Call for Nominations to the Committee on Women in Psychology: 2014
The American Psychological Association's Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) is seeking nominations for two new members to begin terms in January 2014. The committee functions as a catalyst by interacting with and making recommendations to the various parts of the APA governing structure and the APA membership, as well as other relevant groups.
Strategic Goals of the Committee
The committee's current strategic goals include promoting the health and well-being of all women, nationally and internationally; identifying and eliminating discriminatory and exploitive practices against all women, nationally and internationally; promoting the unique contributions of women to psychology; enhancing women's leadership within and outside of APA; monitoring activities of groups within the APA to assess the impact on women; collaborating with others as needed to achieve the empowerment of underrepresented groups; and advocating for public policy that enhances the lives of women, nationally and internationally. As part of its monitoring function, CWP devotes a full day during each of their two committee meetings each year to discussion of cross-cutting items submitted by other groups.
The committee is interested in persons with demonstrated interest and experience in women's issues to serve a 3-year term from January 2014 through December 2016. For this term, CWP will seek one member with a strong record as a feminist scholar and to fulfill the committee's commitment to full diversity in representation, at least one of the slates should be filled by a person of color. Expertise in health disparities is preferred. Letters of nomination should clearly describe a candidate's specific qualifications relative to these criteria. Women at all career stages are invited to apply. Nominees to CWP must be full members of APA.
Requirements of the Position
CWP members are required to attend two committee meetings each year in Washington, D.C. (Thursday night to Sunday afternoon) with expenses reimbursed by APA. Candidates should ensure they can attend all committee meetings:
2014 meetings will be March 21-23 and Sept. 19-21
2015 meeting will be March 27-29 (fall meeting TBD)
2016 meeting will be April 1-3 (fall meeting TBD)
Committee members also work on CWP priorities between meetings and will be expected to participate in regular committee conference calls. Because CWP sponsors a number of important events at the APA convention (e.g., the annual CWP Network meeting, presentation of the CWP Leadership Awards), CWP members are strongly encouraged to attend committee-sponsored APA convention events if possible, though expenses cannot be reimbursed.
How to Apply
Nomination materials should include a letter from the nominee indicating willingness to serve on CWP, a brief statement of the nominee's qualifications and a current curriculum vita. Self-nominations are encouraged. APA nominations are open to members who are retired, are employed less than full time or work full time. Nominations and supporting materials should be sent by Sep. 2, 2013, to Tanya Burrwell, APA Women's Programs Office, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., 20002-4242.