SfAA Call For Nominations

In November - December 2019 the SfAA membership will be invited to elect members to the following positions: 

   President-elect

   Board of Directors Member, Regular (2)

   Student Member, Board of Directors (1)

   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 President-elect, Board of Director Member, and Nominations and Elections Committee Member positions must be current Fellows of the Society for Applied Anthropology. The Student Member of the Board is not required to be a Fellow. 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@sfaa.net through July17, 2019. 

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 2019. 

A brief description of each position is provided below for reference and you can find additional information in the SfAA bylaws. We strive forSfAA 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@sfaa.net), or to the SfAA Nominations and Elections Committee: 

   Sera Young, Chair (sera.young@northwestern.edu)

   Samuel Cook (sacook2@vt.edu)

   Elizabeth Marino (elizabeth.marino@osucascades.edu) 

President-elect
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 after election, the President-elect serves as Vice President, working collaboratively with the sitting President; during the next 2 years he or she serves as President; during the final year, the President becomes the Past President and serves as Vice President once again, working collaboratively with the newly seated President. The President is 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). The incoming President-elect will assume office at the 2020 SfAA meeting in Albuquerque, 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 2020 SfAA meeting in Albuquerque, NM.  

Student Member, Board of Directors (1)
The term of office for the Student Member of the Board of Directors is two years. As with regular Board members, the Student Member of the Board is 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 2020 SfAA meeting in Albuquerque, NM.  

   Current Board of Directors 

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 2020 SfAA meeting in Albuquerque, NM. 

   Current Nominations & Elections Committee members