Benefits of Membership

Journals and Publications

AAPT provides a strong publications program that enables members to access the latest physics research and the teaching methods written by their colleagues. AAPT is fortunate to publish two highly regarded publications:

American Journal of Physics
The Physics Teacher

Members also receive a subscription to Physics Today and a monthly newsletter, the AAPT eNNOUNCER for updates on science news and upcoming events.


All members are encouraged to participate in Committees and Advisory Boards. Further networking opportunities include listservs, Department Chair Conference, PTRA, New Faculty Workshop, the online membership directory, and local section activities.

Discounts on our Educational Products

Enjoy a member discount on books, videos, t-shirts, toys and many other physics related products in our Physics Store. In addition, members are eligible for discounts on publications from other American Institute of Physics member societies.

National Meetings

Members receive a substantial discount at AAPT National Meetings.  This is a unique opportunity to take part in a variety of events that are based on physics education and the principles that AAPT represents. Enjoy a variety of sessions and activities including internationally known physics speakers, committee meetings, awards, workshops on various facets of physics teaching, presentations, poster sessions, and most of all, over 1,000 physics teachers. AAPT also hosts a broad range of physics equipment suppliers, resources, and booksellers in our large exhibit hall.

Career Advancement

Advance your career with AAPT's Career Center, you can post job openings, and sign up for face-to-face interviews at our Annual Winter Meeting.


Members are given competitive rates on health, life and educator’s professional liability insurance.