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Assistant Professor-Digital Architecture
Posted 284 days ago

Faculty Position in the Department of Architecture

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah


The Department of Architecture at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is seeking to fill a faculty position for Fall 2019 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate for this position must have a Ph.D. in Architecture in the area of Digital Architecture. Experience in teaching digital architecture, architecture design presentation, building structural design, and familiarity with architecture design studios are required. The primary responsibility of the faculty position is to teach undergraduate courses at AURAK.  Other duties include student advising and tutoring and participating in international accreditation efforts (NAAB). Extent of experience with NAAB accreditation requirements should be indicated in the cover letter

All classes and other campus activities are conducted only in English. The successful candidate will be active in research in his/her fields of interests, incorporate high-impact educational practices in his/her teaching, and provide service to the department, university, and community.

Applicants must indicate in the cover letter whether they would like to be considered for a full-time continuing position or a full-time visiting position.  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:

· A master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited institution of higher education is required; a doctoral degree in Architecture is preferred.

· 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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