The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2017 election.
This year, the following offices are up for election:
- President (2 year term plus 1 year as past president)
- Treasurer (2 year term)
- Technical Executive Officer (2 year term)
- Administrative Executive Officer (2 year term)
All nominees, nominators, and endorsers must be current NSBP members. Members of the Nomination and Screening Committee are eligible to serve as nominators or endorsers. Self-nominations are accepted.
To nominate an outstanding scientist to serve on as Officers of the society, please submit the following online by 11:59pm EST, October 26, 2017:
- Complete online Nomination form: https://form.jotform.us/nsbpelection/2017
- Nominee’s current curriculum vitae
- One candidate statement of interest.
- One photo
- At least one letter of support for the candidate from NSBP members.
All nominations will be treated confidentially by the Nomination and Screening Committee. Incomplete nomination packets will not be considered. The Committee will review the nominations and subsequently submit a slate of candidates to the membership for a vote. The online election will take place October 21-November 4th 2017.
Jami M. Valentine, Ph.D
Chair, Nomination & Screening Committee
Duties of the Officers
- Duties of the President
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and business sessions of the National Society at which his or her attendance is possible. The President shall perform such other functions as may be provided in the Constitution or By-laws and shall have the duty of delivering an address before the National Society at an appropriate Annual Conference during his or her term of office or within a year thereafter.
- Duties of the Treasurer
The Treasurer shall be responsible for guarding and conducting the financial and business affairs of the Society. The Treasurer shall prepare a budget of income and expenses each year and shall submit it to the Board of Directors. Approval of the budget by the Board of Directors shall authorize the Treasurer to disburse and invest the funds of the National Society in accordance with the budget. The Treasurer shall develop and manage a program of member services for the Society. The Treasurer shall give the Society a bond in the amount required by the Board of Directors, at the expense of the Society, with sureties satisfactory to the Board, for the faithful performance of the duties office and for delivery, upon demand by the Board, of all books, papers, vouchers, records, money, and other property of whatever kind belonging to the Society that have been in the custody of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall submit to the Board of Directors an annual report on the financial condition of the Society, and shall perform such other duties as deemed desirable by the President, or as may be provided in the Constitution and By-Laws.
- Duties of the Administrative Executive Officer
The Administrative Executive Officer shall maintain the official legal documents of the Society. The Administrative Executive Officer shall maintain a record of the proceedings of the organization; prepare an agenda and the minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors; monitor announcements to notify members of the times and places of meetings; receive and transmit the correspondence of the Board of Directors; monitor the activities of the Standing Committees; and maintain the nomination records for new Members, Awardees, and Fellows of the Society. The Administrative Executive Officer shall perform other duties as deemed desirable by the President or as may be provided in the Constitution and By-Laws.
- Duties of the Technical Executive Officer
The Technical Executive Officer shall serve as principal advisor to the Board of Directors on technical affairs; monitor the progress of physics both in the United States and abroad; maintain a profile of technical resources available through members of the Society; advise the Society on technical speakers for meetings and programs; and notify members of programs which may be of special interest to Black physicists, The Technical Executive Officer shall perform other duties as deemed desirable by the President, or as may be provided in the Constitution and By-Laws
Frequently Asked Questions About the Upcoming NSBP Election
Can members of the Nomination committee nominate and recommend candidates?
Do I need to pay my dues? Are my dues current?
I tried to pay a long time ago but the website wasn’t working. What’s up with that?
How do I pay my dues online?
How do I nominate someone or myself?
Complete online Nomination form: https://form.jotform.us/nsbpelection/2017
One candidate statement of interest.
At least one letter of support for the candidate from NSBP members.
All nominations will be treated confidentially by the Nomination and Screening Committee. Incomplete nomination packets will not be considered. The Committee will review the nominations and subsequently submit a slate of candidates to the membership for a vote. Only those nominees elected to serve on the Board of Directors will be notified by the Committee.
How will the online/in-person voting work?
A quick summary of the voting process:
- The Online election is being processed by DirectVote and will be pen from 10/21 until 11/4/17.
- Each regular member who has paid their dues will receive an email from DirectVote with a unique link, identifier and password that they can use to log in to the online election website.
- Once logged in, members will be able to see each candidate’s bio/statement and a photo.
- After voting, members will be able to complete a brief survey about the election.
Will Students vote?
- Article III Section 3 states that “Associate Membership is open to those persons who do not satisfy the criteria of Article III, Section l, including students, who affirm the purpose of the society and whose interest and activity in physics would make them desirable members"
- Further, Article III Section 6 states that “On all questions requiring a vote, each active regular member shall have one vote in the assembly of active regular members”