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The Committee on Socioeconomic Status Seeks Nominees

The Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) of the American Psychological Association is pleased to invite nominations for membership on the Committee.  CSES anticipates two membership vacancies and are seeking qualified candidates to serve three-year terms commencing January 2012. Nominations can originate from individuals, APA Committees, Boards, and Divisions, as well as self-nominations.

Complete information can also be found on the Committee on Socioeconomic Status webpage.

Nominees are being sought to fill two vacant positions in 2012, who have expertise in psychological issues related to social class and SES inequalities; have conducted research that aided in the scientific understanding of the roles of SES/social class in psychology; and have developed approaches to the application of psychology taking into account the effects of SES on psychological development and well-being.  CSES has a strong commitment to full diversity in representation (e.g.  ethnicity, culture, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, geographic location, early career, retired, and individuals who are employed less than full time).

Nomination applications must be received in their entirety by Friday, August 27, 2011 and should be sent to Tammy A. Barnes, Program Coordinator, Office of Socioeconomic Status.

Call for Nominations to the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Concerns

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC) seeks nominations for two positions beginning January 1, 2012. Nominees are sought who have experience or expertise relevant to one or more of the following areas: 

  • People with disabilities 

  • Transgender people 

  • Indigenous people 

  • LGBT youth, especially bullying 

  • Self-identification as an ally 

  • Public policy 

  • Dissemination and implementation of reports and guidelines

The Committee particularly welcomes nominations of ethnic minority psychologists, bisexual psychologists, psychologists with disabilities, and transgender psychologists, and other psychologists who are members of underrepresented groups. In considering nominees, the Committee will also consider the range of major fields and specializations in psychology and the geographic diversity represented in its membership.

The Committee consists of six members, three of whom self-identify as women and three of whom self-identify as men, who are appointed for staggered terms of three years. Transgender members who do not self-identify as either women or men may fill either a female or a male seat.

The nominee and/or nominator should provide a statement of interest, highlighting the nominee's qualifications for the Committee and expertise or interest in the targeted areas above; the nominee's curriculum vita should accompany this statement. Self nominations are accepted.

Nomination materials are to be received by August 31, 2011, mail to: CLGBTC Nominations Public Interest Directorate at the APA Address or email CLGBTC.

Call for Nominations to the APA Committee on Aging

The Committee on Aging (CONA) seeks two new members to serve three-year terms beginning January 2012 and ending December 2014. Nominees should be full members of APA with specialization in aging issues. CONA is the chief committee within the APA governance structure charged with addressing aging concerns. CONA places priority on maintaining representation within the Committee’s membership that reflects the diversity of psychology and society, including (a) individuals with experience in research, clinical training and practice, policy and advocacy, and education; (b) early- and mid-career psychologists and those who are retired or employed less than full time; and (c) diversity with respect to ethnicity, culture, age, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location. The complete Call for Nominations and an overview of CONA’s activities since its inception can be viewed on the CONA webpage. Send nominations and supporting materials by August 26th to: Deborah DiGilio, Director of the APA Office on Aging.

Call for Nominations - Committee on Aging Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging

The Committee on Aging (CONA) invites nominations for its award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging.  This award for outstanding achievement is presented annually to recognize psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions in one or more of the areas of the CONA Mission.  All nominations must include a current curriculum vitae of the candidate and three letters of reference.  The complete Call for Nominations, submission requirements, and past award recipients can be viewed on the Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging. Nominations and supporting materials should be sent by June 30th to: Deborah DiGilio, Director of the Office on Aging.