Theatre--Scene/Lighting Design

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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, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The American University in Cairo Theatre Program, a division of the Department of the Arts, seeks a qualified Scenic/Lighting Designer, to begin August, 2017. The full-time faculty design position will be tenure-track at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Responsibilities of the job include teaching courses in technical theatre, scenic design, lighting design or other courses specific to the applicant's training, as well as teaching core curriculum introduction to theatre courses. There are also responsibilities in the production area, either designing shows or supervising student designers.


The ideal candidate will have completed an MFA in scenic and/or lighting design and have a minimum of 3 years experience in university teaching as well as a record of professional theatrical design. Additional experience in technical theatre, sound design, and/or costume design is a bonus.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received before December 1, 2016.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:

(a) an updated CV; (b) a letter of interest; (c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your professional background; (e) a statement of teaching philosophy; (f) copies of recent student evaluations; and (g) portfolio materials in digital format.





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Posted: 9/23/2016
Application Due: 11/23/2016
Work Type: Full Time