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Assistant Professor of History

American University of Paris - Department of History and Politics

Location: Paris - France
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2021
Expires: 5th February 2022

The Department of History and Politics at the American University of Paris invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in History at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2022. The Department seeks to hire a world historian who is also qualified to teach courses in the history of Africa, Asia, or the Middle East (preferably 1500 to present) from a global perspective. Candidates with a specialty in European History from a global perspective may apply as well.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a related discipline by time of appointment (August 1st 2022). 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.

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. 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.

 Responsibilities:

  • The teaching load is the equivalent of six courses per academic year
  • Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in World History and/or the candidate’s broad area of specialty from the ancient world to 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 specialty. Other courses may be planned according to the faculty interests and the University needs.
  • 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, 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. AUP follows an American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor).

Applications: Please submit your application online (please click the above 'Apply' button to access) to include:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement on the candidate’s approach to teaching history in an international context
  • a statement of research interests 
  • a writing sample of recent scholarship 
  • three confidential letters of reference 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 15 January 2022. The search will continue until the position is filled.

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