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Current Academic Opportunities

Associate Professor (tenure track) /Director of the Peace Studies Graduate Program

The American University of Rome seeks applicants for an Associate Professor (tenure track) /Director of the Peace Studies Graduate Program.  
The Peace Studies Program at the American University of Rome is an MA degree for future professionals, scholars, and activists who intend to contribute to peace-building initiatives and conflict management/resolution. The mission of the program is to educate postgraduate students in both the theory and practice of understanding and resolving conflicts. Core courses include Negotiation and Conflict Management; Peace, Politics & Religion; International Law; Political Economy of Peace and War; Political Islam in context; International Response to Humanitarian Crises; Democracy and Government.

AUR is looking for a scholar who will:  i) lead the Program and guide the students; ii) forge new partnerships and build internships opportunities; iii) apply for grants.


  • Teach five courses per year in the area of expertise (at least three of which must be at the graduate level) and the remaining in related AUR undergraduate program(s);
  • Coordinate the Peace Studies professors;
  • Mentor and advise Peace Studies graduate students through all phases of the degree program;
  • Coordinate the completion of the Peace Studies thesis by assigning supervisors and readers and mediating the thesis defense;
  • Coordinate the annual academic field trip of the Program;
  • Analyze and review the Peace Studies curriculum in consideration of content and scope, in accordance with current trends in the discipline, program goals, and the AUR mission.


  • Participate in the admissions process for recruiting students to the Peace Studies Program;
  • Conduct outcomes assessment of the program goals and course learning objectives on an annual basis;
  • Organize internal and external events to enhance the profile of the program within the University and in the broader community;
  • Foster academic and other partnerships to increase the scholarly activity, internship opportunities and financial strength of the Peace Studies Program (e.g. Foundations and grants) to promote research, special initiatives, and/or retention of students in need;
  • Serve as a full-time faculty member of the American University of Rome, sitting on committees or task forces, attending faculty meetings at university and program levels, and performing other duties as needed.

The Director of the Peace Studies Program is also expected to maintain a robust scholarly profile, by attending conferences and publishing successfully in his/her area of expertise.

  • A Ph.D. in Peace Studies or a related field, with secondary expertise in a discipline represented within the AUR undergraduate curriculum;
  • Connections with Roman and Italian institutions in the field of Peace Studies;
  • At least three years of teaching experience at the graduate level, preferably at an American or American-style institution;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Italian working papers


  • Knowledge of Rome and Italian language to develop institutional relations with local actors and promote academic events with relevant actors in the field (e.g. NGOs; religious and inter-cultural dialogue representatives; experts);
  • Experience in promoting initiatives that can foster the theory with a practice/case-based approach to learning (e.g. meetings with Rome-based national and international Institutions and/or organizations relevant to the program);
  • Experience in supervising and/or reading graduate theses;
  • Existing relationships with institutions able to support academic and other partnerships.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (quote re Peace Studies 6/2019) by email to
Deadline for application: December 30, 2019

Teaching positions open for Business and Tourism Management courses

The American University of Rome’s Business Administration and Travel and Tourism programs seek applications from qualified candidates for part-time, non-tenure-track Adjunct Faculty teaching opportunities in 2019, with possible additional courses in future semesters.  Potential courses include Economics of Travel & Tourism, Research Methodology, Human Resource Management, Principles of Management, Consumer Behavior, Negotiations and Writing for Business.

The ideal candidate(s) will hold an advanced degree in quantitative methods, business, marketing, management or tourism management, as appropriate  For the research-focused course, we seek candidates with proven teaching or work experience in the field, in order to be able to provide students with an overview of the research process, applications of sampling techniques and qualitative and quantitative data collection methods of primary data.  

Recent teaching experience in the US higher education system is desirable. English fluency is mandatory; Mother tongue English preferred.

Adjunct faculty are expected to teach to the designated syllabus, provide support and guidance to students; and develop strategies to teach the course for the entire semester, using the course syllabus, objectives, and curriculum. 
To apply, please send: cover letter (List “Business” and the course(s) in which you are interested in the subject line), résumé and the names of two references to

Italian working papers are essential. Interviews will start as soon as possible and will be on-going.

AUR is an equal opportunity employer.


Current Staff Opportunities

Assistant Director of US Admissions Operations

The Assistant Director of US Admissions Operations advances the university’s strategic enrollment priorities through a variety of initiatives related to international student recruitment and admissions. This position represents the University at fairs and high schools, to a wide range of constituents (counselors, teachers, parents and students) with the goal of recruiting prospective high school and transfer students through the development and implementation of integrated recruitment and marketing strategies. In collaboration with colleagues and faculty, the coordinator provides a wide range of services to applicants in support of recruitment, admissions, admissions counseling and related operations to meet enrollment targets and maximize return on investment. The position will be required at times to participate in professional activities on weekends and evenings outside of the established workday. This includes approximately 50% time out of the office for domestic and international travel.

  • develop and implement leads management procedures to recruit full-time matriculating students from the US;
  • actively recruit US students to attend AUR through domestic US travel, participation in fairs, visits to high schools, as well as through armchair recruitment, in accordance with annual recruitment goals, strategy, and plans;
  • build a database of contacts with high school and community college counselors to recruit students for AUR’s undergraduate programs;
  • manage a travel recruitment budget and complete all necessary fiscal reporting in a timely manner;
  • nurture relationships, through various communication channels, with students, parents, high school counselors, teachers, and administrators, providing admissions advice and counsel relative to the recruitment and admissions processes;
  • provide information to prospective students, give admissions interviews, webinars and evaluate transfer of credits and certificates;
  • collaborate with the Admissions team in the ongoing development of recruitment strategies and coordinate with our Marketing and Communications Director and Director of Admissions to develop effective recruitment materials and strategies;
  • report statistical information on the progress of recruitment plans and the impact of specific recruitment initiatives in terms of increasing recruitment/conversion;
  • inquiry management by way of responding and following up on leads and inquiries including proper data input and analysis in the admissions CRM database;
  • initiate and organize yield activities throughout the admissions cycle;
  • produce follow-up reports regarding activities and future recruiting plans;
  • follow a regular office schedule, acting as the primary point of contact for prospective students via telephone;
  • maintain the US office of AUR which could be in the form of working from a home office, including computer and printing facilities, storage facilities for AUR promotional materials and serve as reference point for correspondence (phone, email, mail, etc.) with all US prospective students, parents, counselors and the general public;
  • represent the University during orientation, on-campus, twice each year;
  • perform other related duties and participate in projects as assigned.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (quote re Assistant Director of US Admissions Operations HR07/2019) by email to
Interviews will start as soon as possible and will be on-going until position is filled.



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