Adjunct Faculty, Foundation Design Studios, Beirut
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Discipline: Foundation Design
Department: Foundation Program
Duration: AY 2022-2023
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 2022-2023, for its Beirut 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) – Course Descriptions.
FND231 – Design 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 – Design 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.
More information about the Foundation program is found on this link:
Master’s Degree in Architecture or Interior Design, in addition to teaching experience.
Duration of position
This position will be open in Fall 2022, which starts end of August 2022.
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
Candidates should apply electronically by sending a Letter of Intent outlining their particular teaching pedagogy, their CV, in addition to a Teaching Portfolio, with a section on Personal Work. The Portfolio should be in PDF format, with a limit of 15-20 pages.
The application should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications deadline: April 20, 2022
Notifications will be sent by: May 20, 2022
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