The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. Ranked as one of the top 30 best universities in the Arab region by U.S. News and World Report, AUC is proud to have programs in the arts and humanities; business, management, and accounting; and social sciences that rank in the top ten in the region. Located in one of the most interesting and important cities in the world - at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, and at the center of events of the Arab world - AUC's academic programs draw on the city of Cairo as an extension of the classroom, integrating it into the curriculum and allowing students to be actively engaged in the society and world around them. As a chartered and accredited university in the United States and Egypt, AUC creates opportunities for diverse students, serves as the fountainhead of arts and culture, and further advances a global exchange that brings the world to Egypt and Egypt to the world.
The Theatre Program in the Department of the Arts welcomes applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position (Tenure Track) in the field of Arabic Drama beginning in the Fall of 2020. The Theatre program currently offers both a major and a minor in Theatre and has an active performance season. The candidate would teach Acting in Arabic, Topics in Arabic Drama, Play Analysis and Dramatic Theory and Criticism as well as other courses as needed and based on expertise. This position is also responsible for directing an Arabic theatre production annually. The candidate would be expected to maintain an active international research and practice agenda and to be actively involved in advising, department and university committees and arts outreach. The ideal candidate will be a practicing scholar and theatre maker with connections to the Egyptian Theatre community and should also have an international presence. Candidates should have an interest in liberal arts education and in developing strong theatre artists within this context.
The AUC Theatre program is part of the Department of the Arts within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department of the Arts includes: Theatre, Music, Visual Arts, Film and Graphic Design. The Theatre program is the oldest unit in the Department of the Arts and the founding art program at AUC. The program produces 4 faculty directed main-stage plays per year, 2-4 student productions per year and between 6-8 student performance showcases per year. Theatre hosts guest artists and has visible presence in the Cairo theatre community. There are currently 5 full time Theatre faculty members.
Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent, and have a specialization in Arabic Drama and a publishing record in both English and Arabic. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and practice, and at least five years' university experience teaching in the English language and in a liberal arts educational system. Candidates with research interests that are relevant to the region are preferred.
Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin after that date.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
(a) an updated CV; (b) letter of interest or cover letter for the position that details research and theatre practice and experience; (c) statement on teaching goals and philosophy, including courses that the candidate has taught or developed; (d) a writing sample or publication; (e) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (f) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the applicant's professional background. Letters of reference can be sent to Dr. Jillian Campana at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries can be submitted through the on-line application system.
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