Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, The American University of Paris in France
The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Art History & Fine Arts at the rank of Assistant Professor of Fine Arts beginning August 1, 2018. The Department seeks to hire someone who can teach traditional and contemporary Painting and Print Making techniques, the chemistry and physics of artists’ materials, and who has a strong background in Western Art History, and a mastery of the Applied Arts, Conservation and Restoration.
Qualifications: M.F.A. by time of appointment (August 1st 2018) and significant teaching experience. Proven capacity for artistic exhibitions, research and engaged interactive teaching. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. French fluency is not required. European Union citizenship or legal right to work in France is not necessary at the time of application.
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.
Responsibilities: The teaching load is six courses. The candidate should be able to teach painting, 2D mixed media, collage, print-making, design, and the applied arts. An interest in teaching our course on Materials & Techniques is highly desirable. Strong motivation to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration, including the teaching of the first-year seminar, is an asset. Professors need to teach in as wide a range as possible, offering the maximum variety of disciplines for our students given our small staff.
Other duties will include artistic exhibition activities/active research, advising students, and service to both the department and the university.
Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to liberal arts education in a highly international environment and must show their work in international exhibitions. We seek engaged scholars, and have high expectations of teaching and artistic endeavors.
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. 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 USA and European-based universities.
The Department: The Department of Art History & Fine Arts consists of an Art History major and a new and quickly growing Fine Arts major. We also house minors in Art History, Fine Arts and Visual Culture. Our classes are small (20 students maximum) and involve extensive on-site visits to museums and architectural monuments in Paris, and numerous short study trips to major collections and sites in other European cities.
Applications: Please submit a single PDF dossier to email@example.com including:
a statement on the candidates’ approach to teaching Fine Arts in an international context,
a statement of research interests/artistic exhibition activities,
three high-quality photos of recent work.
Please also arrange to have two reference letters sent separately by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or, if preferred, by mail to:
Chair, Fine Arts Search Committee
The Office of the Provost
The American University of Paris
5, Blvd de la Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris FRANCE
Applications MUST be sent electronically in PDF format.
Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.