Call for Nominations: APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

APA’s Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) is seeking nominations for two new members to begin three-year terms of service on Jan. 1, 2016. The committee functions as a catalyst for action on ethnic minority issues and concerns by interacting with and making recommendations to the various components of the APA's governing structure, APA membership and other groups.

Committee members plan, develop and coordinate various activities related to advocacy and promoting an understanding of the cultures and psychological well-being of ethnic minority populations, monitoring and assessing institutional barriers to equal access to psychological services, and ensuring equitable ethnic/racial representation in the profession of psychology.


To fulfill its mandate for ethnic representation and its commitment to gender equity, the two vacant slates are for the following: Self-identified Asian-American/Pacific Islander female and male psychologist. CEMA welcomes the nomination of candidates who possess knowledge and expertise of other diverse populations (e.g., disability, early career, national origin, sexual orientation, etc.). In addition, special consideration will be given to those applicants whose education, training, experiences and/or expertise represents basic and/or applied areas of psychological science/research. Terms of service are Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018.


Selected candidates will be required to participate in no less than two committee meetings a year. No more than two meetings will be convened at APA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Members also work on CEMA priorities when necessary between meetings. If possible, CEMA members attend the APA annual convention at their own expense to participate in convention programming sponsored by CEMA.

How to Apply

Nomination materials should include the nominee's qualifications (including a statement of relevant experience), a current curriculum vita and a letter of interest to serve a three term on the CEMA if appointed. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations and supporting materials can be submitted online or sent no later than Sept. 1, 2015, to the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs:

American Psychological Association
Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
750 First St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-424

Or, you may email your materials.