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About Paris College of Art (PCA): Founded in 1981, Paris College of Art (PCA) is a private university in Paris, France. The university is a US degree granting institution of higher learning and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). PCA's mission is to provide the highest standard of art and design education, taught within an American pedagogical paradigm, while being influenced and informed by our French and European environment. Our international faculty is comprised of 100 leaders in the art, design, and business industries in Europe and courses are taught in English. PCA offers an interdisciplinary education for 300 full-time students coming from 50 different countries, and awards Bachelor's degrees in: Accessories Design; Art History, Theory & Criticism; Communication Design; Design Management; Fashion Design; Film / Video; Fine Arts; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Design; and Photography. The university also offers study abroad, certificate, summer, and university preparation programs.

Open positions are listed below; for further information, please contact Human Resources at jobs@paris.edu. Thank you!

The Art History, Theory, and Criticism (AHTC) department chair is responsible for managing the academic and administrative functions of the department to ensure a relevant, challenging business art history education of the highest standard. The department currently offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA, studio-based) degree in art history. Over time the chair can become responsible for the development and oversight of other art history programs (graduate level, etc.)

Reporting to the Dean, your main duties will be:

  • Management of the department faculty: Ensure that there are qualified faculty to teach all courses in the department;
  • Academic Advising: Advise students into courses and be the main point of contact for students;
  • Build relationships and recruit potential faculty and guest speakers for the program;
  • Contribute to student recruitment and increasing the visibility of Paris College of Art (PCA);
  • Establish partnerships with other cultural institutions and universities;
  • Manage the department budget;
  • Provide academic reports and other reporting necessary for accreditation
  • Propose new elective courses and modifications to the required courses based on student and industry feedback.

Work experience & skills :

  • A record of excellence in leadership
  • Effective administrative skills, including management of human resources, budget planning, etc.
  • An innovative approach to curriculum and degree structures
  • Prior experience in U.S. style education preferred
  • A strong vision for the AHTC degree that contributes to the school's mission

Personal qualities & behavioural traits :

  • Ability to deal effectively with students, faculty, staff and senior administrators
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to perform as a team player
  • Excellent diplomacy and relational skills

Education:

  • A PhD in art history or a related field.

Language and Computer skills:

  • Fluency in both French and English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Conditions
This position, located in the 10th district of Paris, is to be filled immediately. Recruitment will be on-going until the position is filled.
Salary will be contingent upon experience.
It is a part-time position: 7h/week (one day)

Application procedure
Please submit resumes and a cover letter both in English and in French as well as the name and contact information of one or two professional/educational references to jobs@paris.edu with the reference "AHTC14."

Benefits
French Social Security including basic health and retirement plans, “Mutuelle” (additional health coverage), lunch vouchers (“Tickets Restaurant”) and partially-subsidized public transportation (upon receipt).

We are always looking to hear from strong candidates who share our commitment to the arts and our educational mission, who are fluent in English and French and have E.U. working papers. If you think you would be a good fit for PCA after perusing our website, please send a CV and cover letter to jobs@paris.edu

Part-time Adjunct Instructors

Paris College of Art, located in Paris, France, is currently accepting applications for part-time adjunct instructors in the History of Art, especially in the areas of Indian art or Japanese art.

Candidates should have a PhD, or have dissertation pending, or have an appropriate degree in their field of specialization. College teaching experience and a record of scholarly research and publications is desired. English is the language of instruction and an EEC work permit is required.

Applications are on a rolling basis, and we have teaching opportunities available in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of references, and sample syllabi to:

Dr Noga Arikha, Chair of Liberal Studies, and Emmanuelle Cospen-Gharibian, Liberal Studies Coordinator
Paris College of Art
15, rue Fénelon 75010 Paris

Send emails to both noga.arikha@paris.edu and emmanuelle.cospen@paris.edu

Paris College of Art is an established school of art and design located in central Paris. The Communication Design accepts CVs on a rolling basis for highly qualified, English-speaking, part-time/adjunct instructors with experience in:

  • information design
  • typography
  • advanced print production
  • editorial design
  • design history and theory
  • design methodology
  • web design
  • game design
  • 3D modeling
  • motion graphics
  • sound design
  • interaction design
  • multimedia
  • service design

Candidates should possess an advanced design degree and/or significant professional experience. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable. English fluency is required.
Please send a CV and personal statement (with a link to an online portfolio if possible) to Fréderique Krupa at frederique.krupa@paris.edu.

Part-time Adjunct Instructors

The Liberal Studies department is always interested in hearing from qualified applicants in the general fields of Literature, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, and Physics. Applications are on a rolling basis.

Candidates should have a PhD, or have dissertation pending, or have an appropriate degree in their field of specialization. College teaching experience and a record of scholarly research and publications is desired. English is the language of instruction and an EEC work permit is required.

Applications are on a rolling basis, and we have teaching opportunities available in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of references, and sample syllabi to:

Dr Noga Arikha, Chair of Liberal Studies, and Emmanuelle Cospen-Gharibian, Liberal Studies Coordinator
Paris College of Art
15, rue Fénelon 75010 Paris

Send emails to both noga.arikha@paris.edu and emmanuelle.cospen@paris.edu

DIGITAL FASHION DEVELOPMENT and/or DIGITAL FASHION ILLUSTRATION

Requested Qualifications:

  • BFA or BA in Fashion, Textile or Graphic Design or equivalent
  • fluency in English
  • deep cad-skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • relevant work experience in computerized design development and portfolio presentations
  • relevant work experience in the field of womenswear design and collection development (minimum 3 years)
  • EU working permission
  • passion for international fashion in Higher Education
  • enthusiasm for working with young creatives and for transferring professional knowledge and skills

Appreciated Qualifications:

  • Lectra (Kaledo Style & Kaledo Print)
  • knowledge in menswear and childrenswear
  • MFA or MA in Fashion or Textile Design
  • significant international working experience
  • previous teaching experience

FASHION DRAWING and/or FASHION ILLUSTRATION

Requested Qualifications:

  • BFA or BA in Fashion Design or Fashion Illustration or equivalent
  • fluency in English
  • relevant working experience in the field of illustration and / or fashion drawings
  • qualified 2D-skills in basic and advanced fashion drawing and illustration
  • qualified 2D-knowledge in various rendering techniques, mixed media and experimental 2D-design
  • EU working permission
  • passion for international fashion in Higher Education
  • enthusiasm for working with young creatives and for transferring professional knowledge and skills

Appreciated Qualifications:

  • MFA or MA in Fashion or Illustration or equivalent
  • significant (international) working experience
  • previous teaching experience

FASHION STUDIO / ATELIER

Requested Qualifications:

  • BFA or BA in Fashion Design or equivalent technical degree / certificate
  • fluency in English
  • relevant working experience in fashion design, creative pattern making and cutting, toiling, sample making and tailoring
  • qualified 3D-skills in garment development to a professional standard
  • qualified knowledge in various technical specifications
  • technical expertise in womenswear
  • EU working permission
  • passion for international fashion in Higher Education
  • enthusiasm for working with young creatives and for transferring professional knowledge and skills

Appreciated Qualifications:

  • advanced knowledge in menswear and tailoring and childrenswear
  • significant (international) working experience
  • previous teaching experience

Please send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to jobs@paris.edu with subject line : “Fashion Application”

We are always looking to hear from strong candidates who share our commitment to the arts and our educational mission, who are fluent in English and French and have E.U. working papers. If you think you would be a good fit for PCA after perusing our website, please send a CV and cover letter to jobs@paris.edu

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit domestic and international students for all programs.
  • Maintain existing and develop new exchange program and study abroad collaborations, find new partners, follow agreement negotiations until signature, follow up with information, sending materials, answering inquiries by email, and receive student applications.
  • Oversee the transfer and outbound study abroad and mobility students, run info sessions, distribute and receive forms and application materials, answer student inquiries by email, phone and in the office, advise students about courses and programs at partner universities.
  • Respond to telephone and email inquiries for information on the school and admissions processes.
  • Maintain and process data in student information system.
  • Meet with prospective students and conduct school tours and review portfolios.
  • Participate in admissions committee decision meetings.
  • Assist in the organization and implementation on-campus events such as bi-annual Orientations and Open Houses.
  • Oversee aspects of student life for visiting students, including student activities, housing, orientation sessions, and end of semester events.
  • Create biannual newsletters for partner and participating home institutions.
  • Assist colleagues from the Admissions, Student Life and Careers Offices in group tasks and projects as necessary.

Requested qualifications:

  • 4-year undergraduate degree; education and/or practical experience in art & design.
  • An interest in working on a team to promote Paris College of Art.
  • Excellent communication skills in English; proficiency in French preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of the American educational system.
  • Solid computer skills including experience with Word and Excel and database systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

This position reports to the Director of Admissions.

Application procedure

Please submit in English and in French resumes and a cover letter, as well as the name and contact information of two (2) professional references to jobs@paris.edu with the subject line “Admissions Counselor."

Salary: Contingent upon experience

Benefits: French Social Security including basic health and retirement plans, “Mutuelle” (additional health coverage), lunch vouchers (“Tickets Restaurant”) and partially subsidized public transportation.

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