The STFM Nominations Committee is Accepting Self-Nominations for the STFM Board of Directors

Deadline for Self-Nominations is August 16, 2021

June 1, 2021—The STFM Nominations Committee is accepting self-nominations for the 2022 president-elect, member-at-large, and the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) representative positions on the STFM Board of Directors. All positions have 3-year terms. Read the full job descriptions and expectations.

Please note: for the member-at-large position STFM is selecting a new faculty member, defined as someone in a faculty position for 7 years or less as of May 2022.

The STFM Nominations Committee considers many factors when selecting candidates, including:

1. Specific perspectives and expertise desired for optimal Board performance, such as, leadership experience, critical thinking, and vision
2. Unique expertise of the individual
3. A commitment to represent the interests of STFM and its membership over personal interests
4. History of STFM involvement
5. Diversity in a broad sense – gender, age, degree, race, ethnicity, role, and geography

During a series of meetings, the Nominations Committee reviews the applications of those who self-nominate in the current year, others who self-nominated within the past 3 years, individuals who fit the perspectives most needed on the board in a particular year, as well as the names and applications maintained in a roster of potential future leaders.

Per the STFM bylaws, the Nominations Committee recommends to the membership a slate of candidates for the open Board positions. Those candidates on the slate submit a personal history, position statement, answers to leadership questions, and a short video. These materials are shared with all STFM members eligible to vote. The bylaws require a membership vote on the Nominations Committee recommendations.

The deadline for applications for consideration for the 2022 Board positions is August 16, 2021. If interested, send a photo and statement of interest, listing your experience in the requested areas (no more than two pages) to Sandy Van Tuyl at The Nominations Committee will confirm candidates by January 1, 2022. Individuals who self-nominate will receive notification of the Nominations Committee’s decisions shortly after these confirmations are made.

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