[SydPhil] Call for Nominations: AAP Postgraduate Committee

Jimmy Lewis-Martin jimmy.lewismartin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 15:16:17 AEDT 2021

 The Postgraduate Committee of the *Australasian Association of Philosophy*
is calling for nominations for new ordinary members and a new committee
convenor. An election will be held at the AGM on November 21 at the end of
the Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference via Zoom (5:45pm UTC+
11 Sydney/Melbourne time). The Zoom link is:
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/-0wFC4QOPEiBkvRV9HOKrVi?domain=uwa.zoom.us and
the password is APPC2021. If you cannot attend the AGM but would like to
nominate yourself, please email jimmy at uow.edu.au.

*Convenor*: The convenor of the committee is responsible for the running of
the committee (including attendance at the annual APPC conference),
communication with members, organising and overseeing projects, liaising
with the AAP executive, and serves as the postgraduate representative to
the AAP (requiring attendance at the AAP conference). A convenor should be
a postgraduate philosophy student who can dedicate approximately 2 hours
per week to running the committee and participating in projects, and who is
motivated to work on projects that can benefit the entire postgraduate
philosophy community of Australasia. The chair is elected for a 1 year term
but may serve additional terms. Outgoing convenors are also expected to
serve an additional term as an ordinary member to assist the next convenor.
If you wish to nominate in absentia for the position of convenor please
provide a short (<300 word) statement about yourself and why you would make
a good chair.

*Ordinary Members*: Ordinary members are postgraduate philosophy students
who are interested in engaging with projects designed to fulfil the
committee's goals and participating in the committee's discussions on
various issues. Members of the committee should be able to dedicate at
least 2 hours a fortnight to the committee and are expected to actively
participate in order to maintain their membership. The projects that
members work on are quite diverse and have included: producing the
postgraduate student guide, running the tender process for the annual APPC
conference, developing surveys, developing ties with other professional
organisations postgraduate arms, and more.

Serving in either capacity is a great opportunity to help benefit the
postgraduate philosophy community, make contacts in the profession, and
gain valuable experience with service to the profession.

A competitive election will be held if there are multiple nominations for
the position of convenor.
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