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 Assistant Professor of Psychology Search
Posted by: Seta Kazandjian
Title/Position: Assistant Professor
School/Organization: American University of Paris
Sent to listserv of: SESP, SPSSI
Date posted: December 8th, 2021

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 2022. Candidates should be generalists in psychology who have the expertise to teach fundamental courses in Social, Cultural, Qualitative and Quantitative methods, and to make a substantial contribution to the department’s major in Gender, Sexuality, and Society. We welcome candidates with a strong background in psychology and gender studies, sexuality, women’s studies, or feminist theory. Critical perspectives on psychology, gender, and sexuality are particularly desirable.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Development or a related discipline by time of appointment (1 August 2022). Demonstrated 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, particularly anthropology or sociology, is an asset. Ability in several languages is a strong 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 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.

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 will range from some of the core and fundamental courses of the Psychology major as well as “GS/PY 2010 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Society,” and courses which would enable us to develop and expand our offerings to meet student demand by adding social sciences-based courses on the biological, psychological, social, and cultural influences on sex and gender.

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 Interfolio and 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 will be considered until January 10 2022.

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