Assistant Professor in Mathematics or Statistics

or a quantitative discipline in an area related to Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Science.


The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in Mathematics or Statistics or a quantitative discipline in an area related to Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Science in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2020. Candidates should be able to show expertise in their area of Mathematics or Statistics (or a quantitative discipline related to Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Science), including academic publication and proof of excellence in teaching. Dossiers showing a teaching or research record related to data science and related fields are of particular interest, but strong dossiers without this aspect are also welcomed.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Mathematics for Liberal Arts types classes, Statistics 1, Calculus 1 and similar classes depending on scheduling requirements. They may also teach other courses according to interest and availability.


Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or a quantitative discipline related to computer science, data science, environmental science or similar by time of appointment (1 August 2020) and show a proven capacity for research and engaged teaching. Teaching experience within a liberal arts context or familiarity with liberal arts education is desirable. Strong interdisciplinary interest in the social sciences or an applied discipline is an asset. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. The ability to speak French is recommended but not required.

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.

European Union citizenship or the legal right to work in France is required at the time of application.


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. 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 USA and European-based universities.


The Department: Cherishing the ideals of the liberal arts, the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science aims for a contextualized and active learning approach. Emphasizing interdisciplinary education and research, the department maintains close ties with other departments within the University as well as with research centres, universities, and industry in Europe and all over the world. The full-time faculty in the department have expertise in a diverse collection of disciplines including artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, human-computer interaction, number theory, group theory, statistics, operations research, ecology, evolutionary biology and climate modelling.

The department hosts a major in Computer Science as well as interdisciplinary majors in Quantitative Environmental Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Environmental Studies, and Management Information Systems along with five minors. Student numbers have been increasing in the department, reflecting student interest in these areas, and committed teaching and faculty mentoring of students.  The department contributes to AUP’s innovative Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum by providing AUP students with skills for quantitative, experimental and abstract reasoning; comprehension, analysis, and integration of knowledge; digital literacy and critical thinking; and skills to formulate and efficiently solve problems.



  • A teaching load equivalent to six courses per academic year, which typically would correspond to four to five math courses. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused on teaching Statistics 1, Mathematics for Liberal Arts classes and Calculus 1 or similar, according to scheduling requirements; with other courses according to interest and availability
  • Developing effective advising and mentoring relationships with students
  • Commitment to scholarship, excellence in teaching, integrative learning
  • Service to the department (curricular development and innovation, advising and mentoring students,…)
  • Service to the university (academic and institutional assessment work, committee work, interdisciplinary collaboration,…)
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending full faculty, department, and committee meetings
  • Developing interdisciplinary collegiate relationships across 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 through to include

·         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 will be considered on a rolling basis.


Job location: 
5, boulevard de la Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris
Contact and application information
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Contact name: 
Ruth Corran
Contact email: