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Part-Time Instructor, Design Studio I-B and II-B Formal Tectonics (Byblos)

This position is no longer open.

School of Architecture & Design
Department: Foundation Program
Campus: Byblos
Date: Fall 2018 

The Foundation Program in the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University is now accepting applications for Part Time Faculty Position, for the academic year 2018-19, for its Byblos Campus. The department is seeking faculty to teach design studios in the formative year / the Foundation Program - a common platform to all entering students in Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Fashion Design.

Applicants to this position should have prior experience in teaching, and would be required to teach the following courses - Design Studio I-B and Design Studio II-B Formal Tectonics :

Design Studio I-B   Course Description : 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.

Design Studio II-B  Formal Tectonics    Course Description : This studio focuses on the elaboration of kinetic artifacts, following a process of critical investigation into perceived phenomena and objects. Concepts such as structure, materiality, movement and form will be explored in the process of elaboration of creative mechanisms produced in the workshop. The studio will be open to a variety of approaches that include, but are not limited to, transformation from two- to three- dimensions, analytical deconstruction, construction or re-configuration and assembly of entities, as well as the exploration of structural components and relations. The studio will require an active engagement of thinking and making, and its outcome should lead to well-articulated apparatuses that materialize an engaging relationship between form and space.

Minimum Requirements: a Master’s Degree in any Design discipline or in the Visual Arts, with teaching experience.

This position will be open in FALL 2018, which starts Mid-August.

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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 : thesis research, papers, articles, and syllabi of courses taught. The application should be sent to:, specifying the job title in the subject line.

Applications deadline: May 4, 2018

Notifications will be sent by: May 25, 2018

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