AAUP membership is open to all faculty members, librarians, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students whether full-time, part-time, retired, or unemployed.

It is best for the UW Chapter if you join through us, rather than directly to national. Your dues mostly support the national office (and its extensive responsibilities), although AAUP-UW retains a small portion to support our local operations.

There are  benefits of membership:

  • Subscription to the journal, Academe
  • Individual support for cases of violation of your rights as a faculty member
  • Invitations to conferences, meetings, and other enriching activities
  • Various insurances: professional liability, group life, long-term care, disability, etc, auto and home.

Joining is easy

Most UW members choose payroll deduction. To join AAUP using payroll deduction please complete the Google form.  Alternatively, you may pay by check by indicating this on the form; send check to: AAUP-UW Chapter, Diane Morrison (Treasurer), 3724 Burke Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103.

2024 National AAUP Dues (non-collective bargaining units)

Effective January 1, 2024

Band 1 $75 $30,000 and less
Band 2 $97 $30,001-40,000
Band 3 $125 $40,001-50,000
Band 4 $153 $50,001-60,000
Band 5 $210 $60,001-70,000
Band 6 $245 $70,001-80,000
Band 7 $261 $80,001-100,000
Band 8 $302 $100,001 – $120,000
Band 9 $315 $More than $120,000
Retirement income as above

You can also join with a LifeTime Membership
Age 60-64: lifetime dues $1800
Age 65-69: lifetime dues $1200
Age 70+: lifetime dues $800

The national AAUP has a members-only resources on its website. When you become a paid member, you’ll get a password.

Members-only resources include:

  • Webinars on topics including strengthening faculty handbooks, good-faith bargaining, working with the media, and other topics of interest to advocacy and union AAUP chapters. Participation in the webinars is generally limited to AAUP members and field staff, and you can now find recordings and materials from the webinars on the web.
  • Information on our One Faculty campaign, which is designed to help collective bargaining and advocacy chapters or state conferences to make concrete gains in the areas of job security, compensation, and/or governance inclusion for faculty with contingent appointments. It explains why a united faculty is a strong faculty and includes specific guidelines for bargaining key contract issues.
  • A new Organizing Toolkit containing proven AAUP organizing practices and materials to help both new and established chapters organize to win. The toolkit provides information about how contingent and tenure-track faculty can build and strengthen membership. It also explains how to organize issue campaigns in advocacy chapters and contract campaigns in bargaining chapters.
  • Additions to our Local Toolkit, including guidance on building chapter websites.
  • Guidebooks on Navigating Faculty Appointments, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Faculty Handbooks as Enforceable Contracts.

Contact: Gwendolyn Bradley, Director of External Relations,

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