Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Job Announcement | Global Communications | The American University of Paris

Job Opening: Assistant or Associate Professor of Global Communications

Institution: The American University of Paris, France

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Global Communications at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Media communications and development in the global South with a critical political economy or cultural studies perspective. Practical involvement in NGOs and/or humanitarian campaigns a major plus.
  • Emerging technologies, mobile platforms and digital media, including, possibly, social activism and political communications. Scholarly research and practical training highly desirable.
  • Critical studies of culture industries: gaming, music, branding, advertising and PR, fashion, and visual media. Excellent scholarship with career experience ideal.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communications, Media studies, 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. Solid training in communication and media studies methods and theories. Ability in several languages 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:  Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses an undergraduate major in Global Communications and two MA programs in Global Communications and Global Communications & Civil Society, with additional MA tracks in Visual Culture and Fashion. The department has 11 full-time faculty, 7 part-time faculty, 100 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students.

The teaching load is six courses per year. Teaching responsibilities range from introductory undergraduate core courses in Communications and Media Studies to MA courses in the following areas: global digital media, social movements, urban communications, transnational flows of identity and meaning, critical cultural studies in branding, museums and fashion, etc. Ability to teach research methods courses a plus. Possibility of teaching 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:  gcsearch@aup.edu

Three letters of reference should be sent electronically to: gcsearch@aup.edu 
or, if preferred, by mail to:

Chair, Global Communications Search Committee
The Office of the Dean
The American University of Paris
31, Avenue Bosquet
75007 Paris

Applications must be sent electronically in PDF format. Review of applications will begin 15th December 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

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