Employment Opportunities

National AAUP

Senior Researcher

Membership Services Office Coordinator

Legal Internships and Externships

University of Connecticut Health Center-AAUP

Executive Director, Farmington, CT

National AAUP

Senior Researcher, Department of External Relations

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a senior 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 researcher is primarily responsible for the Faculty Compensation Survey (FCS), a national survey with approximately 1000 institutions participating annually covering more than 425,000 full-time faculty. The senior 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 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 External Relations. This position involves working with diverse individuals both inside and outside of the AAUP office.  

Duties and Responsibilities

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

1.       Responsibility for the Faculty Compensation Survey process: collecting, validating, and analyzing FCS data from institutions.

2.       Collaborate with an outside software developer, maintain and update custom software interface for submitting, checking, and validating FCS data.

3.       Annually revise and communicate instructions for survey respondents and custom report requesters.

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.       Write  the “Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession” in collaboration with a member report editor/author. Assist with media release of report and respond to inquiries from media representatives.

8.       Produce additional custom reports using FCS data as needed.

9.       Represent the AAUP in working with other organizations that collect and analyze data on aspects of higher education.

10.   Make presentations to AAUP chapters and professional conferences; participate in Association training events.

11.   Support data collection and analysis on occasional surveys sponsored or commissioned by the Association.

12.   Respond to inquiries from the media, higher education community, and the general public on a wide range of higher education topics.

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

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, economics, higher education, or another relevant field required; A PhD in a field providing significant training in quantitative methods preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ experience managing a large data consortium or research study 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 is preferred, as is familiarity with large-scale relational database software.
  • Excellent communication ability, both written and oral, is required.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives is required.
  • Prior work experience in a higher education setting preferred.
  • Familiarity with US Department of Education postsecondary databases, particularly IPEDS preferred.
  • Experience with professional associations or labor unions preferred.
  • Ability to travel nationally and to work long, irregular hours and weekends required. 

Compensation

Salary range: Starting salary of $87,500 for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package, including health insurance and 401(K). 

Position Classification

The Senior Researcher position is categorized as a senior program officer position, special appointment. This position is designated as a senior program officer in the Department of External Relations and is based in DC with the potential for some telework. This position is part of the staff union bargaining unit. This is an exempt position and not eligible for overtime pay. 

To apply, email a resume with cover letter to Researcher.Search@aaup.org. Please include “Senior Researcher – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, Attention: Senior Researcher Search, 1133 19th 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.

Membership Services Office Coordinator, Department of Finance and Administration

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a Membership Services Office Coordinator 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 position involves providing administrative support for the daily operation of the Membership Office and responding to issues as they arise. The position involves working with diverse individuals both inside and outside of the AAUP office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Point of contact for chapter rosters, including
    • Running chapter rosters for Membership Office and other departments
    • Preparing roster cover sheets for Member Services Associates’ processing work
    • Reconciling membership rosters; and making the appropriate updates in the database 
  • Providing membership and chapter customer service, including
    • Answering telephone inquiries from members and chapters and handling member and chapter requests
    • Serving as point of contact for email requests received by the Membership Office
    • Periodic phone calls to chapter leaders to verify billing, chapter officer contacts and address other concerns 
  • Running and analyzing database reports
  • Maintaining membership database records, including
    • Entering chapter cash receipts
    • Processing orders for membership dues, publications, and meeting registrations in the database
    • Editing and updating membership records in the database including change of address, status, ACH account, and other pertinent membership information 
  • Digitizing membership supporting documents and cash receipts
  • Downloading Foundation donations from Action Network and entering into database
  • Maintaining office equipment and supplies for the Membership Office
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • One year’s experience in administrative support required; three years’ experience preferred.
  • An associate’s degree required; four-year college degree preferred
  • Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Demonstrable experience using database software preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy are essential 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent time-management skills, including the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet departmental benchmarks and deadlines
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives is required. 

Compensation

Salary range: $45,000 for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package.

This position is designated as a non-exempt administrative assistant staff in the Department of Finance and Administration and is part of the staff union bargaining unit.

To apply, email a resume with cover letter to membershipservices@aaup.org. Please include “Membership Services Office Coordinator – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, Attention: Membership Services Office Coordinator 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. 

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.

University of Connecticut Health Center-AAUP

Executive Director, Farmington, CT

The University of Connecticut Health Center-American Association of University Professors (UCHC-AAUP) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. UCHC-AAUP represents the faculty at UConn Health, consisting of over 500 researchers, educators and clinicians, including physicians and dentists. The Executive Director reports directly to the elected union leadership and facilitates all aspects of chapter operations, including:

• Oversee operation of union office (one other full-time employee); work with accounting firm, auditors, and others to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations

• Respond to member grievances, complaints, questions; represent bargaining unit members in disciplinary hearings, grievances, and appeals, in coordination with union counsel

• Assist chief negotiator and union counsel with contract negotiations

• Assist elected officers, Executive Council and Collective Bargaining Council, and keep them informed of developments/issues that need to be acted upon. Prepare agendas for and schedule EC and CBC meetings.

• Foster good communication with bargaining unit members; recruit new members

• Provide outreach to senior University administration, state legislature, and governor's office; coordinate activities of lobbyists and advocates

• Oversee publicity, including newsletters and website

• Serve as liaison to national AAUP, state AAUP conference, and SEBAC (coalition of state employee unions)

Candidates should submit a resume and a statement summarizing their experience to Susan Hunt (shunt2468@gmail.com). Specific questions about the position can be addressed to Bruce Mayer (bmayeruchc@gmail.com). Salary range $80k-130k; salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits including health care and retirement will be provided.