Call For Nominations – SMA Secretary / Membership Chair
The Southern Management Association (SMA) is seeking nominations for candidates to stand for election to become part of SMA’s leadership team as the Secretary-Membership Chair. The Secretary serves three-year terms.
All officers and board members are expected to attend board meetings on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the SMA Annual Meeting, a mid-year Board meeting (usually held in February with travel expenses paid by SMA), regular conference calls, a meeting at the Annual Academy of Management conference (if in attendance), and to chair and/or serve on various committees. All members of our leadership team actively work to make SMA an ever-improving organization. More information about the individual duties of elected officers can be found at: https://bit.ly/3oCi7xy
The candidate selection committee uses the following criteria in the selection of candidates whose names will appear on the final ballot:
- Significant contributions to management scholarship, including respect and reputation among colleagues in the field.
- Past SMA activities and service, including reviewing papers, facilitating sessions, and presenting papers. Service in larger roles such as track chair or consortium coordinator are highly desired but not mandatory.
- Reputation for dependability.
- Must be a current and active member of SMA.
Candidates cannot appear on the ballot for more than two consecutive membership elections.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. EST on August 15, 2022. Nominations require the candidate’s curriculum vita (CV), two letters of references from two active SMA members, and a letter of nomination / self-nomination that describes the candidate’s prior contributions to SMA. A letter of nomination (but not self-nomination) can serve as one of the letters of references. You may nominate a colleague or self-nominate through the SMA website. The vita, letter of nomination and letters of references should be submitted as one pdf document to Janaki at firstname.lastname@example.org.