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 Graphic Design program is requesting a full-time position of Professor or Associate Professor of Practice in Graphic Design to begin Fall 2020.
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, such as Typography with focus on Arabic and Latin (bilingual design, Editorial design, Information design, and supervise senior thesis and graduation projects in the field of 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 in the fourth year of appointment.
The ideal candidate will hold an MA, MFA or Ph.D. in Graphic design and have 10 years of professional experience in the graphic design industry in the Arab world and/or globally. The candidate must have a solid understanding of the design market in Egypt and the Arab world. At least five years of successful teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred. Experience with cross-disciplinary collaboration is essential.
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 of 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 of 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, 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalists will be asked to provide a portfolio of their creative work.