The position is within the Art Program in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching six courses a year, including general survey courses of Visual Arts' History/ Theory/Criticism, as well as a team-taught introductory course that might be conducted with other members of the Department. The successful candidate will be also given the opportunity to teach courses that pertain to his/her areas of expertise and specialization.
Applicants look at the areas of History/Theory/Criticism from local, regional and global cultural perspectives. In this regard, a solid understanding of the Arab world is essential. Candidates for the position also consider issues of contemporary cultural practices from an interdisciplinary vantage point, with specific consideration of how contemporary visual art practices are increasingly informed by various disciplinary media, including film, video arts, graphic design, along with other emerging media. As such, candidates also engage cultural practice as integral to other disciplinary areas such as social, political, economic, institutional and popular culture studies.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in anthropology, cultural studies, art-film-design theory, criticism, and curatorial studies, communication studies, or other related area. He or she should have good university/college teaching experience and show evidence of active scholarly research agenda.
Review of applications will begin April 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who successfully submit their materials on or before March 1, 2012 will be assured full consideration.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Assistant Professor in Theory, History and Criticism - American University in Cairo