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Research Assistant (Option for telework)

American Association of University Professors AAUP
Washington D.C.
$50k for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred. Generous benefits package.
Closing date
Nov 6, 2022

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a Research Assistant position to be filled as soon as possible in its Research Department. The Research Assistant is responsible for providing support for our research program, including the annual Faculty Compensation Survey as well as research related to AAUP policies and standards. The Research Assistant will report to the AAUP Director of Research. The position involves working with diverse individuals both inside and outside of the AAUP office. The Research Department plays an essential role in supporting the AAUP’s recent affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers and championing the AAUP’s racial equity initiative.




Duties and Responsibilities


The Research Assistant plays a key role in our annual Faculty Compensation Survey and research related to AAUP policies and standards. The position will include the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Assist with the collection and review of research data under the direction of the Senior Researcher and the Research Director.
  • Assist with analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data and contribute to the reporting and interpretation of findings under the direction of the Senior Researcher and the Research Director.
  • Recruit new survey participants and maintain relationships with current survey participants.
  • Process data orders and other departmental correspondence.
  • Respond to routine information requests on higher education topics utilizing published sources.
  • Participate in activities of the AAUP national office, including occasional travel to assist with events.
  • Other duties as assigned.





The Research Assistant should have demonstrated statistical/mathematical skills and a demonstrated attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy. Other requirements for the position include:


  • Baccalaureate degree in a social science field with a quantitative component required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Experience using MS Excel to manage data, including advanced features (e.g., formulas, pivot tables, filters) required.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with large databases (e.g., IPEDS, ERP systems) required.
  • Commitment to racial equity required; demonstrated experience with racial equity or DEI initiatives preferred.
  • Knowledge of or work experience with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) preferred.
  • One or more years of work experience in a higher education or non-profit setting with a research component preferred.
  • Volunteer or work experience with labor unions or professional associations preferred.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license and the willingness and ability to travel occasionally throughout the United States, to work long, irregular hours and weekends as needed.




Starting salary of $50,000 for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package, including health insurance and 401(K).




Position Classification


This position is categorized as a regular full-time position. It is an assistant staff position and is included in the staff union bargaining unit. This is a non-exempt position and is eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours worked in a week.




Work Location


This position is DC office preferred with an option for part-time telework. We will also consider employees who are located outside the DC metro area. As of November, the AAUP offices, currently at 1133 19th St NW DC, will be moving to 555 New Jersey Avenue.




To Apply


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. Both the cover letter and resume are required. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate number of qualified applications have been received. For additional information about the AAUP, please visit




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 (EEO is the Law | Family Medical Leave Act | Employee Polygraph Protection Act).




Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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