Assistant Professor in Psychology

American University of Paris - Department of 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.

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.

The Department: Psychology is a small but growing department with plans for expansion over the coming years (

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 research interests, and writing samples of recent scholarship to:

Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to

Applications MUST be sent electronically in PDF format.

Applications should be received by March 9th, 2018 for full consideration.

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