ARTS Faculty position: Associate/Professor of Practice in Design

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ARTS Faculty position: Associate/Professor of Practice in Design

Ref. No.: ARTS-2-2019

About The American University in Cairo:

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 Graphic Design Program, Arts Department, at the American University in Cairo is seeking applications for Associate/Professor of Practice in Graphic Design, with appointment to begin Fall 2019.

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 with a focus on foundation level courses, as well as in special topics within the applicant's expertise. The position also carries supervising/administrative responsibilities at the department, school, and university levels. The initial appointment is for a five-year term subject to review in the fourth year of appointment.


The successful candidate will have a distinctive vision and pedagogical approach, and will be prepared to teach Design as a vital experience for a range of disciplines.

Applicants should have a minimum of a Master's degree in an appropriately relevant field, evidence of teaching at a university level, and a strong record of creative work as well as ongoing professional achievement.

The candidate should reflect the ability to promote multidisciplinary foundation studio - experimentation for first-year students across an array of media and processes, as well as broad training that includes strong foundations in typography, aesthetics, and conceptual development applied across media. The candidate should be able to guide students' exploration and organization of visual elements in order to realize projects within a design oriented framework.

An ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years university teaching experience. Applicants should display evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will teach and supervise foundation levels of design every academic year. Applicants should also have thorough knowledge in design history, theory, and practice.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by February 28, 2019. For more information on the AUC Graphic Design Program, please visit:

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) Current CV; b) Letter of interest; c) Statement of teaching philosophy; d) Completed Personnel Information Form; e) 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.

To apply, please visit:

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Founded in 1919, AUC is the region’s leading English-language University and the center of the social, political and cultural life of the Arab world. With a community of students and faculty members representing more than 60 countries, AUC is a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across cultures.

AUC offers 36 undergraduate, 44 master’s and two PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges facing both the region and the world.

The University boasts the largest English-language library collection in Egypt, the fully equipped Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, three modern theaters and 13 cross-discipline research centers. The University’s modern, 260-acre New Cairo campus represents a major investment in the future of the city, the country and the region — a state-of-the-art facility for advanced research, innovative teaching and civic engagement.

Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, AUC is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution.

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