Call for Nominations for the USASP Board of Directors

The USASP is looking to fill three Director seats on the Board of Directors. The USASP is committed to (1) transparency in the nomination and election process and (2) board membership that reflects the diversity of the membership of the USASP. Therefore, the USASP will accept nominees who meet criteria for any of the seats described below.

Eligibility Criteria for Open Positions:
●      Active member of the USASP in good standing
●      Recent experience serving on USASP committees or working groups, or comparable experience in other organizations.
Directors (three open positions)*:
Term: Three years
Directors on the Board provide advice to the President, in addition to providing guidance on issues brought to the USASP and support the Board’s decision-making process. Directors are expected to serve concurrently on at least one USASP Committee and/or Task Force to serve as the liaison between the Committee and the Board. The below criteria for open seats have been defined based on required characteristics to balance the experience and expertise on the Board.
Seat 1: Mid- to Senior-career investigator (Assoc./Full or Senior Scientist/Director) whose primary designation** is Basic Research- non-Human  
Seat 2: An individual from any career stage whose primary designation** is Basic Science- Human
Members interested in working with the Education and Professional Development Committee are strongly encouraged to apply
Seat 3: Mid- to Senior-career investigator (Assoc./Full or Senior Scientist/Director) whose primary designation** is Clinical Care and/or Patient Advocacy and/or Pediatric Pain 
Nomination Materials:
Nominees must indicate the seat/position they would like to fill and may be considered for only one seat/position on a ballot. Nominees should submit the following materials:
·       a Curriculum Vitae
·       Evidence that they meet the criteria listed above for a seat or position
·       a one-page personal statement of why they would like to serve the USASP on the Board or as an Officer. Nominees are expected to include in the personal statement their experience and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
·       a picture to accompany their personal statement on the election and ballot material
Nomination Process:
·       Submit materials to [email protected] with the board position identified in the subject line (e.g., “Nomination for USASP Board Director”)
·       Deadline for submissions:  October 1, 2022 (midnight PST)
·       The Nominations Committee will review submitted materials, and anyone meeting the criteria for the position sought will be included on the ballot.
The USASP embraces, promotes, and fosters a culture based on inclusion, diversity, equality, and access. We especially encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as, but not limited to, members of minoritized communities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.