The American University of Paris (AUP), a small, independent university located in the prestigious 7th arrondissement of Paris, seeks a dynamic, innovative and visionary leader as its next President. Chartered as a liberal arts institution in 1962, AUP provides a student-centered, academically rigorous, and career-enabling education to degree-seeking students, both undergraduate and graduate, from around the world.


A distinctive liberal arts university due to its mission and global focus, AUP’s faculty and staff of 225 engage throughout the academic year with a student body of 1100 students, enabling them to cross cultural borders and academic disciplines with ease and to assume their places as responsible global citizens. These students represent more than 100 nationalities and speak 65 languages.


The size of the student body combined with the institution’s pedagogical philosophy creates an intimate, engaging, and stimulating educational environment. Classes at AUP are conducted in English, though most students and faculty speak more than one language. The University’s 21st century curriculum is designed to prepare students for tomorrow’s world where critical thinking, communication skills, digital mastery and cross-cultural understanding will be required.


The AUP Presidency offers an exceptional opportunity for a gifted, inspirational executive to lead this distinctive center of liberal arts education in the heart of one of the world’s most intellectually and culturally stimulating cities.


The AUP Board of Trustees has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a US-based executive search firm with extensive experience in higher education, to assist it in the conduct of this important search. Nominations and expressions of interest should be directed to:


Daniel Rodas, Partner 

Vivian Brocard, Partner 

Micah Pierce, Managing Associate 

Gregg Glover, Senior Associate 

Isaacson, Miller