Academic Position, Position

Multimedia & Visual Communication Professors | Lecturers at American University of Sharjah

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for multiple teaching positions in the Department of Art and Design.

AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated with professional education. All courses are taught in English. CAAD currently offers five undergraduate degrees (Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia Design, and Design Management) and one graduate degree (Urban Planning). Degree programs 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. The Department of Art and Design offers minors in Design Management, Film, Illustration and Animation, Photography, and Product Design.

Regular faculty appointments are initially made as a three-year contract; after a second three-year contract, faculty are reviewed for a four-year rolling contract, the equivalent of tenure at North American universities. Salaries are attractive and commensurate with qualification and experience, and come with an attractive benefits package including housing and annual travel. Visiting appointments are for one semester or one academic year; salary and benefits are the same as for regular appointments.

The ability and interest to teach beginning design in our first year foundation program would be a significant asset but is not essential. Besides teaching, 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. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership skills and experience, plus an excellent record of teaching and scholarship (or the potential for developing such a record, if at the Assistant Professor rank).

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Applicants should send a Letter of Interest outlining fit with position requirements and highlighting key accomplishments in teaching, practice, scholarship, and service. Also attach Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, a digital portfolio of professional work and examples of student work. Application material must be packaged in a single PDF file clearly labeled with the applicant’s name. Submit in confidence to “Art and Design Search Committee” at the following email address: dessearch@aus.edu. 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. Website: www.aus.edu Design Search e-mail: dessearch@aus.edu


Regular Appointment | Open Rank

Visual Communication | Department of Art and Design

A terminal degree (MFA or MA) in Visual Communication or a related area is required along with 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 be knowledgeable in one or more of the following: typography, branding, editorial & publication design, typeface design, way-finding and packaging design. One successful candidate is expected to assume duties in January 2016, and another in August 2016. The positions will remain open until filled, however full consideration will be assured to applicants submitting prior to December 1st if applying for Spring 2016 and February 1st, 2016 if applying for Fall 2016.The candidate will primarily teach studio courses in the Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication program.
Design Search e-mail: dessearch@aus.edu

Regular Appointment | Open Rank
Multimedia Design | Department of Art and Design

A terminal degree (MFA or MA) in Digital Media or a related area is required along with significant academic and professional experience. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary art and design education and global practice is highly desirable; outstanding communication skills are required. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and experience in, teaching at all levels of an undergraduate studio sequence in narrative/non-narrative time-based and interactive media design and related technical and/or theoretical areas. Candidates should be knowledgeable in one or more of: film and video production, sound design, animation, UX, UI, physical computing, interactive installation design, game design and/or other emergent/computational media forms in the discipline/profession. The successful candidate is expected to assume duties in August 2016. The position will remain open until filled, however full consideration will be assured to applicants submitting prior to February 1st, 2016. The candidate will primarily teach studio courses in the Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design program.
Design Search e-mail: dessearch@aus.edu

Visiting Appointment | Open Rank
Illustration / Printmaking | Department of Art and Design

A terminal degree (MFA or MA) in Illustration or a related area is required along with significant academic and professional experience. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary design education and global practice are highly desirable. Candidates should be knowledgeable in illustration and printmaking. Experience in drawing, both traditional and contemporary methods along with 3D modeling, is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to assume duties in January 2016. The review of applications will start immediately. The position will be filled subject to change and funding and will remain open until filled, however full consideration will be assured to applicants submitting prior to November 1st, 2015
Design Search e-mail: dessearch@aus.edu


 

 

 

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