Faculty of Graphic Design

May 16, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 Graphic Design Program, Department of the Arts, at the American University in Cairo is seeking applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor in Graphic Design to begin in the Fall of 2017. The successful applicant will be required to teach 6 courses each academic year (3 courses per semester). These will be practical/technical and conceptual undergraduate courses in Graphic Design, as well as in special topics within the applicant's expertise. The position also carries administrative responsibilities at the department, school, and university levels. The initial appointment is for a three-year term subject to renewal.


MFA or terminal degree in Graphic Design or a closely related discipline is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach all levels of Graphic Design, Arabic Typography, and other courses every academic year. Applicants should also have a thorough knowledge of design history, theory, and practice. Experience with cross-disciplinary collaboration is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with 5-7 years of experience in the design industry in the Arab world and/or globally. Evidence of extensive and successful professional practice, including experience in various graphic design media and production environments is required. All applicants must have a solid understanding of the design market in Egypt and the Arab world. At least 3 years of successful teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a detailed CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed Personnel Information Form; e) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu.


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