American University of Sharjah College of Architecture, Art and Design Department of Art and Design Regular/Visiting Appointment | Open Rank (Multiple Positions)
American University of Sharjah
College of Architecture, Art and Design
Department of Art and Design
Regular/Visiting Appointment | Open Rank (Multiple Positions)
The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for regular and visiting faculty positions—at the assistant, associate or full professor level—in the Department of Art and Design. All positions come with a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits package inclusive of free housing and generous retirement contribution along with funding for annual return airfare, school tuition for dependents, and health insurance. Successful candidates are expected to assume duties in August 2018.
History of Art and Design
The successful candidate will teach a first-year course on the history of architecture, art and design along with required and elective courses that address the university's general education requirement in arts and literature. A terminal degree (PhD) in Art History or a related area is required. Candidates should have the proven ability to teach large-enrollment courses and a publication record appropriate to their rank.
The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design program and/or the Foundation Year. A terminal degree (MFA or MA) in Multimedia Design, Digital Media or a related area is required along with significant academic and professional experience. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: cinematography, film/video production, editing, film theory, photography, beginning drawing and design pedagogy.
The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication program and/or the Foundation Year. A terminal degree (MFA or MA) in Visual Communication or a related area is required along with significant academic and professional experience. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, beginning drawing and design pedagogy.
Besides teaching, faculty are required to mentor students, engage in scholarly activities (which can include creative work, research, or both) and participate in service activities for the college, university and community.
Applicants should have an excellent record of teaching and scholarship from a reputable university (or the potential for developing such a record, if at the Assistant Professor rank).
Interested applicants should submit 1.) a letter of application that describes the fit with this position description and provides the names and contact information of three referees, 2.) curriculum vitae, and 3.) a link to a digital portfolio of scholarly/professional/teaching activities (a PDF file that can be downloaded without a password from Google Drive, Dropbox, or other file sharing facility) that must not exceed 50 pages.
Submit applications in confidence by visiting:
- For History of Art and Design: https://tinyurl.com/HIST-17-01
- For Multimedia Design: https://tinyurl.com/MUM-17-01
- For Visual Communication: https://tinyurl.com/VIS-17-01
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.
CAAD offers five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in architecture, interior design, visual communication, multimedia design, and design management, along with the Master of Urban Planning degree.
The Department of Art and Design also offers minors in design management, film, illustration and animation, photography, and product design. The curriculum is based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated in a professional education. All courses are taught in English. Web site: https://www.aus.edu/caad. Samples of student work can be found at https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-ofart- and-design/gallery.
All degree programs in CAAD are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA) and by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the United Arab Emirates, neighboring countries in the region, and around the world. In addition to CAAD, the University is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and School of Business Administration. 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. Website: www.aus.edu