Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, DES I-B and DES II-Formal Tectonics, 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 3D Design Studios in the formative year: the Foundation Program - a common platform to all entering students in Architecture, Interior Design, 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: FND232 Studio IB (Fall) and FND236 Studio II Formal Tectonics (Spring).

FND232 Studio IB

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..

FND236 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.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree in Architecture or Interior Design, 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