Employment Opportunities

Job Openings at AUP

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

Administrative Positions

Schaeffer Center Administrative Coordinator -C1

JOB TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION

Schaeffer Center Administrative Coordinator - C1

 

DEPARTMENT

Office of Academic Affairs

 

SUPERVISOR

Director of the Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Director of the Center, the Schaeffer Center Administrative Coordinator will provide administrative support to the Center.

The Administrative Coordinator will often serve as the first point of contact with the Center and as such contributes to the visibility and notoriety of the Center.

This is a part-time position, working 20 hours per week.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitates and supports all administrative needs for the Center, including but not limited to ordering supplies; maintaining printers; collecting and distributing mail; coordinating maintenance needs; maintaining orderly electronic and hard copy files; creating work schedules and space assignments for users; coordinating and coding invoices and expense reporting for approval and signature. 
  • Greets and directs visitors to the Center; provides telephone reception support; serves as the administrative liaison and contact with a variety of constituents related to the work of the Center.
  • Liaises with the Department of Communications and particularly the University Webmaster to communicate the Center’s activities. Provides content and manages the website for events, conferences and fellowships.
  • Ensures that the website is up to date with relevant event information, assists with creating Schaeffer Center publicity, content, and outreach documents.
  • Designs, organizes, and implements administrative systems and procedures and performs all necessary support duties; operates a networked computer
  • Monitors the generic e-mail address for the Center and responds to requests or channels them to the appropriate respondent; processes basic requests for information
  • Liaises with Finance Department to ensure accuracy of records. Primary management of the budget, assigning budget categories to expenditures, liaises with the Director on expenditures and projections. 
  • Gathers content and assists in the writing of the annual report.
  • Schedules meetings and coordinates the use of space and resources for meetings and conferences; prepares meeting materials and keeps meeting minutes when necessary
  • Manages projects, events, and international conferences including booking venues, hotel registration, catering, liaising with guest speakers, managing applications and registrations, preparing conference material, scheduling, liaising with media and technology support.
  • Focal person for grant writing, sourcing grant opportunities, investigating potential grant partners, coordinating with Director grant writing, managing the application process. 
  • Assists in planning, organization, and execution of oral history projects under the Center’s auspices.
  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director of the Center

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree;
  • Bilingual English/French
  • 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;
  • 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

Candidates should send an expression of interest along with a CV to jobapplicants@aup.edu

Student Development Guidance Counselor – Category C1

JOB TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION

Student Development Guidance Counselor – Category C1

 

SUPERVISOR

Dean of Student Development

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

In alignment with the University’s mission to provide a transformative, student-centered education to its global explorers, the Office of Student Development aims to provide a high level of empathetic support to all current students. The primary role of the Student Development Guidance Counselor is thus to create a safe environment for students seeking guidance and support for a wide range of issues, ranging from the personal to the academic. The counselor will meet with students one-to-one, assess their needs and develop a personalized plan of action, making referrals to the appropriate resources on campus or outside of the University. With the overall goal of strong student retention in mind, the duties of this position will also include developing strategies to ensure that students showing early signs of personal distress receive the support they need as quickly as possible--this to avoid whenever possible a drop in academic performance due to personal difficulty.

The Guidance Counselor must be an empathic, discreet listener, as well as a multi-tasker able to successfully manage a significant case load, while at the same time rigorously respecting personal boundaries and confidentiality. The Guidance Counselor will frequently serve as liaison between the student and health professionals, between the student and faculty.  Tact, discretion, and good judgment are essential skills to have in such a context.  The position requires an understanding of issues related to mental health, sexual aggression awareness, disabilities, and student learning accommodations. Prior experience in an educational setting is preferred. 

The position also includes regular administrative duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Development. Candidates with a positive, welcoming attitude and solution-focused approach are encouraged to apply.

DUTIES

  • Work with the Dean of Student Development, as well as all members of the Student Development team to create a sense of campus and community among AUP students

  • Provide crisis-management support for students

  • Assist students in all aspects of their life at AUP

  • Respond to telephone inquiries and student walk-ins

  • Provide confidential guidance counseling for students with problems related to psychological, educational, health, financial, personal and other issues that would interfere with their studies, referring students to the appropriate resources as necessary

  • Liaise and network with off-campus counselors and mental health professionals in Paris to ensure quality referrals for students

  • Oversee early alert warning system for excessive absences, reaching out to students who are flagged by their professors to ensure they are not falling behind

  • Liaise with professors and other departments where appropriate concerning student showing signs of academic or personal distress

  • Guide students with physical disabilities to the proper resources, providing support as necessary

  • Centralize documentation for students requiring learning accommodations, provide a welcoming and supportive approach to students with disabilities and their families, and liaise with the Academic Resource Center regarding student testing and eligibility.

  • Develop relevant resources for students: online content, office resources and hand-outs

  • Assist in the creation and the implementation of programs designed to increase student retention

  • Collate data and write a yearly unit assessment report for the counseling unit, collaborating closely with the Dean of Student Development for other assessment needs

  • Other appropriate duties assigned by the supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Native English with strong French (neo-native level)
  • Familiarity with the American educational system essential
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, Masters degree preferred, in Psychology, Clinical Social Work or Education OR significant work experience as a student guidance counsellor in an American environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly in both spoken and written communication
  • Evidence of tact, discretion, and preservation of appropriate boundaries.
  • Ability to multitask with a large case load while remaining an empathic listener
  • Strong crisis-management and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, experience in generating reports from databases, mail merging
  • Valid work permit for France, or EEC nationality

 

Candidates should send an expression of interest along with a CV to jobapplicants@aup.edu

Admissions Support Coordinator – Category C1

SUPERVISOR

Vice President and Director of Enrolment Management

 

Position Overview

The post holder is responsible for a variety of tasks, all of which relate to supporting the effective and efficient operation of the Admissions Office.  Primarily the role falls into four distinct areas: the coordination of the AUP Visit programme; input to student recruitment activities; office administration; and support to the Vice President and Director of Enrolment Management.  The role is characterised as a ‘floating’ role within the Admissions Office, straddling all three functional teams – Recruitment, Applications and Operations.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include, but may not be limited to:

 

AUP Visit Programme
  • Establish a new AUP Visit Programme to cater for all types of incoming visits from prospective students, applicants, their parents, high school counsellors and other stakeholders;
  • Manage student ambassadors, including their recruitment and selection, scheduling of activities, training and mentoring.  This role will include liaison with all colleagues to develop a variety of ‘products’ to be deployed to attract prospective and current applicants;
  • Devise ways in which Admissions Office visitors have access to classes, current students and alumni in an effective way.

 

Student Recruitment and Marketing
  • Management of the Admissions Office Inbox, including answering all basic enquiries, the creation of cases in Radius and the distribution of specific queries to individual members of staff;
  • Be the first point of contact for all telephone calls to Admissions; 
  • Coordinate staff travel; assist with flight and hotel bookings (including use of AUP credit card) for admissions staff on business travel;
  • Where Office workload cycles dictate, support the Application Team in the prompt processing of applications and admissions decisions;
  • Provide logistical coordination for marketing and recruitment events, both on- and off-campus, including room reservations, food orders and finance.

 

Support of Vice President & Director of Enrolment Management
  • Diary management, including booking of appointments and general support of VP;
  • Assistance with high profile visitors and special invents, including bookings, scheduling, logistical support;
  • Desk research for projects where appropriate.

 

Office Tasks & Office Coordination
  • All aspects of Office finance, including Counsellors travel expenses, promotional costs and petty cash, and coordination with Finance and Accounting for appropriate recordkeeping of all expenses;
  • Coordination of relevant office rotas, including those for Information Session, Walk-In’s and general telephone calls;
  • Liaison with US Team, including coordination of visits and regular meetings;
  • Maintain inventory (with check-in/check-out system) for recruitment and travel equipment (banner stands, table banners, etc.), laptops, netbooks and tablets;
  • Maintain inventory for recruitment and marketing materials used for on- and off-campus events and mailings, such as brochures and giveaways;
  • Assist Operations Team, as directed, with receiving, scanning, archiving, naming, and attaching application documentation; also with duplication and distribution of Accept Pack and other major mailings;
  • Ensure that sufficient stock of stationery, printer supply, paper, office and kitchen supplies is maintained, re-ordering when necessary;
  • Assist with outgoing mail and preparation of FedEx and other shipments;
  • Liaise with Maintenance, IT and other AUP service office, on behalf of Admissions Office needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

–        Excellent interpersonal skills, clear communicator and confident with a range of people;

–        Strong organizational skills;

–        Creative approach to problem solving;

–        Fluent English with excellent English writing skills.  Fluency in French;

–        Bachelor’s degree or professional qualification equivalent;

–        Ability to work under some pressure and to balance multiple, simultaneous tasks;

–        Familiarity with CRM software, specifically Hobsons Radius;

–        High level of IT literacy.

 

Candidates should send an expression of interest along with a CV to jobapplicants@aup.edu

Director of University Outreach and Advancement

At a pivotal moment in the University’s strategic development, The American University of Paris seeks to hire a dynamic, experienced and entrepreneurial Director of University Outreach and Advancement to lead our Paris office. The Office of University Outreach and Advancement includes development, alumni and parent/friend relations and reports to the Vice President for Presidential Initiatives. French proficiency is not required for this position.

Based in Paris, the new director will:

  • Working in collaboration with the president, board members, faculty, University community and volunteer leadership, manage the development, alumni, and parent relations functions of the University.
  • Working closely with the Vice President and University leaders, manage and implement the plan for the successful completion of AUP Ascending, the University’s first comprehensive capital campaign.
  • Connect and engage a global community of alumni, parents, friends and supporters stretching across 145 different countries
  • Supervise and direct the Outreach and Advancement team with an eye for innovative approaches to constituency engagement. The current team is responsible for major gifts, annual giving, parent programs, alumni affairs and gift administration. Two administrative assistants support the Outreach and Advancement office.
  • Direct the work of outsourced resources for prospect research, data management and additional fundraising consulting.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 50-100 leadership gift prospects (€100,000 and above) and mentor/inspire the work of three part-time major gift managers (each of whom has other significant responsibilities within Outreach and Advancement). Develop and implement a training program for gift managers, who are responsible for gifts of €10,000 - €100,000.
  • Set expectations for number of visits and fundraising targets for all team members, providing metrics to measure progress toward realization of fundraising goals.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Director of Communications, coordinate development-related communications

THE INSTITUTION

Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of France, Europe, and the world. Our 1,200 students are citizens of 106 countries (around half typically have a U.S passport.) and speak 70 languages and dialects. The University provides a student-centered, career-enabling, and transformative learning experience to the global explorers who are its Bachelor’s and Master’s students, empowering them to cross both disciplinary and cultural borders with ease in order to assume their places as responsible actors and leaders in over 140 countries worldwide.

AUP’s mission is to educate its graduates to communicate effectively in a world of many languages; to read well, listen carefully, and write intelligently in a voice of their own; to become critical thinkers about history and human societies, economics, culture, literature, the arts, science, politics, psychology, business, and communication; to develop creative interdisciplinary solutions to contemporary global challenges; to be digitally literate in a world of swift-paced change; to understand the ethical imperatives of living in such a world; and to move across the cultural borders of the contemporary world with a sense of commitment to and responsibility for a world held in common.

The University achieves its mission by providing to its students a curriculum combining liberal arts inquiry, preparation for professional life, and student-centered, active learning in small classroom settings; dynamic, engaged teaching informed by both disciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty scholarship; a host of opportunities for direct experience of the world and its many cultures; a wealth of intellectual exchanges on campus at conferences of global reach; and an integrated learning model that marries classroom learning and its application to real-world contexts, preparing students to master and to make, to reflect and to apply, to analyze and to act. In these ways, an AUP education supports professional skills development and cultural fluency—the sense of global engagement and the capacity to negotiate difference that emerge naturally from the diversity of AUP’s student and faculty bodies. Upon graduation, AUP students take part in and benefit from the global network that is our worldwide alumni community, creating lifelong connections to one another and to the University.

LOCATION AS ENDOWMENT

Spread across Paris’ 7th arrondissement stretching from the Eiffel Tower to the Hôtel des Invalides, AUP has the remarkable advantage of its unparalleled location. The University shares this neighborhood with other American institutions such as the American Library of Paris and the American Church. Acknowledging the importance of our location, AUP is actively implementing an ambitious multi-year campus redevelopment plan. The final and most significant piece of this plan, the purchase and renovation of 69 Quai d’Orsay, will be completed in fall 2018. When completed, the AUP campus will be both functional and beautiful, consolidating AUP’s student life and learning experiences at our main location on the Seine. The AUP curriculum is attached to the histories of the city—to Paris’s many centuries of art, culture, literature, politics, sociology and the like, to its monuments, libraries, neighborhoods, but also to the edgy new Paris of demographic shifts, rising multiculturalism, food that is other than French, urban renewal, and texts in many different languages.

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 in the service of our students. The University’s curriculum is essentially American, although inflected by the international educational background of AUP’s diverse faculty body. The rigorous University curriculum is divided into departments with over 20 undergraduate majors. Interdisciplinary programs and minors flourish, driven by faculty research interests and scholarly passions. AUP is also host to the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, the Joy and Edward Frieman Center for Environmental Studies, the Center for Critical Democracy Studies, the Center for Writers and Translators, the Civic Media Lab, the Cahiers series, the AUP Fine Arts Gallery space, and numerous lecture series. The University maintains vibrant partnerships with a global consortium of 26 American universities across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, as well as with liberal arts institutions in the US, and national universities across Europe.

STUDENTS

Supported by a curriculum that promotes active learning and faculty that mentor them closely, AUP’s students today enjoy unequaled cultural experiences and opportunities for lateral learning amongst a diverse group of peers, close relationships with members of staff, integrated advising and career services with demonstrable professional outcomes, and access to a life and learning center in the 7th arrondissement of Paris that puts the student learning experience at its heart. The vast majority of our students are self-selecting, reporting to us that AUP was their first choice (from 75-84% of the entering class over the past few years), drawn as they were to our location in Paris, our multicultural, multilingual community, the reputation of the University, and the adventure of studying in a country that is not their own. These are the students the university exists to serve.

In 2013-14, preparing for a new cycle of strategic planning, AUP undertook a year-long study of its most successful, self-selecting students—called global explorers—relying upon institutional research on current and former students, correlation of “fit” characteristics, graduation success and alumni outcomes, as well as a host of retention and financial aid measures. Subsequently, we have been reviewing all processes and practices from recruitment to the curriculum, from student to alumni services, in light of our research into the “fit” AUP student who flourishes in the University’s particular institutional culture. In fact, the University does attract a more mature, independent, globally minded, high-potential student than the average college-going recruit. Global explorers know what they want. The global explorer is hungry for a journey of intellectual, cultural, and personal exploration. Such a student is undaunted by the experience of being “not at home” or being “in the home of another” and is comfortably independent in a foreign environment. Global explorers seek to go beyond the curricular and cultural bounds of their national university systems in search of both intellectual adventure and the cultural challenges of studying abroad. They seek a university experience that helps them to affirm their global citizenship and to shape an international trajectory, both personal and professional. Our research shows that the vast majority leaves AUP, at least initially, to seek careers in the global workplace. A significant minority, using AUP as a springboard to prestigious graduate schools, enjoys the support and mentoring offered by high-profile faculty teacher scholars to pursue post-graduate degrees. Global explorers are all different and they follow different pathways to and from AUP. The portrait of the AUP student we serve requires nuance, as the University hosts a range of different kinds. Our “fit” students hail from the entire globe, may have parents of two different nationalities and have lived in a third country, speak three or four languages upon entrance, and feel comfortable in a learning environment of great demographic diversity.

Another kind of global explorer may have never left his or her country before coming to AUP, but has yearned for the “bigger life”—the study, the languages, the travel, the cultural connections, the feeling of global belonging, the transformative experience—that only an international college degree such as ours can provide. Still other global explorers feel at home in the AUP classroom with its characteristic mix of different nationalities, languages, cultures, ethnicities, ideologies and faiths. Finally, given AUP’s location in Paris and our globally mobile population, our planning and curriculum must take into account the different points of entry of all of AUP’s student constituencies: our three- and four-year degree-seeking undergraduates, one-to-two-year Master’s students, first-year partner program students, third-year study-abroad students, independent visitors, and transfer students.

All of our global explorers, whatever their origins, come forth in search of what we call AUP’s “third culture” community. Since our founding as an international college, we have defined our natural diversity as the air we breathe, one in which no national majority, location, or shared heritage connects members to one another. Instead, such an international environment privileges intellectual and social collaboration amongst people from diverse mono-cultural, bi-cultural, and third-culture backgrounds. Members’ sense of belonging emerges from relationships to others of similar aspirations and ideas and values. There are pocket communities of internationals all over the world that attract global explorers. AUP is one of them.

FACULTY

AUP’s faculty body is composed of 28 different nationalities representing all continents of the world. Dedicated to teaching, the faculty is also richly productive, hosting high numbers of international conferences, study groups, research projects, and events each year. In 2016, AUP faculty members published 19 books and more than 150 articles, gave over 200 academic presentations and conducted 30 study trips all over the world, serving half of the AUP student body.  See their achievements here.  AUP faculty research tends to focus on the cross-cultural, the comparative, and the interdisciplinary, supporting the University’s mission of producing students for a world held in common. A shared curricular vision informs graduate and undergraduate level teaching, and is one that looks toward global sustainability, conflict resolution, diplomacy, cultural translation, and social injustice by every disciplinary tool at our disposal, but most important of all, focuses upon the steady cultivation of our own and our students’ humanity. AUP has no separate graduate faculty—all faculty members who participate in graduate teaching also teach in the undergraduate program.

UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

AUP is led by a seasoned and deeply committed president, Celeste Schenck, who was appointed by a 25-member Board of Trustees comprised of dedicated alumni, business leaders, nonprofit leaders, and people from a range of professions and walks of life. AUP’s Board Chair, Raymond Henze, is an AUP parent who has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and senior trustee at Williams College. Former board chairs of Swarthmore and Grinnell also serve on the AUP board. AUP’s twelfth president since 2009, President Schenck has served AUP for 27 years in multiple capacities, including as 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. She is a recognized leader in higher education, serving as immediate past president of AAICU (The Association of American International Colleges and Universities) and as an invited participant in the G20 (an organization of visionary college presidents forming in the United States). Schenck is a scholar of women’s literature, editor of multiple series, and, more recently, co-author of books on women, culture, and development. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and her doctorate from Brown University.

President Schenck has created a highly professional leadership team composed of the Provost, the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the VP for Enrollment Management, the VP for Presidential Initiatives, and the VP for Security, Operations and Student Services.

Mary McLean Evans joined the Leadership Team in 2017 as Vice President for Presidential Initiatives. Previous positions included 30+ years at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where she served in a wide variety of development and administrative positions including Executive Director of Principal Gifts and Assistant Vice President and Executive Director, Career Services. Based in the United States, Mary serves as the AUP’s lead fundraiser for the University’s most significant prospects and donors, and leads the Outreach and Advancement team, setting strategy for development and constituent initiatives. 

Reporting to the Vice President for Presidential Initiatives, the Director of University Outreach and Advancement will work closely with members of the leadership team as well as with members of the AUP Board of Trustees, especially members of the Development, Outreach and Communications Committee of the Board.

THE OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY OUTREACH AND ADVANCEMENT

Building on the momentum of the University’s 50th Anniversary in 2012, AUP has grown and professionalized its development function substantially over the past five years. The University has made significant investments in resource development, raising and allocating funds to expand the staff, investing in prospect research, building prospect pipelines and beginning to deploy frontline fundraisers. The focus in recent years has been on major gifts fundraising while also working to build a reliable annual fund program. Parents of current and former AUP students represent an increasingly significant pool of support.

Now led by the Vice President for Presidential Initiatives, today AUP has four staff members on the road. The Director will have significant front-line fundraising responsibilities in addition to his/her management responsibilities.

ALUMNI AND PARENT RELATIONS

AUP has a dedicated alumni and parent community of over 20,000 members living in 145 different countries around the globe, a fact that makes consistent engagement and fundraising more challenging than in a wholly regional university context. That said, many AUP alumni are deeply engaged with the University, serving as volunteer leaders on the President’s Alumni Advisory Council (launched in 2013-2014 in the United States, Europe and the Middle East), returning to campus as speakers, providing internships for AUP students, mentoring current students in a successful alumni-to-student mentoring program, and supporting the University in its efforts to maintain contact with and extend our reach to active alumni worldwide. Dedicated alumni trustees now constitute approximately 30% of the Board. In 2013, AUP established a parent relations function, which serves as a central contact point, delivers parent communications, and brings over 450 parents to campus for Orientation and other events throughout the year. The parent of an AUP alumna is now Chair of the Board of Trustees.

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PARIS FOUNDATION

The American University of Paris Foundation, Inc. (AUPF) is a New York not-for-profit corporation, recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its primary purpose is to support The American University of Paris, and, as such, it is recognized as a supporting charity under Section 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Chairman of the Foundation serves on the AUP Board and the Foundation has six other trustees, five of whom are alumni and one of whom is a former AUP trustee. Three Foundation trustees serve on an Investment Committee and it is planned that the Foundation and its Investment Committee will oversee the endowment. The Director of University Outreach and Advancement will work closely with the AUPF on gift recording between AUP and AUPF and on donor stewardship.

THE AGENDA FOR THE DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY OUTREACH AND ADVANCEMENT

The new Director of University Outreach and Advancement will be an energetic advancement leader with experience in higher education and a demonstrated track record of increasing success in annual giving, major gifts, and management, as well as the systems that track and measure advancement progress. The successful candidate is motivated by the opportunity to strengthen AUP’s culture of philanthropy through measurable increases in constituent engagement, annual support and the successful completion of AUP Ascending

Specific expectations for the new Director of University Outreach and Advancement include:

Enhancing AUP’s Culture of Giving

Working in collaboration with and under the direction of the VP for Presidential Initiatives, the Director of University Outreach and Advancement is expected to have a direct impact on improving AUP’s overall philanthropic culture and to work to expand its network of friends and donors. In particular, the Director is charged with developing major relationships on behalf of AUP in Europe and the Middle East, which will augment the work of the Vice President and support the professional development and success of the Paris fundraising team. Advice on messaging, managing and supervising frontline fundraisers and volunteer leadership, and the continued engagement of leadership-level gifts are activities that AUP expects from the new Director of University Outreach and Advancement. AUP’s trustee and alumni leadership have pledged their full support and involvement.

Setting the Bar (Appropriately) High

Establishing high expectations across all elements of the program will be important, as is the ability to support the team’s success in meeting those expectations. The Director of University Outreach and Advancement is expected to bring vision and strategic thinking to meeting challenging future goals. The understanding and trust that grows from good management practices will enable AUP to achieve desired outcomes for the entire unit.

Encouraging Campus-Wide Engagement

Many areas of campus have an interest in establishing closer connections to the fundraising and outreach efforts at AUP. In many cases, faculty and administrators who engage directly in the delivery of AUP’s educational program are the best people to highlight the detail and vibrancy of opportunities for gift support. The campus community provides a resource that can add value and expertise to the advancement effort. The Director will work to engage faculty and staff in advancement efforts, honoring and capitalizing on strong relationships with alumni, parents and friends.

Key attributes of AUP's next Director of University Outreach and Advancement will include:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent; the successful candidate is likely to have a Master’s degree as well.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in higher education development contexts, including participation in a comprehensive fundraising campaign from planning to delivery.
  • A hands-on, entrepreneurial, and creative leadership style to act as the executive coach of a young but well-positioned development staff, which is planned to grow across the alumni and development functions.
  • Capacity to fundraise “multilingually,” that is, according to American standards and practices of fundraising, but inflected by a European or Middle Eastern, African, or Asian sensibility (less overt, more tacit, and subtle in approach, often requiring education of potential donors about the very nature of fundraising).
  • Demonstrable effective management and goal- and priority-setting skills in both the alumni/parent relations and development functions.
  • Evidence of capacity to become a lead University fundraiser by means of a track record of gifts secured.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, as well as meticulous organizational capacity and leadership skills in team building and management.
  • Willingness and availability to travel internationally with frequency.
  • An appreciation for great camaraderie and the ability to multi-task.
  • Commitment to the cost-effective and strategic use of resources.
  • An understanding of data systems and management, expertise in Raisers Edge.

You will receive special attention if you:

  • Speak French
  • Hold European Union working papers (although this is not a requirement for the job)
  • Are a “global explorer” yourself and show promise of thriving in AUP’s special environment

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

1.       A letter demonstrating your interest in developing AUP’s Advancement capacity in an international, highly diverse environment.

2.       A brief statement within the letter of your personal and professional approach to development and alumni relations.

3.       A review of your experience, including your strengths and weaknesses in light of the job description.

4.       A curriculum vitae or resume.

5.       A list of three referees, including email addresses and telephone numbers, whom the search committee may contact upon short-listing of candidates (with due respect for timing and discretion surrounding the process).

Applications should be addressed to Members of the Search Committee and sent by e-mail to Jobapplicants@aup.edu

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.

Applications should be made via e-mail to jobapplicants@aup.edu.

Faculty positions

Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature

The American University of Paris invites applications for temporary positions in the Department of English and Comparative Literature to teach writing and composition courses for our General Education program English (EN1010, or EN2020) within our General Education Program “Speaking the World -- English” beginning September 2018 for the Academic Year 2018-19.

 

Department

English and Comparative Literature

 

Rank

Depending on qualification.

 

Qualifications

Demonstrated appropriate experience in successful teaching of similar courses at a University level, and/or PhD or equivalent in a text-based discipline (completed or near completion). Demonstrated excellence in English writing. 

Valid working papers or legal right to work in France (e.g. as a EU citizen) required.

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

 

The Institution

Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris 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.  The University brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. The American University in Paris is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

Salary Range

Salary and benefits are competitive in the French market.

 

Applications

 Please submit a single PDF dossier including: curriculum vitae, cover letter, a recent writing sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness to ggilbert@aup.edu.

Applications MUST be sent electronically in PDF format. They should include:

  • a CV
  • a writing sample
  • information about working papers
  • a teaching dossier with information about teaching experience and evidence of effective teaching

The review of applications will start as soon as they arrive and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Economics

The American University of Paris invites applications for full-time positions in the Department of Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2018. Applicants should be comfortable teaching Intermediate Macro, Money and Banking and International Economics. All courses are taught in English.                                                                                                                            

 

Qualifications

A PhD in Economics is required at the time of appointment (August 1, 2018). Applicants having completed the coursework for a PhD, but who have not yet defended their doctoral dissertation may be considered. Prior teaching experience is required.

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

 

The Institution

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

 

The Department

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

 

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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 university community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

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

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: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 March 9th, 2018 for full consideration.

Assistant Professor in Psychology

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor for the academic year 2018-2019 beginning August 1, 2018. Candidates should be generalists in psychology who have the expertise to teach courses in social and personality psychology as well as qualitative and quantitative methods. We are especially interested in candidates who can connect their research and teaching to our major in Gender, Sexuality and Society or with one of the university’s research centers.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Development or a related discipline by time of appointment (August 1st 2018). ABD candidates may be considered. Proven capacity for research and engaged teaching. Teaching experience within a liberal arts context or familiarity with liberal arts education is desirable. Strong interdisciplinary interest in the social sciences and/or an applied discipline is an asset. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. French fluency is not required but is a plus. Ability in other languages, notably non-European languages, also constitutes a plus

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

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

The Institution

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

The Department

Psychology is a small but growing department with plans for expansion over the coming years. Currently, the department has 3 full-time and 5 part-time faculty members with strengths in social, clinical, psychoanalytic, cultural and narrative psychology. The department has over 50 undergraduate majors. https://www.aup.edu/academics/departments/psychology   

Responsibilities

Teaching load of six courses for the year. Candidates will be responsible for teaching a range of courses in psychology at the undergraduate level, from introductory core to advanced courses. Possibility of teaching advanced courses in the candidate's research area.

  • Maintaining commitment to scholarship
  • Excellence in teaching, curricular development and innovation
  • Teaching of interdisciplinary subjects
  • Student advising
  • 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 university community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

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

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 researchinterests and writing samples of recent scholarship to:  Psychologysearch@aup.edu

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

Chair, Psychology 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 March 9th, 2018 for full consideration.

Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Politics

The American University of Paris invites applications for a part-time position in the Department of International and Comparative Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2018.  Applicants should have a specialization in International Humanitarian and International Human Rights Law, and/or international institutions and international diplomacy/negotiations. 

Courses are in the areas of International Law and International Diplomacy/Negotiation at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Interests should include International Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, International Criminal Law, the relationship between international and domestic law; international governance and organizations, the role of NGOs and lawyers; international law applicable during international armed conflicts, counter-terrorism, military justice and military courts. A regional emphasis is open, but a focus on the Middle East is of interest. 

 

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or Juris Doctor by time of appointment (August 1, 2018), and a proven capacity for research (peer-reviewed publications) and engaged interactive teaching.  The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. French fluency is not required but is a plus. Ability in other languages, notably non-European languages, also constitutes a plus

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

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

 

The Institution

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

 

The Department

The ICP Department is home to the International Politics Major and Minor, the Politics, Philosophy and Economics Major, as well as the International Law minor. We are in the process of developing a new major with a focus on International Diplomacy, Global Challenges, and Global Governance. We train students to develop a critical understanding of the present global system and cultivate their appreciation of the enduring power and relevance of the past in the present and the construction of the future. AUP’s cosmopolitan and urban setting is reflected in the department’s offerings on global politics and our emphasis on foreign and domestic politics in comparative and historical perspectives. The courses in the ICP department nourish a liberal arts education in the heart of one of Europe’s most historic and vibrant cities through regular visits with professors in Paris and to cities across Europe. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Teaching load of four courses per year including introductory courses in international law, courses in conflict resolution and negotiation/mediation, human rights and different global challenges. 
  • Maintaining commitment to scholarship
  • Excellence in teaching, curricular development and innovation
  • Teaching of interdisciplinary subjects
  • Student advising
  • 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 university community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

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

AUP follows an American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Professor).

 

Applications

Please submit a single PDF dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current research interests and future plans, latest or most relevant publications, and a statement of teaching philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness to icpjobsearch@aup.edu

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

Chair, ICP 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 March 9, 2018 for full consideration.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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 beginning August 1, 2018. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Biology, Earth Systems, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Development. Candidates with teaching and/or research interests in Urban Ecology, Conservation Biology, or related fields are of particular interest.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment (August 1, 2018), along with a record of peer-reviewed publications in international journals. The candidate should have a proven capacity for dynamic interactive teaching. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. Fluency in French is not required but is a strong plus. It is not necessary to have European Union citizenship or the legal right to work in France 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: 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: 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 interdisciplinary teaching and research for promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • develop and teach courses within the undergraduate science program – the teaching load is six courses per year;
  • maintain a competitive research program that involves undergraduate students, culminating in publications in peer-reviewed international journals;
  • contribute to the research, teaching, and outreach activities of AUP’s Edward & Joy Frieman Environmental Science Center;
  • engage in university service, student advising, and curricular development and innovation;
  • work actively towards promotion within the American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Professor).

Applications: Please submit a single PDF dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current research interests and future plans, latest or most relevant publications, and a statement of teaching philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness to: sciencejobsearch@aup.edu

Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to sciencejobsearch@aup.edu, or if preferred mailed to:

Chair, 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. Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Global Communications - Fashion

The American University of Paris invites applications for a part-time position in the Department of Global Communications at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in Fashion & Fashion cultures, beginning August 1, 2018.

Candidates should have cross-cultural expertise and academic training in Fashion and fashion cultures. In addition to excellent scholarship, ideal candidates would have fashion industry experience and contacts. Complementary disciplinary expertise or industry experience in the following areas are of particular interest: sociology, cultural studies, material culture, digital media, emerging technologies, visual culture, critical studies of digital age culture industries and consumption, journalism, branding, advertising and PR.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communications, Media studies, or a related discipline, with a strong emphasis on Fashion by time of appointment (August 1, 2018) Proven capacity for excellent, engaged teaching committed to student learning within a liberal arts context. Solid academic training in fashion, communication, media studies, or visual culture methods and theories. Familiarity with liberal arts education, learning outcomes, skill development (critical thinking, information literacy, writing in the disciplines, etc.) and assessment is highly desirable. Strong research and publication potential in Fashion studies. 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 required at the time of application.  

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

Responsibilities: The teaching load for this part-time position consists of four courses per year. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused in the department’s Fashion Studies curriculum, particularly at the MA level. Professional mentorship is an important component of our work with students. Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning, curricular development and 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).

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:  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: Fashion; Development Communications; and Digital Cultures and Industries. 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

Applications: Please submit electronically 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.

Review of applications will begin on November 20th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of 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 of Fine Arts beginning August 1, 2018. The Department seeks to hire someone who can teach traditional and contemporary Painting and Print Making techniques, the chemistry and physics of artists’ materials, and who has a strong background in Western Art History, and a mastery of the Applied Arts, Conservation and Restoration.

Qualifications: M.F.A. by time of appointment (August 1st 2018) and significant teaching experience. Proven capacity for artistic exhibitions, research and engaged interactive teaching. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. French fluency is not required. 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.

Responsibilities: The teaching load is six courses. The candidate should be able to teach painting, 2D mixed media, collage, print-making, design, and the applied arts. An interest in teaching our course on Materials & Techniques is highly desirable. Strong motivation to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration, including the teaching of the first-year seminar, is an asset. Professors need to teach in as wide a range as possible, offering the maximum variety of disciplines for our students given our small staff.

Other duties will include artistic exhibition activities/active research, advising students, and service to both the department and the university.

Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to liberal arts education in a highly international environment and must show their work in international exhibitions. We seek engaged scholars, and have high expectations of teaching and artistic endeavors.

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 Department of Art History & Fine Arts consists of an Art History major and a new and quickly growing Fine Arts major. 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.

Applications: Please submit a single PDF dossier to fineartsjobsearch@aup.edu including:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a statement on the candidates’ approach to teaching Fine Arts in an international context,
  • a statement of research interests/artistic exhibition activities, 
  • three high-quality photos of recent work.

 Please also arrange to have two reference letters sent separately by email to fineartsjobsearch@aup.edu or, if preferred, by mail to:

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

Applications MUST be sent electronically in PDF format.

Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.