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Faculty openings in the Department of History and Politics

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American University of Paris

The American University of Paris invites applications for full-time positions in the Department of History and Politics beginning 1 August 2024
• at the rank of Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics and
• at the rank of Assistant Professor in Law and Society.

Application for Assistant Professors in Comparative Politics:
Application for Assistant Professors in Law and Society:

Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree is required by the date of the appointment. Applicants should combine a dynamic research agenda with a commitment to teaching in a Liberal Arts institution. Besides teaching core courses in the major, the successful candidate will also develop new courses for the HLS program that align with her/his/their scholarly interests and have the opportunity to collaborate with AUP’s interdepartmental research centers. Applicants should include samples of recent scholarship (journal articles, chapters, published or in manuscript form) with their applications. 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.

For the position in Law and Society, we seek applicants for our History, Law, and Society program whose scholarship lies at the intersection between law and the social sciences. Scholars with expertise in the Global South are especially encouraged to apply.

The appointment in Comparative Politics includes teaching introductory and advanced courses in comparative politics and political economy.

The Department: Dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research, the History and Politics department integrates the study of Politics, History, Law, and Philosophy. It houses six majors: International and Comparative Politics; Philosophy, Politics & Economics; History; History, Law, and Society; Philosophy; Middle East Pluralities. Along with eight minors and dynamic MA programs.


- The teaching load is six courses per academic year
- Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused in the department’s International and Comparative Politics curriculum or in the department’s History, Law, and Society curriculum
- 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


Please submit your application for Interfolio including:

• cover letter
• curriculum vitae
• statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness
• statement of research interests
• writing samples of recent scholarship
• three confidential letters of reference

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 15 December 2023. We expect to interview long-listed candidates in January 2024. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Status: Assistant Professor
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Advert Published: 2 Nov 2023
Expiry date: 3 Dec 2023
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