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Vacancy for: Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts
Ref Code: II8.4.1
The German University in Cairo invites applications for the following vacancies to be filled
during the academic year 2021/2022.
The Faculty of Applied Science and Arts enrolling 1,250 students across three design
majors: Graphic, Product and Media Design. The GUC (Cairo Campus) invites highly
able and motivated applicants for the following vacancy in the Product Design
Department. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate
and graduate teaching.
The position will focus on teaching design principles of industrial products by a humancentered
design process for creating product solutions. He/She should deliver challenging
course material to develop the core skills of product design graduates such as creative
problem solving, conceptual ideation, design visualization and aesthetic execution. The
applicant should encourage independent design thinking for ‘real-world’ projects
reflecting the latest technological developments and findings from human sciences in the
design of physical and digital products. Industrial experience is considered an advantage.
Applicants for the position of a Professor should hold preferably a PHD degree with
relevant academic references in related areas.
Applicants for the position of a Lecturer should hold a master degree or German
diploma, at least 5 years of practical and 3 years of teaching experience.
Applicants for a position of an Instructor should have a minimum 3 years of practical
experience, teaching experience would be an asset.
Experience / Skills:
Knowledgeable of the design principles of industrial products including current and
future approaches within the field of industrial design.
Strong competences to integrate aspects of usability and aesthetics into industrial
Broad and in-depth knowledge of industrial design and manufacturing processes
including digital sketching and conceptualization.
Curiosity to widen the perception within the design discipline and thus create a
foundation for design oriented actions and mindsets.
Strong commitment to progressive design education principles regarding a self
organized and responsible design study.
Understanding of the implications of Design practice within social, cultural,
economic, scientific or technological contexts.
Competence of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds,
professional training and aesthetic sensibilities.
Strong competences to structure and define project goals in order to foster and
motivate positive experiences.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and writing in English, which is the
Good management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and
An interest in working collaboratively within the GUC and with external partners
towards the development of shared projects.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including: employment
history, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, list of publications and
projects undertaken and names of at least three referees, motivational letter and an
online access to a portfolio of their work. Applications to be submitted using the below
link by referencing posting: #ref II8.4.1