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Job Title: Professor and Coordinator of Wine Studies Program

Location: Aix en Provence, France

Status: Long-term contract (CDI)

Beginning Date: September, 2021

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

Education: Master of Arts required, Ph.D. preferred.

Language: English fluency required, mastery of French highly recommended

Salary: Competitive salary

Job Description: 

IAU in Aix-en-Provence, France seeks a director/coordinator for its Global Wine Studies Program. The candidate should ideally have some experience working with the wine-producing industry and broad knowledge of the production of wine and marketing, sales, and distribution of wines in the global industry. A Master's degree in some aspect of the field (MBA, Master's in Oenology, etc.) is required, a Ph.D. preferred.  Some experience teaching in the 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. 

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/or Spain and teach in English. For teaching opportunities in Aix-en-Provence, France, please contact Dean of the College Dr. Leigh Smith. For teaching opportunities in Barcelona, Spain, please contact Center Director Dr. Ignasi Perez

The American College of the Mediterranean, which houses IAU as its study abroad institute, is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.