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Secretary-Treasurer of the APA Central Division (EXPIRED)

Central Division, American Philosophical Association not BA-granting

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Remote work
Organization based in Newark, Delaware, United States
Job description

The Executive Committee of the APA Central Division solicits applications for the position of divisional secretary-treasurer. The committee hopes to make an appointment by late spring 2023, and it is expected that there will be a transition period of approximately one year during which the appointee will work with the present secretary-treasurer, Elyse Purcell. The successful candidate would assume the role in full on July 1, 2024.

This is a part-time role that comes with an annual stipend of $20,000.

The secretary-treasurer's responsibilities include the following:

Oversight of the Division's Annual Meeting

  • Negotiating hotel contracts (in collaboration with the executive director)

  • Serving as a member of the Program Committee and providing support for the Program Committee in preparing the annual meeting program

  • Scheduling APA committee and affiliated group sessions

  • Working with APA staff and hotel staff on various aspects of the meeting

  • Preparing the agenda for the business meeting and maintaining minutes of the meeting

Support of Divisional Committees and Elections

  • Supporting the Program Committee in planning the annual meeting

  • Preparing agendas for meetings of the Executive Committee and keeping minutes of meetings

  • Supporting the Nominating Committee in securing candidates for divisional elections

  • Preparing electronic ballot materials (in collaboration with the executive director)

Oversight of Division's Finances

  • Overseeing the divisional budget

  • Monitoring the financial position of the division

Representation on Board of Officers

  • Serving as a member of the Board of Officers

  • Attending quarterly board meetings, including one annual in-person meeting normally held in November and three annual virtual meetings in February, May, and August

  • Serving as member of the Finance Committee and Committee on Divisional Coordination


The Executive Committee seeks these qualifications in a secretary-treasurer:

  • A strong record of achievement in philosophy

  • Evidence of successful administrative experience

  • Respect for different philosophical approaches and the ability to gain the respect of people representing different approaches to philosophy

  • The ability to work productively with a variety of people, including APA staff, hotel sales and convention staff, meeting exhibitors and sponsors, etc.

  • High proficiency with computers/technology

A candidate for the position must be a regular or emeritus member of the APA and must be an affiliate of the Central Division in order to take up the position. (Members affiliated with other divisions may change their division if selected for the position.)

Application Information

To apply for the position, applicants should upload a letter of interest and their CV using the application form. Application materials must be received by April 15, 2023, in order to be given full consideration. Inquiries about the position are welcome and should be directed to current secretary-treasurer Elyse Purcell ([email protected]) and/or APA executive director Amy Ferrer ([email protected]). The search committee plans to conduct interviews in late April or early May.

Note: A Google account is required to submit the application form. If you do not have a Google account and wish to apply for the position, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

The American Philosophical Association does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Members of underrepresented groups, including women, racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and veterans, are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.apaonline.org/cst2023
Deadline for full consideration: May 31, 2023, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Time created March 8, 2023, 3:40pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 4, 2023, 3:10pm EST
Expired on June 22, 2023, 2:25pm EST
Last updated August 22, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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