American University of Sharjah
College of Architecture, Art and Design
Department of Art and Design
Regular/Visiting Appointment | Open Rank (Multiple Positions)
The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for regular and visiting faculty positions-at the assistant, associate or full professor level-in the Department of Art and Design. The position provides an opportunity to contribute to a dynamic and diverse environment with students from more than 90 countries. CAAD has established a reputation as a leader in design education in the region and graduates have gone on to study at top graduate programs and have established themselves as leaders in creative industries across the region
All positions come with a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package inclusive of free housing and generous retirement contribution, along with funding for annual return airfare, school tuition for dependents and health insurance. Successful candidates are expected to assume duties in February or August 2019
History of Art and Design
The successful candidate will teach a first-year course on the history of architecture, art and design along with required and elective courses that address the university’s general education requirement in arts and literature. A terminal degree in art history or a related area is required. Candidates should have the proven ability to teach large-enrollment courses and a publication record appropriate to their rank.
The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication program and/or the Foundation Year. A terminal degree in visual communication or a related area is required along with significant academic and professional experience. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: graphic design, illustration, painting, photography and printmaking, along with the ability to teach foundations design studio and drawing courses.
The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Design Management program. A terminal degree in design management or a related area is required along with a strong design ability and significant academic and professional experience. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: design management, design thinking, product design, strategic design, user-centered design and service design.
Besides teaching, faculty are required to mentor students, engage in scholarly activities (which can include creative work, research or both) and participate in service activities for the college, university and community. Applicants should have an excellent record of teaching and scholarship from a reputable university (or the potential for developing such a record, if at the Assistant Professor rank).
Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of application that describes the fit with this position description and provides the names and contact information of three referees; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) a link to a digital portfolio of scholarly/professional/teaching activities (a PDF file that can be downloaded without a password from Google Drive, Dropbox, or other file sharing facility) that must not exceed 50 pages.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Applications received before November 15, 2018 will be given full consideration.
CAAD offers five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in architecture, interior design, visual communication, multimedia design and design management, along with the Master of Urban Planning degree. The Department of Art and Design also offers minors in design management, film, illustration and animation, photography and product design. The curriculum is based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated in a professional education. All courses are taught in English. Website: https://www.aus.edu/caad. Samples of student work can be found at https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-of-art-and-design/gallery.
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.
AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the United Arab Emirates, neighboring countries in the region, and around the world. In addition to CAAD, the university is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and School of Business Administration. AUS is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status or national origin. Website: www.aus.edu