tenure-track, open-rank positions in graphic design

American University of Beirut

Valid from 13.10.2022 to 01.11.2022

Tenure-Track, Open-Rank Positions in Graphic Design at the Department of Architecture and Design, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut.


The Department of Architecture and Design (ArD) in the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), invites applications to two tenure-track, open-rank positions in Graphic Design. The department has two undergraduate programs, one in architecture and one in graphic design; and two graduate programs: urban planning and policy, and landscape and urban design. The department is currently working to expand its undergraduate offering into other design fields and to establish new graduate programs in architecture, graphic design, and in design studies. While the candidates will be mainly affiliated to the Graphic Design program to which they are expected to contribute regularly, the department has a cross-disciplinary vision and fosters synergies across programs at multiple levels.

Qualifications & Main Duties

Applicants must have ample research and teaching experience in graphic design scholarship and practice and must demonstrate an ability to integrate such methods and processes in teaching design studios, electives, and core design requirements mainly at the undergraduate level. The ability to teach advanced graduate seminars will give the candidates an advantage with the potential to contribute to the projected growth and development of the department. They are expected to have a record of design excellence and recognition and show evidence of a well-established applied research track and/or creative practice in graphic design, preferably grounded in local/regional investigations and/or fields concerned with contemporary issues within the graphic design discipline (material, technological, socio-political…). They are also expected to advance the research/creative activities of the department and contribute to ongoing curricular assessment and development. Candidates must have an MFA in (Graphic) Design or equivalent. Applicants with a professional degree in graphic design and a terminal degree in related fields will also be considered.

Application Requirements

Candidates are asked to submit: 

  • A letter of application, including a brief statement on research and/or practice, and on teaching philosophy
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Design portfolio
  • Teaching portfolio (including samples of students' work and course syllabi)
  • Samples of research publications
  • The names and full contact information of at least three referees

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their application requirements to the MSFEA Dean's Office, with the subject: “Full-Time Tenure Track Position in Graphic Design.” Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The proposed starting date for this position is Spring 2022-23 or Fall 2023-24. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants preferring a visiting full-time position for one or two years will also be considered.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. AUB’s homepage is at: www.aub.edu.lb.The website of the department is at: www.aub.edu.lb/msfea