Employment Opportunities

Job Openings at AUP

For all questions regarding employment opportunities at The American University of Paris, please 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

Manager of Communications - Category C1-2

JOB TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION

Manager of Communications (Category C1-2)

DEPARTMENT

Office of Communications

SUPERVISOR

Director of Communications

 

The Manager of Communications (MoC) manages the University’s online presence and design processes under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Communications.

More specifically, the MoC manages all aspects of the University’s website(s) (content, maintenance,  development, support, etc.) and the University’s social media presence across all its official channels. The MoC keeps abreast of website and social media trends and best practices and ensures the website and social media channels strategically communicate the AUP story and brand to external and internal audiences.

In addition, the MoC is the principal lead on print and digital design and regularly develops compelling print and digital material that help the University communicate key messages to target audiences. This includes but is not limited to brochures, programs, reports, posters, infographics and invitations. The MoC is principally responsible for design work related to all University units, with the exceptions of Admissions and Outreach & Advancement, where in some cases the respective communications coordinator might take the lead. 

The MoC also assists in managing information, seeks out opportunities to build departmental presence, collaborates with colleagues on University-wide communications needs and assists with the development of strategic initiatives and general communications strategy for the University. The position supports and assists in liaising between internal constituencies and the Office of Communications in regard to online and print needs.

 

More specifically, the Manager of Communications will:

  • Manage all aspects of the University website(s) and other online presences and ensures content is web-optimized, drives traffic and engages all AUP audiences – internal and external.
  • In close collaboration with other members of the Office of Communications and department representatives, creates purposeful communications material including infographics, print products, promotional materials and distinct visual identity components for University needs or initiatives.Overseeing feedback gathering and implementation of requested changes.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of key strategic initiatives and provide input for the overall strategic goals and strategy of the Office of Communications.
  • Advocate for best practices for all aspects of online and print development with colleagues across the University, driving effective use of brand guidelines and assisting in development of guidelines and best practices.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Writer & Copy Editor, moderate and edit content and ensure that writing is in line with the University brand and of a high quality. Envision how content should be presented, in terms of the best medium or media.
  • As needed, measure and evaluate the effectiveness of material, campaigns and initiatives, including setting Key Performance Indicators, monitoring and analyzing statistics and providing feedback to drive the development of content and design strategy.
  • Support and instruct, as appropriate, content managers in learning new technical skills through training, presentations, written and online instruction and other methods as needed.
  • Assist with time-sensitive communications and University-wide projects as needed, including the strategic creation of supporting visual, print and online design components and material.
  • Develop and implement the University’s social media strategy and campaigns and manage communication and interaction with users via the University’s official social media accounts. If needed, instruct and manage a social media intern in the development of content for social media.
  • As a member of the Web Committee, initiate and manage projects that emerge from the Committee, assess the content development implications of such requests and help manage the prioritization of web requests, including technical developments and implementation.
  • Collaborate with all permanent and temporary members and affiliates of the Office of Communications.
  • Supervise students and or interns working on web content, design and social media.
  • Undertake other appropriate duties as requested by the Director of Communications

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's in marketing, design, communications, media or related fields
  • A Master’s degree in a similar field is a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in design, website and social media management
  • Native or near-native written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Prior knowledge of the social media landscape and best practices, preferably within higher education
  • Demonstrated experience with managing multiple social media channels in regard to strategy, planning, production and posting.
  • Prior exposure to print production processes is a plus
  • High level of technical affinity with experience in common office computer software programs, content management systems and publishing tools
  • Demonstrated expertise with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Experience in writing and multimedia producing for the web and developing and implementing new technologies, content plans and editorial calendars
  • Ability to plan and manage content, print and web projects in a collaborative, fast paced environment, coordinating the efforts of various colleagues and tracking project timelines and deliverables while maintaining the normal daily moderation cycle
  • Strong online editorial skills and news judgment with a commitment to accuracy, news gathering and planning, and building traffic
  • Ability to work well, flexibly and productively in an environment where opportunities and priorities are constantly changing and being updated, and have the temperament to enjoy the process 
  • Ability to represent the University's online communications goals to colleagues across campus
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines under pressure and reporting about work
  • Accountable and punctual with sound judgment, planning and organizational skills
  • Team-player with experience working in a collaborative environment

 

Interested candidates should apply via e-mail to jobapplicants@aup.edu

Instructional Designer - Category C1

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR: The Provost

POSITION OVERVIEW

The American University of Paris is seeking an instructional designer to support faculty with the integration of technology into the global liberal arts curriculum and to facilitate the adoption of digital technologies and innovative teaching strategies that will enhance the student learning experience. He/she will guide faculty with the development and implementation of active-learning exercises, projects and tools for mobile, online, face-to-face and hybrid learning environments. This position will be central to the services of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) in the new Learning Commons. This position reports directly to the Provost and will begin on 1 August 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, recommend, create and implement appropriate educational technologies and tools, while assisting faculty with course development, assessment and evaluation.
  • Consult with faculty to ensure that course content, active-learning exercises and assessments are aligned to curricular goals, student outcomes and learning objectives.
  • Maintain current knowledge of research pertaining to higher education, emerging technologies, digital pedagogy, mobile applications, universal design and learning theory.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) to support faculty in the use of academic technologies and active-learning exercises.
  • Support the e-Learning process, working closely with ARC, the Learning Management System administrator, faculty and students on platforms, rubrics, tests, and other digital content

Instructional Design

  • Provide expertise in the planning and development of instructional technology and teaching tools, integrated into the curriculum, and aligned with course objectives
  • Assist faculty in designing or redesigning course materials for student-centered 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
  • Help develop hybrid, face-to-face and online course materials using a range of hardware and software tools to increase student engagement and support active learning
  • Assist with the summative evaluation of all projects to ensure that instruction is designed to produce effective learning and student success

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Support the TLC and ARC: consult with the TLC Director and faculty fellows to explore instructional technology solutions, in particular for projects in the digital liberal arts; support the online course development process, working closely with the ARC and TLC Directors and faculty to develop, implement and assess content; provide project direction for digital projects, mobile technologies, and lecture capture; assist with faculty workshops and pedagogical events proposed by the TLC
  • Produce streamed content for the ARC, Writing Lab and TLC Web pages (in collaboration with the Directors, the Communications Office and the Campus Learning Commons Web Committee)
  • University Library: submit metadata on digital projects and learning objects to the Cataloging Librarian for inclusion in the Library catalogue/university repository
  • ITS: 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
  •  Attend and participate in AMICAL, Educause, or other higher-education conferences
  • Collaborate with assessment initiatives of ARC and TLC to assess pedagogies, methodologies, and strategies for successfully integrating technology into the teaching and learning process

THE INSTITUTION

Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and Master’s degree-granting liberal arts institution, 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. AUP is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. AUP has cooperative agreements with a number of US and European-based universities.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or a closely related field
  • Work experience in a higher education environment
  • Extensive work experience in instructional design, planning and developing instructional technology and teaching tools integrated into the curriculum and aligned with course objectives
  • Extensive knowledge of teaching methods or teaching experience at the higher education level
  • 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 EdTech community
  • Demonstrated experience with learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai), data visualization and analytics, and learning technologies
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, common desktop applications, and presentation software, or equivalent
  • Strong project management, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Native speaker competency in English and some French skills required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Portfolio with samples of research and pedagogy in course design 

PREFERRED

  • 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
  • Strong French skills
  • Interest in working at AUP, a Liberal Arts educational setting

APPLICATIONS

Candidates should apply through http://apply.interfolio.com/69256 with:

-  Cover letter

-  CV

-  Submission of an ePortfolio or Web-based samples of work

-  Names and contact information for three referees

Review of applications will begin on 30 October 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

University Registrar - Category C2-1

POSITION TITLE AND CATEGORY: UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR – C2-1

 

DEPARTMENT

Academic Affairs – Registrar’s Office

 

SUPERVISOR

Associate Dean of Academic Administration

 

BRIEF POSITION DESCRIPTION

The University Registrar has a key leadership role in the University and is responsible for the accurate management of all student academic records, as well as policy development and long-term planning concerning the Registrar function within the Academic Affairs division. The University Registrar is responsible for the oversight of all Registrar Office functions.  A non-exclusive list of responsibilities are described below:

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervises the Registrar Office Staff and is responsible for all Registrar Office oversight; coordinates with the Associate Registrar and Director of Student Accounting to keep the Registrar’s/Registration/Billing mission within the sphere of the greater mission of Academic Affairs and AUP. 
  • Maintains all official academic records and communicates academic regulations to the University.
  • Serves as a key public figure interacting with students, parents, and other possible constituents as and when necessary and is responsible for interpreting and applying University Policy, and proposing modifications to University policies as necessary and appropriate.
  • Oversees all registration processes and is responsible for the integrity of academic records.
  • Serves as the University FERPA compliancy officer and is responsible for the collection and dissemination of academic records, serving on related committees such as the Data Protection Group within the scope of GDPR compliancy.  
  • Conducts regular FERPA training for faculty and staff and manages FERPA related communications.
  • Serves as Chair of Calendar Committee and is responsible for establishing and communicating the academic calendar.
  • Responsible for the timely production of the academic schedules in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Liaises closely with Academic Advising in regard to student semester/yearly communications.
  • Oversees grade entry and processing: communicates as appropriate concerning late grade entries.
  • Is responsible for all graduation preparations, verifying degree completion, distribution of honors, approving and validating degree applications.
  • Supervises transfer credits and transfer credit policies, working with the Office of Academic Affairs and Admissions to assess and develop, publish and enforce advanced standing and transfer policies.
  • Responsible for approving and applying grade changes.
  • Responsible for diploma ordering and deliverance..
  • Responsible for enforcing and communicating academic sanctions such as probation, dismissals, as well as chairing the Academic Standing Committee.
  • Key member of Academic Affairs team, working closely within the team to establish and regularly work on special projects.
  • Approves external course requests (study abroad) and coordinates readmission of on-leave students.
  • Serves on the Curriculum Committee.  Also serves on other committees such as Assessment Committees, General Education, Retention, etc.) as necessary.
  • Provides academic advising where appropriate.  Has a subset of the Readmission Cases as advisees.
  • Establishes  and records retention policy and maintains student archives in accordance with AACRAO guidelines.
  • Produces periodical and ad hoc reports which facilitates management decision making; works closely with Finance and Institutional Research in regard to forecasting issues.
  • Oversees course catalog maintenance, interfaces as appropriate concerning necessary modifications to the University Catalog.
  • Coordinates with other Academic Affairs functions, Admissions and ITS on a day-to-day basis and for trouble shooting.
  • Interfaces as appropriate with Student Affairs and ARC concerning special accommodations.
  • Member of the team for development of improved systems and longer term system and IT development projects.
  • Keeps current on trends and policy changes in higher education (especially international education).
  • Works with the Office of Admissions to review qualifications for admission.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with legislation concerning registration in higher education under both French and American law, as applicable
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by supervisor

     

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of Bachelors degree or equivalent required, Masters degree preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge, understanding and experience with the American system of higher education.
  • Good knowledge of other educational systems.
  • Experience in University operations or other high level service operations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Highly competent with computers (Microsoft Office, Internet, Databases).
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to deal effectively with people and within a team.
  • Bilingual English/French.

 

Candidates should address letters and CVs to jobapplicants@aup.edu

Faculty positions

Assistant Professor of Economics

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020. Applicants should be comfortable teaching Intermediate Macro, Money and Banking and International Economics. All courses are taught in English.

 

Qualifications: A PhD in Economics is required at the time of appointment (August 1, 2020). Applicants having completed the coursework for a PhD, but who have not yet defended their doctoral dissertation may be considered. Prior teaching experience is required.

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.

European Union citizenship or the legal right to work in France is required at the time of application.  

 

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. AUP is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. AUP has cooperative agreements with a number of US and European-based universities.

 

The Department: The Economics Department at The American University of Paris is a small department which provides a collegial work environment where responsibilities are shared among colleagues. The department offers support and mentorship to new faculty by helping them to establish intellectual networks on campus and seek out external funding. Cherishing the ideas of liberal arts, the Department of Economics aims for a contextualized and active learning approach. Emphasizing interdisciplinary education and research, the Economics department maintains close ties with other department within the University as well as with research centers, universities and industry in Europe and all over the world.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • The teaching load is six courses per academic year.
  • Teaching responsibilities range from introductory undergraduate core courses to upper-level courses in the candidate's research area that would enhance our program
  •  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/75052  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

Applications should be received by 13 April 2020 for full consideration.