Employment Opportunities

Job Openings at AUP

For all questions regarding employment opportunities at The American University of Paris, please jobapplicantsataup.edu (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 Administrator

JOB TITLE: Schaeffer Center Administrator

 

CLASSIFICATION: T3

 

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, the Center Administrator will provide administrative support to the Center.

 

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

 

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. 
  • Designs, organizes, and implements administrative systems and procedures and performs all necessary support duties; operates a networked computer
  • 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 the Center’s communications strategies for our various publics (scholars, faculty, students, parents, alumni and so on), creating all Schaeffer Center publicity, content and outreach documents
  • 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.
  • Provides assistance to researchers and guests using the Center’s archives. Liaises with Library Staff to reserve space, sets up equipment, provides an introduction to the archival materials, search strategies, and answers questions.
  • Outreach to the community beyond the university to encourage engagement with and learning from the archive.
  • 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
  • Gathers content and assists in the writing of the newsletter and 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
  • Assists with the management of 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. 
  • Supports grant writing, sourcing grant opportunities, investigating potential grant partners, coordinating with Director grant writing, managing the application process. 
  • 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; 

 

Applications for this position should be addressed to msaveanataup.edu

 

Assistant Director of US Admissions – US Admissions Office

JOB TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION

Assistant Director of US Admissions – US Admissions Office 

 

SUPERVISOR

Director of US Admissions

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Assistant Director recruits, admits and yields students from designated regions in North America for programs at The American University of Paris (AUP) in Paris, France.  Programs include Bachelors, Masters, Summer and Study Abroad.  The counsellor is based in the United States, ideally in New England or New York, works from home, and reports to the Director of US Admissions. 

 

TERRITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The current territorial responsibilities for this position are:

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Canada
  • First-Year Abroad students (as assigned)

DUTIES:

The role will develop and follow a marketing and recruitment plan to achieve enrollment targets using multiple recruitment platforms, including online and social-media based recruitment and other ‘armchair’ recruitment strategies.  The position also requires travel within North America visiting high schools and colleges, attending college and graduate fairs and meeting with advisors, students, families, faculty, alumni and others possible contacts to promote AUP programs.   

 

Specific responsibilities will vary according to the time of year and the changing circumstances of the student recruitment market.  However, the following tasks will form a significant proportion of this role:

 

Marketing and student recruitment 

  • Devising and implementing marketing, student recruitment and communications campaigns in all designated territories;
  • Providing correct and up-to-date information on AUP through all possible communication channels;
  • Participating in appropriate outreach activities as assigned by Director;
  • Serving as a liaison between the University and prospective students and their families;
  • Developing and maintaining sustained communications with all potential recruitment and admissions stakeholders;
  • Responding to general enquiries of all kinds in a timely manner;
  • Contributing to the execution and development of marketing and yield programs primarily targeting but not limited to assigned territories;
  • Developing and executing Online Information Sessions for all prospective and accepted students;
  • Data entry to the CRM system operated by the University;
  • Maintaining and developing engagement activities with admissions stakeholders, specifically high school and independent college counsellors;
  • Leading the planning and execution of events for prospective and admitted students throughout the year.  This may include cross-departmental liaison with colleagues in Outreach & Advancement;
  • Overseeing the University’s efforts to attract and retain students from the US Veteran community; 
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director.

 

Admissions and financial aid

  • Advising students, counsellors and parents in all matters related to applying to, and attending AUP;
  • Reading applications and making decisions on completed applications files in an agreed and timely manner;
  • Providing admissions support for students coming to the University under our First-Year Abroad Programs;
  • Identifying and interpreting application trends to better yield and onboard qualified applicants;  
  • Implementing yield strategies and activities for all assigned students;
  • Providing information concerning financial aid to applicants 
  • Reviewing financial aid applications and making appropriate recommendations to the Director of Financial Aid; 
  • Providing up-to-date information to students and their families on all aspects of the onboarding process, including support for securing a student visa and ongoing pre-arrival administrative tasks; 
  • Providing specific information to students concerning Veteran-related financial aid (GI Bill);
  • Advising the Director of US Admissions of issues impacting on the admission of students to AUP;
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director.

 

Market research and market development

  • Supporting the analysis and interpretation of admissions data across both the US and Paris-based teams;
  • In association with colleagues, the analysis of relevant data (CRM and external) to help support tactical and strategic decision-making across both the US and Paris-based teams;
  • Monitoring the conditions relevant to student recruitment in all assigned territories;
  • Where appropriate, execute market research activities to ascertain the value of potential new territories;
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • English, familiarity with French;
  • Three-years’ experience in student recruitment and admissions;
  • CRM familiarity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, clear communicator and confident with a range of people;
  • Experience of organizing, promoting and hosting events;
  • Willingness to travel, a valid driver’s license, availability during evenings and weekends;
  • High level of IT literacy.

 

Preferred

  • French proficiency;
  • Higher education experience, particularly with facets of international practice;
  • Proven data analysis skills;
  • CRM (Technosolutions Slate) fluency.

 

Applications should be sent to msaveanataup.edu

 

Director of Human Resources

JOB TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION – DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES – CATEGORY C2-2

SUPERVISOR: VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION – Frequent interaction with other members of the Leadership Team and the University President

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervises a staff of three: the Manager of Personnel Administration, the Payroll Accountant and the Human Resources Assistant.
  • Participates in strategic decision-making concerning the future of the University wherever Human Resources issues are involved
  • General responsibility for all contracts of employment issued by the University: that they be in conformity with French law and the University’s needs and means.  This includes both faculty and administrative permanent and fixed-duration contracts, and internship agreements
  • Presides the Comité Social et Economique and Is responsible for relations with the Délégués Syndicaux 
  • Represents the employer in all relations with the authorities (Inspection du Travail, Médecine du Travail . . .)
  • Participates in the elaboration of the University’s budget, particularly the salary budget
  • Responsible for calculating the accrual for retirement obligations for the annual financial closure
  • Responsible for furnishing payroll information to the Director of Finance in order to complete and file the annual 990 US tax declaration
  • Responsible for organization and management of the periodic elections of the Personnel Representatives, including the negotiation of the Protocole d’Accord Pré-Electoral, the proper administration of the election itself, and the proper notification of the results to the authorities.
  • Is responsible for self-assessment of the department, and for closing the assessment loop
  • Is a voting member of the Calendar Committee and a non-voting member of all Faculty Search Committees
  • Provides advice to managers concerning disciplinary matters involving employees, and conducts the entire disciplinary process when appropriate (entretien préalable and notification of sanction, up to and including termination for cause (licenciement pour cause personnelle))
  • Upon decision of senior management, conducts the entire termination process for economic necessity (licenciement pour cause économique)
  • Is responsible for the appropriate management of all employment-related litigation, from amicable settlement through and including the Cour de Cassation. 
  • Advises on hiring policies and regulations for non-French citizens and when appropriate initiates and follows through on applications for work visas for potential hires who do not have an automatic right to work in France
  • With the Manager of Personnel Administration, ensures that job openings within the University are properly advertised, oversees the recruitment process and makes the final decision to hire
  • Is responsible for the proper registration of AUP as an employer in the different American States where employees are hired and for ensuring that the payroll for employees in the United States is properly issued by the payroll contractor, that all necessary declarations and payments for taxes and social charges are made, and that the resulting financial information is properly transmitted to the Accounting department
  • Manages the health insurance, death and disability insurance and 401(k) retirement plans for US employees 
  • Ensures proper issuance of the French payroll, declaration and payment of social charges and taxes, transmission of financial information to the Accounting department and analysis of the accounts by the Payroll Accountant
  • Is responsible for relations with the French authorities (URSSAF, GARP, fiscal authorities . . .), including audits of AUP’s situation when necessary
  • Manages and when possible and appropriate negotiates terms for insurance contracts related to employment (supplementary health insurance, death and disability insurance, travel insurance . . .)
  • Approves loans to employees
  • Receives employees who are experiencing personal and/or financial problems, provides advice and assistance where possible and appropriate
  • Is responsible for all matters pertaining to housing provided for University employees (Leadership Team members), including the lease on the housing, insurance, utilities, furniture and fittings when necessary.
  • Ensures that housing provided to such employees is properly declared through the payroll, and the appropriate taxes and charges paid
  • Is responsible for all matters pertaining to vehicles provided for University employees (purchase, insurance, maintenance) and ensures that provision of such vehicles is properly declared through the payroll and the appropriate taxes and charges paid

 

GENERAL SKILLS

  • Highly sensitive and empathetic in personal interactions
  • Natural authority
  • Political awareness
  • At ease in an international and intercultural environment
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Perseverance in following through until a question is fully resolved

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters degree or equivalent, some French legal training would be an advantage
  • Minimum five years’ experience
  • Bilingual English/French
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of French labour law
  • General understanding of other codes of French law (Code Civil, Code Pénal)
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Highly literate: able to read and understand legal briefs in both English and French and capable of drawing up legal agreements (Accords d’Entreprise) in French

 

Candidates should address a CV and letter of motivation to s.amieuxatpearl-executivesearch.com

Instructional Designer

POSITION: Instructional Designer – Category C2.1

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs, the Academic Resource Center (ARC@AUP)

SUPERVISOR: The Provost

 

The American University of Paris is seeking an Instructional Designer to take a leadership role in planning and development of instructional design, technology and teaching tools at AUP while also managing our Academic Resource Center.  The Instructional Designer manages ARC’s academic support programs and provides guidance to the faculty in the design and use of innovative pedagogies and learning technologies to enhance course delivery. 

 

Key Functions/Core Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have a combination of skills and experience: familiarity with current and emerging technologies, experience advising faculty about course design and delivery, teaching and/or training at a university level, and experience providing support services to enable student academic success. 

 

Instructional Design

  • Provide expertise in the planning and development of instructional design, technology and teaching tools, integrated into the curriculum, and aligned with course objectives.
  • Consult with faculty to ensure that course design, active-learning exercises and assessments are aligned to curricular goals, student outcomes and learning objectives.
  • Serve as the primary collaborator assisting faculty in designing or redesigning course materials for student-centered learning for all types of course development whether traditional, hybrid or online.
  • Design digital course content with faculty members, assist with curricular development, and the integration of tools for teaching and learning.
  • Suggest and create appropriate instructional technology tools (e.g., integrated applications, interactive maps, assessment tools, storyboards, digital badges, etc.) to aid faculty in accomplishing their student learning goals.
  • Assist with the summative evaluation of all projects to ensure that instruction is designed to produce effective learning and student success.

 

Management

  • Manage the Academic Resource Center (ARC)’s activities and ensure collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) to support faculty in the use of academic technologies and active-learning exercises.
  • Responsible for ARC personnel management as well as supervision of ARC support services, providing leadership as needed.
  • Responsible for ARC budgets and decision-making; manage the recruitment of tutors and is responsible for the allocation of grants for peer-tutoring programs.
  • Research, recommend, create and implement appropriate educational technologies and tools, while assisting faculty with course development, design, assessment and evaluation.
  • Provide direction for digital projects, mobile technologies, and lecture capture; assists with faculty workshops and pedagogical events proposed by the TLC.
  • Maintain current knowledge of research pertaining to higher education, emerging technologies, digital and hybrid pedagogy, universal design and learning theory.
  • Support the e-Learning process, working closely with colleagues in ARC, faculty and students on platforms, rubrics, tests, and other digital content.
  • Consult with the Office of Academic Integrity and serves as advisor to the Honor Board; maintain plagiarism-detection software and consult with the Writing Lab on initiatives to combat plagiarism and cheating.
  • Serve on as an ex-officio member of the curriculum committee as well as other committees as assigned by the Provost.

 

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Collaborate with the Writing Lab to support the continued development and improvement of tutoring solutions for students.
  • Support the TLC and AUP faculty: consult with the TLC Director and faculty fellows to explore instructional technology solutions, in particular for projects in the Digital Humanities; support the online course development process, working closely with the TLC Director and faculty to develop, implement and assess content; assist with faculty workshops and pedagogical events proposed by the TLC.
  • Liaise with IT/Multimedia staff regarding the acquisition and maintenance of any hardware and software necessary for the use of instructional technology in the curriculum.
  • Consult with the IT Director on all subjects relating to new tools and technology and work with the IT Director before proposing the use of such tools.
  • Engage with professional organizations and activities that can help advance the objectives of Academic Affairs and AUP’s global presence; attend and participate in AMICAL, Educause, and other higher-education conferences.  Keeps abreast of emerging trends and certifications (e.g., following this type of course:

https://events.educause.edu/courses/2021/designing-hybrid-flexible-hyflex-courses-to-support-multimodal-learning-environments-2).

  • Responsible for assessment initiatives for ARC to assess pedagogies, methodologies, and strategies for successfully integrating technology into the teaching and learning process as well as academic and administrative assessment as needed and where appropriate.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  •  Minimum Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or a closely related field.
  • At least five years’ experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Knowledge of current educational technology practices, emerging trends and technologies that support teaching and learning.
  • Clear understanding of curricular development, learning theories, and academic assessment; active participation in the EdTech community.
  • Native speaker competency in English (bilingual English/French appreciated).
  • Demonstrated experience working with learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas) and familiarity with the integration of third-party tools (e.g., Respondus, Persuall, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, common desktop applications, and presentation software. Ability to design course content for both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Strong project management, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.   
  • Interest in working in a dynamic and flourishing educational environment.

 

Preferred

  • Experience in multi-modal teaching and learning – synchronous, asynchronous, face-to-face, remote and hybrid.
  • Experience with mobile and interactive applications for teaching and learning.
  • Experience developing multi-media content and Web presentations.
  • Visual design skills and ability to storyboard.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods and/or teaching experience at the higher education level.
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories, data visualization, analytics, and instructional design models.

 

 

Applications: Please submit your application to http://apply.interfolio.com/88197  including:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for at least three professional references
  • portfolio of recent work appreciated

 

Applications should be received by 31 July 2021, for full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.

 

Assistant Director of US Admissions – US Admissions Office

JOB TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION

Assistant Director of US Admissions – US Admissions Office

 

SUPERVISOR

Director of US Admissions

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Assistant Director recruits, admits and yields students from designated regions in North America for programs at The American University of Paris (AUP) in Paris, France.  Programs include Bachelors, Masters, Summer and Study Abroad.  The counsellor is based in the United States, works from home, and reports to the Director US Admissions.

 

TERRITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The current territorial responsibilities for this position are:

  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • Puerto Rico
  • Caribbean Islands
  • Study Abroad Partners
  • Visiting Independent Study Abroad students
  • Visiting Gap Year students
  • First-Year Abroad students (as assigned)

 

DUTIES:

The role will develop and follow a marketing and recruitment plan to achieve enrollment targets using multiple recruitment platforms, including online and social-media based recruitment and other ‘armchair’ recruitment strategies.  The position also requires travel within North America visiting high schools and colleges, attending college and graduate fairs and meeting with advisors, students, families, faculty, alumni and others possible contacts to promote AUP programs.  

Specific responsibilities will vary according to the time of year and the changing circumstances of the student recruitment market.  However, the following tasks will form a significant proportion of this role:

 

Marketing and student recruitment

  • Devising and implementing marketing, student recruitment and communications campaigns in all designated territories;
  • Providing correct and up-to-date information on AUP through all possible communication channels;
  • Participating in appropriate outreach activities as assigned by Director;
  • Serving as a liaison between the University and prospective students and their families;
  • Developing and maintaining sustained communications with all potential recruitment and admissions stakeholders;
  • Responding to general enquiries of all kinds in a timely manner;
  • Contributing to the execution and development of marketing and yield programs primarily targeting but not limited to assigned territories;
  • Developing and executing Online Information Sessions for all prospective and accepted students;
  • Data entry to the CRM system operated by the University;
  • Maintaining and developing engagement activities with admissions stakeholders, specifically high school and independent college counsellors;
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director.

 

Admissions and financial aid

  • Advising students, counsellors and parents in all matters related to applying to, and attending AUP;
  • Reading applications and making decisions on completed applications files in an agreed and timely manner;
  • Providing admissions support for students coming to the University under our partnerships, including study abroad and first-year abroad institutions;
  • Identifying and interpreting application trends to better yield and onboard qualified applicants; 
  • Implementing yield strategies and activities for all assigned students;
  • Providing information concerning financial aid to applicants and making recommendations to the Director of Financial Aid concerning aid to be offered;
  • Reviewing financial aid applications and making appropriate recommendations to the Director of Financial Aid;
  • Providing information concerning financial aid to First-Year Abroad and Study Abroad students and making appropriate recommendations to the Director of Financial Aid;
  • Assisting students and their families in the Financial Aid Appeals process;
  • Providing up-to-date information to students and their families on all aspects of the onboarding process, including support for securing a student visa and ongoing pre-arrival administrative tasks;
  • Advising the Director of US Admissions of issues impacting on the admission of students to AUP;
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director.

 

Partnership development and market research

  • Managing existing study abroad partnerships, including day-to-day support of staff and students at study abroad institutions;
  • In association with the Director of US Admissions, identifying and developing appropriate new partner institutions;
  • Supporting the analysis and interpretation of admissions data across both the US and Paris-based teams;
  • In association with colleagues, the analysis of relevant data (CRM and external) to help support tactical and strategic decision-making across both the US and Paris-based teams;
  • Monitoring the conditions relevant to student recruitment in all assigned territories;
  • Where appropriate, execute or commission market research activities to ascertain the value of potential new territories;
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director.

 

Admissions communications

  • Working with AUP Communications colleagues and the Director of US Admissions developing and tailoring communications specific to the US market;
  • Working with AUP Communications colleagues to develop and implement communications plans;
  • Maintaining the Admissions social media accounts (Instagram, student Facebook groups) in accordance with community policies and guidelines;
  • Developing and maintaining Admissions Office presentation material in association with the OIS strategy lead and the Recruitment Team. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • English, familiarity with Spanish;
  • Three-years experience in student recruitment and admissions;
  • Experience of formal communications work;
  • CRM familiarity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, clear communicator and confident with a range of people;
  • Experience of organizing, promoting and hosting events;
  • Willingness to travel, a valid driver’s license, availability during evenings and weekends;
  • High level of IT literacy.

 

Preferred

  • Spanish proficiency;
  • Higher education experience, particularly with facets of international practice;
  • Proven data analysis skills;
  • CRM (Technosolutions Slate) fluency.

 

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to trogersataup.edu

Instructional Technologist

POSITION: Instructional Technologist – Category C1.2

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs, the Academic Resource Center (ARC@AUP)

SUPERVISOR: Instructional Designer

The American University of Paris is seeking an Instructional Technologist to join our Academic Resource Center.  The Instructional Technologist will accompany our faculty and our students in the use of the Learning Management System and develop a range of tools designed to promote accessibility, student engagement and to enhance learning at AUP.

 

Key Functions/Core Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have a combination of skills and experience: demonstrated experience with current and emerging technologies, experience advising faculty about course design and delivery, teaching and/or training at a university level, and experience providing support services to enable student academic success. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management of the University’s learning management system (LMS) as well as responsibility for other learning technology solutions.  Examples of duties may include:

  • Collaborating with IT services regarding the LMS and other solutions’ integration with the SIS (Student Information System) as well as other AUP systems
  • Serves as administrator for the LMS as well as all other academic technologies on campus, manages user accounts and access issues
  • Works closely with the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) and the faculty in order to identify appropriate digital tools and activities (including but not limited to integrated apps, interactive maps, lecture capture, polls, videos, podcasts, simulations) that will help faculty achieve student learning goals
  • Creates content in systems for which the position is responsible and maintains documentation regarding institutional policy, procedures and best practices with the goal of supporting teaching and enhancing all types of student learning (synchronous, asynchronous)
  • Responsible for onboarding and training of new users to the LMS as well as ensuring advanced/enhanced training for continuing users
  • Participates in the new student orientation process
  • Works with faculty both one-on-one and in small groups to help with creation of courses within the LMS as needed
  • Responsible for creating communication materials regarding the LMS and other technologies for all end users (faculty and students)
  • Responsible for associated reporting and assessment of issues related to instructional technology.

 

Collaboration and Teamwork Examples of duties may include:

  • Works closely with the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer), the faculty and the Provost to ensure the alignment of AUP’s instructional technology services with the AUP curriculum to meet the needs of our faculty and students
  • Supports and promotes creative design, development and implementation of academic technologies and programs that advance teaching and learning
  • Works with the students, faculty and academic units to ensure that their needs are incorporated into plans for academic technology
  • Builds partnerships among academic support units to work collaboratively toward achievement of institutional goals that can be addressed through academic technology
  • Supports the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) to help provide leadership, and direction in the assessment and development of an academic technology program
  • Organizes workshops and events related to ARC, Writing Lab, TLC, Learning Commons designed to enhance creative instruction and promote digital literacy across campus
  • Collaborates with the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) to help provide leadership in program planning for faculty and student services and in the development of policies related to the use of technology in curriculum development, e-learning, and other instructional technology initiatives
  • Collaborates with the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) to help provide leadership in the development of active learning spaces for collaboration, production, and development with technology
  • Engages with professional organizations and activities that advance the objectives of the unit: attend and participate in AMICAL, Educause, or other higher-education conferences
  • Collaborates with assessment initiatives of ARC and TLC to assess pedagogies, methodologies, and strategies for successfully integrating technology into the teaching and learning process
  • Serves on University committees as appointed by the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) or by the Provost.

 

Administrative Support.  Examples of duties may include:

  • Supports the supervisor (Institution’s Instructional Designer) as needed in unit assessment activities and research projects
  • Works closely with the Institution’s Instructional Designer and other colleagues in ARC to help provide technology support for their activities
  • Supports creation and management of constituent based (student/faculty) focus groups, etc, as part of the unit’s continued assessment efforts
  • Represents ARC when needed at meetings as requested by the supervisor
  • Actively supports the Learning and Tutoring Services managed through ARC through the use and adaptation of technology.

Other appropriate duties as assigned by the supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience working in a higher education environment
  • Knowledge of current educational technology practices, emerging trends and technologies that support teaching and learning
  • Solid understanding of curricular development, learning theories and academic assessment; active participation in EdTech community
  • Native speaker competency in English, and strong French skills (bilingual English/French appreciated)
  • Demonstrated experience working with learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas) and familiarity with the integration of third-party tools (e.g., Respondus, Persuall, etc.). data visualization and analytics, and learning technologies
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, common desktop applications, and presentation software. Ability to design course content for both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Strong project management, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in working in a dynamic and flourishing educational environment.

 

PREFERRED

  • Experience in multi-modal teaching and learning – synchronous, asynchronous, face-to-face, remote and hybrid
  • Experience with mobile and interactive applications for teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of Drupal, Web-based APIs, Java/JavaScript, XML, HTML, CSS
  • Experience developing multi-media content and Web presentations
  • Visual design skills and ability to storyboard
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods and/or teaching experience at the higher education level
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories, data visualization, analytics, and instructional design models.

Applications: Please submit your application to https://apply.interfolio.com/89717 including:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for at least three professional references
  • portfolio of recent work appreciated

 

Applications should be received by 30 July 2021, for full consideration.

The search will continue until the position is filled.

Faculty positions

Assistant Professor of Film Studies

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor ideally beginning 1 January 2022.


Qualifications: A PhD in film studies or a related discipline by time of appointment (1 January 2022). ABD and M.F.A candidates may be considered. Applicants should have a strong academic background in the history of cinema, with a preference for expertise in the following areas: International and non-western cinemas; film criticism; film and the visual cultures; and screen studies. A candidate who also has expertise in a practical area such as screenwriting, editing, filmmaking or digital media would be strongly considered for the position. Experience or willingness to teach in a small liberal arts institution is a key requirement for this position.  A demonstrated ability to teach across disciplines is an asset for applicants. The candidate should be able to demonstrate capacity for research and engaged teaching. 

 

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

The Institution:  Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and Masters degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts and Sciences in an international and multicultural environment. 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. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements with USA and European-based universities.

 

The Department:  Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses three undergraduate majors, one in Global Communications, one in Journalism and one in Film Studies. It also houses six undergraduate minors and a dynamic MA program in Global Communications offering MA tracks in Fashion, Development Communications and Digital Cultures and Industries.

https://www.aup.edu/academics/departments/communication-media-and-culture https://www.aup.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/film-studies

https://catalog.aup.edu/undergraduate-requirements/minor-requirements/film-studies-minor

 

Responsibilities:

  • The teaching load is six courses per academic year
    • Professional mentorship is an important component of our work with students
    • Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning
  • Service to the department (contributing to curricular development and innovation, collegial behavior, advising students)
  • Willingness to provide service to the university (participation in committee work, assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration)
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending full faculty, department, and committee meetings
  • Working in a professional and collegial 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.

 

Applications: Please submit your application to http://apply.interfolio.com/88831 including: 

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • statement of research interests 
  • a writing sample of recent scholarship
  • three confidential letters of reference 

 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled.

 

Assistant Professor of Film Studies (Production)

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor ideally beginning 1 January 2022.

 

The successful applicant, with experience in teaching filmmaking, will be responsible for teaching production courses in the Film Studies undergraduate program. Our ideal candidate will also have experience in teaching contemporary international cinema, with an emphasis on regions from the Global South. 

 

Qualifications: An M.F.A or Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related discipline at the time of appointment (1 January 2022). Proven capacity for excellent, engaged teaching and commitment to student learning within a liberal arts context. 

 

The successful candidate should be able to cover many of our existing courses, including the following: the introductory course Principles of Video Production and the advanced courses Directing and Producing the Short Fiction FilmMaking a DocumentaryThe Art of Screenwriting; and Writing Fiction for Television. The new person should also be able to teach courses in film studies that would expand our current offerings internationally or regionally such as, for example, Asian Cinema, and/or Arab and African Cinema. They might alternate with current staff to cover contemporary international directors as part of our rotating Directors series. We would be particularly interested in candidates who could teach a new course on Documentaries in Action.

 

A strong record in curriculum development and familiarity with liberal arts education, learning objectives, skills development (critical thinking, information literacy, writing in the disciplines, etc.) and assessment is highly desirable. Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment is a strong plus. Ability to speak and/or read French would be an advantage.

 

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. 

 

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. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements USA and European-based universities.

 

The Department:  Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses three undergraduate majors, one in Global Communications, one in Journalism and one in Film Studies. It also houses six undergraduate minors and a dynamic MA program in Global Communications offering MA tracks in Fashion, Development Communications and Digital Cultures and Industries. 

https://www.aup.edu/academics/departments/communication-media-and-culturehttps://www.aup.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/film-studies

https://catalog.aup.edu/undergraduate-requirements/minor-requirements/film-studies-minor

 

Responsibilities:

  • The teaching load is six courses per academic year.                   
    • Professional mentorship is an important component of our work with students. 
    • Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning 
  • Service to the department (contributing to curricular development and innovation, collegial behavior, advising students)
  • Willingness to provide service to the university (participation in committee work, assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration)
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending full faculty, department, and committee meetings
  • Working in a professional and collegial 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 and/or creative activities. We seek engaged scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research.

 

Applications: Please submit your application to http://apply.interfolio.com/88830 including: 

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness 
  • a portfolio of recent work
  • three confidential letters of reference 

 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled.