January 31, 2019

Faculty position in Visual Arts

American University in Cairo

Courtesy American University in Cairo.

Company description
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job description
The Department of the Arts at the American University in Cairo, a liberal arts university, is searching to fill a full-time position in Visual Arts (105036) beginning in fall 2019. The successful applicant will be required to teach 6 undergraduate courses per academic year (3 courses per semester). The position also carries administrative and service responsibilities at the department and university level.

The successful candidate will have an active research record and a demonstrated commitment to engaging with historical, theoretical, contemporary, and critical issues in art. We are interested in seeing evidence of experimental pedagogies in teaching. Applicants should also display evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills and an interest in leadership opportunities. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with curriculum development.

The position requires a PhD and 5 years of experience in teaching/researching Art History and Theory Practices. We are seeking candidates with an accomplished research practice on an international level, and a track record of successful teaching for at least 5 years in a post-secondary environment. The candidate will teach Introduction to Visual Cultures, Contemporary Arab Art History, Art Theory, Practices of Art History (I+II), Art and Philosophy, and contribute to the development of the current visual arts program.

Additional information
Deadline to receive applications is February 28, 2019. For more information on the AUC Department of the Arts, please visit

Application instructions
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
(a) a current CV; (b) a letter of interest; (c) a statement of teaching philosophy and/or teaching portfolio (video documentation of lectures if possible); (d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (e) a sample of published articles and books; (f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref [​at​]

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