Full Time Assistant/Associate Professor in Architecture

Job Role

Faculty must serve as the program subject matter experts and assist the Chair/Coordinator on the ongoing operation of the academic program; ensure accredited curriculum is implemented in accordance with the academic standards of the university and in line with the requirements of the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs. Faculty reports directly to the Dean of the program and assist the Chair/Coordinator in the department and any administrative staff associated with the department. 

Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide practice relevant teaching with a focus to prepare the next generation of architects, typically in a semester an academic would be expected to teach 1 studio and 2 taught modules.
  • Being research active with a minimum of two research outputs an academic year
  • Deliver student centered learning instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively plan and prepare for classes and student success.
  • Promote student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students and engaging students in the learning process.
  • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies; as well as maintaining regular office hours.
  • Participate in developing the FAID labs and create new innovative technology labs/studios.
  • Participate in course development initiatives as assigned and program governance.
  • Adhere to and publicly support policies and procedures and at the same time maintain privacy and confidentiality of student information.
  • Conduct some administrative duties as assigned by Head of the Department and the Dean.

Qualification & Experience

  • Academic with practice experience
  • Knowledgeable in design software
  • Desirable experience in using Laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers.
  • Knowledgeable in Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and how are applied in architecture
  • Ability to create positive leaning environment with emphasis on student success and retention
  • Passionate educator to motivate students and enhance their success and inspiration
  • Must value instruction integrating state-of-the-art educational technology with a focus on creativity, innovation, and cross-discipline fertilization
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral
  • Track-record of research/creative achievements, an active research program, and a record of quality teaching
  • Enthusiasm for or evidence of being an active mentor to undergraduate students is a must.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of teaching experience at university level
  • Professional experience is an asset
  • Work/teaching experience in Canada or USA will be a plus
  • Experience in accreditation processes in the Middle East ideally UAE and NAAB/ RIBA would be a plus


  • PhD degree in Architecture, Building Science, or related discipline.
  • Registered/licensed Architect in Canada, UK or USA will be an asset.


Interested candidates should submit their CV and statement of interest via email to:   careers@cud.ac.ae

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by CUD. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

As part of your application please provide a cover letter outlining your motivation and academic focus as well as CV and teaching and project portfolio (PDF format)

We look forward to receiving your application!

About the Institution

Founded on a vision to pursue academic excellence and to leverage a diverse North American and European learning culture, Canadian University Dubai provides rich opportunities in education, research and professional development.  Join our enthusiastic Faculty and Staff who deliver leading edge curriculum, tailored for a unique Canadian education experience.   All of our programs are fully accredited in Canada and the UAE, opening doors and opportunities for our students to pursue their goals in Canada and abroad.  You can do all of this, and be part of the exciting challenge, from our new campus in City Walk, where art, imagination and design meet, in the heart of Dubai’s newest boutique community. Canadian University Dubai offers full, expatriate assignments, with competitive total rewards. Canadian University Dubai strives to provide employees, students, and visitors with a diverse, safe, professional and ethical work environment, free of harassment.   At Canadian University Dubai, we foster a culture of inclusion and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those of determination and those that are traditionally underrepresented in employment.