Professorship / Associate Professorship in Communication Design / Product Design / Interaction Design or Design Theory
German University in Cairo (GUC) / German International University (GIU)
The German International University (GIU) and the German University in Cairo (GUC) cooperate in
order to expand their campus in Berlin-Tegel as a hub for education and research cooperation with
German and international partners in science and industry and to develop innovative courses of study
and research that complement the activities of GUC. The language of instruction is English.
Located in the heart of the German capital, the state-recognized German International University (GIU)
opens its doors to attracting global talents and opportunities.
The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts invites applications for the following positions effective
September 2021 (or later). Appointments are possible also for 50% of the working time.
Professor / Associate Professor in Communication Design / Product Design /
Interaction Design or Design Theory.
The successful candidate will engage in teaching, research, supervision and administrative duties.
She/he will establish and lead a research group in the field of Communication Design, Product Design,
Interaction Design or Design Theory and actively promote graduate and undergraduate research. The
appointed professor is expected to play a leading role in establishing the research group and attract
third-party funded projects in any chosen areas of interest in Design. The professor should actively
promote research at the GIU Berlin as well as contribute to selected teaching and supervision on GUC
Cairo campus to foster teaching and research collaboration.
Candidates should have solid experiences and a proven track record in at least two of the following
Branding and Brand Management
Integrated Communication Design, Design Management, Cross Cultural Design
Design of complex communication systems, products or services
Design and Innovation: strategic design and business-oriented thinking
In-depth knowledge of relevant professional practices and design research; process driven design
Substantial experience in one of the following disciplines: Communication Design, Product Design,
Interaction Design, Design Theory
Track record of collaboration, ability to attract funding, and successful supervision
Excellent teaching ability at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
High capacity to develop pedagogical innovations and to manage a study programme
Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation)
Proficiency in English (oral and written)
PhD in a relevant discipline would be a plus
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. Applications are to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include
the job tile in the email subject line.
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. For best
consideration, submit applications by 08th of May 2021.