Assistant/Associate Professor in Visual Arts

Assistant/Associate Professor in Visual Arts

  • Cairo, United States
Assistant/Associate Professor in Visual Arts
Job description

Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 260-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 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, the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, and the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy programs of GAPP are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and administration (NASPAA). 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. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Visual Arts Program, Department of the Arts, at the American University in Cairo is seeking applications for a tenure track contract in studio practices (Media Arts) at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The selected applicant will begin in the fall of 2024.

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 (ARTV 3211, ARTV 3212, ARTV 4211, and ARTV 4212), and foundation courses, especially (Foundation of Time-based Media ARTV 2204, Introduction to New media arts ARTV 3270, Introduction to Sound arts ARTV 3270, Introduction to Video Arts ARTV 3270). The candidate is also expected to assist with administration, including contributing to a restructure of the Visual Arts curriculum in AY2024-2027.

*For more information on the AUC Visual Arts Program, Please visit:


MFA or terminal degree in Studio Practice in Visual Art (New Media Art practices) 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 December 24, 2023.

For any questions regarding the position please contact:

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 a portfolio of their students' studio practice projects.

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Areas of Research
  • Visual Arts
  • Communication & Media
  • History