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 identity.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree in an Art or Design discipline with a special emphasis on the visual arts, in addition to teaching experience. This position will be open in Fall 2021, which starts end of August 2021.

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.

Application Process

Candidates should apply electronically by sending a Letter of Intent outlining their particular teaching pedagogy, their CV, in addition to a Teaching Portfolio. The portfolio should be in PDF format, with a limit of 15-20 pages.

The application should be sent to: sard.jobs@lau.edu.lb

Applications deadline: April 30, 2021

Notifications will be sent by: May 30, 2021

 

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