Professor/Lecturer/Instructor – Product Design — Industrial Design & Mobility
Vacancy for: FASA
Ref Code: II8.1.1
The German University in Cairo- GUC (Cairo Campus)
Faculty of Applied Science and Arts
The German University in Cairo invites applications for the following vacancies to be filled at the start of the academic year 2018/2019.
The Faculty of Applied Science and Arts enrolling 1,250 students across three design majors: Graphic, Product and Media Design. The GUC (Cairo Campus) invites highly able and motivated applicants for the following vacancy in the Product Design Department. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
The position will focus on teaching design principles of industrial products by a human-centered design process for creating product solutions. He/She should deliver challenging course material in terms of changing life style, environmental issues, and mobility issues to develop the core skills of product design graduates such as creative problem solving, conceptual ideation, design visualization and aesthetic execution. The applicant should encourage independent design thinking for ‘real-world’ projects reflecting the latest technological developments and findings from human sciences in the design of physical and digital products.
• Applicants for the position of a Lecturer/Instructor should hold a master degree or German diploma.
• Applicants for the position of a Lecturer should have at least 5 years of practical and 3 years of teaching experience.
• Applicants for a position of an Instructor should have a minimum 3 years of practical experience, teaching experience would be an asset.
Experience / Skills:
• Knowledgeable of the design principles of industrial products including current and future approaches within the field of design.
• Strong competences to integrate aspects of usability and aesthetics into industrial products.
• Ability to incorporate technical knowledge and creativity.
• Curiosity to widen the perception within the design discipline and thus create a foundation for design oriented actions and mindsets.
• Strong commitment to progressive design education principles regarding a self organized and responsible design study.
• Understanding of the implications of Design practice within social, cultural, economic, scientific or technological contexts.
• Competence of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, professional training and aesthetic sensibilities.
• Strong competences to structure and define project goals in order to foster and motivate positive experiences.
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills and writing in English, which is the teaching language.
• Good management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.
• An interest in working collaboratively within the GUC and with external partners towards the development of shared projects.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including: employment history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, list of publications and projects undertaken and names of at least three referees, motivational letter and an online access to a portfolio of their work. Applications to be submitted using the below link by referencing posting: #ref II8.1.1
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
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Post Date: Monday, June 4, 2018