Assistant/Associate or Professors of Visual Arts

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

About The American University in Cairo:

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. Ranked as one of the top 30 best universities in the Arab region by U.S. News and World Report, AUC is proud to have programs in the arts and humanities; business, management, and accounting; and social sciences that rank in the top ten in the region. Located in one of the most interesting and important cities in the world - at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and the center of events of the Arab world - AUC's academic programs draw on the city of Cairo as an extension of the classroom, integrating it into the curriculum and allowing students to be actively engaged in the society and world around them. As a chartered and accredited university in the United States and Egypt, AUC creates opportunities for diverse students, serves as the fountainhead of arts and culture, and further advances a global exchange that brings the world to Egypt and Egypt to the world. 

Job Description:

The Visual Arts Program at the Department of the Arts is searching to fill a full-time Visual Arts position in Spring 2021. The successful applicant will be required to teach six undergraduate courses per academic year (3 courses per semester). The position also carries administrative and service responsibilities at the program, department, and university level. The initial appointment is for a four-year term subject to review in the third year of appointment.


Ph.D. - 5 years of experience in teaching/researching in Art History and Theory Practices; knowledge of the History of Art in the Arab World and the Middle East is a plus. We seek candidates with an accomplished research practice on an international level and a track record of successful teaching experience at the university level. Experience with cross-disciplinary collaboration is essential. The candidate will teach Introduction to Visual Cultures, Contemporary Issues in Arab Art, Art Theory, History of Art Practices (I+II), Writing in/on Art, and contribute to the development of the current visual arts program.

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 excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an interest in leadership opportunities. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with curriculum development. 

Additional Information:

International candidates will be considered.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 31, 2020. 

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

1.  a letter of application

2.  a current CV

3.  a statement of teaching philosophy and/or teaching portfolio (video documentation of lectures if possible)

4.  a sample of published articles and books

5.  student outcomes

6.  names and contact information for at least three references


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