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Associate Professor of Practice in Film Production

Employer
The American University in Cairo
Location
Egypt
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2022

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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 Department of the Arts Film Program at the American University in Cairo invites applications for the position of Associate Professor of Practice in Film Production. This is a full-time, 4-year renewable position to commence in the Fall of 2022.

The successful candidate has an active practice and a recognized profile as a film production practitioner. The candidate's portfolio should consist of a body of work and experience in filmmaking, and preferably some teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Interest and experience in filmmaking in Egypt and the Arab world will be considered, but is not obligatory. A minimum MFA degree in filmmaking or an MA in a related discipline, OR a solid background and experience in film production 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, yet pedagogically integrated tracks.

The candidate should be prepared to teach and help coordinate a range of digital film production courses (including general introductory film production courses, and intermediary courses in digital cinematography, sound, and editing). The candidate should also have an interest in performing collaborative work with colleagues from other disciplines within the Department of the Arts, such as theater, music, graphic design, and visual arts.

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 be ongoing until the position is filled. Please submit applications electronically to:

Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, The American University in Cairo is an independent, non-profit, apolitical, non-sectarian and equal opportunity institution. Dedicated to the ideals of American liberal arts and professional education, the university provides a broad spectrum of disciplines and learning opportunities, increases knowledge and promotes international understanding through scholarship and learned discourse. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in selected areas of importance to Egyptian society. The university is open to all ideas, and the freedom of academic expression is fundamental to its mission. High standards of academic achievement, professional behavior and ethical conduct are expected of all members of the university community. AUC is committed to an environment of equal opportunity and affirmative action, as well as freedom from a hostile environment of discrimination or harassment in any form.

Requirements:

A film practitioner, with a minimum of an MFA degree in filmmaking and film production or an MA in a related discipline, OR an equivalent experience and background as a practitioner in the area of filmmaking.


Additional Information:

The candidate's portfolio should consist of a body of work within the filmmaking industry. In addition, some years of film teaching experience at a post-secondary level would be a definite preference.


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 continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to: . Applications will be reviewed starting April 17, 2022.

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