JOB TITLE: Professor and Coordinator of Wine Studies Program

Location: Aix en Provence, France

Status: Long-term contract (CDI)

Beginning Date: January 2020

Experience: Minimum of three years experience required; Experience in U.S. higher education preferred.

Education: Master of Arts required, PhD preferred.

Language: English fluency required, mastery of French highly recommended

Salary: Competitive salary

Job Description:

IAU College and The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM) in Aix-en-Provence, France seek a director/coordinator for its Global Wine Studies Program. The candidate should ideally have some experience working with the wine-producing industry and a broad knowledge of the production of wine and the marketing, sales and distribution of wines in the global industry. A Masters degree in some aspect of the field (MBA, Masters in Oenology, etc.) is required, a PhD preferred. Some experience teaching in United States higher education environment preferred. English fluency required, mastery of French highly recommended.

Responsibilities will consist of teaching 11 wine studies classes per year (Seven 3-credit courses and four 1-credit courses), coordinate and participate in wine studies field trips and winery visits related to class instruction.  Develop and coordinate the overall wine studies certificate program.  Develop relationships between local and regional wine producers and the wine studies program.  Coordinate wine tasting events for IAU.  Other tasks as required.  Classes range from tasting and analysis to food and wine pairing to the global market and industry.  For more information see:

Application: Please contact Mrs. Hakima Thomas, Assistant Director of Administration for more details. 

JOB TITLE: University Relations Intern

Department: University Relations

Reports to: University Relations Manager & Associate Director

Job Summary: Work with the university relations team to help facilitate the partner management and development process. You may be assigned to a specific job, such as working on market research, phone banking, updating existing records, or fulfilling material requests. Additional tasks will be assigned as needed. Each project is very important and neither greater nor lesser than any other task. Your assignments will be varied in frequency and level of difficulty but please remember each is VERY important.

About IAU: The mission of the Institute for American Universities (IAU) is to provide excellence in international education, inspire intercultural awareness, and prepare students for success in a global community through the study of European and Mediterranean history, languages, cultures, and contemporary issues. IAU has academic campuses in France, Spain, and Morocco where students can study for a semester, summer, or January Term. IAU’s degree-granting branch, The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM) is based on the Aix-en-Provence, France campus and offers both bachelor and master’s degree programs.

IAU’s U.S. Office oversees student enrollment, partner relations, and program development and is based in San Diego, CA. There are five full-time staff members and one part-time member based in the U.S. Office with whom the University Relations Intern will work closely, in addition to IAU’s President and CFO who frequently work from San Diego, and four more full-time team members who work remotely from across the U.S.

Characteristic Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists with the maintenance of the partner database (Salesforce)
  2. Contributes to streamlining processes and procedures
  3. Supports tracking and uploading of pending university agreements
  4. Audits partner websites to ensure IAU information is up to date
  5. Maintains regular inventory of marketing materials and IAU/ACM merchandise
  6. Prepares mailings for study abroad fairs and custom requests

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook capabilities
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal/human relation skills
  • Ability to organize time, projects, and details
  • Competency in internet research
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Preferences: Schedules will be coordinated according to your availability. We prefer that you work in increments of no less than three hours. Our office is open from 8:30am  5:00pm, Monday through Friday in Mission Valley, San Diego.

Compensation: $11 per hour for up to 20 hours per week

Application Process:

  • Deadline: Rolling 
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter to IAU's Assistant Dean of Admissions & Alumni Affairs, Dr. Jessica Calhoun.

Interested in teaching at IAU for a semester or academic year?

IAU is always seeking talented faculty interested in qualified teaching professionals able to work in France and teach in English. Please contact Rebecca Coyle at to learn more.

IAU College/The American College of the Mediterranean is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.