The American University of Rome provides equal opportunity for all qualified individuals in its educational programs and activities. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, or Vietnam-era veteran status. It conforms to all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws. The policy of equal opportunity applies to every aspect of the operations and activities of the university generally and includes admissions and employment.

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Current Faculty Opportunities


Dean of Academic Affairs

The Dean of Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Officer providing administrative leadership, academic direction, and evaluation of all academic activities and faculty affairs of the campus. The Dean of Academic Affairs plays both a strategic and managerial role, oversees all academic divisions and departments, ensures university-wide delivery on strategic plans & projects, manages assessment and instructional support. Type and length of contract dependent on qualifications and experience.


Education: Ph.D. in a field taught at The American University of Rome, with strong administrative experience and academic profile.

Experience: Minimum of five years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience of academic personnel and programs in a university setting, experience in international education strongly preferred. Evidence of effective collaborative relationships with peers is also required.

Skills: Demonstrated ability in shared governance and in working effectively with university administration, faculty, students, staff, and other constituent groups and partners, both within and outside the University. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, data-driven decision-making, an appreciation and understanding of instructional technologies and pedagogies, a deep understanding of contemporary issues in higher education. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development of faculty and academic administrators is required.


1. Demonstrates leadership that fosters intellectual growth, is committed to teaching excellence, student learning, excellent advising, and scholarly and creative activities. The candidate will advance the mission, goals, and objectives of the University, particularly with regard to student success in an international context.

2. Demonstrates sound budgeting experience, fiscal management, and data-informed decision-making by monitoring and improving data dashboards, overseeing program development, and strategic budgeting.

3. Ensures an active engagement with external constituencies to build strategic partnerships.

4. Implements the academic vision and plans by authorizing faculty appointments, recommending promotion and tenure decisions to the President, collaborating and making decisions about the allocation of academic space & technologies.

5. Works closely with the Dean of Students and other senior leadership to address the educational support needs and extra-curricular priorities for students. 

6. Remains current with international higher ed trends through the ongoing reading of the literature, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development conferences, and attending training and/or courses as required.

7. Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing all other duties as needed.

SUPERVISION: The Dean of Academic Affairs collaborates closely with, and is supervised by, the President and oversees academic administrators and professional and support staff.

To apply, please send a cover letter (quote re: Dean of Academic Affairs DOA/2021) and curriculum vitae to  Italian working papers will be required for employment; non-EU candidates must undergo the appropriate visa process if selected. Letters of recommendation will be requested from all candidates who will be interviewed.

The yearly salary range for this position is competitive in Rome.

Deadline for applications: January 21, 2022

AUR is an equal opportunity employer.



Deadline for Applications: January 25, 2022

The American University of Rome (AUR) invites applications for a tenure-track, Program Director position in the Business Administration Program (position rank according to experience). 

The Position

The Program Director provides leadership for the continued development, assessment, and implementation of a comprehensive business studies degree program. Reporting to the Dean of Academic Affairs, the PD provides day-to-day direction of the department while aligning a strategy and vision with the University’s plans for a competitive business program for today’s college-bound students.

Previous teaching experience in a business program in an American liberal arts context is highly valued. Excellent English communication skills and a collaborative attitude are required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach from among a range of general courses such as International Business; Management; Organizational Behavior; Marketing; Strategic Business Management. In addition, knowledge in one or more of the following fields is desirable: Entrepreneurship; Economics; Finance; Risk Management, Business Ethics; Corporate Social Responsibility; Start-up Design and Innovation; Sustainability and Social Innovation; Non-profit and Leadership Management.

AUR is interested in candidates who can contribute to its vibrant liberal arts curriculum with their international experience and an interdisciplinary approach. This position will enable the successful candidate to work in a dynamic and exceptional environment. The American University of Rome offers not just a special location in a world capital, but also the possibility to further relations already established by the University and the Program itself with major companies and non-governmental organizations.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA); or Doctor in Business Administration (DBA); or Ph.D. in Business Administration or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written English.
  • University teaching, research, and scholarship.
  • Knowledge of course instructional technologies and online course management systems.

Desirable qualification

  • Professional business experience.

Program Director Responsibilities

  • Teach an average of five courses per year.
  • Advise and monitor the progress of students.
  • Work and collaborate on the development of an innovative, state-of-the-art program and curriculum (e.g., cooperate in joint degree programs with other departments, creation of new courses).
  • Organize and promote Program activities (Seminars, Conferences, and Publications).
  • Manage and administer the Business Program (recruitment of adjunct faculty, monitoring the timely implementation of the Program, including advising, organizing the semester course scheduling).
  • Show capacity, knowledge, and/or willingness to attract resources (e.g., visiting professors; partnerships with companies; fundraising) engaging in networking activity.
  • Participate in student-centered service activities and support university initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.
  • Serve the University through membership of Committees and other functions coordinated by the Division Chairs, Dean, or President.
  • Plan and coordinate field trips (in Italy and abroad) and travel courses to sites of interest related to the courses.

Italian working papers are required for employment. International candidates must complete the appropriate visa process.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and CV with three referees to (quote re: BAPD/2021 and candidate’s full name in the subject field).

The letter of application should include a reasoned statement of why the candidate wishes to be in Rome and how the candidate intends to support, expand, and consolidate the courses and activities of AUR’s Business Program.

Applications without this statement will not be considered.

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2022.

AUR is an equal opportunity employer.


Instructor: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Food and Eating

The American University of Rome is looking for an instructor to teach the course “Social and Cultural Dimensions of Food and Eating” for the U.S. accredited social science Master in Food Studies. Policies for Sustainable Production and Consumption. The course involves 45 contact hours during the period from the end of January to mid-May 2022.

The learning objectives are:

  1. Frame and address food systems in a social and cross-cultural perspective.
  2. Analyze the different individual and collective eating practices and meanings conveyed by both eating habits and patterns and socio-economic determinants.
  3. Approach the study of the contemporary food production and consumption systems through a socio-anthropological lens disclosing inequality, access and sovereignty issues and the complexity of their global-local interconnections.
  4. Critically unpack the different contemporary foodscapes into their symbolic, social, political, ontological and economic components in order to provide solutions to the challenges of the present and future food systems.
  5. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of the main factors impinging on sustainable food consumption and production at the global level and relate them to their own countries’ situation.
  6. Identify and use the appropriate set of qualitative methodological tools to observe, collect and interpret socio-cultural phenomena related to food and eating.

Required qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Ph.D. in sociology, social and/or environmental and/or cultural anthropology. human and cultural geography.
  • Previous teaching experience..

Desirable qualifications

  • Previous teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Previous teaching experience with North American programs
  • Professional experience

Please send your motivation letter and CV in English to (quote re: FS517/2021)

Deadline for Applications: December 11, 2021

AUR is an equal opportunity employer.


Instructor: Geographic Information Systems for Food and Agriculture

The American University of Rome is looking for an instructor to teach the course “Geographic Information Systems for Food and Agriculture” for the U.S. accredited Master in Food Studies. Policies for Sustainable Production and Consumption. The course involves 45 contact hours during the period from the end of January to mid-May 2021.

The learning objectives are:

  1. evaluate the objectives, strengths, and weaknesses of different remote sensing methods or platforms in food and agricultural contexts;
  2. identify and describe standard practices during a GIS survey;
  3. design and implement spatial databases using industry-standard GIS software, recognizing the principles of a range of spatial technologies;
  4. map and analyze food and agricultural data with GIS and grasp the socio-economic and environmental implications of new sources of spatial data;
  5. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how GIS has been applied in Food Studies and Agriculture, and how it has contributed to the theoretical and methodological development of the field.

Required qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Relevant academic education, preferably at Ph.D. level
  • Previous teaching experience of GIS

Desirable qualifications

  • Previous teaching experience with North American programs
  • Professional experience with GIS

Please send your motivation letter and CV in English to (quote re: GIS FS/2021)

AUR is an equal opportunity employer.


Adjunct Faculty for Business and Communication & Digital Media program

The American University of Rome’s Programs of Business and Communication & Digital Media are seeking to hire an Adjunct lecturer to teach a course on the Economics of Media and Communication in Spring 2022. Please send an email with a statement of interest and C.V. to Professor Lorenzo Coretti.

Our Programs seek candidates who are based in Rome and possess the legal documentation necessary to work in the European Union. Preference will be given to candidates with terminal degrees (PhDs or their equivalents) and teaching experience within a student-centered learning environment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled, and only finalists will be notified.

AUR is an equal opportunity employer.

Application procedure: Please email your C.V. and a Statement of Interest to Professor Lorenzo Coretti, Program Director of Communication & Digital Media


Current Administrative Opportunities

HR Specialist

The American University of Rome is looking for an HR Specialist to oversee all Human Resources functions. HR Specialist responsibilities include: preparing compensation packages, creating and maintaining company policies, generating and updating employee contracts and records. Experience with training, staff development and wellness would be an asset. To be successful in this role, candidates must have matured professional experience in recruiting and employee relations, have a solid knowledge of Italian labor laws, be able to work efficiently and independently but collaboratively with the university’s leadership team. Ultimately, we seek a candidate who will maintain clear and well-functioning HR practices and procedures.


Including, but not limited to:

  • Daily HR administrative tasks and duties
  • Forecast hiring needs and ensure the recruitment process runs smoothly
  • Prepare and review compensation packages
  • Draft and issue Italian and American employment contracts as required
  • Liaise with payroll consultants and supervise the payroll process
  • Manage the relocation process, including Visa and Residence permits, for employees relocating to Rome
  • Process documentation with the appropriate government authorities including Tax and Social Security Departments in Italy and the United States
  • Administer all insurance programs
  • Implement training and development plans
  • Plan annual performance review sessions
  • Update employee records with new hire information and/or changes in employment status
  • Maintain organizational charts and detailed job descriptions along with salary records
  • Develop and implement HR policies throughout the organization
  • Support Director of Finance in preparation and monitor of budget
  • Process employees’ queries and respond in a timely manner
  • Coordinate employee safety, welfare, and health legal obligations
  • Stay up-to-date and comply with changes in labor legislation


  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in Law or Business
  • Proven work experience as an HR Specialist or HR Generalist
  • Solid understanding of labor legislation and payroll processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Italian
  • Team management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload effectively, whilst working closely in a team
  • Professionalism in dealing with sensitive information and situations
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and have a demonstrated ability to own projects and workstreams.
  • Italian working papers are essential

Salary will be commensurate with the experience in the role.

Please send your motivation letter and CV (quote re: HR/2021) in English to

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2021

AUR is an equal opportunity employer. 


Director of Development (United States-based role)

The American University of Rome is seeking an experienced and dynamic Director of Development (DD) based in the US. The DD will lead the university’s Advancement Office while working closely with AUR’s president on the strategic development of AUR’s advancement, fundraising, and alumni networks.

Development is viewed as being one of the essential building blocks for AUR’s long-term growth & stability and the DD will play an active contributory role as part of the senior management of the institution, tasked with ensuring AUR’s ability to deliver on student success through financial stability and long-term strategic growth.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the college culture, mission, strategy, and goals as they relate to fundraising and other advancement activities. Work with the university president and senior colleagues to advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of the University.
  • Build giving across all categories, including the annual fund, corporate and foundation giving, board giving, and major gifts for strategic initiatives; high capacity donors for building an endowment.
  • Cultivate alumni and constituent relations; be an active steward of existing donors and constituents.
  • Serve as a member of the University Leadership Team and maintain close working relationships with members of the Board of Trustees and key alumni/parents/friends.
  • Prepare for a capital campaign through comprehensive and effective campaign planning and execution.
  • Serve as the main liaison for Institutional Advancement to the Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors.
  • Provide leadership to the team working with alumni relations, parent relations, and other key constituent relations.
  • Work with PR/Marketing to design and implement effective internal and external communications, including CRM plans.
  • Serve as an advocate off-campus with leaders, business and corporate partnerships, and other friends of the university in order to build bridges between the University and external constituents.
  • Be active and involved in the advancement profession, attend CASE conferences and work to keep AUR visible among peer institutions.
  • Support AUR’s culture of diversity and equity and work to raise funds to make an AUR education more accessible to students across the globe.
  • Be a collaborative colleague who is not afraid to speak out but in a spirit of unity and harmony to achieve a common mission.
  • All other duties as assigned by the President.

Preferred Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and five years of appropriate experience in Development or a related field.

Minimal requirements:

Bachelor's degree in appropriate areas of specialization and seven years of experience in Development or a related field.


The DD must be willing to travel extensively in his or her work with donors and as a representative of the University.

The ideal candidate will also provide evidence of:

  • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in university advancement, with a track record of fundraising success, especially with major gift solicitations.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and writing skills are essential as is the ability to affect favorably sophisticated volunteers and donors.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards.
  • Project management skills; experience in a data-driven environment; organizational skills; and the ability to lead, influence and motivate others is required.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please send a presentation letter (quote re: DD/2021) and resume to
References will be asked of candidates who will be interviewed. 

Pay is competitive.


Deadline for applications: January 21, 2022

AUR is an equal opportunity employer




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