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WCIS Call for Nominations

The Women’s Caucus (WCIS) invites nominations for FOUR open positions on the WCIS Board. The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday, January 30th, 2015. We encourage self-nominations too!

Serving on the board is a wonderful opportunity to become involved with the Caucus as well as ISA as a whole. As you know, WCIS “is devoted to upgrading the status of women in the profession of international studies. WCIS seeks to promote equal opportunities for women in their professional lives, from graduate school admissions through all stages of employment. WCIS also seeks to promote women's professional development, both in academic and non-academic professional careers in international studies.” Thus, WE NEED YOU!


Open Positions

1. Vice-Chair/Chair (2015-2017): The elected member serves as Vice-Chair in the first year, transitions automatically to become Chair in the second year, and then in to the Past Chair position. As Vice-Chair (2015-2016), duties would be focused on preparing the program for the annual meeting, and assist the Caucus Chair in their work. As Chair (2016-2017), main duties include presiding at the annual meeting, serving as liaison between WCIS and ISA, and coordinating Caucus activities.

2. Awards and Nominations Coordinator (2015-2016, renewable): Duties include coordinating work associated with both the Northcutt and Gerner awards; submit nominations to the ISA nominating committee and the ISA President Elect for open positions; and collaborate with Chair to appoint the WCIS Officer Nominations Committee.

3. Communications Coordinator (2015-2017, renewable): Duties include maintaining the WCIS listserv and/or blog; coordinating WCIS presence on social media; and, helping the Chair coordinate other communications as needed.

4. Member-at-Large (2015-2017): Contribute to WCIS activities, including Board meetings, committee work and awards deliberations.

Nomination Information

Letters of nominations must include the following:

1. Name, institution affiliation and email of the nominee

2. 150-200 word statement on nominee’s interest in, and relevant prior experience for, the post.    

3. Name, institutional affiliation and email of the nominator (not required for self-nominations)


Please send your nominations to Jennifer Lander (Awards and Nominations Coordinator) at by Friday 30th January, 2015. Please do not hesitate to contact Soumita Basu, Chair ( or Catia Confortini, Vice-Chair ( if you have any questions.
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