American University of Sharjah
College of Architecture, Art and Design
Department of Art and Design
Faculty Positions in Visual Communication and Design Management
Assistant or Associate Professor Rank
The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for regular and visiting faculty positions-at the assistant or associate professor level-in the Department of Art and Design. The position provides an opportunity to contribute to a dynamic and diverse environment with students from over 100 countries. CAAD has established a reputation as a leader in design education in the region and graduates have gone on to study at top graduate programs and have established themselves as leaders in creative industries across the region
All positions come with a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package inclusive of free housing and generous retirement contribution along with funding for annual return airfare, school tuition for dependents, and health insurance. Successful candidates are expected to assume duties in August 2020.
The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication program and the Foundation Year. Candidates may also teach communication-related courses in Design Management. A terminal degree in Design or a related area is required along with significant academic and professional experience. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: graphic design, typography, illustration, strategic communication, storytelling, photography, and exhibition design along with the ability to teach foundations design studio and drawing courses.
The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Design Management program. A terminal degree in Design, Design Management or a related area is required along with a strong design ability as well as significant academic and professional experience. Candidates may also teach courses on research, strategy, and professional practice in other programs. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: design management, design research, design thinking, strategic design, user-centered design, strategic communication, innovation, entrepreneurship and service design.
In addition to teaching, faculty are required to mentor students, engage in scholarly activities (which can include creative work, research, or both) and participate in service activities for the college, university and community. Scholarship and research are important for the Department and the University. Successful candidates will not only have access to excellent research opportunities but also generous financial support from the University to develop their scholarship. Applicants should have an excellent record of teaching and scholarship from a reputable university (or the potential for developing such a record, if at the Assistant Professor rank).
Interested applicants should submit 1.) a letter of application that describes the fit with this position description and provides the names and contact information of three referees, 2.) curriculum vitae, and 3.) a digital portfolio of scholarly/professional/teaching activities (as a single PDF file, not exceeding 50 pages, that can be downloaded without a password from Google Drive, Dropbox, or other file sharing facility).
Submit applications in confidence by visiting:
· For Visual Communication: https://tinyurl.com/VIS-20-02
· For Design Management: https://tinyurl.com/DMG-20-02
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Applications received before November 15, 2019 will be given full consideration.
CAAD offers five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in architecture, interior design, visual communication, multimedia design, and design management, along with the Master of Urban Planning degree. The Department of Art and Design also offers minors in design management, film, illustration and animation, photography, and product design. The curriculum is based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated with professional education. All courses are taught in English. Web site: https://www.aus.edu/caad. Samples of student work can be found at https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-of-art-and-design/gallery.
AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606) since June 2004.
AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the United Arab Emirates, neighboring countries in the region, and around the world. In addition to CAAD, the University is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and School of Business Administration. AUS is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. Website: www.aus.edu