To promote the participation of its student members in the association, the Executive Committee has established an opportunity for a senior graduate student liaison to the Executive Committee. The position is for a one-year appointment, including attendance at two Executive Committee meetings, which provides a transition between the past and newly appointed student liaisons. The Committee hopes that increasing student participation will encourage a desire to serve the association in future years.


Eligibility and Term: The successful candidate must be a graduate student and a registered student member (in good standing) of the AAPA at the time of application and for the duration of her/his appointment. The position is for a single year and runs from the start of one annual meeting to the start of the next. To check your membership status, logon at http://birenheide.com/AAPA/memberinfo.php and go to the directory of members.


Role: The role of the student liaison will be to: 1) share with the Executive Committee their ideas for increasing student participation in the AAPA and encouraging attendance at the business meeting; 2) Co-Chair the ad hoc student committee; 3) bring to the AAPA Executive Committee issues of interest and concern to the student members; and, 4) assist the Chair of the Career Development Committee and the Auction Committee in their planning and implementation. The successful candidate will attend portions of the Executive Committee meeting in the year elected and will give the Executive Committee a brief report at the Executive Committee meeting and at the Business Meeting at the end of her/his term.


Support: The successful candidate will receive a complimentary hotel room on the Tuesday night of the AAPA meetings to allow their attendance at the Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday. He/she will also receive $250 toward travel costs each year.


Application Process: Please provide a CV, letter of reference from your main adviser regarding leadership potential, a cover letter providing details concerning your status in your degree program (e.g., years in program and requirements completed such as ABD), and a short essay (of 500 words or fewer) indicating what you value as a student member of the AAPA and how you would promote student membership and involvement.

Applications must be received no later than October 16, 2017. E-mail your Cover letter, CV and essay as a SINGLE pdf to: Dr. Susan Antón  (sca2@nyu.edu). Your adviser's letter should be e-mailed directly to Dr. Antón.


Evaluation and Decisions: Applications will be reviewed and ranked by a subcommittee of the AAPA Executive Committee members chaired by Dr. Susan Antón and including the current student liaison, providing no conflict of interest exists. Decisions of the committee will be confirmed by the AAPA Executive Committee. Recipients will be notified by December 1, 2017. The successful applicant will be recognized at the AAPA Business Meeting. 

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