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Vacancy: Assistant Professor of Psychology, American University of Paris

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The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should be generalists in psychology who have the expertise to teach courses in Social and/or Personality Psychology as well as Qualitative and Quantitative methods. We are especially interested in candidates who can connect their research and teaching to one of the university’s research centers or the Department’s major in Gender, Sexuality and Society.


The role holder should have PhD in Psychology, Human Development or a related discipline by time of appointment (01 August 2019). 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. Ability in several 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 master’s 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 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 US. AUP has cooperative agreement in US- and European-based universities.

The Department

The Department of Psychology consists of a Psychology major and a Gender, Sexuality and Society major. We also house minors in gender studies and psychology. Our psychology degree is taught as an interdisciplinary degree with a firm basis in psychological theory and methods but considers the contextual aspects of human lives. In our courses, students are challenged to understand the cultural and social bases of human action, thought and feeling. In this way, they are able to take new insights into our intercultural world.

The Department of Psychology houses The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention


  • The teaching load is six courses per academic year.
  • Teaching responsibilities range from introductory undergraduate core courses to upper-level courses in the candidate’s research area that would enhance our programme and coalesce with the mission of one of the research centres, the department’s major in gender, sexuality and society, or one of the department’s long-term initiatives, such as applied psychology, broadly construed, or memory studies.
  • Service to the department (contributing to curricular development and innovation, collegial behaviour, 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 through this link. It should include: 

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

Applications should be received by 15 November 2018 for full consideration.

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