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 at 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.
The Film Program in the Department of the Arts at the American University in Cairo seeks an open position (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) of Film for a four-year fixed-term, with rank determined by the candidate's qualifications. The position begins in the Fall of 2020.
The successful candidate will have a specialization and experience in filmmaking with specific expertise and experience in digital cinematography. In addition to teaching courses in cinematography, responsibilities include teaching undergraduate foundational production courses, and at least two courses in the following areas of filmmaking: digital editing, directing for film, and supervising senior film student projects. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the required full-time teaching load of three courses per semester, continue their creative professional work, and provide service to the university.
An MFA in Film/TV Production or Media Arts or above is preferred. An active film practice portfolio is important and recommended. While a terminal degree is preferred, candidates with a Masters Degree and/or significant experience in the field will also be considered. Prior university or professional-level teaching experience is preferred.
Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin after that date.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); d) a statement of teaching philosophy; e) one or more recent publications; f) and names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's academic and professional background. Inquiries can be sent through the online system