Employment Opportunities

Job Openings at AUP

For all questions regarding employment opportunities at The American University of Paris, please jobapplicantsataup.edu (contact the office of human resources). Please note that except where otherwise stated, French working papers or EU nationality are required in order for applications to be considered.

Administrative positions

Academic Affairs Assistant

POSITION TITLE AND CATEGORY 

Academic Affairs Assistant – T3 

 

DEPARTMENT 

Academic Affairs

 

SUPERVISOR 

Associate Dean for Academic Administration

 

DUTIES

  • Supports the Associate Dean for Academic Administration and the Dean for Educational Assessment as necessary, assists with calendar management, scheduling meetings and workshops, correspondence, etc.
  • Assists with both departmental and interdepartmental communications, including workflow and project planning
  • Assists with the management of Academic Planning, examples of work include:
    • Coordination and communication with department chairs
    • Assisting with Reporting and required analyses (e.g., course planning and scheduling work)
    • Managing data entry and integrity in the SIS on advanced (3-year) course planning
    • Assists with forecasting needs (courses, space, technology, etc.)
    • Assists with the management the course semester scheduling process, liaising with Chairs and the Registrar’s Office on all issues
    • Assists with scheduling conflict management across departments and programs
  • Assists with the institutional assessment process, examples of work include:
    • Coordination and communication with department chairs
    • Preparing and reviewing assessment templates (Departemtal reports, administrative Unit reports, Facutly Activity Reports, Curricular Review Guidelines, etc.)
    • Overseeing the Departmental Curricular Review calendar and assists in collecting the necessary documentation for external reviewers
  • Reviews Academic Affairs documents and  publications and ensures that websites are accurate and up-to-date in coordination with the Provost, Dean/Associate Dean, coordinating with the Executive Assistant to the Provost and in close collaboration with the office of university communications.  Examples of work include:
    • Scheduling regular website review and updates, working closely with content owners and liaising with other units as necessary
    • Overseeing the updates of certain portions of the online academic catalog as well as other documents as necessary
    • Working to create and improve new webpages as necessary in close collaboration with the Office of Communications
  • Supports faculty committee work (e.g., Curriclum Committee, Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Committee) as needed with meeting preparation, minutes, etc.
  • Assists with managing faculty load information and with reporting as needed, liaising with faculty, chairs, HR, system updating, payroll cost-centering, etc.
  • Manages special projects for the Provost, Dean and Associate Dean, providing administrative support within academic administration as needed
  • Assists with University events as necessary (orientation, graduation, workshops)
  • Assists occasionally with evening work for events (advanced notice would be given)
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and French
  • Highly organized and able to maintain a solid background knowledge of academic policies, degree requirements, and legal issues
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Highly competent with computers (Microsoft Office, Microsoft 365, Internet, Databases)
  • Strong maths/statistics skills and proficient use of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge and understanding of the American system of higher education preferred
  • Some professional experience in a French work environment preferred
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to deal collaboratively with other people and within a multicultural environment.

 

Candidates should apply by e-mail with cover letter and CV to sbuissonataup.edu

Career Development Counselor

POSITION

Career Development Counselor – CDI - Category C1.1

 

DEPARTMENT

Academic Affairs

 

SUPERVISOR

Director of the Center for Academic, Career and Experiential Advising

 

This role will vary as the Center evolves. All members of the Center for Academic, Career and Experiential Advising support the Center’s primary mission of helping students to clarify their life and career objectives and to succeed in their academic and career development goals while at AUP.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Career Development Counselor will contribute the ACE team’s mission in the following ways:

Career Counseling & Student/Alumni Contact:

  • Works with students who seek support in exploring career pathway possibilities that link their academic, co-curricular and past professional experiences and interests.

  • Assists students in preparing and implementing their internship and job searches by leading workshops, group coaching sessions, and individual student appointments.

  • Supports students in the preparation of resumes and cover letters in English and French, interview preparation, job and internship search tactics, etc.

  • Maintains and shares knowledge on trends and best practices in recruiting in France, Europe, the US, and other parts of the world; use of social media for job seeking and the latest developments in resume writing; and maintain presence in professional networks.

  • Assists students in preparing and implementing their post-graduate studies applications by helping students identify programs of interest, navigate the application process, and write application essays, etc.

  • Manages career services offerings to alumni, meets with alumni both in person and online to offer career counseling services.

  • Works collaboratively with ACE colleagues to devise creative solutions to publicize career services to students and alumni and to deliver services in group settings both online and on campus.

  • Is knowledgeable of other AUP centers, departments, and services, and refers students when appropriate.

    Creation & Management of Career Development Resources:

  • Creates and maintains guides & videos that allow students and alumni to access career services asynchronously and to complement in-person one-on-one and group advising and counseling.

  • Schedules and animates a variety of events (both online and on-campus) for students and alumni to efficiently deliver career services in group settings.

  • Liaises with AUP’s 3rd party career services providers including GoinGlobal and Vault and takes the lead to provide annual updates to the France pages of GoinGlobal.

  • Actively collaborates with AUP Outreach and Advancement team to deliver the AUP Global Mentoring Program.

  • Responsible for oversight of AUP job & internship database and the eventual upgrade of the database.

  • Major specific resources

    Global Professional Skills Program:

  • Leads or co-leads group sessions and workshops on topics relevant to the GPS program.

  • Advises students who participate in the GPS program.

  • Participates in and/or leads group coaching sessions for GPS seniors.

  • Contributes to the development of new and existing GPS program elements including workshops, reflective prompts, etc.

    Administrative Activities:

  • Responsible for drafting the ACE Newsletter.

  • Works with CAMS (AUP’s student information system) and all other technical platforms of relevance including AUP Engage, job and internship database, the Global Talent Portal, etc.

  • Contributes to ACE Center annual assessment.

    Other appropriate duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Must be fluent (C2) in French (native French speaker would be a plus).

  • Minimum five years’ experience in career counseling.

  • Ideally well established in Paris/France (4-5 years resident).

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to work quickly and efficiently.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the American system of higher education.

  • Strong technology skills (Microsoft Office, Internet, databases, social media)

  • Patient, friendly, and efficient manner with students; cross-cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Ability to work under pressure and understand and follow policies and procedures.

  • High level of professionalism, proactive, motivated to learn, and flexible in response to shifting priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.

 

Candidates should apply by e-mail with cover letter and CV to sbuissonataup.edu

Corporate Information Officer

JOB TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION

Corporate Information Officer – CATEGORY AC2

DEPARTMENT
Information Technology Services

SUPERVISOR

Valérie Fodé – Vice President for Finance and Administration

Description

The Corporate Information Officer provides advice and analysis, and participates in long-term strategic planning in close coordination with the Leadership Team. The postholder is a central senior management figure in the University’s ongoing digital transformation and proposes, demonstrates and (after validation) supervises the implementation of innovative solutions using information technology. The Corporate Information Officer is responsible for the digital transformation of the University, .

The Corporate Information Officer is also responsible for Information Technology throughout the University, including academic and administrative functions and anticipates and supports the strategic needs of all university constituencies .

The Corporate Information Officer reports directly to the EVP for Finance and Administration, to whom she/he will provide regular progress reports, proposals and analyses.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Envisions and provides strategic leadership for achieving technological innovation in academic and administrative functions and anticipates and supports the strategic needs of all University constituencies.

  • Exercises responsibility for all aspects of planning, budgeting and execution; workforce planning and management, purchasing, systems evaluation, capital budget management, policy administration, customer service, and operational processes of ITS.

  • Develops effective working relationships with all campus constituents,

    including student organizations, to ensure activities and services are aligned with university priorities and campus needs.

    Management:

    • Supervises and directs decision-making, time management, department budget and future developments.

    • Conducts needs assessments and develops plans to meet the University’s Information and Technology needs.

    • Provides expert technical advice and recommendations in conjunction with the ITS Manager on the development of policies, procedures, and long-range strategic plans for Informational Technology.

    • Chair the Data Governance Committee 

In coordination with the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, plans, organizes, directs, and manages the activities of the Information Technology operation including external consultants and license agreements. Ensures that agreements are properly recorded and signed by the Executive Vice President.

Strategy:

Operational efficiency:

• evaluation of the maturity of processes and organizations (Benchmark, definition and implementation of efficiency plans), cost management, prioritization of the investment portfolio

Supervision:

  • Exercises responsibility for all aspects of staffing and workforce management for ITS, including interviewing, selecting, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing disciplinary issues with the assistance of the Director of Human Resources, handling complaints and resolving issues in accordance with University policies.

  • Assesses current and future staffing needs, and subject to approval plans for, acquires, manages, and ensures effective integration of ITS staff.

  • Identifies professional development needs of staff and managers and provides appropriate training, mentoring, on-the-job experiences and other development opportunities wherever possible in order to align the evolution on the IT organization in relation with the technology changes and needs of the University

  • Ensures that managers and staff in areas of responsibility have a customer-service focus.

  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships, fosters overall morale and ensures the customer-service focus within ITS staff.

    Representative/Liaison:

  • Serves as a member of the senior management team, participating in and communicating all campus IT strategy initiatives.

  • Participates frequently in Leadership Team meetings at which IT strategy is discussed and progress reports are made.

  • Makes occasional reports to the Board committee overseeing his area of responsibilities .

  • Represents IT and the University as a member of professional organizations in areas of expertise and responsibility.

  • Definition of IT transformation plan and the roadmap; identification and evaluation of IT opportunities and alignment of IT with business strategy, development of trajectories and roadmaps, value analysis

  • Transformation of the IT function: development and implementation of organizational models, HR impact study, support in setting up target organizations, definition of sourcing strategy and support in the choice of partners

 

Candidates should apply by e-mail with cover letter and CV to sbuissonataup.edu

Director of Information Technology Services

JOB TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION
Director of Information Technology Services – CATEGORY C2.2

DEPARTMENT
Information Technology Services

SUPERVISOR

Chief Information Officer

Description

The Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for University networking, servers, and storage infrastructure. Under the Direction of the CIO, the Director of ITS leads, plans, directs, and manages ITS departmental activities. The Director ensures high quality, customer-driven technology infrastructure services for the University and oversees the planning, design, development, maintenance, and operations of the University's networking environment, servers and storage infrastructure consistent with University goals and directions.

Responsibilities Management

  • Management of a dedicated team : supervises and directs decision- making, time-management, future developments.

  • Support the CIO to conduct needs assessments and develop plans to meet with the University’s Information and Technology needs.

  • Management of his allocated budget

  • Team technical support

  • Support to develop skills of the IT department team members

    IT project management

  • Responsible of the achievement of the objectives and the respect of the deadlines of the project while respecting the budgets allocated for its realization and the satisfaction of the customer.

  • Work in close collaboration with the CIO and the project management team.

  • Identify the characteristics of the customer's need and the evolutions of the context which impact the project

  • Manage the organization and coordination of projects with strong planning constraints

  • Facilitate project launch and follow-up meetings;

  • Follow the workload plan, the budget and supervise the proper

    execution of the tasks while respecting the commitments

  • Participate in the development of service proposals.

 

Operational responsibilities

  • In agreement with the CIO, provides expert technical advice and recommendations on the development of policies, procedures, and long- range strategic plans for Informational Technology.

  • Support the CIO in implementation of the University's strategic plan

  • Technical assistance supervision and control of helpdesk activities

  • Technological watch

  • Is a technical advisor to the CIO for new projects

  • Supervise the monitoring of backup procedures

  • Supervision of service providers

  • Management of operating systems

    System and Policy

    • Ensure the application of procedures
    • Ensure the security and integrity of University Data • Evaluation and presentation of new systems
    • Maintain and Enforce the IT code of conduct

    Representative/Liaison

    • Serves as a member of the management team, participating in campus IT strategy initiatives.

    • Deputy to the CIO to represent IT, and the University as a member of professional organizations in areas of expertise and responsibility.

 

Candidates should apply by e-mail with cover letter and CV to sbuissonataup.edu

First-Year Residential Life Assistant

POSITION TITLE AND CATEGORY
FIRST-YEAR RESIDENTIAL LIFE ASSISTANT - CATEGORY T2

DEPARTMENT Housing / Residential Life SUPERVISOR Manager of Residential Life CONTRACT TYPE : Fixed term contract – 6 months

ABOUT THE POSITION

The position is to provide extra support for the Residential Life staff during the assistant’s maternity leave.

 

MAIN FUNCTIONS
  • Ensure processing of new student housing registration via the online checklist, communicating placement and billing information directly to students.

  • Assist manager with tracking of student housing payments, sending reminders to students who have not met payment deadlines.

  • Respond to student and parent email inquiries on housing related concerns within a timely manner.

  • Ensure that all students in a roommate share have filled out the AUP Roommate agreement

  • Update existing surveys and webforms to reflect new processes and policies

  • Assist manager with coordination of housing activities for landing day and orientation week

  • Send out rooming list to housing partners as well as student advisors for landing day

  • Assist manager in writing and sending of various student communications: welcome letter, proof of housing, registration email, payment emails

  • Coordinate with various offices across the University to improve new student yield and on-boarding: specifically, Admissions and Student Accounting Services

  • Assist manager in recruiting and training Resident Assistants for AUP Residence Halls

  • Serve as a staff contact for Resident Assistants if/when manager is unavailable

  • Monitor maintenance issues raised by students to our various housing providers, ensuring that issues are dealt with in a timely manner.

  • Meet with and counsel students who present roommate issues, referring more serious conflicts to the Manager of Residential Life.

  • Coordinate student housing meetings in case of misconduct.

  • Monitor RA-submitted incident reports, signaling any major issues to manager

  • Assist manager in gathering data necessary for annual department assessment report

  • Regularly visit apartments following student concerns in order to check on maintenance

  • Assist manager with the roommate placements as needed, including coordination of the roommate placement survey.

  • Other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

     

QUALIFICATIONS
  • BTS equivalent

  • Bilingual English/French

  • Previous experience as a resident advisor in a student dormitory, or as a peer counselor preferred

  • Computer literate: previous experience using Microsoft Office required, database fluency a plus.

  • High-energy person with a positive outlook

  • Cultural sensitivity; experience studying/working in highly diverse environments

     

Candidates should apply by e-mail to : jlarsenataup.edu

Graduate Student Support Coordinator

POSITION TITLE AND CATEGORY – Graduate Student Support Coordinator (T3) 

 

DEPARTMENT

Academic Affairs

 

SUPERVISOR

Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, Academic Affairs

 

DUTIES

Supports Graduate Students, Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs more generally

 

 

Supports Graduate Program Administration at AUP:

  • Serves as a primary contact for students during the admissions and onboarding process with a mission of responding to students and supporting the recruitment process
    • Answers all queries from accepted and confirmed graduate students until the point of arrival and Orientation
    • Assists the Assistant Dean as needed with online information sessions (via webinar or other platform) for incoming confirmed students to meet virtually existing students and/or Program Directors
  • Maintains contact with students during entire stay - advising, counseling, tracking progress, trouble-shooting, follows up on every aspect of student life from incomplete grades in courses to thesis completion and submission
  • Maintains graduate portions of the website (student/alumni profiles etc.)
  • Responsible for graduate newsletters and graduate program social media in coordination with the AUP Communications Office
  • Liaises on academic issues with the Registrar’s Office on behalf of current and graduated students.  Examples of tasks include:
    • Assists students in completion of graduation applications, verifies the applications and submits them to the Assistant Dean for Review
    • Completes degree trajectory checks on a semester basis
    • Assists with course registration, ID cards, grades, graduation/degree, student holds follow-up as needed 
    • Stores documentation and correspondence attached to student records in the database
  • Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean, works with various administrative units to ensure coordination with graduate programs administration. Example of tasks include:
    • Assists in the organization of new student orientation - program meetings, administration information, advising sessions, walk-in registration, welcome cocktail catering
    • Updates graduate alumni database in the alumni database records
    • Works with the Graduate Student Council on projects  
    • Coordinates with the library concerning thesis submissions, library access and library cards
    • Organizes special events (speakers, alumni networking)
    • Assists in the management of external entities (Sorbonne, Oxford, Ecole de Guerre)
  • Assists in the organization of the graduate student portion of the graduation ceremony in conjunction with the Registrar’s Office
  • Works closely with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs to monitor and document thesis progression with the explicit goal of helping to improve student time to graduation
  • Liaises with students, professors, graduate administration and the library regarding thesis submission
  • Works in coordination with the Assistant Dean and the Director of the ACE center to support and develop graduate internship opportunities 
  • Responsible for graduateprogramsataup.edu mailbox

 

General faculty support as needed  

  • The schedule of faculty support work will be managed directly by the Coordinator of Academic Budgets and Grants who will set a schedule of activities in place for all staff members supporting faculty.  Examples of work include:
    • Supports faculty administrative needs by serving as back-up for the Faculty Administrative Assistant as needed 
    • Liaises with the Department of Communications and particularly the University Webmaster to communicate special activities as needed
    • Assists with academic forms as well as other relevant documents
    • Provides logistical support to faculty (travel, expense reports …)
    • Schedules and prepares documentation for professors as needed (including but not limited to modules) photocopies, blackboard, classroom supplies;
    • Assists with the scheduling of meetings and room reservations as needed; prepares meeting materials and keeps meeting minutes when requested 
    • Assists in the organization of conferences, including rooms, hotels, supplies, and catering

 

 

Works as a team, and acts as backup for colleagues as needed.

Assists with assessment activities or special projects as necessary

Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the supervisor or the Provost

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the American system of higher education
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and French
  • Some professional experience in a French work environment preferred
  • Highly organized and able to maintain a solid background knowledge of academic policies, degree requirements, and legal issues
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Highly competent with computers (Microsoft Office, Internet, Databases)
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to deal effectively with people and within a team

 

Candidates should apply by e-mail with cover letter and CV to sbuissonataup.edu

Instructional Designer

POSITION: Instructional Designer – Category C2.1

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs, the Academic Resource Center (ARC@AUP)

SUPERVISOR: The Provost

 

The American University of Paris is seeking an Instructional Designer to take a leadership role in planning and development of instructional design, technology and teaching tools at AUP while also managing our Academic Resource Center.  The Instructional Designer manages ARC’s academic support programs and provides guidance to the faculty in the design and use of innovative pedagogies and learning technologies to enhance course delivery. 

 

Key Functions/Core Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have a combination of skills and experience: familiarity with current and emerging technologies, experience advising faculty about course design and delivery, teaching and/or training at a university level, and experience providing support services to enable student academic success. 

 

Instructional Design

  • Provide expertise in the planning and development of instructional design, technology and teaching tools, integrated into the curriculum, and aligned with course objectives.
  • Consult with faculty to ensure that course design, active-learning exercises and assessments are aligned to curricular goals, student outcomes and learning objectives.
  • Serve as the primary collaborator assisting faculty in designing or redesigning course materials for student-centered learning for all types of course development whether traditional, hybrid or online.
  • Design digital course content with faculty members, assist with curricular development, and the integration of tools for teaching and learning.
  • Suggest and create appropriate instructional technology tools (e.g., integrated applications, interactive maps, assessment tools, storyboards, digital badges, etc.) to aid faculty in accomplishing their student learning goals.
  • Assist with the summative evaluation of all projects to ensure that instruction is designed to produce effective learning and student success.

 

Management

  • Manage the Academic Resource Center (ARC)’s activities and ensure collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) to support faculty in the use of academic technologies and active-learning exercises.
  • Responsible for ARC personnel management as well as supervision of ARC support services, providing leadership as needed.
  • Responsible for ARC budgets and decision-making; manage the recruitment of tutors and is responsible for the allocation of grants for peer-tutoring programs.
  • Research, recommend, create and implement appropriate educational technologies and tools, while assisting faculty with course development, design, assessment and evaluation.
  • Provide direction for digital projects, mobile technologies, and lecture capture; assists with faculty workshops and pedagogical events proposed by the TLC.
  • Maintain current knowledge of research pertaining to higher education, emerging technologies, digital and hybrid pedagogy, universal design and learning theory.
  • Support the e-Learning process, working closely with colleagues in ARC, faculty and students on platforms, rubrics, tests, and other digital content.
  • Consult with the Office of Academic Integrity and serves as advisor to the Honor Board; maintain plagiarism-detection software and consult with the Writing Lab on initiatives to combat plagiarism and cheating.
  • Serve on as an ex-officio member of the curriculum committee as well as other committees as assigned by the Provost.

 

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Collaborate with the Writing Lab to support the continued development and improvement of tutoring solutions for students.
  • Support the TLC and AUP faculty: consult with the TLC Director and faculty fellows to explore instructional technology solutions, in particular for projects in the Digital Humanities; support the online course development process, working closely with the TLC Director and faculty to develop, implement and assess content; assist with faculty workshops and pedagogical events proposed by the TLC.
  • Liaise with IT/Multimedia staff regarding the acquisition and maintenance of any hardware and software necessary for the use of instructional technology in the curriculum.
  • Consult with the IT Director on all subjects relating to new tools and technology and work with the IT Director before proposing the use of such tools.
  • Engage with professional organizations and activities that can help advance the objectives of Academic Affairs and AUP’s global presence; attend and participate in AMICAL, Educause, and other higher-education conferences.  Keeps abreast of emerging trends and certifications (e.g., following this type of course:

https://events.educause.edu/courses/2021/designing-hybrid-flexible-hyflex-courses-to-support-multimodal-learning-environments-2).

  • Responsible for assessment initiatives for ARC to assess pedagogies, methodologies, and strategies for successfully integrating technology into the teaching and learning process as well as academic and administrative assessment as needed and where appropriate.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  •  Minimum Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or a closely related field.
  • At least five years’ experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Knowledge of current educational technology practices, emerging trends and technologies that support teaching and learning.
  • Clear understanding of curricular development, learning theories, and academic assessment; active participation in the EdTech community.
  • Native speaker competency in English (bilingual English/French appreciated).
  • Demonstrated experience working with learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas) and familiarity with the integration of third-party tools (e.g., Respondus, Persuall, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, common desktop applications, and presentation software. Ability to design course content for both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Strong project management, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.   
  • Interest in working in a dynamic and flourishing educational environment.

 

Preferred

  • Experience in multi-modal teaching and learning – synchronous, asynchronous, face-to-face, remote and hybrid.
  • Experience with mobile and interactive applications for teaching and learning.
  • Experience developing multi-media content and Web presentations.
  • Visual design skills and ability to storyboard.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods and/or teaching experience at the higher education level.
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories, data visualization, analytics, and instructional design models.

 

 

Applications: Please submit your application to http://apply.interfolio.com/88197  including:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for at least three professional references
  • portfolio of recent work appreciated

 

Applications should be received by 31 July 2021, for full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.

 

Instructional Technologist

POSITION: Instructional Technologist – Category C1.2

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs, the Academic Resource Center (ARC@AUP)

SUPERVISOR: Instructional Designer

The American University of Paris is seeking an Instructional Technologist to join our Academic Resource Center.  The Instructional Technologist will accompany our faculty and our students in the use of the Learning Management System and develop a range of tools designed to promote accessibility, student engagement and to enhance learning at AUP.

 

Key Functions/Core Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have a combination of skills and experience: demonstrated experience with current and emerging technologies, experience advising faculty about course design and delivery, teaching and/or training at a university level, and experience providing support services to enable student academic success. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management of the University’s learning management system (LMS) as well as responsibility for other learning technology solutions.  Examples of duties may include:

  • Collaborating with IT services regarding the LMS and other solutions’ integration with the SIS (Student Information System) as well as other AUP systems
  • Serves as administrator for the LMS as well as all other academic technologies on campus, manages user accounts and access issues
  • Works closely with the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) and the faculty in order to identify appropriate digital tools and activities (including but not limited to integrated apps, interactive maps, lecture capture, polls, videos, podcasts, simulations) that will help faculty achieve student learning goals
  • Creates content in systems for which the position is responsible and maintains documentation regarding institutional policy, procedures and best practices with the goal of supporting teaching and enhancing all types of student learning (synchronous, asynchronous)
  • Responsible for onboarding and training of new users to the LMS as well as ensuring advanced/enhanced training for continuing users
  • Participates in the new student orientation process
  • Works with faculty both one-on-one and in small groups to help with creation of courses within the LMS as needed
  • Responsible for creating communication materials regarding the LMS and other technologies for all end users (faculty and students)
  • Responsible for associated reporting and assessment of issues related to instructional technology.

 

Collaboration and Teamwork Examples of duties may include:

  • Works closely with the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer), the faculty and the Provost to ensure the alignment of AUP’s instructional technology services with the AUP curriculum to meet the needs of our faculty and students
  • Supports and promotes creative design, development and implementation of academic technologies and programs that advance teaching and learning
  • Works with the students, faculty and academic units to ensure that their needs are incorporated into plans for academic technology
  • Builds partnerships among academic support units to work collaboratively toward achievement of institutional goals that can be addressed through academic technology
  • Supports the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) to help provide leadership, and direction in the assessment and development of an academic technology program
  • Organizes workshops and events related to ARC, Writing Lab, TLC, Learning Commons designed to enhance creative instruction and promote digital literacy across campus
  • Collaborates with the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) to help provide leadership in program planning for faculty and student services and in the development of policies related to the use of technology in curriculum development, e-learning, and other instructional technology initiatives
  • Collaborates with the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) to help provide leadership in the development of active learning spaces for collaboration, production, and development with technology
  • Engages with professional organizations and activities that advance the objectives of the unit: attend and participate in AMICAL, Educause, or other higher-education conferences
  • Collaborates with assessment initiatives of ARC and TLC to assess pedagogies, methodologies, and strategies for successfully integrating technology into the teaching and learning process
  • Serves on University committees as appointed by the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) or by the Provost.

 

Administrative Support.  Examples of duties may include:

  • Supports the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) as needed in unit assessment activities and research projects
  • Works closely with the Institution’s Instructional Designer and other colleagues in ARC to help provide technology support for their activities
  • Supports creation and management of constituent based (student/faculty) focus groups, etc, as part of the unit’s continued assessment efforts
  • Represents ARC when needed at meetings as requested by the supervisor
  • Actively supports the Learning and Tutoring Services managed through ARC through the use and adaptation of technology.

Other appropriate duties as assigned by the supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience working in a higher education environment
  • Knowledge of current educational technology practices, emerging trends and technologies that support teaching and learning
  • Solid understanding of curricular development, learning theories and academic assessment; active participation in EdTech community
  • Native speaker competency in English, and strong French skills (bilingual English/French appreciated)
  • Demonstrated experience working with learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas) and familiarity with the integration of third-party tools (e.g., Respondus, Persuall, etc.). data visualization and analytics, and learning technologies
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, common desktop applications, and presentation software. Ability to design course content for both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Strong project management, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in working in a dynamic and flourishing educational environment.

 

PREFERRED

  • Experience in multi-modal teaching and learning – synchronous, asynchronous, face-to-face, remote and hybrid
  • Experience with mobile and interactive applications for teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of Drupal, Web-based APIs, Java/JavaScript, XML, HTML, CSS
  • Experience developing multi-media content and Web presentations
  • Visual design skills and ability to storyboard
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods and/or teaching experience at the higher education level
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories, data visualization, analytics, and instructional design models.

Applications: Please submit your application to https://apply.interfolio.com/89717 including:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for at least three professional references
  • portfolio of recent work appreciated

 

Applications should be received by 30 July 2021, for full consideration.

The search will continue until the position is filled.

Faculty positions

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1st, 2022. Candidates should be able to show expertise in their area of Computer Science including academic publication and proof of excellence in teaching. Dossiers showing teaching, research or industrial experience related to data science, machine learning, visualization, artificial intelligence or related fields are of particular interest, but strong dossiers without such an aspect are also welcomed.

The successful candidate may be asked to teach introductory programming classes, core undergraduate CS classes such as Human Computer Interaction or Database Applications, as well as Computer Science classes for Liberal Arts students, depending on scheduling requirements. They may also be asked to teach introductory Data Science classes, and to develop and teach higher level Data Science classes in an area of their interest. They may also teach other courses according to interest and availability. In addition to those mentioned above, areas of interest include game design and cybersecurity.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in computer science, data science or a related discipline by time of appointment (August 1st, 2022) and show a proven capacity for research and engaged teaching. Teaching experience within a liberal arts context or familiarity with liberal arts education is desirable. Strong interdisciplinary interest in the social sciences or an applied discipline is an asset. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. The ability to speak French is recommended but not required.

We invite and encourage underrepresented populations to apply. The University is an equal opportunity employer for whom diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength.

The Institution:  Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and Master degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts & Sciences in an international and multicultural environment. AUP brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. Located at the crossroads of American and European institutions of higher education and research, AUP facilitates its faculty’s development of an international and stimulating professional network. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements USA and European-based universities.

The Department: Cherishing the ideals of the liberal arts, the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science aims for a contextualized and active learning approach. Emphasizing interdisciplinary education and research, the department maintains close ties with other departments within the University as well as with research centres, universities, and industry in Europe and all over the world. The full-time faculty in the department have expertise in a diverse collection of disciplines including artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, human-computer interaction, number theory, group theory, statistics, operations research, ecology, evolutionary biology and climate modelling.

The department hosts a major in Computer Science as well as interdisciplinary majors in Quantitative Environmental Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Environmental Studies, along with five minors, and a small but growing curriculum in Data Science.  We contribute to AUP’s innovative Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum by providing AUP students with skills for quantitative, experimental and abstract reasoning; comprehension, analysis, and integration of knowledge; digital literacy and critical thinking; and skills to formulate and efficiently solve problems.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities of an enseignant-chercheur faculty member at the AUP are categorized under teaching, research and service to the university community. The standard teaching load of 6 courses per year would correspond to 75% of a faculty member’s time, research to about 19% (one-fourth of time assigned for teaching responsibilities) and service about 6%.

Teaching:

  • A teaching load equivalent to six courses per academic year. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused on teaching core classes in the CS undergraduate major (such as Programming, Human Computer Interaction, Database Applications) and Data Science classes, depending on scheduling requirements. Other courses may be planned according to the faculty interests and the University needs.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching.

Research:

  • Commitment to scholarship and regular scholarly production.

Service:

  • Developing effective advising and mentoring relationships with students,
  • Contributing to curricular development and innovation, Participation in faculty governance and committee work.

Faculty members are expected to develop interdisciplinary collegiate relationships across the university community as well as maintaining compliance with university policies and procedures as described in the Faculty Manual.

Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to Liberal Arts education in a highly international environment and pursue international research and scholarship. We seek engaged scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research. 

Applications: Please submit your application through http://apply.interfolio.com/94390 to include:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • statement of research interests 
  • a writing sample of recent scholarship 
  • three confidential letters of reference 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 10 November 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Film Studies

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor ideally beginning 1 January 2022.


Qualifications: A PhD in film studies or a related discipline by time of appointment (1 January 2022). ABD and M.F.A candidates may be considered. Applicants should have a strong academic background in the history of cinema, with a preference for expertise in the following areas: International and non-western cinemas; film criticism; film and the visual cultures; and screen studies. A candidate who also has expertise in a practical area such as screenwriting, editing, filmmaking or digital media would be strongly considered for the position. Experience or willingness to teach in a small liberal arts institution is a key requirement for this position.  A demonstrated ability to teach across disciplines is an asset for applicants. The candidate should be able to demonstrate capacity for research and engaged teaching. 

 

We invite and encourage women and underrepresented populations to apply. The University is an equal opportunity employer for whom diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength.

The Institution:  Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and Masters degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts and Sciences in an international and multicultural environment. AUP brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. Located at the crossroads of American and European institutions of higher education and research, AUP facilitates its faculty’s development of an international and stimulating professional network. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements with USA and European-based universities.

 

The Department:  Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses three undergraduate majors, one in Global Communications, one in Journalism and one in Film Studies. It also houses six undergraduate minors and a dynamic MA program in Global Communications offering MA tracks in Fashion, Development Communications and Digital Cultures and Industries.

https://www.aup.edu/academics/departments/communication-media-and-culture https://www.aup.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/film-studies

https://catalog.aup.edu/undergraduate-requirements/minor-requirements/film-studies-minor

 

Responsibilities:

  • The teaching load is six courses per academic year
    • Professional mentorship is an important component of our work with students
    • Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning
  • Service to the department (contributing to curricular development and innovation, collegial behavior, advising students)
  • Willingness to provide service to the university (participation in committee work, assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration)
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending full faculty, department, and committee meetings
  • Working in a professional and collegial manner with the university community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

 

Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to liberal arts education in a highly international environment and pursue international research and scholarship. We seek engaged scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research.

 

Applications: Please submit your application to http://apply.interfolio.com/88831 including: 

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • statement of research interests 
  • a writing sample of recent scholarship
  • three confidential letters of reference 

 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled.

 

Assistant Professor of Film Studies (Production)

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor ideally beginning 1 January 2022.

 

The successful applicant, with experience in teaching filmmaking, will be responsible for teaching production courses in the Film Studies undergraduate program. Our ideal candidate will also have experience in teaching contemporary international cinema, with an emphasis on regions from the Global South. 

 

Qualifications: An M.F.A or Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related discipline at the time of appointment (1 January 2022). Proven capacity for excellent, engaged teaching and commitment to student learning within a liberal arts context. 

 

The successful candidate should be able to cover many of our existing courses, including the following: the introductory course Principles of Video Production and the advanced courses Directing and Producing the Short Fiction FilmMaking a DocumentaryThe Art of Screenwriting; and Writing Fiction for Television. The new person should also be able to teach courses in film studies that would expand our current offerings internationally or regionally such as, for example, Asian Cinema, and/or Arab and African Cinema. They might alternate with current staff to cover contemporary international directors as part of our rotating Directors series. We would be particularly interested in candidates who could teach a new course on Documentaries in Action.

 

A strong record in curriculum development and familiarity with liberal arts education, learning objectives, skills development (critical thinking, information literacy, writing in the disciplines, etc.) and assessment is highly desirable. Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment is a strong plus. Ability to speak and/or read French would be an advantage.

 

We invite and encourage women and members of underrepresented populations to apply. The University is an equal opportunity employer for whom diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength. 

 

The Institution:  Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and Masters degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts and Sciences in an international and multicultural environment. AUP brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. Located at the crossroads of American and European institutions of higher education and research, AUP facilitates its faculty’s development of an international and stimulating professional network. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements USA and European-based universities.

 

The Department:  Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses three undergraduate majors, one in Global Communications, one in Journalism and one in Film Studies. It also houses six undergraduate minors and a dynamic MA program in Global Communications offering MA tracks in Fashion, Development Communications and Digital Cultures and Industries. 

https://www.aup.edu/academics/departments/communication-media-and-culturehttps://www.aup.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/film-studies

https://catalog.aup.edu/undergraduate-requirements/minor-requirements/film-studies-minor

 

Responsibilities:

  • The teaching load is six courses per academic year.                   
    • Professional mentorship is an important component of our work with students. 
    • Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning 
  • Service to the department (contributing to curricular development and innovation, collegial behavior, advising students)
  • Willingness to provide service to the university (participation in committee work, assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration)
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending full faculty, department, and committee meetings
  • Working in a professional and collegial manner with the university community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

 

Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to liberal arts education in a highly international environment and pursue international research and scholarship and/or creative activities. We seek engaged scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research.

 

Applications: Please submit your application to http://apply.interfolio.com/88830 including: 

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness 
  • a portfolio of recent work
  • three confidential letters of reference 

 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Psychology, Health and Gender at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 August 2022. Candidates should be generalists in psychology who have the expertise to teach fundamental courses in Social, Cultural, Qualitative and Quantitative methods, and to make a substantial contribution to the department’s major in Gender, Sexuality, and Society. We welcome candidates with a strong background in psychology and gender studies, sexuality, women’s studies, or feminist theory. Critical perspectives on psychology, gender, and sexuality are particularly desirable.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Development or a related discipline by time of appointment (1 August 2022). Demonstrated capacity for research and engaged teaching. Teaching experience within a liberal arts context or familiarity with liberal arts education is desirable. Strong interdisciplinary interest in the social sciences, particularly anthropology or sociology, is an asset. Ability in several languages is a strong plus.

 

The University is an equal opportunity employer for whom diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength.

 

The Institution: Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and Masters degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts & Sciences in an international and multicultural environment. AUP brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. Located at the crossroads of American and European institutions of higher education and research, AUP facilitates its faculty’s development of an international and stimulating professional network. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements USA and European-based universities.

 

The Department: The Department of Psychology, Health and Gender consists of a Psychology major and a Gender, Sexuality and Society major. We also house minors in Gender Studies and Psychology. Our Psychology degree is taught as an interdisciplinary degree with a firm basis in psychological theory and methods and places particular emphasis on the sociocultural aspects of human lives. In our courses, students are challenged to understand the cultural and social bases of human action, thought, and feeling. In this way, they are able to take new insights into our intercultural world.

 

 Responsibilities:

  • The teaching load is the equivalent of six courses per academic year
  • Teaching responsibilities will range from some of the core and fundamental courses of the Psychology major as well as “GS/PY 2010 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Society,” and courses which would enable us to develop and expand our offerings to meet student demand by adding social sciences-based courses on the biological, psychological, social, and cultural influences on sex and gender.
  • Professional mentorship is an important component of our work with students
  • Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning
  • Service to the department (contributing to curricular development and innovation, advising students)
  • Willingness to provide service to the university (participation in committee work, assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration)
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending full faculty, department, and committee meetings
  • Working in a professional and collegial manner with the university community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

 

Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to liberal arts education in a highly international environment and pursue international research and scholarship. We seek engaged scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research.

 

Applications: Please submit your application through http://apply.interfolio.com/96119 to include:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • statement of research interests
  • writing sample of recent scholarship
  • three confidential letters of reference

 

Applications should be received by 15 November 2021 for full consideration.