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American Association of University Professors: Executive Director

The American Association of University Professors is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director in our Washington, DC office. Application packets and resumes for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Screening will continue until the position is filled. This position requires a commitment to racial equity and involves working with diverse individuals both inside and outside of the AAUP office.

The executive director is the chief administrative officer of the Association, appointed by and responsible to the AAUP’s governing Council. The executive director is responsible for implementing Council and executive committee policies, initiatives, plans and personnel directives, along with actions and mandates approved by the biennial meeting. The person appointed to that office shall be well acquainted with academic institutions and committed to core AAUP principles, including academic freedom, shared governance, and collective bargaining. The executive director approves academic freedom and shared governance investigations, collective bargaining campaigns, and searches for positions on the administrative staff. In all aspects of employment, the executive director promotes and furthers the AAUP’s mission.

Qualifications: Candidates must be very familiar with and committed to AAUP principles. Experience as a faculty member is desirable. Administrative experience, knowledge of collective bargaining, leadership within the AAUP at the local, state, and/or national level are desirable.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must include a statement of interest and a curriculum vitae and should be emailed to the Chair of the Search Committee at Questions, inquiries, and nominations should also be directed to No phone calls please.

Deadline to Apply: February 16, 2024

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