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Background

Each fall, the APA issues a call for nominations for APA leadership. Nominations are now being accepted for our twenty committees as well as for the position of member-at-large of the board of officers.

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Nominations Information

  • Both nominators and nominees must be APA members in good standing. Join or renew your membership.
  • Self-nominations are welcome.
  • All members in good standing, including international, student, teacher, and colleague members, are eligible for committee service. Only regular and emeritus members are eligible for board service.
  • Nominations will only be accepted through this web site. We cannot accept nominations via email, phone, or postal mail.
  • Members may nominate or be nominated as many times as they wish. However, a member will normally be appointed to at most one committee.
  • Nominations for chair and associate chair vacancies on a particular committee are also considered nominations for member vacancies on that committee. That is, if a nominee for chair or associate chair is not selected, her or his nomination will be considered for any membership vacancies on that same committee.
  • The chairs of the APA’s six standing committees serve on the APA’s board of officers. Please consider this additional responsibility when making or accepting nominations for chairs or associate chairs of standing committees. Further, because only regular and emeritus members are eligible to serve on the board of officers, associate members are not eligible to be nominated for standing committee chair positions. These positions are marked with an asterisk (*) below.
  • Leadership nominations are accepted beginning on September 15, 2015. The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2015.
  • Nominees have until November 10 to respond to nominations (accept or decline) and, if accepting, submit a CV in order for their nominations to be considered. Any nominations not accepted by this date will be considered declined. Nominations for which no CV has been submitted will be considered declined.
  • We strongly recommend nominees submit a brief (100-200 word) statement of interest when accepting a nomination. Nominators are also encouraged to include comments in support of their nominee when making a nomination.

Vacancies

The vacancies for which nominations are now being accepted are as follows:

Vacancies

Board of Officers

At-Large Member (1)

Committees

Member

Associate Chair

Academic Career Opportunities and Placement

3

1*

Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

2

1

Defense of Professional Rights of Philosophers

2

1

Hispanics

3

1

Inclusiveness in the Profession

1

 

Indigenous Philosophers

2

1

International Cooperation

3

 

Lectures, Publications, and Research

5

1*

LGBT People in the Profession

2

 

Non-Academic Careers

2

 

Philosophy and Computers

2

 

Philosophy and Medicine

2

 

Philosophy and Law

2

 

Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges

3

 

Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy

2

 

Public Philosophy

3

1

Status and Future of the Profession

2

 

Status of Black Philosophers

3

 

Status of Women

3

 

Teaching of Philosophy

2

 


All above committee member vacancies are for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2016. Associate chair vacancies are for four-year terms beginning on July 1, 2016, with the first year as associate chair and the remaining three years (beginning July 1, 2017) as committee chair.