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SHSS - Design

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco seeks qualified applicants for a full-time position in Design for fall 2023. Candidates specializing in the fields of Information Design, Experiential Design, Interaction Design (IxD), User Experience Design (UX) or User Interface Design (UI) are especially encouraged to apply. Experience teaching courses in Human-Centered Design Thinking are a plus. Depending on credentials and experience, appointments will be at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Design. Evidence of a scholarly research agenda and willingness to participate in faculty service to SHSS and to the University are expected. As AUI is a liberal arts institution, students come from a variety of disciplines and majors across the University.

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). As the only English language institution of higher education in Morocco, and only the second U.S.-accredited university in Africa. AUI is a beacon of the liberal arts in the MENA region and is a unique higher education offering in Morocco. The University remains ontrack with its ambitious current strategic plan to double the institutional size to 5,000 students by 2025, combined with a strong commitment to enhanced academic quality.

Located in the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains, approximately 45-minutes from the historic cities of Fez and Meknes, Ifrane offers both unparalleled natural beauty and a highly desirable, safe and livable environment ideally suited to families. An American-style K-12 school is also connected to the University.

Qualified candidates should apply electronically by completing the following two steps in the application process: (1) completing the application form at: AUI Job Application and (2) by submitting: (1) a thoughtful statement of intent outlining qualifications and teaching philosophy; (2) a current CV; and (3) a list of five references (who will not be contacted until the final stages of selection) to: SHSS Faculty Search Committee, Al Akhawayn University, c/o

Please make sure the subject of your email is in the format between parentheses ( SHSS-DSNFirstName-LastName ) and name any attachment as (SHSS-DSN-FirstName-LastNameAttachmentName ). Files that are not named as above or emails who subjects do not follow the above format may not be forwarded to the right committee and hence be rejected. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview on Microsoft Teams and may be invited to offer a 30- minute demonstration class pending results of the initial interview. The successful candidate will be expected to assume this position on 21 August 2023.