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.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Communications (2 Positions)

The American University of Paris invites applications for two full-time positions in the Department of Global Communications at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates with cross-cultural expertise in one of the following areas are of particular interest to the department:

  • Critical studies of digital age culture industries & consumption: gaming, music, internet of things, branding, advertising, PR, journalism, fashion, and visual media. Excellent scholarship with industry experience ideal.
  • Emerging technologies, mobile platforms and social media for social movements, non-profit and political communications. Combination of scholarly research and practical field experience highly desirable.
  • Critical big data, algorithmic cultures, including data mining, predictive analytics, digital archiving, sousveillance/surveillance and locative media; digital research methods. Combination of scholarly research and practical field experience highly desirable. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D. in Communications, Media studies, or a related discipline by time of appointment (August 1, 2017, pending final budgetary approval). Proven capacity for excellent, engaged teaching committed to student learning within a liberal arts context. Solid training in communication and media studies methods and theories. Familiarity with liberal arts education, learning objectives, skill development (critical thinking, information literacy, writing in the disciplines, etc.) and assessment is highly desirable. Strong research and publication potential. Ability in at least two languages and a capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment a strong plus. Ability to speak French is recommended but not required.
 
European Union citizenship or legal right to work in France is preferred but is not necessary at the time of application. If the successful applicant for the position is a citizen of some other country, The American University of Paris will apply for a visa to allow the person to live and work in France but cannot obtain immigrant visas for spouses and dependents. Fluent French would be useful but is not a requirement for the position.

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 & 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. 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 several North American and European universities.

THE DEPARTMENT: 

Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses two undergraduate majors, one in Global Communications and one in Journalism, an undergraduate minor in Cultural Anthropology and one in Political Communications and a dynamic MA program in Global Communications offering additional MA tracks in Development Communications, Visual & Material Culture and Fashion. The department has 10 full-time faculty, 8 part-time faculty, 140 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate students.
www.aup.edu/academics/departments/communications
www.aup.edu/academics/graduate/global-communications

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Full-time teaching consists of six courses per year (3/3). Teaching responsibilities range from introductory undergraduate core courses in Communications and Media Studies to MA courses including: global digital media, social movements and civil society, development communications, transnational flows of identity and cultural value, critical cultural studies in branding, museums and fashion. Ability to teach research methods courses a plus. Possibility of teaching courses in the candidate's research area. Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning, curricular development & innovation, student advising and university service required. We seek engaged teacher-scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research for promotion. AUP follows an American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Professor).

APPLICATIONS:

Please submit a single PDF dossier including: curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests and writing samples of recent scholarship to: comsearch@aup.edu
Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to comsearch@aup.edu or, if preferred, by mail to:
Chair, Global Communications Search Committee
The Office of the Provost
The American University of Paris
5, boulevard de la Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris FRANCE
 
Applications MUST be sent electronically in PDF format.
 
Applications should be received by December 8th, 2016 for full consideration.

Assistant Professor in the Department 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. Applicants should be comfortable teaching Intermediate Microeconomics, Game Theory and Money, Banking and Financial Markets as well as Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics. All courses are taught in English.                                                                                                                           

QUALIFICATIONS:

A PhD in Economics is required at the time of employment. 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.

European Union citizenship or legal right to work in France is preferred but is not necessary at the time of application. If the successful applicant for the position is a citizen of some other country, The American University of Paris will apply for a visa to allow the person to live and work in France but cannot obtain immigrant visas for spouses and dependents. Fluent French would be useful but is not a requirement for the position.

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. It has perhaps the most diverse student body of any institution. AUP brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. AUP is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is recognized by the Rectorat de Paris as a private educational institution. AUP has cooperative agreements with several North American and European 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 departments within the University as well as with research centers, universities and industry in Europe and all over the world.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The University expects the following of full-time teacher-scholars:

  • Full-time teaching consists of six courses per year.
  • Maintaining commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, curricular development and innovation, teaching of interdisciplinary subjects, student advising, and university services. Administering examinations and assessing student learning.
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending full faculty, division, department, and committee meetings.
  • Working in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the College community.
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual.
  • Working actively towards promotion with the American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Professor).

APPLICATIONS:

Please submit a single PDF dossier including: curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests and writing samples of recent scholarship to: econsearch@aup.edu

Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to econsearch@aup.edu or, if preferred, by mail to:
Chair, Economics Search Committee
The Office of the Provost
The American University of Paris
5, boulevard de la Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris
FRANCE

Applications MUST be sent electronically in PDF format.

Applications should be received by December 10th, 2016 for full consideration.

Assistant Professor of History

The American University of Paris invites applications for a one-year replacement position in the Department of History at the rank of Assistant Professor in History beginning August 1, 2017. The History Department seeks to hire an early career historian (PhD received in 2015 or after) who is also qualified to teach a broad range of introductory courses including World History, as well as contemporary Europe and the North Atlantic from a global perspective. The professor will also contribute to research and pedagogical initiatives within the Center for Critical Democracy, so candidates with research and teaching experience in these areas will be given top priority. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring together questions of religion and the history of democracy in their teaching and research.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a related discipline by time of appointment (August 1st 2017). Proven capacity for research and engaged interactive teaching. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. French fluency is not required. However, ability in at least two languages is a strong plus. European Union citizenship or legal right to work in France is not necessary at the time of application.  

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 & 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 Eugene Lang College The New School and other USA and European-based universities.

The Department: 

The professor will contribute to the History department during the one-year absence of another faculty member. The Department of History is home to the History Major and the History, Law and Society Major as well as Minors in History, European and Mediterranean Cultures, Urban Studies, European Languages and Cultures, Middle Eastern and Islamic Cultures and Renaissance Studies. We train students to develop a critical understanding of the past and cultivate their appreciation of the enduring power and relevance of that past in the present and the construction of the future. AUP’s cosmopolitan and urban setting is reflected in the department’s cross-cultural offerings and our emphasis on transnational and urban contexts in historical perspective. The courses in our department nourish a liberal arts education in the heart of one of Europe’s most historic and vibrant cities through regular visits with professors into Paris and to cities across Europe.

https://www.aup.edu/academics/departments/history

Responsibilities:

The teaching load is six courses (3-3), including introductory courses in World History and/or the candidate’s broad area of specialty from the ancient world to the present. The faculty member will also teach History courses in the General Education program and upper-level History electives in the faculty member’s area of specialization. History 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 a single PDF dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement on the candidate’s approach to teaching history in an international context, a statement of research interests, and a writing sample of recent scholarship to:

  • Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please send the following materials electronically to historyjobsearch@aup.edu
  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a statement on the candidates’ approach to teaching history in an international context,
  • a statement of research interests, 
  • a sample of recent scholarship.

Two letters of reference should be sent electronically to historyjobsearch@aup.edu or, if preferred, by mail to:

Chair, History Department Search Committee
The Office of the Provost
The American University of Paris
5, Blvd de la Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris FRANCE