SEA EC Elections 2019

Call for (Self-) Nominations for the position of SEA EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR 

The Society of Early Americanists announces our biennial election to choose our next Executive Coordinator. Serving in this capacity requires a six-year commitment: after two years as Executive Coordinator, the person serves for two years as Vice President and then two as President.

The chief duties of the Executive Coordinator involve maintaining accurate subscription and membership records, keeping the SEA’s bank account and handling its finances, overseeing mailings, and coordinating registration for the SEA’s conferences.

The Vice President is primarily responsible for coordinating panels at conferences of SEA affiliates and supporting the organization in cooperation with the Executive Coordinator and President.

The President is expected to provide leadership, coordinate SEA activities, organize the biennial conference, liaise with the other officers, continue to develop the organization, and foster other areas of interest to the membership.

A majority vote from SEA members decides the successful candidate.

Any candidate should provide a letter from his or her home institution, addressed to the SEA President, indicating the willingness of that institution to support the work of the organization for the full six years. This support can take various forms, including travel to meetings, office supplies, staff support for conference planning, as the SEA budget does not fully cover these expenditures for officers. We recommend that candidates negotiate with their home institutions about these matters and would be happy to provide more information.

The deadline for (self-) nominations is December 7th, 2018.

The overall timeline will be as follows:

— December 7th, 2018: deadline for nominations.
— December 10th, 2018-January 10th, 2019: circulation of candidate platforms and election
— January 15th, 2019: new EC announced
— June 1, 2019: transition to new EC completed.

If you have any questions or would like to nominate someone for this position, please contact:

Gordon Sayre, President: gsayre@uoregon.edu
Patrick Erben, Vice President: perben@westga.edu
Ralph Bauer, Executive Coordinator: bauerr@umd.edu or seacoord@gmail.com

 

Call for (Self-) Nominations for the position of SEA EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR, pdf: nominations 2018

 

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