Call for Nominations for the CAAS Executive - deadline extended to 9 May!Published on April 2, 2022
The Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) invites nominations for the positions of Vice-President, three (3) Members-at-Large (faculty member) and one (1) Member-at-Large (Graduate Student).
Vice-President: This position is a one-year commitment that automatically transitions to the position of President (also one year). It entails participating in executive committee discussions over the course of the year leading up to the annual conference, learning about CAAS conventions and policies, and preparing to assume leadership of the association. The VP would normally be Anglophone in a year when the President is francophone, in an alternating pattern. Francophone and bilingual candidates are encouraged to send nominations for this round of elections.
4 Members-at-Large, (faculty member& Graduate student): The Members-at-Large are normally elected for a term of three years and may serve at the request of the Board of Directors for an additional term of one or two years. Members-at-Large act as a conduit between members and the Executive. This role includes promoting CAAS and the conference, establishing links with graduate students, contributing to the website by passing on local information (new appointments, accepted theses, etc.), and nominating potential Joel Gregory prize candidates.
CAAS is committed to equity and diversity and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Africa-based scholars, scholars at all ranks and career stage, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. CAAS is enriched intellectually, socially and culturally by the presence and participation of people from diverse backgrounds.
Nominations should be sent to Audace Gatavu at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday May 9, 2022.
Nominations must include a short bio and explanation of what the nominee desires to contribute to CAAS. As per CAAS by-laws, nominations must be agreed to/signed by three members and the nominee. An email with everyone cc'd would be sufficient to convey this consensus.
The list of the nominees will be published on CAAS website and shared on CAAS social media platforms from May 10 to May 12, 2022, and the online vote will be held from the 13th to 16th May 2022. Elected members of the board will be announced on May 17, 2022, during the Annual General Meeting.
Isaac Bazié, CAAS President
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