The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking names of potential candidates for the following elective offices:
The Nominations and Elections Committee seeks candidates who, by prior experience or stated commitment, aim to help shape and support the goals of the SfAA and who can commit the time to this responsibility. Candidates for the President-Elect, Board of Directors, and Nominations and Elections Committee serve three-year terms, and they must be Society Fellows in good standing.
Please consider these leadership positions with SfAA. To nominate oneself or a colleague, provide the following:
Nominations may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org through June 1, 2023.
A description of each open position and candidate eligibility is available on our website at https://www.appliedanthro.org/membership/nominations-elections. The Nominations and Elections Committee will also hold a meet and greet session at the upcoming annual meeting in Cincinnati, on Friday, March 31, from 9-10:45 am in Salon F.
Please direct any questions regarding the positions or nominations process to the SfAA office (email@example.com) or Hillary Haldane, Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee: Hillary.Haldane@quinnipiac.edu.
The President is the executive officer of the Society. The President is a member of and presides over the Board of Directors. The President also serves as a member of the Executive Committee. The President is elected for a term of four years. In the first year (as "President-Elect"), the individual functions as a Vice-President, that is substituting for the President when needed. The individual then serves a term of two years as President. The final year of the term is as "Past-President." The incoming President-Elect will assume office at the 2024 SfAA meeting in Santa Fe, NM.
Board of Directors Member, Regular (2)
The term of office for a Member of the Board of Directors is three years. Board members are expected to participate in the two meetings of the Board that are held each year. Travel to Board meetings is reimbursed. The spring meeting is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society. The fall meeting is held in October or November and sometimes during the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Incoming Board members will assume office at the 2024 SfAA meeting in Santa Fe, NM.
Board of Directors Member, Student
Candidates for the Student Member of the Board must be enrolled students at the time of the election. The term of office is two years. As with other Board members, the term of office is three years. The Student Member of the Board is specifically designated to serve as the representative and provide voice for the student members of the Society. Incoming Board members will assume office at the 2024 SfAA meeting in Santa Fe, NM.
Nominations and Elections Committee Member
The Nominations and Elections Committee solicits and reviews the names of potential candidates for elective offices. The Committee is also responsible for informing potential candidates about the duties and obligations of the offices. Finally, the Committee is responsible for obtaining from the candidates the biographical statements that are used at the time of the election. The Nominations and Elections Committee consists of three members each of whom serves a three-year term. The term is staggered; one new member is elected each year. The members of the Nominations and Elections Committee are elected by the members of the Society. They are the only elected SfAA Committee, save the members of the Board of Directors and the Officers. The incoming committee member will assume office at the 2024 SfAA meeting in Santa Fe, NM.
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