Nominations and Elections 

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SfAA Call For Nominations

In November - December 2020 the SfAA membership will be invited to elect members to the following positions:

  • Board of Directors Member, Regular (2)
  • Nominations and Elections Committee Member (1)

To facilitate the development of a diverse and representative slate, the SfAA Nominations and Elections Committee is encouraging all eligible SfAA Members to nominate themselves or colleagues as potential candidates for these positions. Nominees for Board of Director Member, and Nominations and Elections Committee Member positions must be current Fellows of the Society for Applied Anthropology. All potential candidates must be willing to accept nomination should they be selected for the ballot. The submission of nominations will be accomplished with the guidance of the Nominations and Elections Committee.

To nominate oneself or a colleague please provide: 1) a brief statement indicating the candidate's suitability for the position; 2) current contact information; and 3) a current resume or CV. Nominations may be submitted via email to info@appliedanthro.org through August 24, 2020.

The Nominations and Elections Committee will review nominations, evaluate potential candidates’ materials with an eye towards equitable representation of employment type, professional focus, nation of residence, and career stage, and recommend candidates for placement on the slate. Final selections among the candidates will be determined by a vote of the membership in November - December 2020.

A brief description of each position is provided below for reference and you can find additional information in the SfAA bylaws. We strive for SfAA leadership to reflect our myriad interests and needs through the participation of its members. The Nominations & Elections Committee strongly encourages nomination of members at all career stages; individuals with a range of orientations to professional, practicing, and applied anthropology; and persons residing outside of the continental United States.

Please direct any questions regarding the nominations process to the SfAA office: info@appliedanthro.org

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 2021 SfAA meeting in Norfolk, VA. 

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 2021 SfAA meeting in Norfolk, VA.

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