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 Computer Science

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time Computer Science position in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with teaching and/or research records related to big data and related fields are of particular interest.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Proven capacity for excellent, engaged teaching committed to student learning within a liberal arts context. Familiarity with liberal arts education, learning objectives, skill development and assessment is highly desirable. Potential for strong research and publication is required. Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment a strong plus. Fluent French would be useful but is not a requirement for the position.

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 visa 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 master’s 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. AUP has cooperative agreements with several North American and European 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 centers, universities, and industry in Europe and all over the world.

Through AUP’s innovative general education program, the department also enhances the general education of AUP students by providing them with skills for quantitative and abstract reasoning, comprehension, analysis, and integration of knowledge—and to formulate and efficiently solve problems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Full-time teaching consists of six courses per year. Teaching responsibilities range from undergraduate core courses in Web Applications, Software Engineering, and Web Development to more advanced courses which depend on the expertise of the candidate. Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning, curricular development & innovation, teaching of interdisciplinary subjects, 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: cssearch@aup.edu

Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to cssearch@aup.edu or, if preferred, by mail to:
Chair, CSMES 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 20th, 2016 for full consideration.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Film Studies

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full time position in the Department of Film Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A PhD is required at the time of employment. Applicants should have a strong academic background in the history of cinema, with a preference for expertise in the following areas: International cinemas; film criticism; film and the visual cultures; and screen studies. A candidate who also has expertise in a practical area such as screen writing, 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.

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:

Combining the AUP liberal arts tradition with hands on practice in film and video, the Film Studies Department’s mission is to provide students with a strong background in the history, aesthetics, and theory of film as well as to introduce them to the practical arts of writing, directing, and producing. Founded in 2005, the Department of Film Studies caters to more than thirty-five film majors.
Uniquely situated in Paris in an international and multicultural environment, the program looks three ways: to Europe and its most important cinema traditions (Italian, German, French, East-European, Spanish, Scandinavian), to the United States (as the American commercial and independent cinema are core to AUP Film studies theory and practice); and to emerging cinemas in an increasingly globalized world (including the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Full-time teaching consists of six courses per year. The successful candidate will be able to teach introduction to film and film history, courses in film theory and film genres, as well as pragmatic courses (depending on the interests of the candidate).
Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning, curricular development and innovation, teaching of interdisciplinary subjects, student advising and university service are required.
The candidate should be committed to helping build the department and to helping students create bridges to the professional world.
Candidates should also be dedicated to participating in the life of a vibrant university community.
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: filmsearch@aup.edu

Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to filmsearch@aup.edu or, if preferred, by mail to:
Chair, Film Studies 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 in Mathematics or Statistics

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should have expertise in the area of Mathematics or Statistics, including academic publication, as well as strong ability and a track record of excellent teaching. Candidates with teaching and/or research records related to big data and related fields are of particular interest.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A PhD in mathematics, statistics or a related discipline is required. Proven capacity for compelling teaching and the ability to contribute to the department's research profile is essential.

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. 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: 

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 centers, universities, and industry in Europe and all over the world.

Through AUP’s innovative general education program, the department also enhances the general education of AUP students by providing them with skills for quantitative and abstract reasoning, comprehension, analysis, and integration of knowledge—and to formulate and efficiently solve problems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, curricular development and innovation, student advising and university service are required. The teaching load is 6 courses per year, and teaching is in English exclusively. The courses taught by the candidate may range from introductory to upper level courses in mathematics and statistics, as well as potential cross-disciplinary courses (such as Computer Science and Mathematics), appropriate to the candidate’s areas of expertise and interest.

APPLICATIONS:

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

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

Chair, Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science 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 20th 2016 for full consideration.

Database and Prospect Research Manager

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

THE JOB: 

The American University of Paris seeks a Database and Prospect Research Manager to join an existing team of professionals in its Office of University Outreach and Advancement, responsible for AUP’s Alumni and Parent Relations and its fundraising campaigns. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, inquisitive and self-motivated, applying database management and research skills to support the Outreach and Advancement Team. Reporting to the Director of University Outreach and Advancement, s/he will serve as a highly visible team member to identify, gather, synthesize, and present strategic prospect information on individuals and foundations from a wide variety of sources as they relate to philanthropic capacity and inclination.

DATABASE MANAGER

  • Act as a first point of contact for internal and external queries regarding any aspect of our CRM system, resolving queries independently and providing advice where required.
  • Provides queries, reports, mailings and exports for alumni relations and fundraising operations and maintains the set of standard queries, exports, reports and mailings.
  • Liaises with CRM supplier about regular support (service level agreement) and additional support (consultancy and support on project basis).
  • Liaises with IT Services about support regarding imports and interfaces with other AUP IT systems and performs regular database imports.
  • Provides the Outreach and Advancement and Career Development Offices with user training and support for the Office’s CRM system (Raiser’s Edge and NXT).
  • Maintains data integrity by establishing regular system checks, such as looking for records without constituent codes or addressee/salutations.
  • Maintains the structure of attributes, code tables, business rules, and all other setup functions.
  • Coordinates database backup and recovery procedures.

PROSPECT RESEARCH

  • Researches major gift prospects (individuals and organizations), prepares profile reports, files and tracks appropriately;
  • Partners with the Development Office, Campaign Volunteers and University Leadership to research new prospects and possible funding sources for the strategic funding priorities of the AUP Ascending Campaign;
  • Coordinates and supervises electronic screenings, prospect rating systems, moves management procedures and provides accurate and timely reports on moves management;
  • Participates in pipeline review sessions, facilitates prospect identification and assignment meetings.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director of Outreach and Advancement

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills required; basic French language skills preferred;
  • Experience in managing advanced CRM database systems, advanced query and reporting skills (Crystal Reports) are preferred;
  • Experience researching and collecting information on individuals and foundations or strong general desk research background strongly preferred;
  • Strong familiarity with software applications relevant to the advancement profession. Candidates demonstrating experience using Blackbaud products (including The Raiser's Edge, and ResearchPoint) and online wealth screening services (iWave, Wealth-X, WealthInsight) strongly preferred;
  • Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
  • Able to perform detailed analysis work and to get along well with others.

Candidates should apply via e-mail to jobapplicants@aup.fr

Instructional Technologist, Academic Resource Center

Overview: The Academic Resource Center (ARC@AUP) is seeking an instructional technologist passionate about emerging technologies and learning design. The instructional technologist provides services to faculty and students, creates innovative content for teaching and learning, and supports digital scholarship and blended learning environments. He/she will work in collaboration with both the Writing Lab and the Teaching and Learning Center and will be responsible for coordinating academic support programs for students. 

Supervisor: Director, Academic Resource Center

RESPONSABILITIES

Instructional Technology

  • Supports faculty in the integration of technology into the curriculum
  • Promotes the adoption of digital and mobile technologies to help faculty and students achieve their learning goals
  • Using the campus Learning Management System (Blackboard), develops course site content and pedagogical tools, in order to increase student engagement and active learning experiences
  • Provides technical assistance to ARC, the TLC and the Writing Lab, for workshops and presentations
  • Keeps current with research pertaining to higher education, teaching with technology, digital pedagogy, mobile applications, universal design and learning theory

Learning Commons:

  • Participates in the ongoing project to combine several academic units, including the Library, into a future Learning Commons

ARC Peer Tutoring Programs:

  • Supervises, trains and mentors ARC’s academic peer tutors
  • Schedules study sessions, exam-prep sessions and workshops
  • Promotes academic support services by creating campus posters, Web pages and Facebook events
  • Maintains online forms, reporting applications and timesheets for ARC Director
  • Liaises with faculty in order to prepare peer tutors for upcoming assignments/exams
  • Helps with the expansion of the ARC-Link support program for ST(E)M courses, in particular for all levels of Mathematics (including Statistics I and II)

Administrative Tasks as assigned, including the following:

  • Submits statistics and data analytics on the use of the campus Learning Management System (Blackboard) and ARC peer-tutoring programs for assessment reports
  • Processes ARC expense reports, supply orders and equipment inventory
  • Contributes content and updates for the ARC and Writing Lab Web pages
  • Coordinates ARC and Writing Lab orientation, disability services and special events

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)
  • Bilingual English/French
  • 2-5 years in an academic, technology or corporate e-learning setting
  • An interest in mobile and interactive applications for teaching and learning
  • Expertise with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud applications, MAC and PC operating systems
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, students and staff in an international environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with Drupal, Learning Management Systems, Java, XML, HTML, CSS
  • Experience working in a higher education setting
  • Teaching, training, and/or tutoring experience
  • Certification in educational/instructional technologies, learning design, or closely related field

Candidates should apply via e-mail, with CV and cover letter, to jobapplicants@aup.edu

Administrative Coordinator & Assistant to ITS Director

Department: Information Technology Services
Supervisor: Ali Rahimi – Director of Information Technology Services
Work Location: 2bis 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.

Candidates should apply via e-mail, with CV and cover letter, to jobapplicants@aup.edu

Graduate Program Administrative Assistant

Duties

  • Maintain contact with students during entire stay providing information, support and referrals to appropriate office or colleagues to resolve issues, examples of tasks include:
  • Assists with the data entry regarding advisor assignment lists on a semester basis.
  • Back-up assistance in regard to Graduation applications
  • Assists with the graduate student portion of the graduation ceremony in conjunction with the registrar
  • Assists with the organization of new student orientation
  • Provides administrative support within Academic Administration for issues relating to Graduate programs, examples of tasks include:
  • Assists with the scheduling and minutes for the Graduate Program Review Board
  • Assists with Forecasting course and budget needs
  • Assists with graduate academic planning, semester scheduling and staffing and recommendations for required adjustments of all MA schedules
  • Assistance maintaining student records, examples of tasks include:
  • Liaison with the Registrar’s office
  • Miscellaneous trouble-shooting
  • Stores documentation and correspondence attached to student records in the CAMS system
  • Liaises with Student Accounting regarding billing issues as necessary
  • Provides logistical support to graduate faculty and advisors
  • General graduate program support, examples of tasks include:
  • Assistance organizing thesis defenses
  • Proof-reading web site for all MA policies, program requirements, etc.
  • Organize and run special events (speakers, room booking, conferences publicity…) as above.
  • Assists the Associate Dean for Academic Administration, examples include:
  • Assistance with faculty loads
  • Assistance with assessment activities
  • Assistance with office assessment
  • Liaise with registrar’s office for general scheduling
  • General assistance with academic planning
  • General office Support
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

  • 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, Microsoft 365, Internet, Databases)
  • Strong maths/statistics skills and expert use of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to deal effectively with people and within a team

Candidates should apply via e-mail, with CV and cover letter, to jobapplicants@aup.edu

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

Provost

THE UNIVERSITY:

Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university and a renowned global center for interdisciplinary research and teaching. We provide the finest American undergraduate and graduate programs in Europe to students from all national, linguistic, and educational backgrounds.  

The University’s mission is to educate its students to communicate well in a world of many languages, to think critically about history, culture, the arts, science, politics, business, communication, and society, to develop creative interdisciplinary approaches to important contemporary challenges, to be both technologically and culturally literate in a world of swift-paced change, to understand the ethical imperatives of living in such a world, and to take their places as responsible actors in communities, civil societies, and countries around the globe.

AUP’s culture of engagement and global citizenship fosters in students and faculty alike a critical sense of commitment to a world of interdependence. In the multilingual, multicultural learning environment of The American University of Paris, students develop a capacity for ethical and political judgment that is alert to cultural diversity. In the living laboratory that is Paris, in the exceptional space of the AUP classroom, students of 110 different nationalities and faculty of 30 nationalities, meet to articulate civic values and negotiate difference, as together they question, reflect upon, and work toward creative solutions to real-world challenges.

LOCATION AS ENDOWMENT:

Soon to be consolidated in five buildings in Pari’s 7th arrondissement between the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, the AUP urban campus is situated on the banks of the Seine. The University shares this neighborhood with other American institutions, such as the American Library of Paris and the American Church. In 2009, AUP purchased its historic Combes Building, renovating it as a Student Life Center in 2014.  Since that time, AUP’s campus development plan has expanded dramatically.  The University’s Grenelle Building has also been fully renovated as a Teaching and Mentoring Center. Two classroom buildings on the Passage Landrieu have been completely refurbished and refurnished. And at Latour-Maubourg, an hôtel particulier has been outfitted as an administration building, housing all of the public-facing departments of the University.  The Plan will be completed in 2017-18, as AUP purchases and renovates a final building, directly adjacent to Combes and facing the Seine, which will become AUP’s Student Learning Center and, once conjoined with Combes, the heart of our new campus. The new complex will include AUP’s new library, classrooms, a Civic Media Lab, two research centers for innovative faculty-mentored student work, a conference center, integrated services in advising, internships, leadership, career development, academic resources, writing, reference and technology labs and a teaching and learning center. 

AUP’s intellectual and cultural endowment has always been our location in the greatest city in the world, and, investing it wisely, we have, where appropriate, attached our curriculum to the histories of the city—to Paris’s many centuries of art, culture, literature, politics, music, sociology and the like, to its monuments, libraries, neighborhoods, but also to a Paris of demographic shifts, cultural plurality, food that is other than French, urban environmental renewal, and texts in many different languages.  Another equally important aspect of our location is AUP’s positioning in a capital city, not only of France, but also of Europe and the world.  Students come to Paris as much for the city’s cultural and linguistic heritage as for the internships and capstone experiences they can have in international public and private institutions located here.  Our natural diversity and multiple identities have impact on all teaching, learning and research. 
AUP’s Academic Program

AUP is a small, dynamic “world university” with a curriculum to match—one that focuses on the cross cultural and the comparative. Grounded in the liberal arts, the curriculum stretches from first-year learning communities to summer programs, and a portfolio of graduate programs anchored in the University’s mission to produce powerful learning experiences for global learners and leaders. The University’s curriculum is essentially American in its pedagogies, although inflected by the international educational background and experience of AUP’s diverse faculty body and the equally vast diversity of its student body.  AUP’s rigorous academic program includes 25 different undergraduate majors, 39 minors, and 4 graduate programs, some with multiple tracks. Interdisciplinary programs and minors flourish across all departments, driven by faculty research interests and scholarly passions.

AUP is also host to four supra-departmental, interdisciplinary research centers designed to break down boundaries between disciplines and cultures. By building on our existing strengths and opening new modes of inquiry important to our global explorers, AUP convenes students, faculty, internationally recognized scholars and the general public, thereby having global impact in fields issuing directly from AUP’s mission. The centers include: The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, The Joy and Edward Frieman Center for Environmental Science, The Center for Critical Democracy Studies, and The Center for Writers and Translators. In addition, at the heart of the centers and serving as a hub for new curricular development is a Civic Media Lab. This ‘design studio’ linking research to student learning and hands-on practice will feature specially configured spaces and multiple technologies to nurture project-based learning, and collaborative and creative thinking within the AUP community. A sandbox for experimentation, the Lab will have as its mission to enlist faculty and student passions in support of new curricular vehicles and interdisciplinary majors. Our centers deliberately link teaching and research in a hands-on learning environment, fostering a greater sense of global engagement in our students, the university community, and the world that surrounds us.

AUP also participates in several consortia, notably the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU, a global consortium of 26 American universities across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa), the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) and the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL).  In addition, the University partners with private institutions in the US, and national universities in Europe. The University also enjoys a range of healthy partnerships and exchanges with the Sorbonne, Oxford, Emory University, USC, George Washington University, Denison College, Allegheny College, and The University of Cape Town, amongst others.

STUDENTS: 

AUP students come from virtually every educational system in the world, representing 110 different nationalities speaking 68 languages this year alone.  Since 2002, entering classes have brought into the University some 121 different languages and dialects. The exceptional demographic diversity of the University community has a powerful impact on teaching and learning, and is the first reason students cite for choosing to get a degree at AUP. Along with all the other constituents of the University, students contribute actively to the culture of global interdependence.

FACULTY: 

AUP’s faculty body represents all continents of the world. Dedicated to teaching, the faculty is richly productive, hosting high numbers of international conferences, study groups, research projects, and events each year. Faculty research tends to focus on the cross-cultural, the comparative, and the interdisciplinary, supporting the University’s mission of producing graduates for a world held in common. A shared curricular vision stretches across all departments and programs, looking toward  global sustainability, conflict resolution, world governance, cultural translation, and the address of social injustice by every disciplinary tool at our disposal.  The AUP curriculum focuses, most notably,  upon the steady cultivation of our own and our students’ humanity. We describe our curriculum as hybrid—combining the best of liberal-arts-based deep learning and vocationally enhancing, hands-on applied learning—having begun to create in recent years a four-year career curriculum in parallel to the majors.  AUP has no separate graduate faculty—all permanent faculty members who participate in graduate teaching also teach in the undergraduate program.

ALUMNI RELATIONS:

AUP has a dedicated, engaged alumni community of 19,000 members living in 142 different countries around the globe, a fact that offers extraordinary opportunities, as well as, at times, challenges.  Graduates of the last three classes live and work in 50 countries around the globe, and 93% report that they have found a job or are in graduate school within a year of graduation.  AUP alumni are deeply engaged with the University, returning to campus as speakers, providing internships for AUP students, and supporting the University in its efforts to maintain contact with and extend our reach to active alumni worldwide. Next year, AUP will celebrate its 55th Anniversary with a special Global Alumni Weekend, a global meeting of the 55 members of the President’s Alumni Advisory Board, and Commencement held at a Parisian theater. 

UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

AUP is led by the President, who is appointed by an active, dedicated 24-member Board of Trustees comprised of alumni, business leaders, nonprofit leaders, and people possessing academic, communications, legal, financial, and real estate skills.  AUP’s current Board chair, Raymond F. Henze III, is an AUP parent, and former chair of the Williams College Board of Trustees.

In October 2008, Celeste Schenck became AUP’s twelfth president. Having served AUP for nearly 27 years in multiple capacities, President Schenck was a Professor of Comparative Literature, Associate Dean for Curriculum Development, Vice President for Academic Innovation, Vice President for Development and Grants Management, Dean of the University and Provost before assuming presidential responsibility. Schenck is a scholar of women’s literature, an editor of multiple series in poetry and international feminist criticism, and, co-author of several collections on women, culture, and development. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and her doctorate from Brown University and was a tenured faculty member at Barnard College before moving to Paris and AUP. She is currently serving as president of AAICU, the American Association of International Colleges and Universities. 

The Provost, the chief academic officer of the University and one of two executive vice presidents, is appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of the President, to whom he or she reports directly and with whom he or she will work closely. The AUP Provost represents the faculty in all matters. The Provost also serves as a member of the president’s leadership team, along with the EVP for Finance and Administration, the VP for Operations, Security and Student Services, the VP for Enrollment Management, the Director of Outreach and Advancement and the Director of Communications. The Provost presides over an extensive Academic Affairs team that includes a Dean for Assessment, Learning, and Institutional Research, an Associate Dean for Academic Administration, a Director of the Teaching and Learning Center and a Director of the Integrated Center for Advising, Career Development, Internships and Leadership.  In addition, the Provost oversees the AUP Library and the Academic Resource Center. The Provost also liaises closely with the Board of Trustees, notably the Committee on Academic Affairs, reporting regularly to the Board on faculty and curricular issues.  The Provost is responsible for devising, revising and advancing with faculty colleagues the Academic Master Plan of the University, as well as directing all academic support services. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

AUP currently invites applications for the position of Provost, overseeing the University’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
AUP’s Provost will assume the following responsibilities and accomplish the following tasks:

I. ROLE IN AUP LEADERSHIP
  • Works closely with the faculty, president, and board to articulate and coordinate AUP’s academic vision;

  • Is a member of the president’s leadership team and, by virtue of the University By-Laws, is second-in-command to the president; works collegially and closely with all members of that team to advance the University’s mission and strategy; 
  • Participates in all decisions and activities linked to the University’s Strategic Plan, and is thus implicated in policies governing Admissions, Communications, Outreach and Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs and Finance, Human Resources, and Administration;
  • Works closely with the president to build academic partnerships with appropriate institutions worldwide;
  • Participates in various consortia and organizations in which AUP is a member (AMICAL, AAICU, the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, AAC&U, ACE, etc.);
II. CORE TASKS AND ROLES IN ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Responsibility:

  • Is responsible for the entire academic operation of the University, developing and supporting the independent development of majors, minors, cross-disciplinary, general education, and graduate programs; oversees the research centers and the Civic Media Lab
  • Is responsible for the academic budget, approximately 2/3 of the entire operating budget of the University
  • Is responsible for reporting to Middle States on course-level, program-level, and departmental assessment of student learning

Guidance, Management and Mentoring:

  • Manages and mentors the core Academic Affairs team, meeting regularly with each member
  • Is responsible for fostering and maintaining a robust, transparent system of faculty governance in the shared-governance model of the University;
  • Is an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate, the General Education Committee, the Curriculum Committee, the Council of Chairs, and the Graduate Program Review Board; meets regularly with the Chair of the Rank and Promotion Committee
  • Chairs the Honorary Degree Committee once annually
  • Builds consensus among individual faculty members and department chairs in support of the mission of the University; resolves conflict between department chairs and individual faculty members
  • Promotes faculty development, research and career advancement; mentors, supports, and reviews new faculty

Budget

  • Establishes academic budgetary priorities and participates with the leadership team in broader budget priority decisions;
  • Strategically manages and deploys the academic budget

Academics Standards

  • Upholds academic quality, rigor, and standards as well as academic integrity; is responsible for academic policies across the entire institution.

  • Is responsible for the quality and reach of the University’s pedagogical approaches—upholds the central values of excellence in teaching and student-centered learning in the University’s multicultural environment
  • Promotes a culture of assessment of student learning outcomes across all departments and divisions, using data collection and analysis in a continuous cycle of academic program improvement;

Hiring and Promotion

  • Coordinates with department chairs all aspects of hiring, for which he or she is ultimately responsible, in accordance with French law and with American academic principles; recommends promotions and emeritus status to the President; oversees all faculty periodic review processes
  • Assesses recommendations from the Rank and Promotion Committee and transmits them with his or her recommendations to the President for confirmation
III. REPRESENTATIVE ROLES
  • Represents the faculty to the administration and bridges the academic and administrative functions within the University;
  • Represents the faculty and its needs and accomplishments to the Board, to which he or she reports thrice annually; liaises regularly with the Chair of the Board Committee on Academic Affairs and the Chair of the Board;
  • Represents the faculty to the community at large, both within the University and beyond
  • Represents the University to partner institutions and all outside constituencies, standing in for the President whenever appropriate

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES:

AUP’s next Provost will have the opportunity to put his or her mark on the future development of what is already a 21st century curriculum for global learners, developing in the process new interdisciplinary initiatives, majors, and Master’s programs and reshaping the academic program in alignment with developments in various fields, demand from the enrollment market, and partnership opportunities.

The past five years have been devoted to a professionalizing of the academic affairs team and a revitalizing of faculty governance—the signing of a new faculty collective bargaining agreement, revision of the Faculty Manual, revision of tenure and promotion standards, and restructuring of the graduate programs. The past two years have seen the articulation of an Academic Master Plan focusing on the first-year experience, the teaching of French, the creation of the research centers, the rise of science majors at AUP, the integration of student academic services, and the creation of a Teaching and Learning Center. 

The moment is ripe for the Provost to work closely with the President, the VP for Admissions, and with faculty to identify those programs, activities, and centers best aligned with the University’s mission and the globally located and minded students it enrolls. AUP has a deeply interdisciplinary, hybrid curriculum that brings together transformative, liberal arts learning and vocationally enhancing experience— a combination that is particularly adapted to the current economic environment and to the needs of its global explorers. The Provost will work very closely with the faculty to leverage this signature approach to learning, building consensus for academic priorities and allocating academic budgets accordingly, both to buttress the quality of existing programs and to spur the growth of new and appropriate programs. In addition, he or she will inspire and support faculty community, encourage and monitor faculty research, mentor new faculty and attend to the scholarly development of seasoned faculty. The Provost will also write major grants designed to seed and support new academic projects.  The Provost will build—and support faculty’s efforts to build—strong and strategic partnerships with other institutions. Finally, the Provost will work with members of the leadership team to foster close, productive ties between administrative and academic functions of the University, notably interacting frequently with Admissions in order to ensure both that AUP’s academic program is responsive to the needs of our prospective and current students and that the marketing team properly represents the University’s curriculum in all its richness and diversity. The Provost will rapidly come to share the excitement of members of the community for the University’s mission, and will communicate that enthusiasm to students, alumni, donors, granting institutions, and partner institutions.  In short, the Provost will have the satisfaction of experiencing the direct impact of his or her leadership and academic entrepreneurialism on the University’s overall development.

To succeed in this role, a candidate must be a full professor, having received a doctorate in one of the fields represented in the University curriculum; he or she must also possess extensive experience of American academic traditions and familiarity with graduate education at the Master’s level.  He or she will have had a minimum of three years of experience in academic administration in the role of dean or provost. The successful candidate must demonstrate extensive budget management experience. He or she must also show evidence of strong writing and communication skills, as well as organizational capacity. He or she will be a sound and attentive manager, manifesting attention to the extraordinary detail characteristic of the academic enterprise. In addition to possessing a sense of humor, he or she will also have the creativity to reconcile academic priorities with the realities of a tuition-driven institution and the resilience to work within the limits of the strict French labor code. A candidate will receive special attention if he or she speaks near-fluent French, has lived abroad, can demonstrate some past success in academic grant writing, and shows promise of “fit” within AUP’s special environment.

If this sounds like the job for you, kindly submit:

  • A letter demonstrating your interest in leading AUP’s academic program in an international, highly diverse environment  
  • A brief statement within the letter of your approach to academic leadership
  • A review of your experience, including your strengths and weaknesses in light of the job description
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • A list of three referees (one supervisor, one peer, one faculty member for whom you had line responsibility) whom the search committee may contact, including email addresses and telephone numbers       

Applications should be sent by e-mail only, as a single PDF labeled with the candidate’s name to the Office of Academic Affairs, at: provostsearch@aup.edu  

Compensation is open, depending upon experience, and competitive. The review of applications will begin in early January 2017, with the intention of an appointment in March or April, and an employment start date of mid-August 2017 at the latest. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

The University will secure French working papers for any non-EU candidate who is offered and accepts the position. A working permit in France is granted only to the person appointed to the position and does not extend to his or her spouse or partner.