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Associate Professor/Professor of Studio Practices in Visual Arts

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

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing 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 Visual Arts Program, Department of the Arts, at the American University in Cairo is seeking applications for a 4 years contract in studio practices at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor of Practice. The selected applicant will begin in the fall of 2022.

The candidate is expected to teach 6 courses per year (3 per semester). These might include courses such as advanced multi-disciplinary art studio courses like (ARTV 3211, ARTV 3212, ARTV 4211 and ARTV 4212), and foundation courses, especially (Foundation of Time-based Media ARTV 2204 and Introduction to New media arts ARTV 3270). The candidate is also expected to assist with administration, including contributing to a restructure of the Visual Arts curriculum in AY2022-2025.

*For more information on the AUC Visual Arts Program,

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MFA or terminal degree in Studio Practice in Visual Art; minimum 5 years of university level teaching experience and professional experience in a multi-disciplinary arts, liberal arts educational system; extensive experience with research-based contemporary art and new media studio practices. The successful candidate will teach all levels and should, therefore, have a command of art history, theory, and practice. Experience with cross-disciplinary collaboration is essential.

Evidence of extensive and successful professional practice, including experience in various media and production environments is required. Applicants with experience in Egyptian and Middle Eastern contemporary art practices and experience in academic administration will be given preference.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by March 20, 2022.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) A current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed Personnel Information Form; e) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to

*Finalists will be asked to provide a portfolio of their creative work and portfolio of their students' studio practices projects.


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