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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

American University of Paris - Department of Computer Science

Location: Paris - France
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th September 2021
Closes: 10th November 2021

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1st, 2022. Candidates should be able to show expertise in their area of Computer Science including academic publication and proof of excellence in teaching. Dossiers showing teaching, research or industrial experience related to data science, machine learning, visualization, artificial intelligence or related fields are of particular interest, but strong dossiers without such an aspect are also welcomed.

The successful candidate may be asked to teach introductory programming classes, core undergraduate CS classes such as Human Computer Interaction or Database Applications, as well as Computer Science classes for Liberal Arts students, depending on scheduling requirements. They may also be asked to teach introductory Data Science classes, and to develop and teach higher level Data Science classes in an area of their interest. They may also teach other courses according to interest and availability. In addition to those mentioned above, areas of interest include game design and cybersecurity.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in computer science, data science or a related discipline by time of appointment (August 1st, 2022) and show a 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 or an applied discipline is an asset. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. The ability to speak French is recommended but not required.

We invite and encourage 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 Master degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts & Sciences in an international and multicultural environment.

The Department: Cherishing the ideals of the liberal arts, the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science aims for a contextualized and active learning approach. Emphasizing interdisciplinary education and research, the department maintains close ties with other departments within the University as well as with research centres, universities, and industry in Europe and all over the world. The full-time faculty in the department have expertise in a diverse collection of disciplines including artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, human-computer interaction, number theory, group theory, statistics, operations research, ecology, evolutionary biology and climate modelling. More here

Responsibilities: The responsibilities of an enseignant-chercheur faculty member at the AUP are categorized under teaching, research and service to the university community. The standard teaching load of 6 courses per year would correspond to 75% of a faculty member’s time, research to about 19% (one-fourth of time assigned for teaching responsibilities) and service about 6%. 

The full responsibilities can be viewed here.

Applications: Please submit your application here to include:

  • 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 10 November 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled.

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