17 Nov 2014
- 20 Dec 2014

Associate Full-time and Assistant Professor Department of Art and Design | American University of Sharjah College of Architecture, Art and Design

Faculty Position Announcement in Design (Visual Communication)

American University of Sharjah
College of Architecture, Art and Design

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for a full time teaching position in the Department of Art and Design. The initial contract will be for a three-year duration with an attractive salary and benefit package that includes housing, and places the candidate on the equivalent of a tenure-track position, which translates to a full-time, four-year rolling contract at AUS.

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated to professional education. All courses are taught in English. The Architecture and Design Degree Programs at the College of Architecture, Art and Design are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA) and are licensed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Interested applicants should send a Letter of Interest outlining areas of teaching, practice, research/scholarship, and service. A Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, a digital portfolio of professional work and examples of student work must be submitted in confidence to “Art and Design Search Committee” at the following email address: . Application material must be packaged in a single PDF file clearly labeled with the applicant’s name. Incomplete applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AUS is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin.

Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience, and an attractive benefit package with housing is included. Ideally, the successful candidate is expected to assume duties in September 2015.

The position will be filled subject to change and funding. It will remain open until filled, however full consideration will be assured to applicants submitting prior to December 20, 2014.

Website: www.aus.edu

American University of Sharjah
College of Architecture, Art and Design

Associate | Full Professor
Visual Communication | Department of Art and Design

A Master’s degree in Visual Communication or associated areas is required as well as significant academic and professional experience. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary design education and global practice are highly desirable. A thorough knowledge of contemporary design practice and history/theory are required together with excellent communication skills. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate knowledge in one or more of the following specialist areas; typography, branding, editorial & publication design, typeface design, way-finding and packaging design.

The candidate will be expected to primarily teach design studio courses in Visual Communication.

In addition to teaching duties faculty are required to mentor students through an established advising process, engage in scholarly activities and participate in service activities for the college, university
and community.

The College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah currently has five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia Design, and Design Management, plus a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning. The Department of Art and Design also offers minors in Design Management, Film, Illustration and Animation, Photography and Product Design.

Assistant | Associate | Full Professor  (Visiting)
Design and Art | Department of Art and Design

The duration of this position would typically be for one academic year, but could possibly range from a semester to two years. The Visiting Faculty Program at CAAD adds an important dimension to the college, and directly addresses those with a deep interest and significant experience/expertise, wishing to engage the department and college outside of the typical three-year entry contract. Candidates with expertise in visual communication, UX and UI design, 3D modeling, animation (2D and 3D) or design foundations will be considered.