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Associate Professor of Practice in Visual Arts

Cairo, Egypt
Closing date
30 Dec 2023

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 four-year renewable contract in Studio Practices (Visual Art) at the rank of Associate Professor of Practice. Preferred candidates will have an interdisciplinary art practice across a range of media, with experience in innovative creative activity and an active engagement with contemporary issues in art. An interest and/or experience in the region is preferred. 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 studio sequence courses (ARTV 3211, ARTV 3212, ARTV 4211 and ARTV 4212), and foundation courses (especially Art Foundation of Time-based Media ARTV 2204). The position also carries administrative responsibilities at the department, school, and university levels.

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


MFA or terminal degree "or equivalent experience" 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 December 24, 2023.

For any questions regarding the position please contact:

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) Cover Letter
b) C.V.
c) Statement of teaching philosophy
d) 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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