Arts Professor in Residence Program: now seeking applications

The American University in Cairo

Arts Professor in Residence Program

The Visual Cultures Program in the Department of the Arts at The American University (AUC) in Cairo: now seeking applications 

Deadline: March 20, 2013

Company description
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school-age children.

Job description
The Visual Cultures Program in the Department of the Arts at The American University (AUC) in Cairo is seeking applications from both emerging and established artists/designers and filmmakers for its 2013–2014 Professor in Residence program.

Awarding two residencies per academic year, the program offers Visiting Professor artists/designers and filmmakers the opportunity to teach two courses in a cross-disciplinary environment across the three majors of the new Visual Cultures Program at AUC: Visual Arts, Film, and Graphic Design.

Visiting Professors receive an honorarium for sixteen weeks in residence. There is flexibility in how the time in residence will be apportioned.

Required qualifications include an MFA in Graphic Design, Film and Fine Arts (or equivalent), preferably with a significant professional experience in the field of Visual Arts Graphic Design and Film.

Additional information
The deadline for applications is March 20, 2013.

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 Personal Information Form;
e) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to

Apply here.