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Assistant Professor of Film Studies

17.06.2021 10:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The American University of Paris

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor ideally beginning 1 January 2022.

Qualifications: A PhD in film studies or a related discipline by time of appointment (1 January 2022). ABD and M.F.A candidates may be considered. Applicants should have a strong academic background in the history of cinema, with a preference for expertise in the following areas: International and non-western cinemas; film criticism; film and the visual cultures; and screen studies. A candidate who also has expertise in a practical area such as screenwriting, editing, filmmaking or digital media would be strongly considered for the position. Experience or willingness to teach in a small liberal arts institution is a key requirement for this position. A demonstrated ability to teach across disciplines is an asset for applicants. The candidate should be able to demonstrate capacity for research and engaged teaching.

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 and 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 with USA and European-based universities.

The Department: Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses three undergraduate majors, one in Global Communications, one in Journalism and one in Film Studies. It also houses six undergraduate minors and a dynamic MA program in Global Communications offering MA tracks in Fashion, Development Communications and Digital Cultures and Industries.


  • The teaching load is six courses per academic year
    • 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, collegial behavior, 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 to


  • 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

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 5 July 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled.



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