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ARTS: Associate Professor of Practice in Film making

The American University in Cairo
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

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 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.

Job Description:

The Film Program at the Department of the Arts invites applications for the position of Associate Professor of Practice in Filmmaking. This is a full-time, 4-year renewable position to begin Fall 2022.

The successful candidate has an active practice and a recognized profile as a filmmaker. The candidate's portfolio should consist of a body of cinematic work, preferably with curatorial experience, publishing, and experience in teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The creative focus should include Fiction Film practice, and on issues relating to the Arab world, particularly Egypt, is preferred, but other areas of interest will be considered. A minimum MFA degree in filmmaking or an MA in a related discipline is required.

The position carries a 3/3 teaching load (on a 2-semester basis). The successful candidate should be prepared to contribute to a fast-developing undergraduate program that combines film studies and digital film production along two parallel, integrated tracks. Therefore, the candidate should be prepared to teach and help coordinate a range of digital film production courses and should also be able to teach film studies courses in his or her areas of expertise.

The candidate should be able to teach at least four of the following courses: Introduction to Film Production (I and II), Digital Cinematography, Digital Editing, Digital Sound, Directing for Film, Documentary Production, Senior Film Project.

The candidate should have an interest in film curating and outreach, both on and off-campus, and performing collaborative work with colleagues from other disciplines within the Department of the Arts, such as theater, music, graphic design, and visual arts.


A practitioner filmmaker with a minimum of an MFA degree in filmmaking or an MA in a related discipline.

Additional Information:

The candidate's portfolio should consist of a body of cinematic work as well as curatorial experience, plus some years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of introduction, detailed curriculum vitae (including names and contact information for three references), and links to cinematic works. Review of completed applications will begin November 15, 2021. The position remains open until filled. Please send reference letters directly to


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