Regular / Visiting Appointment Open Rank at American University of Sharjah

Regular / Visiting Appointment | Open Rank - Visual Communication

The successful candidate will primarily teach studio 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. A thorough knowledge of contemporary design practice and history/theory is required. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Graphic Design, Illustration, Printmaking and/or Photography.

Regular / Visiting Appointment | Open Rank - Multimedia Design

The successful candidate will primarily teach studio 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: Film Theory, Film/Video production, Editing, Sound Design, Animation, UX, Physical Computing, App Design and other digital media.

Regular / Visiting Appointment | Open Rank - Design Management

The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Design Management program. A terminal degree (MSc or MA) in Design Management or a related area is required along with a strong design ability and significant academic and professional experience. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Design Management, Design Thinking, Product Design, Strategic Design, User-centered Design and Service Design.

Regular / Visiting Appointment | Open Rank - History of Art

The successful candidate will primarily teach first-year courses on the history of architecture, art and design along with 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.

More information on the positions can be found here: https://www.aus.edu/caadsearch

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for multiple regular or visiting faculty positions in the Department of Art and Design. All positions feature 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. The successful candidate is expected to assume duties in August 2017.

The American University of Sharjah is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the United Arab Emirates, neighbouring 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. Website: www.aus.edu

All 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 three undergraduate programs leading to degrees in Visual Communication, Multimedia Design, and Design Management along with minors in Design Management, Film, Illustration and Animation, Photography, and Product Design. Faculty teach required and elective courses in these majors and minors as well as beginning design courses to students in the Foundation Year 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.

All courses are taught in English. Web site: https://www.aus.edu/caad.

Samples of student work can be found here: https://www.aus.edu/caad/dod/student_work

Besides teaching, faculty are required to mentor students, engage in scholarly activities (which can include both research and creative work) 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).

Successful candidates are expected to assume duties in August 2017.
Interested applicants should send a single PDF file including

  1.  a letter of interest outlining areas of teaching, practice, scholarship, and service,
  2.  a Curriculum Vitae,
  3.  names and contact information for three references,
  4.  a digital portfolio outlining scholarship, professional and student work.

Applications should be uploaded by visiting Art and Design Search.
The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.