Three appointed positions will open on the SPA’s Board of Directors by the end of 2016. We invite any member who is interested to volunteer or to nominate a candidate. The SPA has a number of programs and a diverse membership, which opens many possibilities for leadership. Your voice and involvement can help sustain and develop SPA’s role as a thriving and supportive scholarly home for our members!
Details on the different positions are provided below. If you are interested in nominating yourself or a colleague for any of these positions, please send a brief statement of interest to Hal Odden by March 28th.
The Secretary is responsible for all administrative matters of the SPA under the direction of the President, and is involved in all of the Society’s diverse programs and activities. The Secretary oversees prize and grant selection committees, and is a member of the Biennial Meeting organizing committee. The Secretary is a voting member of the Board of Directors and serves a four-year term (2016-2020). If you have any questions on the position, please contact Hal Odden.
The Treasurer is responsible for the budgeting and administration of the SPA’s finances, and is the Society’s fiscal agent. The Treasurer also administers all grants distributed by the SPA once awardees have been selected, including the Lemelson Fellowship and Conference Grants, and the International Early Career Scholar Travel Grant. In 2015, the Treasurer administered grants worth In excess of $83,000. The Treasurer is a voting member of the Board of Directors and serves a four-year term (2016-2020). If you have any questions on the position, please contact Hal Odden.
Electronic Publications Editor
The Electronic Publications Editor is responsible for developing and maintaining all of the SPA’s online resources and social media, including the SPA website, Vimeo site, Facebook, and Twitter. Experience with website design, HTML, CSS, video-editing, and social media is important. The term of office is four years beginning at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting (2016-2020). The Editor is a voting member of the SPA Board of Directors. Graduate students are eligible to serve in this position. If you have questions on this position, please contact Allen Tran and Ted Gideonse .
The deadline for submitting abstracts for the SPA meetings has been extended to Wednesday, January 28. Hope to see you in Boston!Read More
The Robert Lemelson Foundation has graciously agreed to renew its support for the Lemelson Student Fellowship Program. This program provides funds for exploratory research or methods training for graduate students to help prepare them for the dissertation research. It’s a great opportunity and we hope that you will take advantage of it. The deadline is not far away: March 31st, 2014. More information on the program and the application materials can be found here.Read More