Employment Opportunities

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

Current Vacanies:

 Part-time Junior Lecturer/Lecturer in Mathematics

Date posted: 23/01/2015

The American University of Paris invites excellent teachers who are fluent in English to apply for a part-time position in Mathematics (enseignant). Candidates must have experience and proven expertise in teaching Mathematics or Statistics to students of diverse (mathematical and cultural) backgrounds. The candidate would be contributing to the general education component of the AUP program, and as such would need to show skill at gifted, organized and inspiring teaching to students who are not majoring in mathematics or another scientific discipline.


A PhD in mathematics, statistics or related discipline is desired, but candidates with master’s degrees are also invited to apply if they can demonstrate a track record of excellent teaching at university level. Proven capacity for engaged and energetic teaching to students of different backgrounds is essential. Applicants must be fluent in English and a good level of oral French is useful.

Candidates with European citizenship preferred (legal right to work in France 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. 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 USA-based universities.

The Department  

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science houses two majors – in Computer Science and in Quantitative Environmental Science – as well as minors in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, IT and CS, and Environmental Science. In addition to providing mathematics courses for a number of other majors across the University, the department serves the entire University’s student population for the mathematics and science courses comprising general education requirements. The Department benefits from eight full-time faculty and two part-time faculty. The Department’s research interests are very varied, and members benefit from European grants as well as University support for academic scholarship.


Excellence in teaching is essential. Teaching responsibilities would be in introductory level courses in mathematics. The teaching load is 3 course equivalents per year, and teaching is in English exclusively.  Duties include course preparation and teaching, preparation of syllabi and assessment materials, keeping track of student involvement in class and student absences, keeping students informed of their progress by promptly grading and returning assessed work, and maintaining records necessary for program assessment.

Salary Range

Salary and benefits competitive on the French market


Please submit a single PDF dossier (in English) including: curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy with documented evidence of teaching effectiveness along with the names and email addresses of three referees to MathSearch@aup.edu by March 1st, 2015.

 Outreach & Advancement Assistant

Date posted: 13/03/2015

Department: Office of University Outreach and Advancement
Supervisor: Kristina Ver Foley - Director of University Outreach and Advancement
Contract: 18-month CDD

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

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


  • Facilitates and supports all administrative needs for the Outreach and Advancement team including but not limited to ordering supplies; maintaining printers; creating and uploading PDFs; collecting and distributing mail; circulating timesheets; coordinating maintenance needs; delivering high priority documents to Finance and other campus offices; maintaining orderly electronic and hard copy files; creating fall, spring and summer work schedules and space assignments for student assistants in the office; coordinating and coding  invoices and expense reporting for approval and signature. Periodically supports priority needs identified across the unit during intensive work flow periods, as determined by the Director of University Outreach and Advancement
  • Greets and directs visitors to the Office of Outreach and Advancement and monitors access to the building; provides telephone reception support to the Director of Outreach and Advancement; serves as the administrative liaison and contact with a variety of constituents related to the work of the unit, including donors, faculty, and University administrators; assists with special events as needed
  • Designs, organizes, and implements administrative systems and procedures and performs all necessary support duties; operates a networked computer
  • Must have database experience and/or will be required to complete training for internal database systems (Raiser’s Edge, CAMS). Must keep current with new technologies
  • Monitors the alumni@aup.edu, parents@aup.edu, and advancement@aup.edu mailboxes and responds to requests or channels them to the appropriate respondent; processes basic requests for alumni cards and transcripts
  • Updates constituent contact information and donor records in the database as notified by emails and by the Director of University Outreach and Advancement
  • Performs gift entry/recording in the advancement database for unrestricted (including Trustee gifts), programmatic, capital and campaign gifts as well as small grants
  • Is responsible for gift acknowledgment and receipting for all donations and drafts/edits personalized acknowledgements for signature by gift officers, the Director of University Outreach and Advancement, and the President
  • Maintains appropriate records of batches, paper files, and other records related to contributions
  • Liaises with Finance Department and AUP Foundation to ensure accuracy of gift/donation records and deposits
  • Tracks and files recurring gift and multi-year pledge documentation and has working knowledge of and ensures adherence to established systems/controls established by auditor standards
  • Assists in scheduling of prospect/donor visits for the President, Director of Outreach and Advancement, and volunteer leadership in coordination, where necessary, with the President’s Office staff
  • May be called upon to draft, format, proofread, edit, fact-check, distribute, and track correspondence produced by the Director of Outreach and Advancement; may conduct research for narrative reports to donors and draft short donor biographies for internal use
  • Schedules meetings and coordinates the use of office space and resources for meetings and conferences; prepares meeting materials and keeps meeting minutes for bi-weekly unit staff meetings
  • As requested, processes all credit card, expense report, and travel-related forms for the Director of University Outreach and Advancement
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Outreach and Advancement


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

Deadline for Applications: 24 March 2015

This position is an 18-month CDD contract. Only applicants who have French or EU citizenship, or those who hold a valid French Carte de Résident will be considered for this position. Interested candidates should contact Kristina Ver Foley (kfoley@aup.fr)

 Director of Academic Advising, Careers and Leadership Center

Date posted: 10/03/2015
Supervisor: Provost of University


University graduates - especially graduates of the humanities and liberal arts - have been finding the transition to satisfying employment increasingly difficult in recent years—to the point where a large percentage of liberal arts colleges have shrunk, closed or been absorbed by larger institutions. Studies and experience show that interdisciplinary learning focused on cultivating both liberal arts and technical skills, combined with professionally-relevant Internships, early career planning and the early development of essential soft-skills (excellent writing, critical thinking, problem solving, varied modes of inquiry, global awareness and strong leadership) can remedy this problem.

It is in this broader context that AUP seeks a proven leader to spearhead and develop this initiative to integrate academic and career advising and leadership training.

Position Description:

The director of the new office of academic advising, careers and leadership (name of office TBA) will work with provost and staff to design and create a combined advising, career and leadership office whose purpose will be to provide a seamless academic-to-career experience for AUP students. The director will be responsible for the overall success of the office and its functions; provide leadership over staff; advise provost on office’s resource needs and allocations; engage in hiring, professional development and promotion of staff; set agenda for and oversee staff meetings; report and meet weekly with provost; oversee, in conjunction with provost, the ongoing formation and direction of the new office; work to integrate career advising and leadership skills earlier in the students’ academic schedule; work with alumni to identify contacts and mentors for students and to develop academically-rigorous and professionally-relevant internships; gather alumni and other survey information for the continual improvement of the advising experience; work to improve alignment between AUP’s innovative curriculum, advising and desirable employment outcomes for AUP graduates; engage with professional advising and career organizations (NACADA, CEIA, etc.) in order to stay abreast of, and contribute ideas to, the conversation on current advising/career/leadership trends and best practices; imagine innovative practices (peer advising, technologies, video, etc.) to more efficiently and effectively reach more students.

Important Duties:

  • Ensure that the officehelps students meet requirements of an AUP education
  • Ensure accurate and thorough advisement to students
  • Advise students of technical requirements for majors, minors and general education.
  • Aid students in making a timely graduation plan that meets their academic, career, and life goals
  • Review and submit junior degree checks and seniors for graduation
  • Maintain student confidentiality
  • Help students understand academic and career decision-making processes
  • Communicate academic requirements for majors and minors to relevant constituencies and stay abreast of updates and changes in requirements and policies
  • Understand specific needs of international, multicultural and other students of special populations (disabilities, first generation college student, mental health issues, etc.)
  • Use computer skills to access student information on the CAMS system, Raiser’s Edge, and other relevant databases
  • Communicate professionally with current students, prospective students, parents, staff, faculty, other advisors, and other campus entities
  • Be familiar with other AUP centers, departments, services, and other referral resources to assist students
  • Know and communicate college and university policies and procedures
  • Approve internships
  • Inspire AUP students to develop their own leadership early in their academic careers by developing targeted programming, some of it of an academic nature
  • Have the vision and initiative to step into the position despite the ambiguities and uncertainties inherent to the building of a new center and in a context of rapid change.

Minimum Qualifications:

To succeed in this role, you will need to:

  • hold a minimum of an MA degree in a relevant field (liberal arts, social science, management, or counseling, etc.);
  • have a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in academic, career and leadership counseling;
  • have excellent writing skills, strong leadership, organization and communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail and strong human relations skills;
  • demonstrate responsiveness and the ability to anticipate constituent needs;
  • provide evidence of effective management and team-building experience with other administrative units, including development / alumni relations offices;
  • have a proven track record in working with faculty to provide training and coordination of advising practices and procedures ;
  • have experience or be willing to learn how to assess the effectiveness of advising practices, communication to students;
  • be a near-native speaker of English, communicate effectively in written English, have excellent public relations skills, and some mastery of French, or at least a willingness to learn it.
  • have understanding of trends in higher education, especially with challenges liberal arts and humanities disciplines are currently facing;
  • have the vision, drive, persistence and creativity to establish and maintain new services, programs, initiatives
  • have experience developing action plans and strategies for partnerships
  • have ability to follow and calculate changes in career trends and the role the liberal arts might play in the employment market
  • have ability to create and analyze institutional and survey data regarding academic and career outcomes, exploration, etc. and to organize data for reports
  • have technical proficiency in developing multi-media presentations
  • have experience with leadership teaching and training

Deadline for Internal Applications: 17 March 2015

Interested candidates should contact Margaret Savéan (msavean@aup.fr)

 Temporary part time positions in Department of English and Comparative Literature

Date posted: 26/03/2015

The American University of Paris invites applications for temporary positions (CDD) in the Department of English and Comparative Literature to teach writing and composition courses for our General Education program English (EN0085, EN0095, EN1000, EN1010, or EN2020) within our English Foundation Program and the General Education Program “Speaking the World -- English”, beginning September 2015.


Depending on qualification.


Demonstrated appropriate experience in successful teaching of similar courses at a University level, and/or terminal academic degree in a text-based discipline (completed or near completion). Demonstrated excellence in English writing. (Qualifications and/or experience in ESL teaching alone are insufficient.)

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.


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

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

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

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