Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology housed within the Department of Communication, Media and Culture beginning 1 August 2024. In addition to excellent scholarship, candidates should have a proven record of teaching excellence and a strong interest in interdisciplinarity. Candidates’ research and teaching interests should engage at least one of the following thematic areas: applied and public anthropology; global organizations (eg. media, cultural heritage, NGOs); globalization, migration, and transnationalism; media and communications; race, ethnicity, indigenous studies, and decolonization; environmental studies and sustainability; gender and sexuality; civil society, social movements, and social change. Geographical specializations open. We welcome scholars with experience or interest in how anthropological research can be communicated through a range of modalities in addition to scholarly publications (eg. journalism, multimedia, film, design). 


Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline by time of appointment (August 1, 2024, pending final budgetary approval). Proven capacity for excellent, engaged teaching committed to student learning within a liberal arts context, and to experiential learning and critical practice. Strong record in curriculum and course development. Familiarity with liberal arts education, learning objectives, skill development (critical thinking, information literacy, writing in the disciplines, etc.) and assessment is highly desirable. Strong research and publication record in Anthropology. Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment a strong plus. Ability to speak French is recommended but not required. European Union citizenship or legal right to work in France, while helpful, is not necessary at the time of application.

We invite and encourage members of underrepresented populations to apply. The University is an equal opportunity employer for whom diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength.


  • The full-time teaching load consists of six courses per year.
  • Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused in the department’s Sociocultural Anthropology curriculum.
  • Contributing to the development of an undergraduate major in Sociocultural or Applied Anthropology will be an immediate responsibility
  • Teaching in other areas of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum may be possible
  • 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, 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 teacher-scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research for promotion. AUP follows an American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Professor).


Please submit your application to, including

  • 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

Applications should be received by 1 November 2023 for full consideration.

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