The department of Architecture is recruiting, starting from September 1st, 2021, a colleague with high research potential and with high teaching skills.




Founded in 2002, the Université Française d’Égypte (UFE) is a higher education institution under the dual supervision of Egyptian and French ministries of higher education. The UFE offers a promise to the new generation of pathfinders. A promise to receive unparalleled high-quality educational programs, a solid integration into the job market and a dedication to securing your professional future. The hub of French higher education in Egypt, the UFE delivers a multi-cultural experience as it offers a number of degrees from acclaimed French universities, accredited by France’s Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

A multidisciplinary establishment, the university’s disciplines include engineering sciences, computer science and artificial intelligence, management, social sciences, architecture and applied languages. Courses are taught in French and English in an Arabic-speaking environment.

Our academic goals are supported by a wide spectrum of strategic partnerships with France’s finest educational organizations. Their expertise is passed on to our students through a diversity of courses and programs. These partners include Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université de Nantes, Université de Haute Alsace and the INSA of Strasbourg, all of them listed in the international rankings.



Rapid urbanization, climate crises, the threat of collapsing eco-systems and the digitalization of our societies, make it necessary to relate theory and history to our architectural practices. Our future architects must therefore take their part to bring up coherent, progressive, inclusive visions and solutions for our present.

The hired professor should bring cultural and intellectual background to consider the theoretical and historical transition of architecture while taking into account the context of cities, the built and non-built environments. This input should act as a critical and conceptual support that will reflect on the urban/architectural approaches adopted by the students in their (graduation) projects and their future practices.

The appointee should have an outstanding record of pedagogic experience in architectural history and theory as well as a leading and innovative research agenda.

The candidate will be expected to:

  • Contribute to teaching on both Bachelor and Master Level from introductory theoretical courses to supervising graduation project and master dissertations
  • Provide both theoretically orientated and practice-based teaching
  • Create a strong program of research
  • Contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department
  • Participate in the different administrative tasks of the department


Applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Theory and History of Architecture, or related domains, from a reputable university
  • A record of teaching experience both at the graduate and undergraduate level

Well qualified candidates should have a demonstrated ability to conduct high-level research.

UFE will consider with interest research profiles with a research agenda which can contribute to the following topics relevant to build a more sustainable world:

  • Circular economy
  • Digitalization and multiculturalism
  • Frugal engineering
  • Sustainable mobility

Fluency in English and/ or French is required. Speaking French is not a requirement but holding basic notions in French is an asset. French lessons are proposed to all new international faculty recruited. Salary will be commensurate with prior performance and experience, and our incentives are highly competitive.

The position is on our main campus in Shorouk, in Greater Cairo. The Shorouk city is well located at 20 min from the New Capital and New Cairo, 30 min from international Cairo airport and only 90 min from the Red Sea.



  • A cover letter specifying the motivation for the position
  • A curriculum vitae including published papers, work in progress and/or under review
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • A list of three references


Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All application materials should be submitted in English or in French.

For further information please contact Prof. Denis DARPY (denis.darpy@ufe.edu.eg) and Prof. Dominique ADOLPHE (dominique.adolphe@ufe.edu.eg).

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