Employment Opportunities

For all questions regarding employment opportunities at The American University of Paris, please contact the office of human resources.

Current Vacanies:


 Administrative Coordinator & Assistant to Director – Category T3

Department: Information Technology Services
Supervisor: Ali Rahimi – Director of Information Technology Services
Work Location: 2 bis Passage Landrieu, 75007 Paris

Job Purpose:

Responsible for contributing to the efficient and effective functioning of technology services provided by the Office of Information Technology. Provides administrative support to the Office of Information Technology Support staff by performing a variety of tasks that may include answering phones, drafting memos, proof reading, preparing reports, scheduling meetings, ordering supplies, tracking expenses, arranging travel, coordinating events, interacting with students, faculty, and staff, and fulfilling special assignments and projects.

Job Responsabilities:

Clerical:

  • Answer general phone inquiries (helpdesk number) using a professional and courteous manner.
  • Direct phone inquiries to the appropriate staff members.
  • Proof-read and edit all emails from the Office of IT.
  • Prepare, proof-read and print documents for various IT committee meetings.
  • Maintain department "Who's Who" guides for Students and Employees.
  • Design flyers and other Office of IT handouts for distribution throughout campus and as attachments to announcement emails.
  • Maintain the department's purchase requisition system, place orders and follow up on orders when necessary, maintain the detailed records of assets, assignments and changes.
  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Receive and verify hardware shipments and track in asset inventory.

Administrative:

  • Assist with the routine daily operation of IT. Provide organizational support to the IT Director and members of the Office of IT.
  • Plan and organize technology events including scheduling, room reservations, ordering food, advertising, and paying attention to details.
  • Assist in arranging travel and processing travel expenses for IT employees.
  • Manage IT Calendar, department Timesheet, and travel expenses for IT employees.
  • Organize two employee training sessions each semester. This includes creating the RSVP page on the IT web page, reserving room and administering post-training surveys.
  • Assist web development with maintenance of website for the Office of IT.
  • Assist IT Director with creating, administering and analyzing results of IT surveys.
  • Performs other relevant duties that may be assigned to contribute to the efficient operation of the Office of Information Technology.

User Support:

  • Assist new students, new faculty and new employees with general IT questions, assist them with using all technology systems and forward technical issues to the appropriate IT Support staff when necessary.

Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience in related positions, such as IT administrative support or assistant position.
  • Native French speaker with fluent English
  • Maintain confidentiality in a discreet and professional manner.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the ability to learn additional programs.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-starter, skilled at and open to exploring ways to improve current systems.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively within a team.

Interested candidates should contact Margaret Savéan msavean@aup.fr


 Desktop Support Technician – Category T2

Department: Information Technology Services
Supervisor: Ali Rahimi – Director of Information Technology Services
Work Location: 2bis Passage Landrieu, 75007 Paris

Job Purpose:

This position assists staff, faculty, and students with technical support of desktop computers, applications, and related technology. Activities require interaction with application software and operating systems (Microsoft Windows and Apple Macs) to diagnose and resolve problems. The position utilizes IT Client Management tool to provide first line helpdesk support to AUP users, assisting them in person, via phone, email, and remote connection.


Duties and Responsibilities – Desktop support

  • Assists staff with the installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of desktop computers, peripheral equipment and software within established standards and guidelines.
  • Troubleshoots network issues involving Mac and Windows workstations, printers, WIFI, authentication, connectivity, VoIP telephone, and printers.
  • Works with Desktop Support team and System Operations staff as appropriate to determine and resolve problems received from clients.
  • Builds and deploys new desktops, workstations, notebooks, and hand held devices by use of deployment tools.
  • Performs hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, installing hardware, and configuring systems and applications.
  • Responds to and resolve user requests for support in a timely manner using AUP Request Management Systems.
  • Works with vendor support contacts to resolve technical problems with desktop computing equipment and software.
  • Trains and orients staff on use of hardware and software.
  • Takes the ownership of user problems and is proactive when dealing with user issues.

Duties and Responsibilities – Other support

  • Maintains hardware inventory for computers and printers using AUP Request Management Systems.
  • Supports users in the use of computer equipment by providing necessary training and advice.
  • Installs and maintains audiovisual hardware and software: delivers, installs and maintains classroom technology as needed.
  • Assists students and faculty in classrooms and other student areas around campus as needed.
  • Performs other reasonable tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Skills Required

  • 2-4 years’ experience providing technical support services.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of computer hardware, software, local area network and peripheral equipment.
  • Working knowledge of operating systems with emphasis on Windows and Mac OS environment as well as knowledge of Local Area Network, PC hardware set-up and configuration, printer set-up and configuration, virus protection, Multimedia equipment, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Self-motivated, autonomous and hardworking, good analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills, and eager to learn and take on additional responsibilities.

Other requirements

  • Education: BTS or equivalent combination of education and experience, Microsoft and/or Apple certifications are plus.
  • Excellent customer service and teamwork skills are needed.
  • Must be fluent in both English and French and have valid working papers for the EU.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as necessary.


Interested candidates should contact Margaret Savéan msavean@aup.fr


Assistant or Associate Professor for the Department of International Business Administration

Date posted: 11/08/2015

The American University of Paris invites applications for positions in the Department of International Business Administration at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Candidates should have expertise in one of the following areas, with the ability and interest to teach in at least one other area:

 

  • Management (e.g., general management theory, decision-making, HRM, international management, cross-cultural management, MNEs, organizational behavior, leadership).
  • Marketing (e.g., general marketing theory, advertising, consumer behavior, market research, product development).
  • Information Systems (e.g., general MIS theory, systems analysis, advanced use of MS Office software).
  • Operations Management (e.g., manufacturing and production systems, service operations, business logistics and practices, quality control, materials planning).
  • Strategy (e.g., corporate strategy, sustainability strategy, strategic planning, doing business in the EU),
  • Business Ethics (e.g., applied ethics, professional ethics, corporate social responsibility).
  • Entrepreneurship (e.g., start-up fundraising, business planning).
  • Finance (e.g., International Finance, global financial management & markets).
  • Accounting (e.g., financial accounting, managerial accounting, international accounting).


Qualifications


A PhD or a DBA in Management, Organizational Behavior, Marketing or a related field is required. Applicants having completed the coursework for a PhD, but who have not yet completed their doctoral dissertation may be considered with a reference provided by the thesis supervisor.

Proven capacity for “engaged teaching” in an environment with diverse student needs and strengths is essential.

Prior experience teaching business topics in a liberal arts environment would be highly beneficial.

The ability to contribute to the department's research profile is essential.

Courses are taught in English, but ability in other languages (especially French) is a strength.

Candidates will be selected based on their ability to offer courses in at least two (ideally more) disciplines at the undergraduate level, because teaching in multiple areas is essential for the departmental pedagogic mission. The American University of Paris is a teaching university, with service and research included in faculty expectations.

International experience will also be considered a core strength for prospective applicants. Priority will be given to applicants who have lived and worked in multiple countries, or have experience working with colleagues and students from different countries and cultures, and who understand the challenges that emerge in an international environment. Likewise, the readiness of candidates to live and work in the Paris region on a long-term basis will be an operative and decisive factor in the hiring process.

Important note: These positions are for permanent faculty members who will become a core part of the department in terms of teaching, service and research. The employment contract for the position is a French contrat à durée indéterminée.

European Union citizenship or the legal right to work in France is helpful, but not necessary at the time of application. If the successful applicant 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. However, it is important to note that the University cannot obtain immigrant visas for spouses and dependents.

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. 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.
 

The Department

The Department of International Business Administration offers six majors, as follows:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Administration
  • International Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing


The department also offers a minor in International Business Administration.

The Department has six full-time faculty, five part-time faculty, 200 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate majors.

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities range from introductory to advanced undergraduate courses in at least two business disciplines, plus the possibility of teaching a graduate level course for the Masters in Cross-Cultural and Sustainable Business Management.

Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, curricular development and innovation, student advising and university service required. The teaching load is six courses per year.

Salary Range

Salary and benefits competitive on the French market

Applications

Please submit a single PDF dossier including: curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness to ibasearch2@aup.edu. Applications MUST be sent electronically in PDF format.

Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to ibasearch2@aup.edu or, if preferred, by mail to:

Chair, IBA Search Committee
The American University of Paris
148 rue de l'Université
75007 Paris FRANCE

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. It is hoped that they will be filled for the Fall semester 2016.


 Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Global Communications

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Global Communications at the rank of Assistant or Associate 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, 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, 2016, 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, while helpful, is not necessary at the time of application.  While the University can provide assistance in applying for working and residency rights for spouses and partners, candidates should be aware that this process can be lengthy and results cannot be guaranteed.

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.

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 the following areas: 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 November 20, 2015 for full consideration.


 Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History & Fine Arts

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Art History & Fine Arts at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. The area of specialty is open within the early modern period (ca. 1500-1800), but candidates should be able to teach Renaissance, Baroque and 18th- century Art. An interest in teaching one or two courses in a non-Western area would be highly desirable. Strong motivation to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration, including the teaching of writing and contribution to the Visual Culture track, is an asset.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Art History in hand. Proven capacity for engaged teaching, and research potential.

European Union citizenship or the legal right to work in France is helpful, but not necessary at the time of application. If the successful applicant 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. However, it is important to note that the University cannot obtain immigrant visas for spouses and dependents.

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’s 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 Eugene Lang College - The New School and other USA-based universities.

The Department:

The Department of Art History & Fine Arts consists of an Art History major, a Fine Arts major, and an Art History major with an interdisciplinary Visual Culture track. We also house minors in Art History, Fine Arts and Visual Culture. Our classes are small (20 students maximum) and involve extensive on-site visits to museums and architectural monuments in Paris, and numerous short study trips to major collections and sites in other European cities.

Responsibilities: 

Teaching responsibilities range from introductory undergraduate core courses to more site-specific classes such as “Paris through its Architecture” and “Paris through its Museums,” to the possibility of teaching upper-level courses directly in the candidate's research area. Commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, curricular development & innovation, student advising and university service required. The standard teaching load is 3/3.

Salary Range

Salary and benefits competitive on the French market

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 ONE writing sample of a recent scholarship to: ahsearch@aup.edu

Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to ahsearch@aup.edu or, if preferred, by mail to:
Chair, Art History 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.
E-mail inquiries are welcome.
Review of applications will begin on 4th January 2016  and continue until the position is filled.


 Outreach and Advancement Assistant

Department: Office of University Outreach and Advancement
Supervisor: Director of University Outreach and Advancement

Reporting to the Director of Outreach and Advancement, the Outreach and Advancement Assistant will provide administrative support to the University’s alumni affairs, parent relations and development functions.

The Assistant will often serve as the first point of contact with the Office of University Outreach and Advancement and as such contributes to the implementation of a strategic vision to maintain lifelong and mutually-enriching relationships with The American University of Paris’ 16,000+ alumni and other constituents – both internal and external – in the US and worldwide.

Responsabilities

  • Facilitates and supports all administrative needs for the Outreach and Advancement team including but not limited to ordering supplies; maintaining printers; creating and uploading PDFs; collecting and distributing mail; circulating timesheets; coordinating maintenance needs; delivering high priority documents to Finance and other campus offices; maintaining orderly electronic and hard copy files; creating fall, spring and summer work schedules and space assignments for student assistants in the office; coordinating and coding  invoices and expense reporting for approval and signature.
  • Greets and directs visitors to the Office of Outreach and Advancement and monitors access to the building; provides telephone reception support to the Director of Outreach and Advancement; serves as the administrative liaison and contact with a variety of constituents related to the work of the unit, including donors, faculty, and University administrators; assists with special events as needed
  • Designs, organizes, and implements administrative systems and procedures and performs all necessary support duties; operates a networked computer
  • Monitors the alumni@aup.edu, parents@aup.edu, and advancement@aup.edu  mailboxes and responds to requests or channels them to the appropriate respondent; processes basic requests for alumni cards and transcripts
  • Updates constituent contact information and donor records in the database as notified by emails and by the Director of University Outreach and Advancement
  • Performs gift entry/recording in the advancement database for unrestricted (including Trustee gifts), programmatic, capital and campaign gifts as well as small grants
  • Is responsible for gift acknowledgment and receipting for all donations and drafts/edits personalized acknowledgements for signature by gift officers, the Director of University Outreach and Advancement, and the President; maintains appropriate records of batches, paper files, and other records related to financial contributions ;
  • Liaises with Finance Department and AUP Foundation to ensure accuracy of gift/donation records and deposits
  • Tracks and files recurring gift and multi-year pledge documentation and has working knowledge of and ensures adherence to established systems/controls established by auditor standards
  • Manages the agenda of the Director of Outreach and Advancement
  • Assists in scheduling of prospect/donor visits for the President, and volunteer leadership in coordination, providing travel arrangements where necessary, with the President’s Office staff
  • Formats, proofreads, edits, fact-checks, distributes and tracks correspondence produced by the Director of Outreach and Advancement;
  • Schedules meetings and coordinates the use of office space and resources for meetings and conferences; prepares meeting materials and keeps meeting minutes for bi-weekly unit staff meetings
  • Processes all credit card, expense reports, and travel-related forms for the Director of University Outreach and Advancement
  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director of Outreach and Advancement

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or BAC + 2 minimum;
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills required; basic French language skills preferred;
  • Solid computer skills in a PC environment with the capability to master new software applications and technologies; excellent word processing and accurate keyboarding skills required; advanced understanding of Word and Excel;
  • Ability and willingness to become familiar with relational database is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus;
  • Professionally mature, motivated to learn, and flexible in response to shifting priorities;
  • Ability to work under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures;
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team;
  • Hospitable and discreet, position requires client friendly attitude and the ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with discretion;
  • Strong interpersonal skills which include an excellent phone manner and personal presentation; must demonstrate a high level of professionalism, discretion, self-confidence, and poise with an ability to deal effectively and politely with people from different backgrounds and experience levels in all types of situations;
  • Knowledge of and interest in fundraising and alumni relations in a non-profit setting helpful


Interested candidates should contact Margaret Savéan msavean@aup.fr