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Assistant Professor in Interior Design - Architecture Department

American University of Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Interior Design - Architecture Department

The Department of Architecture invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the Interior Design program to begin Fall 2023. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D./Master’s degree in Interior Design, professional experience, and teaching experience at the university level.  Candidates must have specialization in Interior Design communication media, lighting design media, furniture design, and design for wellbeing. The successful candidate will be expected to be active in research in his/her fields of interests, incorporate high-impact educational practices in his/her teaching of Interior Design courses, engage students in extra-curricular activities, advise students, and provide service to the department, university, and community.

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 Ministry of Education of the UAE. In addition, AURAK has recently achieved accreditation with the U.S. regional accreditation association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 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.  AURAK believes that equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the operation of university and as such underpin our vision and mission through our core values. AURAK will facilitate diversity, inclusiveness, and cultural authenticity, through respectful dialogue that contributes to social and multicultural understanding and the success of all. AURAK will also ensure equality of access to the educational programs offered by the university and to employment opportunities within the university and will  monitor the diversity within both taking action where potential disparity is identified. For more information about the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Teaching Interior Design courses
  • Participation in departmental, school, and university committees and activities
  • Advising and mentoring students 
  • Participation in outreach activities, such as continuing education workshops, conferences and seminars
  • Research and/or creative work consistent with expectations for contract renewal  

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph. D./Master’s degree in Interior Design from an accredited institution of higher education 
  • University teaching experience
  • Professional experience
  • Effective communication skills in English
  • Potential for excellence in teaching, including the use of high-impact educational practices, and research/creative work
  • Interest and experience in working effectively with a diverse student population 
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines

Application Process:

The application package should include a detailed resume, a detailed description of teaching philosophy including courses taught and summary of the student feedback, in addition to a research statement, portfolio, and unofficial copies of transcripts. Applicant must submit also a cover letter describing extent of experience with NAAB, CIDA or other accrediting bodies. Applications must be submitted online.

Screening of applications starts immediately and will continue until the position will be filled.

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