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Careers at AAU

Being a member of the AAU team is uniquely rewarding. The team comprises talented, experienced, and dedicated professionals. Working at AAU provides the opportunity to work with leaders of some of the world’s most distinguished universities to advance their educational missions of teaching, research, and service.

AAU is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located in the Washington, DC.  AAU offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, as well as opportunities for educational and career development. AAU is an equal opportunity employer.

Mission of AAU

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities comprises 62 distinguished institutions that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery.

Our universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic research, are improving human life and wellbeing through research, and are educating tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.

AAU members collectively help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation; promote best practices in undergraduate and graduate education; and strengthen the contributions of research universities to society

Inquiry

AAU universities educate students from all walks of life to be tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.

Innovation

AAU universities conduct most of the federally funded university research that contributes to economic competitiveness, health and well-being, and national security.

Impact

AAU universities collectively help shape policy for higher education, science and innovation.