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Assistant Professor in Fashion Studies, Fashion Cultures & Fashion Communication

American University of Paris

Location: Paris - France
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th October 2019
Closes: 15th November 2019

The American University of Paris invites applications for a teacher-researcher Assistant Professor position specializing in Fashion Studies, Fashion Cultures & Fashion Communication housed within the Department of Global Communications.

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

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communications, Media studies, or a related discipline, with a strong emphasis on Fashion by time of appointment (August 1, 2020, pending final budgetary approval). 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. Strong record in curriculum development. Familiarity with liberal arts education, learning objectives, 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, while helpful, is not necessary at the time of application.

We invite and encourage 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 & 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 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 12 full-time faculty, 6 part-time faculty, 140 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate students.


  • The full-time teaching load consists of six courses per year. We will entertain applications from individuals interested in a half-time position.
  • Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused in the department’s Fashion Studies curriculum.
  • The development of an undergraduate fashion program will be an immediate responsibility.

** Other responsibilities for this position are in the full job description: 

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 teacher-scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research for promotion. AUP follows an American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Professor).

Applications: Candidates should apply through 

Applications should be received by November 15, 2019 for full consideration.

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