The American University of Sharjah Performing Arts Program, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time appointment in costume design to begin in Fall 2020. This faculty member will join a small but growing program, which includes theatre and music, and has an active production schedule. Responsibilities: build costumes for two to three theatre productions per academic year; teach 3-3 load in theatre appreciation, costume design and makeup courses; maintain the costume shop; and serve on university committees as 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 university setting. The university provides on-campus faculty housing. A terminal degree in theatre is required (MFA preferred). Professional design experience is a plus. The application deadline is January 19, 2020. Please send a cover letter, CV, costume design samples, and contact information for three references to:
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, United Arab Emirates (about 15 km from Dubai), AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 5,000 students from approximately 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace.
AUS was recently named by Times Higher Education as hosting the most internationally diverse student body in the world, reflecting a dynamic and cosmopolitan metro area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty.
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.