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 Assistant Professor of Psychology
Institution/Organization: American University of Paris
Job Location: France
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Contact Person: Sinead Foley
Date Posted: October 13th, 2022
Closing Date: November 30th, 2022
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The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Psychology, Health and Gender at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 August 2023. Candidates should be generalists in psychology with expertise in social and cultural aspects of the discipline as well as qualitative and quantitative methods. The ability to make a strong contribution to the department’s Gender, Sexuality and Society program would be a plus.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology or Human Development by the time of appointment (1 August 2023). Proven capacity for research and engaged teaching is essential. 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 plus.

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 Middle States Commission for Higher Education accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements with USA and European-based universities.

The Department: The Department of Psychology, Health and Gender 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 and places particular emphasis on the sociocultural 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 teaching load is the equivalent of six courses per academic year
• Teaching responsibilities range from introductory undergraduate core courses to upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise in the psychology major as well as possibly in the gender, sexuality and society major
• 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.

Applications: Please submit your application through 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

Applications should be received by 30 November 2022 for full consideration.

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