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Associate Professor/Professor/Department Chairperson in Architecture
Posted 187 days ago

Associate Professor/Professor/Department Chairperson

Department of Architecture

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah


The Department of Architecture at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah is seeking to fill a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, beginning Fall 2019.    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Architecture in the area of Building Structure Systems, Building Utilities, and Digital Architecture. Preference will be given to candidates with prior leadership experience that would qualify them to also serve as the Chairperson of the Department.  


In coordination with the Dean of the School of Engineering, in which the Department of Architecture is housed, and the faculty of the department, the Chair of the Architecture Department is expected to provide leadership for all operational functions and strategic initiatives involving AURAK’s Bachelor of Architecture program.  Strategic initiatives for the department include NAAB accreditation and possible development of new programs in interior design, urban planning/studies, and sustainable development.   


The major responsibility for the faculty member in this role is the teaching of undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Architecture program.  All classes and other campus activities are conducted only in English. The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar in his/her field of interests, incorporate high-impact educational practices in his/her teaching, advise undergraduate students, and provide service to the department, university, and community.


Extent of experience with NAAB accreditation requirements should be indicated in the cover letter. Candidates interested in the role of Department Chairperson should also summarize in the cover letter their leadership experiences in a higher education environment.  


Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references.  Applications should be submitted via online.


Required qualifications:

· Ph.D. in Architecture from an accredited institution of higher education, with specialization in Building Structure Systems, Building Utilities, and Digital Architecture

· Effective communication skills

· Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship

· Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse student population

· Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines

· University teaching experience


Description of AURAK: 


The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public non-profit, independent, coeducation institution of higher education which delivers an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education with a strong focus on the local indigenous culture.  All programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education of the UAE. In addition, AURAK has recently achieved accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), one of the regional accrediting associations in the United States.  The American model of higher education ensures not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills in specific academic fields, but also a general education curriculum that exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking critically about local and global issues. The multicultural student body at AURAK offers candidates the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse countries in the world. AURAK is located in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the Northern Emirates and a rapidly growing region.  The beauty of Ras Al Khaimah is reflected in its traditions and diverse landscapes — its white sandy beaches, the majestic Hajjar Mountains, the expansive desert and its sands dunes, and the many historical sites.



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