Employment Opportunities

National AAUP

Legal Internships and Externships

New York State AAUP Conference

Executive Director

National AAUP

Legal Internships and Externships

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is seeking qualified interns or externs for summer or the academic year.  

The intern and extern positions will be in a legal department currently staffed with two lawyers and one 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 second or third year of law school and be available to work approximately fifteen hours per week.  Summer internships are available to students who have completed their second 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.

Connecticut State University-AAUP

Business Manager, New Britain, CT

The Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors (CSU-AAUP) seeks a Business Manager.

CSU-AAUP is a public higher education employee union for approximately 3100 full-time and part-time teaching faculty, coaches, trainers, counselors, and librarians for the four regional comprehensive public state universities in Connecticut. CSU-AAUP maintains its primary business office on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut.

The Business Manager oversees the day-to-day financial matters of the organization. The position requires a person who is able to multi-task and prioritize a multitude of different duties on a daily basis.

The position is full-time (35 hours/week) and offers competitive salary and a full benefits package. This position is part of the staff union bargaining unit.

The successful candidate will possess five or more years of experience working in a business or financial environment; strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and database management; excellent time-management skills; and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Minimum qualifications also include a four-year college degree, and a demonstrated commitment to advancing labor issues and workers’ rights in a collective bargaining context. Familiarity with Connecticut public higher education and the political and economic context of collective bargaining for public employees in Connecticut is preferred.

A complete job description can be found at http://www.csuaaup.org/

The salary range: $60,000 for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred qualifications. Generous benefits package.

Candidates should submit via email a resume and a statement summarizing their experience to Christine Guarnieri (guarnieric@easternct.edu). Please include “Business Manager – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. A candidate may also mail his/her resume and statement summarizing experience to Christine Guarnieri, AAUP, Science Building 165, Willimantic, CT 06226. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Director of Member Services, New Britain, CT

The Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors (CSU-AAUP) seeks a Director of Member Services.

CSU-AAUP is a public higher education employee union for approximately 3100 full-time and part-time teaching faculty, coaches, trainers, counselors, and librarians for the four regional comprehensive public state universities in Connecticut.  CSU-AAUP maintains its primary business office on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut.

The Director of Member Services handles grievance and contract administration, executive officer support, staff coordination, and general member and organizational services including database and budget management. 

The position requires a person who is able to multi-task and prioritize a multitude of different duties on a daily basis. On any given day, the Director of Member Services may be office manager, secretary, grievance officer, negotiator, counselor and/or legal liaison. 

The position is full-time (35 hours/week) and offers competitive salary and a full benefits package. This position is part of the staff union bargaining unit.

The successful candidate will possess excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; professional experience in labor relations and public higher education; experience and understanding of workers’ rights and labor issues; information technology literacy skills (Microsoft Office Suite platform); knowledge of political issues; diplomacy; flexibility; and self-directedness. 

A complete job description can be found at http://www.csuaaup.org/

Minimum requirements include a college degree; experience in labor relations and public higher education; and demonstrated diplomacy and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Connecticut public higher education and Connecticut political issues is preferred.

Salary range: $70,000 for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package.

Candidates should submit via email a resume and a statement summarizing their experience to Christine Guarnieri (guarnieric@easternct.edu). Please include “Director Member Services – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. A candidate may also mail his/her resume and statement summarizing experience to Christine Guarnieri, AAUP, Science Building 165, Willimantic, CT 06226. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

New York State AAUP Conference

Executive Director

The NYS Conference of the American Association of University Professors seeks an Executive Director. This is a part-time consultant/contract position which could supplement other sources of income. The NYS Conference is run by volunteer faculty leaders and there is no centralized office, thus the Executive Director is not provided an office by the Conference, nor are office expenses reimbursed. Approved travel expenses are reimbursable.

Primary duties include:

  • maintain NYSC AAUP administrative services, records, and data bases/website;
  • monitor information relevant to the work of the AAUP, the NYSC AAUP, and its members;
  • engage in contact with politicians /staff members and notify State Conference officers, councils, committee chairs, chapters and members as needed;
  • represent the NYSC AAUP, along with the President and/or other officers, at events and build ties with other organizations and unions;
  • maintain regular and on-going communications with AAUP National, the Collective Bargaining Congress (CBC), the Assembly of State Conferences (ASC), and chapters in NYS;
  • assist the Vice President and the Chair of the Committee on Chapters, Members & Dues with chapter and membership development;
  • work closely with officers and the Executive Council;
  • provide support for standing committees and councils as well as special committees and task forces; organize and oversee the NYSC AAUP spring and fall meetings. 

Applicants are asked to submit the following with their application: 1) cover letter indicating the applicants experience with and/or interest in serving in an executive director capacity; experience with website management and maintaining records and data bases; familiarity and involvement with the AAUP, shared governance, and union work; experience working on political issues and/or with government officials/aides; and experience organizing large-scale meetings, 2) a resume/CV and 3) a list of three (3) professional references. Applications must be received by October 1, 2017, for full consideration. Please send applications to Jeffrey Baker, Acting President:  jbaker@nysaaup.org and write “ED Job Application” in the subject line.