Career Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, Foundation Design Studios

The Foundation Program in the School of Architecture & Design at the Lebanese American University is now accepting applications for Adjunct Faculty Position, for the academic year 2020-2021, for its Byblos Campus. The School is seeking faculty to teach the Design Studio I-A and the Design Studio II-A 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 - Design Studio IA (Fall) and Design Studio IIA – Visual Dynamics (Spring) :

Design Studio I-A

This studio 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.

Design Studio II A – Visual Dynamics 

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: a Master’s Degree in any Design discipline or in the Visual Arts, with teaching experience. This position will be open in Fall 2020, which starts Mid-August.

For more information on Faculty Personnel Policies:

https://www.lau.edu.lb/about/policies/personnel_policy_faculty_section.pdf

Application Process: Candidates should apply electronically by sending a Letter of Intent outlining their particular Teaching 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 : sard.jobs@lau.edu.lb

Applications deadline : January 30, 2020

Notifications will be sent by : February 20, 2020

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