Nominations open: 15 March
Deadline: 19 April
4S will hold its annual election in May, seeking to fill seats for three Council members, the Treasurer, and one 6S (Student Section) representative, all of whom will serve from November 2023 through the annual meeting in 2026.
Please submit nominations by 19 April.
Self-nominations are encouraged, or nominations can be made by another 4S member. Forms are available here:
Click here to nominate a 4S Council member
Click here to to nominate the 4S Treasurer
Click here to nominate a 6S Representative
Contact Canay Özden-Schilling (4S Council Elections Committee) with questions about 4S Council positions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Aneesh Aneesh (4S Treasurer) about the Treasurer position: email@example.com
Contact Misria Shaik Ali (6S Rep) about the 6S position: firstname.lastname@example.org
4S Council members are elected by the membership in annual elections, serving a three-year term beginning immediately after the annual 4S meeting in the year they are elected. Three or four members are elected annually from a slate of candidates. Council members are expected to participate in approximately four meetings during the calendar year, with one face-to-face meeting at the annual meeting (generally on the day before the conference starts). All other meetings are held virtually.
Throughout the year, Council members serve on prize committees, standing committees and ad hoc committees, overseeing the core activities of the Society (its publishing program and website, for example). Standing and ad hoc committees produce reports that are discussed by Council and with 4S membership. Council members help sustain the regular activities of the Society and help envision new activities and directions.
All 4S members are eligible for nomination for 4S Council positions. A final slate of candidates is selected by the 4S Election Committee and approved by council.
4S Treasurer is a Council member who holds custody of the funds of the Society. The treasurer is elected from a slate of candidates and serves a three-year term beginning immediately after the annual 4S meeting in the year they are elected. The Treasurer serves as the Chair of Finance Committee responsible for seeking financing options for the Society and reporting to Council and the President on financial matters facing the Society. As 4S finances are held in U.S. institutions, and the President, President-Elect and Managing Director are all based outside the U.S. the incoming 4S Treasurer must be based in the U.S.
All other Council duties and eligibilities specified above apply to the Treasurer, including Council meeting attendance and service on prize committees, standing committees, and ad hoc committees.
Elected representatives of 6S (the Student Section of the 4S) serve a three-year term beginning immediately after the annual 4S meeting in the year they are elected. One representative is elected annually from approximately three candidates. Working together, (three) 6S representatives are responsible for maintaining open communication with graduate students and junior scholars in 4S, representing their interests and concerns to the 4S Council. 6S representatives are members of the 4S Council and are voting members in the 2nd and 3rd year of their term. 6S representatives help attune the Society to the needs of graduate students and junior scholars while also helping plan the Society’s future.
All 4S members who are graduate students (at the time of the election) are eligible for nomination for a 6S representative seat. A final slate of candidates is selected by the Council’s Election Committee, whose membership includes 6S representatives.