Call for Applications: Elected and Appointed Positions

Pictured are members of the 2014-2015 APAGS Committee, and staff liaisons
Pictured are members of the 2014-2015 APAGS Committee, and staff liaisons.


The APAGS full committee consists of nine elected positions (six members-at-large, a chair-elect, chair, and past-chair) and five appointed positions (chairs of five specialized subcommittees).  Please learn more about position descriptions and our elections/appointment processes. The following positions are open for interested candidates who apply by the deadline:

  • Chair-elect
  • Member-at-Large, Education Focus
  • Member-at-Large, General Focus
  • Chair, Science Committee
  • Chair, Convention Committee
  • Chair, Advocacy Coordinating Team
Eligibility
  • Applicants must be a current masters or doctoral student in good standing at a regionally and/or APA accredited institution at the time of application. Applicants must have at least one academic year remaining in a graduate program at the time of application.
  • An APAGS member.
  • Organized, responsive, efficient and responsible.
  • Able to work effectively and cooperatively with others.
  • Willing to commit to a busy two-year term to work on behalf of the needs and interests of APAGS and APAGS members.
  • For subcommittee chair positions, you must demonstrate specific knowledge, expertise and/or experience in the substantive area of the respective subcommittee to which you are applying to lead as chair. 
  • To be eligible for APAGS chair-elect, a candidate must be enrolled in a doctoral program in psychology.
Application Materials
For Elected Positions

You must submit the following materials to APAGS no later than Jan. 11, 2017, by 5 p.m. (EST).

  1. Read and sign the APAGS committee application agreement (PDF, 114KB).
  2. Submit:
  • A one-page cover letter
  • An abbreviated two-page CV.  
  • A candidate statement describing your qualifications and/or potential for the particular position (300 words or less). 
  • A brief letter from your department chair verifying your status as a graduate student in good standing and the chair’s support of the student running for an APAGS office.

Please note that if you are selected to run, your candidate statement as chair or member-at-large, will appear online and will be sent to voting members of APAGS. 

For Subcommittee Chair Positions

You must submit the following materials to APAGS no later than March 14, 2017, by 5 p.m. (EST).

  1. Read and sign the APAGS committee application agreement (PDF, 114KB).
  2. Submit: 
  • A one-page cover letter
  • An abbreviated two-page CV. 
  • A candidate statement describing your qualifications and/or potential for the particular position (750 words or less). 
  • A brief letter from your department chair verifying your status as a graduate student in good standing and the chair’s support of the student running for an APAGS office.
Rules for Elections
Rules for Elections – For Elected Positions

To prevent APAGS electronic media from being overwhelmed by members promoting their candidacy during the election cycle, APAGS has the following procedures for use of electronic media: 

1. Do not use APAGS email lists or APAGS official pages/groups on social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) for advertising your candidacy. 

2. During the election cycle, APAGS will distribute emails that provide all candidates with a chance to make a statement for election. This is meant to ensure fair access to all electronic media during the election cycle.

Deadline
For Elected Positions

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2017, by 5 p.m. (EST).  You must submit your application by email. Please note that all applications must be received in the APAGS Office by this date and time. 

Please send all required materials in one PDF to APAGS. Please indicate in the subject line the position you are applying for.

For Subcommittee Chair Positions

Deadline: March 14, 2017, by 5 p.m. (EST).  You must submit your application by email. Please note that all applications must be received in the APAGS Office by this date and time. 

Please send all required materials in one PDF to APAGS. Please indicate in the subject line the position you are applying for.

We send emails acknowledging receipt of every application. If you do not receive one by two days after the application deadline, please call our office at (202) 336-6014 to confirm.