Assistant Professor in Professional Communications (Branding)

Assistant Professor in Professional Communications (Branding)

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Professional Communications (Branding) in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture. Applicants should have solid expertise in professional brand development and brand management with a strong background in relevant sectors such as marketing, advertising, or public relations. Candidates should also have a strong record of university-level teaching in professional branding and communications courses and in related fields such as public relations, and a proven capacity to mentor students on their professional futures. Highest consideration will be given to applicants with both practical and critical expertise in their chosen field of communications and whose industry and/or academic experience is international and cross-cultural. The successful candidate would be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment (1 January 2025, subject to 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. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the capacity to help students plan and develop their internships and career plans. Candidates will be able to demonstrate research or potential for published research in relevant areas. Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment a strong plus. Ability to speak French and understand the communications industry in France and Europe is a definite advantage.

The Department: Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses four undergraduate majors (Global Communications, Film Studies, Journalism, Communication and Civil Society), six undergraduate minors (Fashion Studies, Sociocultural Anthropology, Comparative Political Communications, Global Communications, Journalism, Film Studies) and a dynamic MA program in Global Communications offering additional MA tracks in Fashion; Development Communications; and Digital Cultures and Industries. The department has 16 full-time faculty, 5 part-time faculty, 150 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate students.


  • The full-time teaching load is six courses per academic year.
  • Professional mentorship of our 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.


Please submit your application by 1 April 2024 to, including:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • statement of research interests
  • a sample of recent written scholarship and/or a portfolio of representative professional projects
  • three confidential letters of reference

The American University of Paris

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Location: France, Paris
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