Dr. Faris Ali Mustafa works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architectural Engineering, Salahaddin University - Erbil (SUE). He has been an Assistant Professor (2017), and Senior Lecturer (2011). He received a PhD. in  Architecture from University Science Malaysia (USM) in 2011, and a Master in Environmental Design from Sudan University of Science & Technology in (2002). 

Since 2012 he is a member of Certificate Equalization Committee in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, KRG. He is a member of Postgraduate Committee at Department of Architecture (SUE), teaching the subjects of Design Studies and Research Methodology for MSc. Program. As for undergraduate program, teaching subjects of Architectural Thesis (Graduation Project) and Vernacular Architecture. 

Dr. Faris main research interests are Architectural and Interior Design Studies, Building Performance and Functionality, Spatial Configuration and Functional Efficiency of Interior Spaces in Buildings and Facilities. He is active in writing and publishing research papers in ISI, international journals and conferences. His research and studies applying the theory of Space Syntax and its tools and techniques. He has published more than 20 papers in ISI and international journals,  book, book chapter and international conferences.