We can send you a packet telling you about AAUP. Send a message to or contact Chapter President Dan Jacoby at

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

Dues mostly support the national office and its extensive responsibilities. A small portion supports the Washington State Conference and AAUP-UW.

There are other benefits of membership:

  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance at special rates
  • Subscription to Academe
  • Accident Insurance
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Excess Major Medical Insurance
  • Discounts on auto and home insurance

Joining is easy

Most UW members choose payroll deduction. To join AAUP using payroll deduction please complete AAUP-Membership-Card2018. Alternatively, you may pay by check by indicating this on the form.

2017-18 Dues schedule

Annual subscription based on annual salary

$0 to $30,000: $62
$30,001 – $40,000: $79
$40,001 – $50,000: $103
$50,001 – $60,000: $126
$60,001 – $70,000: $172
$70,001 – $80,000: $201
$80,001 – $100,000: $226
$100,001 – $120,000: $248
More than $120,000: $272



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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