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Assistant Professor (or Higher Rank) | Lighting and Sound Designer/Assistant Technical Director
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Nov. 29, 2022
Title Assistant Professor (or Higher Rank) | Lighting and Sound Designer/Assistant Technical Director
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department Performing Arts Program
Application Deadline Feb. 23, 2023
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Performance Studies
    Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Art - General

American University of Sharjah invites applications for an Assistant Professor (or Higher Rank) faculty position of Lighting and Sound Designer/Assistant Technical Director to begin in Fall 2023. This faculty member will join a small but growing Performing Arts Program. Responsibilities will include serving as Lighting and Sound Designer and ATD for music and theatre events; assisting the Technical Director with builds, set-up and strike of events; coordinating student crews with the Technical Director to serve as technical operators for music events; assisting TD in maintaining production shops and equipment; teaching a 3-3 load in our core liberal arts education; and serving on committees as requested. Other program duties may be assigned.

We are especially interested in candidates who are dedicated to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, committed to working with ethnically and culturally diverse faculty and students from across the globe, and who will thrive in a small, ambitious collegiate setting. A terminal degree is required (MFA in Theatre preferred); preference will be given to those who hold at least one degree from a North American university. Proficiency at programming ETC lighting boards and working with moving LED lights is essential. Professional design experience is a plus. Deadline for applications is February 23, 2023.  Please send one collated PDF document containing a cover letter, CV, design portfolio (or design sample link), and contact information for three references to:

Situated nearby Sharjah International Airport in the expansive University City area, and only 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, AUS is located in a dynamic and cosmopolitan area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty. Salary and benefits are competitive.

American University of Sharjah is a not-for-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education formed on American models but thoroughly grounded in Arab culture. Located in University City, Sharjah, AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 5,000 students from approximately 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace. AUS has been ranked among the top ten Arab universities by QS World University Rankings every year for the past eight consecutive years.

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 (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) since June 2004.


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  • Anthony Tassa
    Performing Arts Program
    American University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates


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