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Job ID: 107936

Chair of Visual Communication
American University in Dubai

Date Posted Jun. 13, 2018
Title Chair of Visual Communication
University American University in Dubai
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Fall 2018
  • Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
    Fine Arts - General

The School of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University in Dubai invites qualified applicants for the position of Chair of Visual Communication to begin teaching in Fall 2018.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Commitment to excellence in education and high standards for student achievement and instructional systems;
  • Ability to lead with tact, sincerity, compassion, and resourcefulness;
  • Ability to motivate faculty and students to improve the teaching / learning environment;
  • Innovation and creativity in designing programs and courses;
  • Commitment to and history of highly effective teaching;
  • Management and administrative competencies;
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • A solid educational background in visual communication at an accredited/recognized institution, culminating in a MFA (studio based);
  • Experience in team building, faculty coordination, and collaborative learning strategies;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Commitment to and history of highly effective teaching;
  • Self-initiative, a goal orientation with a sense of time and task commitments;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, programs and people in a fast paced, high growth institution.
  • 3-5 years of practical and related industry experience
  • Ability to work in and motivate groups

Candidates will have evidence of successful teaching experience or must demonstrate significant potential and promise of teaching effectiveness and excellence at the undergraduate level. Additionally, candidates are expected to meet standards for personal professional scholarship, and assist in student advising, curriculum development and other service to the department, school, and community.

The compensation package for this position is competitive and is based on the expatriate model. Besides tax-exempt basic salary, it includes housing, annual two-way airfare, health / life insurance, professional memberships, conference attendance expenses, assistance with children’s tuition, and other components.

The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995. It serves UAE nationals and international students who seek world-class career-oriented education. AUD, as an international institution of higher education, encourages global understanding by providing an atmosphere of cultural diversity and opportunities for an international education.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until this position is filled.

Interested applicants must submit the following requirements via email to

  • Cover letter
  • Updated CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information of three (3) academic/professional references

Alternatively, applicants can submit their application materials to the following postal address:

Faculty Recruitment
The American University in Dubai
P.O. Box 28282, Dubai, U.A.E.

No telephone calls please.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

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