APSSC Executive Board Elections

Elections for APSSC Board positions are held annually in the spring.

APSSC Executive Board Eligibility Requirements

You are a current Student Affiliate, with at least one year of APS Membership.

You are a current graduate student (except for the Undergraduate Advocate position, undergraduates or graduate students may apply).

You can attend the upcoming 2022 APS Annual Convention, 2022 APSSC Fall Board Meeting. Incoming APSSC Board Members will receive registration for the APS 2022 Convention as well as travel assistance/hotel accommodations. Travel and hotel will be provided for the 2022 Fall APSSC Board meeting which is held in Washington, DC.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit:

1.   A cover letter (no more than 400 words) that includes:

•    Your name, contact information (e-­mail and phone number), and university affiliation

•    Number of years in your program and research area/interests

•    APSSC Board position for which you are most interested, and why you are interested in the particular position

•    Your familiarity with the responsibilities for the position

•    Your understanding of the APS/APSSC mission

•    Confirmation that, if elected, you will attend the 2022 and 2023 APS Conventions, and the 2022 Fall Meeting.

2.   Curriculum Vita

3.   A formal statement of candidacy (no more than 250 words) describing your academic background and qualifications for the position (e.g., relevant experience, abilities, skills, etc.). This statement will be posted during the election and seen by the voters. Do not include any mention of what you would specifically do in the position.

Send applications and any questions to apssc.president@psychologicalscience.org 

Positions Available for Nomination

Communications and Marketing Officer (CMO): Serves as the exclusive liaison between the APSSC and the APS Webmaster. The CMO is responsible for developing, soliciting, and updating social media content, recommending content for the APSSC Science Xpress newsletter, disseminating marketing materials for the APSSC, and taking minutes for the Executive Board meetings. The CMO also coordinates the volunteer program with the MVO at the convention.

Graduate Advocate (GA): Serves as the graduate students’ advocate; is responsible for the Student Grant Competition, including advertising, organizing the review process, and the final selection of winners. The Graduate Advocate also serves as Chair of the second Naked Truth Panel on surviving graduate school at the Annual Convention.

Membership and Volunteers Officer (MVO): Helps facilitate student affiliates’ travel and boarding to APS Convention, as well as managing membership recruiting programs and disseminating materials for APSSC Campus Representatives program. The MVO serves as liaison between the Meetings Manager and the APS staff on site to co-coordinate volunteers with CMO at the convention.

Student Awards Officer: Responsible for advising the APSSC on issues and projects relating to international and underrepresented groups, organizing the RISE Research Award competition review process, and selecting the final winners and participants in the symposium.  Serves as the coordinator for the Student Research Award process. The SRC’s responsibilities tend to be heaviest during the months surrounding the Student Research Award competition (mid-January to mid-April).

Student Notebook Editor:  Serves as the exclusive liaison between APSSC and the APS Observer. The editor must review and endorse any submissions claiming to represent the APSSC before they are forwarded to APS for any further consideration. The editor is responsible for soliciting, drafting articles, and announcements for the Student Notebook in the APS Observer with the appropriate and necessary materials by given deadlines.

Undergraduate Advocate (UA):  This office is appointed by the President-­Elect and confirmed by a majority vote of the APSSC Executive Board. The Undergraduate Advocate serves as a liaison to the Executive Board and provides the Board and APS with feedback that represents the needs and concerns of the undergraduate student population. The Undergraduate Advocate also coordinates the Mentorship Program, serves as Chair for the session on getting into graduate school at the APS Convention.