The Fall 2013 elections of the World History Association will fill three Executive Council positions, and the offices of Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-President (President-elect). In order to identify the best possible candidates for these posts, the Nominations Committee of the WHA respectfully requests the assistance of the association’s members.
The Nominations Committee seeks persons with a demonstrated commitment to world history studies and to the WHA, who are willing to devote their time and talent to furthering the well being of both the field and the association.
Executive Council posts are for a three-year term, and the Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary serve for two years in their offices, with the Vice-President succeeding as President and serving in that office for an additional two years. Persons elected to any of these six positions will be expected to attend and participate fully in the annual Meeting of the Executive Council, which is held on the day preceding commencement of the WHA’s annual conference (normally held during the last week of June). They are further expected to offer timely advice on all matters discussed and decided on by the Executive Council in its e-mail and telephone communications throughout the year. All elected officials of the WHA also serve on one or more of the association’s committees. Put frankly, a WHA office brings with it a degree of commitment of time and resources.
The Nominations Committee welcomes any and all WHA members to suggest a member or members whom they deem worthy of consideration for nomination and possible election. A member may also place her/his own name in the pool. All names should be submitted to Alfred J. Andrea firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 1 July 2013. It would be helpful if the person offering a submission also supply the e-mail address/es of the person/s so named.
Each person whose name has been given to the Committee will be contacted on a rolling basis and asked to submit a formal application consisting of a CV and statement of purpose and vision. The Committee will then choose twelve nominees for these six posts.
Please give this process your careful attention and assist your association in its search for leaders who will serve with distinction.