ARTS: Assistant/Associate Professor of Directing/Acting

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ARTS: Assistant/Associate Professor of Directing/Acting

Ref. No.: ARTS-4-2021

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 Theatre Program in the Department of the Arts welcomes applications for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the field of Directing/Acting beginning in the Fall of 2021. The Theatre program currently offers both a major and a minor in Theatre and has an active performance season. The candidate would teach Directing and Acting, as well as other courses as needed and based on expertise. This position is also responsible for directing at least one production annually. The candidate would be expected to maintain an active international practice and/or research agenda and to be actively involved in advising, department and university committees and arts outreach. The ideal candidate will be a practicing artist or scholar. Candidates should have an interest in liberal arts education and in developing strong theatre artists within this context.

The AUC Theatre program is part of the Department of the Arts within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department of the Arts includes: Theatre, Music, Visual Arts, Film and Graphic Design. The Theatre program is the oldest unit in the Department of the Arts and the founding art program at AUC. The program produces 4 faculty directed main-stage plays per year, 2-4 student productions per year and between 6-8 student performance showcases per year. Theatre hosts guest artists and has a visible presence in the Cairo theatre community. There are currently 5 full time Theatre faculty members.


Candidates should hold an MFA (preferred) in Directing or Acting or a PhD with the ability to teach other performance-based courses and courses based on expertise. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of practice and research and at least five yeas of university experience teaching in a liberal arts educational system.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by January 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin after that date.

Application Instructions:

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

(a) an updated CV; (b) letter of interest or cover letter for the position that details research and theatre practice and experience; (c) statement on teaching goals and philosophy, including courses that the candidate has taught or developed; (d) an example of creative work; (e) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (f) three letters of reference/recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's background as well as the names and contact information for those three references. Inquiries can be submitted through the on-line application system.


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Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 2/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time