ARTS Faculty Position: Associate/Professor of Practice in Design
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Graphic Design Program, Arts Department, at the American University in Cairo is seeking applications for Associate/Professor of Practice in Graphic Design to begin Fall 2018.
The successful applicant will be required to teach 6 courses per academic year (3 courses per semester) in 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 five-year term subject to review.
A minimum of a Master's degree in an appropriately relevant field, which may include the development of projects that deal with: UX/UI, virtual/augmented reality, human-centered design, research methods/ethnography, universal design, and visual communication/graphic design.
Candidates should have technical industry experience, development with research-based design practices, with a focus on user-experience principles; understanding of, and the technical production of interactive media including: Gaming (Solid understanding and practice in preliminary stages towards creating interactive media; elements of game design, environment design, 3D animation), Virtual Reality and Augmented Design; design approach, methodologies, relevant applications.
The candidate should reflect the ability to adapt to technological and philosophical shifts in the design industry, and broad training that includes strong foundations in typography, aesthetics, and conceptual development applied across media. An ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years university teaching experience beyond graduate experience. Applicants should display evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills also.
The successful candidate will teach all levels of design every academic year. Applicants should also have a thorough knowledge in design history, theory, and practice. Experience with cross-disciplinary collaboration is fundamental. Evidence of extensive and successful professional practice, including experience in various design media and production environments is required.
Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2018. For more information on the AUC Art Program, please visit:
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed Personnel Information Form. We will ask for at least three referees familiar with your professional background if you are selected for an interview. Please send reference letters directly to [email protected]
Finalists will be asked to provide a portfolio of their creative work.