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 2018 SfAA meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Board of Directors Member, Regular
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. The Spring Meeting is customarily held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society whereas the Fall Meeting is customarily held in association with the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Incoming Board members will assume office at the 2018 SfAA meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
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 2018 SfAA meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
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 2018 SfAA meeting in Philadelphia, PA. (Note: The Nominations and Elections Committee is transitioning from four members to three members in order to come into compliance with revised bylaws.)