2016 PSA Election Call for Nominations

On December 31, 2016, two of the eight members of the current PSA Governing Board— Rachel Ankeny and Alan Richardson—will complete their terms, and PSA President-Elect Sandra D. Mitchell will succeed C. Kenneth Waters as PSA President. In its 2016 election the PSA will elect two members of its Governing Board, each of whom will serve a four-year term beginning January 1, 2017, and a President-Elect, who will serve a two-year term as PSA President beginning January 1, 2019.

Per the Bylaws of the Philosophy of Science Association (Art. IV, §§6-7) nominations to run for the Governing Board and the Presidency of the PSA may be made by any fifteen full or retired members of the PSA. Accordingly the PSA solicits nominations from the PSA membership for both the Governing Board and the Presidency of the PSA. Nominations from each of the fifteen full or retired members nominating a particular candidate should be submitted separately by email to Jessica Pfeifer, PSA Executive Director, at psa@umbc.edu, and must be received no later that April 25, 2016, in order to appear on the ballot of the 2016 PSA Election.

PSA members are reminded that only Full and Retired members of the PSA are eligible to run for PSA office and nominate candidates for PSA office, and only Full and Retired PSA members may vote in PSA elections. In addition, PSA members are reminded that past Presidents of the PSA may not serve a second term as PSA President and that Governing Board members may not serve two consecutive terms.

Per the Bylaws of the Philosophy of Science Association (Art. VI, §1) amendments to the PSA Bylaws may also be proposed by a full or retired member of the PSA. Any amendment proposed by a full or retired member must be accompanied by the signatures of fifteen full or retired members and must be received by the Executive Director, Jessica Pfeifer, at the PSA Office (listed below) no later than May 7, 2016, in order to appear on the ballot of the 2016 PSA Election.
Jessica Pfeifer, Executive Director
Philosophy of Science Association
Department of Philosophy
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250