Assistant / Associate / Full Professor / Program Coordinator in Master of Urban Planning Program American University of Sharjah, College of Architecture, Art and Design United Arab Emirates



CAAD > Master of Urban Planning Program | Assistant | Associate | Full Professor | Program Coordinator

Master of Urban Planning Program
Assistant | Associate | Full Professor | Program Coordinator

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for a regular faculty appointment—at the assistant, associate or full professor level—to serve the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program. The position comes with a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits package inclusive of free housing and generous retirement contribution along with funding for annual return airfare, school tuition for dependents and health insurance.

Applicants will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and service or the potential for such excellence. Applicants must possess expertise—developed through academic work and/or professional practice—in some combination of geospatial analysis, computer applications in planning, urban plan-making and research methods in planning.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of required core courses and elective offerings at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as the program’s capstone plan-making workshop. The successful candidate—if appointed as regular faculty and possessing relevant prior experience—may also provide program leadership, involving administrative tasks such as curriculum development, teaching assignments and student recruitment. Preference will be given to applicants with academic experience in the North American model of higher education.
A PhD in urban planning or related field is required.

The successful candidate is expected to assume duties in August 2018.

Interested applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application that describes the fit with this position description and provides the names and contact information of three referees; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) a link to a digital portfolio of scholarly/professional/teaching activities (a PDF file that can be downloaded without a password from Google Drive, Dropbox or other file sharing facility).

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Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 15, 2018, and will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The search will remain open until the position has been filled.

CAAD offers five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in architecture, interior design, visual communication, multimedia design and design management, along with the Master of Urban Planning degree. The curriculum is based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated with a professional education. All courses are taught in English.

All degree programs in CAAD are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates and the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. The Bachelor of Architecture program at AUS is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and is the first program to receive this designation outside North America.

AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the United Arab Emirates, neighboring countries in the region and around the world. In addition to CAAD, the university comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and School of Business Administration. AUS is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status or national origin.

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