Employment Opportunities

National Office:

Department of Chapter and Conference Services - Senior Higher Education Researcher

Department of Organizing -Pacific Northwest Lead Organizer

Legal Internships and Externships

AAUP Affiliates:

California Faculty Association- Membership and Organizing Services Support

California Faculty Association-Field Representative Southern California

University of Connecticut – American Association of University Professors-Higher Education Internal Organizer

For non-AAUP vacancies, please visit our career center.


National AAUP

Department of Organizing - Pacific Northwest Lead Organizer

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a Pacific Northwest lead organizer position to be filled as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity at a critically important time in the AAUP and in the academy.  The Pacific Northwest lead organizer will play a vital role in identifying and implementing new collective bargaining campaigns; defining key issues; increasing the diversity of our membership; creating and sustaining coalitions; mobilizing members; and winning increased freedoms and protections for faculty, academic professionals, and graduate student employees.  The lead organizer will ideally be based in Oregon and will travel widely across the region, working under the direction of AAUP’s national Director of Organizing. We invite you to join us in our critical work defending and advancing academic freedom, shared governance, due process, and the economic security of the profession.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Pacific Northwest lead organizer will play a key role in developing and executing the regional organizing plan, with a focus on such key issues as academic freedom, online education, job security for contingent faculty, and intellectual property, and on building membership in the Pacific Northwest.  The position will include the following responsibilities:

1. Serving as the AAUP’s regional lead on organizing campaigns, including union certification campaigns.

2. Developing and implementing contract campaigns at our collective bargaining chapters/local unions. This may include on the ground work to recruit and train contract action teams. 

3. Developing and implementing internal organizing campaigns, especially in right-to-work states.

4. Working collaboratively with AAUP’s union partners on joint organizing campaign plans. 

5. Supporting AAUP chapters and state conferences in the region and helping develop and mentor diverse and talented grassroots leadership that can run effective issues-based campaigns, build membership, and increase the influence of our members on their campuses and in their states. 

6. Representing the Association before other faculty organizations, college and university bodies, and other unions and professional associations.

7. Coordinating with Association leaders and staff on particular projects and long-range planning, including responsibility for planning content for regional and national training events.

8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The Pacific Northwest lead organizer should have significant experience as a union organizer and demonstrable experience successfully leading organizing campaigns, preferably in higher ed. or for other unions that represent white-collar workers.  Other requirements for the position include:

1. Experience with grassroots initiatives, faculty advocacy, membership development, and/or experience with higher education collective bargaining.

2. Knowledge of labor relations and professional issues relating to higher education.

3. Experience and demonstrated ability to work with professional groups and individuals.

4. Superior written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency skills—including familiarity with MS Office.

5. Advanced degree and experience teaching and/or conducting research in higher education is preferred, but not required.

6. Must have a car and a willingness to travel regionally and nationally and be willing to work long, irregular hours and weekends, as required.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience.

Generous benefits package, including moving expenses.

This position is designated as a senior program officer in the Department of Organizing and is part of the staff union bargaining unit.

To apply, email a resume with cover letter to podos@aaup.org. Please include “Pacific Northwest Lead Organizer – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, Attention: Pacific Northwest Organizer Search, 1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036.  No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

The AAUP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or other characteristics unrelated to professional performance. 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Department of Chapter and Conference Services - Senior Higher Education Researcher

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a senior higher education researcher position to be filled as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity at a critically important time for the AAUP and in the academy.  The senior higher education researcher will oversee the entire AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey, including collecting, validating, and analyzing data. S/he will play a vital role in shaping and expanding our salary survey, as well as compiling and analyzing data on such important topics as contingency in the profession, gender equity, staff demographics in higher education, and compensation of presidents and administrators. The senior higher education researcher will be located in the AAUP’s national office in Washington, DC and will work under the direction of AAUP’s national Director of Chapter and Conference Services. We invite you to join us in our critical work defending and advancing academic freedom, shared governance, due process, and the economic security of the profession.

Duties and Responsibilities

The senior higher education researcher is our chief research staff member. S/he plays a key role in our Faculty Compensation Survey as well as other research projects.  The position will include the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Provide direction for the entire Faculty Compensation Survey process:  collecting, validating, and analyzing FCS data from institutions.
2. In collaboration with outside software developer, maintain and update custom software interface for submitting, checking, and validating FCS data.
3. Regularly revise and communicate instructions for survey respondents and custom report requestors. (Updated annually)
4. Collaborate with research colleague(s) in communicating with survey respondents, both through e-mail and by phone.
5. Ensure that data submitted are reviewed and checked for errors and inconsistencies; assist respondents in making corrections.
6. Analyze FCS data for “Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession”; produce standard and custom charts and tables.
7. Contribute to the “Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession” in collaboration with a member report editor/author and the Academe managing editor.
8. Assist with media release of report and respond to inquiries from media representatives.
9. Produce additional custom reports using FCS data as needed.
10. Represent the AAUP in working with other organizations that collect and analyze data on aspects of higher education.
11. Make presentations to AAUP chapters and professional conferences; participate in Association training events.
12. Support data collection and analysis on occasional surveys sponsored or commissioned by the Association.
13. Represent the AAUP before other faculty organizations, college and university bodies, and other unions and professional associations.
14. Participate in activities of the AAUP national office staff.
15. Maintain an understanding of key higher education issues, including academic labor, academic freedom, and shared governance.
16. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The senior higher education researcher should have significant experience with large-scale data collection, preferably in a research environment.  Other requirements for the position include:

• Graduate degree in social sciences, economics, higher education, or another relevant field required; PhD in a field providing significant training in quantitative methods preferred.
• Ability to use advanced statistical software to produce analyses of higher education data from a variety of sources required. Experience in data analysis and report generation using advanced statistical software is required.  Experience with SAS, Stata, SPSS, or similar software and familiarity with large-scale relational database software is required. Extensive experience with SAS is preferred.
• Excellent communication ability, both written and oral, is required.
• Prior work experience in a higher education setting, although not required, is a definite advantage. Experience in a policy research or advocacy organization would also be relevant.
• Familiarity with US Department of Education postsecondary databases, particularly IPEDS, is highly preferred.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience.
Generous benefits package.
This position is designated as a senior program officer in the Department of Chapter and Conference Services and is part of the staff union bargaining unit.

Apply

To apply, email a resume with cover letter to Researcher.Search@aaup.org.  Please include “Senior Higher Education Researcher – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, Attention: Senior Higher Education Researcher Search, 1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036.  No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until September 30, 2014

The AAUP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or other characteristics unrelated to professional performance. 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Legal Internships and Externships

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is seeking qualified interns or externs for summer or the academic year.  The AAUP is a national organization founded in 1915 that is active in areas including intellectual freedom, due process, professional ethics, and university governance.  Membership is about 46,000 faculty members and scholars from all disciplines.

The intern and extern positions will be in a legal department currently staffed with 2 lawyers and 1 paralegal and involves significant in-house legal and other support work for the Association. The legal office files amicus briefs in higher education cases of national significance, provides legal information on a wide range of issues to staff and members all over the country, and acts as a resource on higher education issues.  Staff and volunteer lawyers are experts in such areas as academic freedom, discrimination, affirmative action, intellectual property, and employment.  Interns and externs can expect to be asked to research and write on a variety of legal issues including First Amendment, higher education, collective bargaining, election, tax, labor, personnel, financial, and contract issues.

Past legal interns have helped research and write amicus briefs in the federal court system, updated a multi-state survey on faculty handbooks as employment contracts, and researched and written legal outlines and fact sheets on topics such as “Faculty and Defamation Suits,” “Faculty and Family Leave Issues,” and “Academic Freedom and the First Amendment.” Externs should be in their 2nd or 3rd year of law school and be available to work approximately 15 hours per week.  Summer internships are available to students who have completed their 2nd year of law school.  AAUP legal staff will work with interested applicants to arrange for public interest stipends, academic credit or pro bono credit from their law school.

Qualified applicants will possess excellent analytical skills

  • strong writing and research skills>
  • interest in higher education issues
  • enthusiasm and initiative

To apply for an externship or internship position, please send a cover letter, resume, official transcript and writing sample to: 

AAUP – Legal Department
ATTN:  DC Internship Program
1133 19th St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C.  20036
legal.dept@aaup.org (If applying by email, please address the Subject line as: “DC Internship + Your Name”)

For more information, please see AAUP’s Legal Program


AAUP Affiliates

California Faculty Association- Membership and Organizing Services Support

CFA is a union of 23,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University (CSU) system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach our students the critical-thinking skills, the technical know-how and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive and artistic participants in our society.

In its role as the exclusive collective bargaining representative, CFA negotiates a contract with the CSU administration that promotes academic freedom, upholds faculty rights, delivers financial protection for the faculty, and promotes faculty participation in the governance of the CSU. CFA is proud to be a member run union and believes in employing hard-working and creative staff whose talents complement those of our elected leadership. Implementing our unions’ vision requires the best staff team we can find to build on the talent that already works with us. For more information about the CFA, visit our website at www.calfac.org.

Membership and Organizing Services Support

This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the CFA membership and organizing operations. Primary duties include:

  • Assist with data input and maintain data quality of the CFA databases and other information systems; investigate data issues; maintain files and records.
  • Respond to membership inquiries and verifications; calculate deduction refunds, as necessary.
  • Assist individuals to address technical issues; assist with documentation of CFA information systems and processes.
  • Assist with CFA website updates, distribute CFA communications, and maintain mailing lists.
  • Provide support for end-users of CFA information resources by helping them understand how to use the database interfaces, web interfaces, and information provided to them.

Salary/Benefits/Other requirements: The Membership and Organizing Services Support applicant must have three years administrative experience (data administration experience preferred) and
authorize and pass a background check. High school diploma or equivalent is also required. This is a full time position and applicant must be flexible to work a non-standard work week, including evenings and weekends, when required.

CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous paid vacations. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is based in Sacramento, although travel is sometimes required outside the Sacramento area.

Submission Requirements: Send cover letter, and resume with references to:
searchcommittee@calfac.org

Interviews to begin immediately.

CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CFA is affiliated with the SEIU (Local 1983), NEA, CTA and the AAUP.

 California Faculty Association-Field Representative Southern California

Affiliated with: AAUP, SEIU and CTA/NEA

CFA is a union of 22,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University (CSU) system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach our students the critical-thinking skills, the technical know-how and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive and artistic participants in our society.

In its role as the exclusive collective bargaining representative, CFA negotiates a contract with the CSU administration that promotes academic freedom, upholds faculty rights, delivers financial protection for the faculty, and promotes faculty participation in the governance of the CSU. CFA is proud to be a member run union and believes in employing hard-working and creative staff whose talents complement those of our elected leadership. Implementing our union’s vision requires the best staff team we can find to build on the talent that already works with us. For more information about the CFA, visit our website at www.calfac.org

Field Representative

Location: Southern California (Los Angeles Region)

CFA is seeking a field representative, preferably experienced in the public sector. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizing skills related to program planning, turnout, and chapter and leadership development. Representation experience is a plus.

CFA’s field representatives work with our chapter leadership on campuses to protect faculty rights, identify and involve new leaders, and develop stronger chapters through member and issue-based organizing. They also organize statewide work actions and events and support CFA political-legislative programs.

The position of Field Representative requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently; they must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines. Additionally, a Field Representative must possess excellent writing, verbal and analytical skills and demonstrate the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with CFA members and leaders. All Field Representatives report to either the Northern or Southern Organizing Director.

Salary/Benefits/Other requirements: Salary is commensurate with experience. CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous paid vacations. Travel is required for this position.

To apply send cover letter and resume with references to:
searchcommittee@calfac.org

Interviews to begin immediately.

CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, people of color and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

University of Connecticut – American Association of University Professors–Higher Education Internal Organizer

The University of Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (UConn-AAUP) is the exclusive bargaining representative of the faculty at the University of Connecticut. UConn-AAUP is one of many collective bargaining and advocacy chapters of the AAUP across the country.

Job Description

This is a full-time position with the UCONN-AAUP Chapter in Storrs, CT.

The Internal Organizer will be responsible for building and then supporting a representative assembly that was recently established by the Chapter. When fully functional, the assembly will create a network of active members engaged in supporting the Chapter in various campaigns, including a contract campaign and membership development/educational campaign. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing a comprehensive internal communication plan to members and for outside relational work with coalitions and other AAUP chapters.

Job Duties:

  • Act as an organizer and make contact with UConn-AAUP members
  • Build and sustain a member network through the representative assembly
  • Recruit and train new members for leadership in the Chapter
  • Communicate with members using social media
  • Assess members for activist engagement
  • Provide leadership and organizing teams with data reports
  • Encourage attendance at Chapter activities
  • Collaborate with leaders and organizers of other campus groups
  • Be responsible for implementing projects programs and campaigns as assigned
  • Update the Executive Committee on progress of projects, programs and campaigns
  • Attend staff meetings, executive meetings and chapter meetings
  • Stayed informed of National AAUP activities and organizing campaigns

Qualifications

  • Experience working in higher education with faculty preferred
  • Knowledge, experience and training in organizing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced social media and computer skills
  • Internal organizing for membership building, leadership development, and contract negotiations

Salary and Benefits
Excellent salary and benefit potential based on experience

Where to apply
Ideal candidate should be able to start immediately. Send resume and cover letter to Barbara Kratochvil, 1875 Storrs Rd, Storrs, CT, 06268 or BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org