AAUP Member Benefits



AAUP Member Benefits

You join the AAUP to protect academic freedom, shared governance, and the faculty voice. But membership brings more tangible benefits, too:


AAUP has an online career center to help colleges and universities connect with qualified applicants. Employers can post openings to the job bank, browse resumes, and find links that will help with the search process. Job-seekers can post resumes, browse the jobs that have been posted, and apply online.

AAUP members are also welcome to post their resumes on the career center for no charge.

If you have a position you are looking to fill or want to post your own resume, visit http://www.aaup.org/career-center to get started or for more information.


Your membership includes a subscription to Academe, the bimonthly magazine of the AAUP, which includes the Association’s Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession (also known as the “salary survey”).

Chronicle of Higher Education

Call the Chronicle’s AAUP line at 1-800-728-2803 for the special AAUP discount of 33 percent off print and digital subscriptions.

Professional Liability Insurance

This comprehensive coverage designed exclusively for AAUP members is offered by Liberty Insurance. It provides protection in the event of costly litigation related to your professional duties as a faculty member, librarian, researcher, or member of an instructional staff employed in an institution of higher education.

Customized Major Medical

An affordable major medical plan is hard to find if you are not covered under a college or university policy. Customized major medical plans offer a variety of options to AAUP members, depending on eligibility. The Short Term Medical Plan provides up to $1 million in medical insurance for up to three consecutive twelve-month periods, billed monthly. Small employer options, ideal for groups of up to 50, are also available. The Preferred Provider Option provides choices from a list of local doctors and facilities

Medicare Supplement

Medicare does not pay for all your hospital or medical expenses. It requires that you pay deductibles and co-payments and will not cover expenses that exceed Medicare allowable charges. The AAUP’s supplemental insurance can help protect your assets in the event of prolonged illness or a severe injury. There are many plans to choose from. The plans vary in the extent of coverage provided, but all ten cover co-payments for hospital and medical care. In addition, some of the plans cover Medicare’s Part A and Part B deductibles, Part B excess charges, skilled nursing care co-payments, and at-home and preventive care. Please note that all ten supplemental insurance plans may not be available in all states.

Group Term Life Insurance

The Term Life Insurance Plan offers low-cost protection in multiples of $10,000 up to $150,000, depending on your age. Dependent coverage is also available. No physical exam is necessary for application.

Accident Insurance

The Accident Insurance Plan provides inexpensive protection against financial loss from an accident if the accident results in death or loss of limbs, hearing, speech, or sight. Benefit levels between $50,000 and $500,000 are available. A unique educational rider is part of family coverage. All AAUP members under seventy are guaranteed coverage, as are their families.