Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Webmaster Search
Call for Nominations
The Society of Early Americanists seeks a new webmaster for the organization’s website (www.societyofearlyamericanists.org).
The SEA has been one of the foremost scholarly societies for the study of American literature and culture to 1830 since its inception 30 years ago. In 1995, Professor Michael P. Clark (UC Irvine) designed and launched the SEA website as the Society’s main public face and clearinghouse of information about its activities. Michael’s long service as webmaster has been followed (since 2006) by the capable leadership of Professor Susan Imbarrato (Minnesota State University Moorhead), who performed a redesign of the website on a WordPress platform, in collaboration with then vice president Gordon Sayre, in 2017. For a brief history of the SEA website, see: www.societyofearlyamericanists.org/about-us/archive/website-history.
As defined in the SEA Bylaws, the webmaster is appointed by the executive officers for a renewable term of three years. In collaboration with the executive officers, the webmaster maintains and further develops the SEA website to provide a variety of features including (but not limited to) a members-only section, announcements, SEA conference information, teaching and scholarly resources, the Society’s governing documents, and important links, especially to the SEA’s journal Early American Literature and the University of North Carolina Press-run membership portal.
The SEA advisory committee now seeks to recruit and nominate (for appointment by the executive officers) a dynamic individual to lead the Society’s website. Preferred qualifications for the new SEA webmaster include experience with website design and maintenance as well as the desire to collaborate with the executive and advisory officers in furthering the mission of our organization. The webmaster must be a SEA member in good standing and able to serve the organization in a volunteer capacity; thus, the SEA seeks an individual whose professional position allows them to commit to this important service to our Society and profession.
To nominate yourself or a colleague, please write to immediate past president Patrick Erben (email@example.com) by August 5, 2022 with an expression of interest and a brief statement of any relevant experience. Patrick will be happy to answer questions and, for further details, put interested individuals in touch with outgoing webmaster Susan Imbarrato.