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 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.



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.


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

Administrative Assistant to the Registrar's Office

Department: Registrar's Office
Supervisor: Pauline Bonnot, Acting University Registrar
Origin of vacancy: This recruitment is in order to complete the Registrar’s office and Advising teams where duties have been reassigned during the University Registrar’s maternity leave.  The opening is for a contrat à durée déterminée for five months.


Registrar’s Office Front Desk Duties
  • Supports the Assistant Registrar in managing the Registrar group email, responding to and transferring messages as necessary
  • Supports the Advising office in managing the advising group email and with correspondence as necessary
  • Receives and transfers incoming calls
  • Assists students and faculty with their requests at the front desk
  • Maintains professor absence and course cancelation webform, manages and distributes cancelled and make-up course information
Advising Office Support
  • Assists in managing the Advising group email and assisting with correspondence
  • Data entry for the advising office
  • Assistance setting up meetings and advising sessions for incoming students
  • Assistance with the administration of junior degree checks and final degree applications
  • Data-entry relative to transfer credits and transfer upload documents
  • Support preparing for and during the Orientation period
  • Other administrative duties and general office support as needed
Processing of Documents Requests
  • Processes special enrollment certificates
  • Processes transcripts as requested
  • Handles correspondence relative to transcripts, enrollment and all types of certificates and degree verifications
  • Ensures the accuracy of address information in the database. This may include correspondence with students and departments
  • Uploads documents to student files
Other duties
  • Supports the semester Check-In procedure and the start of the semester data clean-up
  • Hands out ID cards and Fine Arts cards
  • Assists with data entry in regards to the semester course offering in CAMS
  • Uploads French and English placement results regularly
  • Supports the processing of electronic forms (Formdesk)
  • Executes office-wide filing projects including semester file movement to off-site storage
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the American system of higher education
  • BTS or equivalent
  • Highly organized with demonstrated accomplishments
  • Excellent, proven Microsoft Excel skills; highly competent with computers (Databases Microsoft Office Pack, Internet)
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to deal effectively with internal and external clients, and work within a team
  • Excellent spoken and written English, competent French would be an advantage

Interested candidates should apply by e-mail to jobapplicants@aup.edu

Development Director USA

Development Director USA

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


The American University of Paris will always remain true to its original, unique, and powerful purpose: to reinvent American liberal arts education for an ever-more-international world. To that end, we have built a 21st century curriculum that pairs deep learning in the humanities and social sciences with professionally enhancing experiences in real-life settings. AUP’s comparative and cross-cultural curriculum asks students to reflect upon what it means to be human, to live in a world of interdependence, and to act ethically and lead decisively. Our newly launched research centers focus on contemporary social, political, economic, scientific and cultural issues, providing students with opportunities to find real-life solutions to the most important problems of our age. Close student/faculty interaction and faculty mentoring of student projects is at the heart of our educational philosophy.

Having written a strategic plan, AUP Ascending 2015-2020, to create such conditions for learning, AUP has launched its first capital campaign to build the campus home for the learning community we’ve described above. We need fitting spaces in which to foster active, problem-based, laboratory-style learning, increased financial aid for our students, development funds for our outstanding faculty, and operational support for our research centers. We are currently poised to invest in our community and centers, and to extend, consolidate and renovate appropriately our historic learning facilities in Paris’s 7th arrondissement.


Reporting to the Director of University Outreach & Advancement, the Development Director USA actively identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of US-based prospects, including alumni, parents and friends of The American University of Paris (AUP), serving as the principal liaison between the University and American parents. The Development Director USA will work with faculty, staff, board members and volunteers to engage prospects and to develop and implement cultivation and solicitation plans to raise major gifts within the context of the University’s capital campaign AUP Ascending.

The Development Director USA will have a minimum of five years of development experience, preferably within the field of education in the United States. Significant experience in qualifying prospects and making personal solicitations is required, as is demonstrable success in securing gifts from high net-worth individuals.

The Development Director USA will be based in the United States and will work remotely as a member of the University Outreach & Advancement team.  She/he will align activities with team members in the Paris unit and with those in other units of the University as needed. The duties of the post are set out as they are envisaged at present, but it will be important for the person appointed to be flexible and adaptable, and able to contribute to the development of the engagement and fundraising function of The American University of Paris.  The Development Director will be the primary representative of the campaign in the United States, working with the President and Board members to cultivate and solicit appropriate prospects. 

  • Broaden and deepen the University’s US-based donor pool by working independently and entrepreneurially to initiate, develop and manage relationships with a pool of potential and current donors.
  • Manage and develop a prospect portfolio of approximately 100 individuals, conduct face-to-face visits with prospects/donors in the United States and travel as needed to meet prospect/donors or attend campus events in Paris (Orientation, Graduation).
  • Develop and implement strategies to move prospects toward solicitation; complete assigned solicitations on the agreed-upon timeline.
  • Work in a collegial manner with the Advancement team, key administrators, board members and volunteers in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and closure.
  • Schedule visits, draft briefings, contact reports and other correspondence for and with prospects, also supporting the President, senior leadership and volunteer leadership (such as Board members, Campaign Committee, alumni solicitors) as needed.
  • Serve as organizer of assigned events or committees and liaise with all involved constituencies to maximize prospect/donor engagement. These include on- and off-campus events and donor-hosted events, among others.
  • Serve as the University’s main liaison to American parents and play a key role in the development of the AUP’s Parents’ Council.
  • Assume and achieve annual fundraising and activity goals, as set by the Director of O&A.
  • In consultation with the Director of O&A, make numerous decisions on cultivation time committed versus expected gift response, determine who needs to be involved in the relationship with the prospective donor and decide the most effective use of travel time.
  • Contribute to the smooth operation of the Outreach and Advancement unit by participating in prospect review sessions, consistently documenting activity in Raiser’s Edge and building positive working relationships with colleagues in Communications, the President’s and Provost's Offices, Finance, Alumni Affairs and the Board.
  • Remain current in required and voluntary training related to database use in prospect management and to best practices in fundraising.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Outreach & Advancement.


  • At a minimum, a Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong listening, organizational and computer skills.
  • Proven experience in individual major gift fundraising among high net-worth individuals, preferably within the field of education.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and an ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
  • Knowledge of tax laws related to charitable giving in the US, along with thorough knowledge of fundraising and solicitation policies, procedures and methods.
  • Native English speaker; strong English-language writing and editing skills.
  • Total discretion as regards prospect/donor and gift information.
Terms & Conditions
  • The incumbent will be expected to work from a home office
  • Full-time position for a first two-year period, renewal possible, depending on University’s future strategy and progress of the campaign
  • Salary competitive, depending upon experience
  • Availability to travel both locally and internationally with frequency and to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

Interested candidates should apply by e-mail to mvervaat@aup.edu