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American University of Paris - Job assistant prof of social psychology


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 expertise in one or more of the following areas: social interactions, memory, cultural psychology, group dynamics, narrative, qualitative or mixed methods research.


Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Development or a related discipline by time of appointment (August 1st 2013). 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.


European Union citizenship or legal right to work in France is not necessary at the time of application. If the successful applicant for the position is a citizen of some other country, The American University of Paris will apply for a visa to allow the person to live and work in France but cannot obtain immigrant visa for spouses and dependents.


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. AUP is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. AUP has cooperative agreements with Eugene Lang College, The New School and other North American and European universities.


The Department: Psychology is a small but growing department with plans for expansion over the coming years. Currently, the department has 3 full-time and 2 part-time faculty members with strengths in social, clinical, psychoanalytic, cultural and narrative psychology. The department has 40 undergraduate majors.



The teaching load is six courses per year. Candidates will be responsible for teaching a range of courses in psychology at the undergraduate level, from introductory core to advanced courses. Ability to teach research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative) courses a plus. Possibility of teaching advanced courses in the candidate's research area. Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, curricular development & innovation, student advising and university service required. We seek engaged scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research for promotion. AUP follows an American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Professor).


Salary Range: Salary and benefits competitive on the French market.


Applications: Please submit a single PDF dossier including: curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests and writing samples of recent scholarship to:


Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to or, if preferred, by mail to:

Chair, Psychology Search Committee

The Office of the Dean

The American University of Paris

31, avenue Bosquet

75007 Paris FRANCE


Applications MUST be sent electronically in PDF format.

Review of applications will begin December 15 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

mise à jour le 21 septembre 2014


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