APAGS Applications Due Dec. 1
The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is seeking six science-focused psychology graduate students who are interested in serving in a national leadership role where they can advance a science-focused agenda. This position requires a one to two-year commitment. See the information below for requirements and responsibilities associated with this role.
Responsibilities for APAGS Science Committee Members:
- In collaboration with APAGS Staff, survey and monitor the needs of science-focused graduate students.
- Participate in APAGS Science committee listserv discussions to promote common interests of all graduate students.
- Participate in general APAGS listservs and provide relevant content as related to discussions on the listservs.
- Develop novel strategies for outreach and support to science oriented graduate students.
- Collaborate with APAGS Convention Committee to develop innovative science-related programming for APA Convention.
- Submit brief monthly reports to the APAGS Science Committee listserv.
- Contribute substantive articles on psychological science for the APAGS Web site.
- Review submissions for APAGS Awards and Scholarships, including Basic Psychological Science Awards.
- Mentor incoming representatives at the conclusion of your term.
Estimated Time Commitment – approximately 0-5 hours per week (typically the lower end).
Funding – If a meeting is held, committee members would be fully funded for such a meeting, including travel, room and board.
Term – 1 or 2 years (Fall 2009 – Summer 2010 or Summer 2011; 3 candidates will be assigned to a 1 year term, and 3 candidates for a 2 year term)
Additional eligibility criteria –
1. Must be a science-oriented graduate student. Applications will be considered from all areas of psychological science. Ideally, we will have one member from each of the following disciplines: behavioral neuroscience/biopsychology, cognitive neuroscience/psychology, developmental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, psychological methodology/experimental/learning, social/personality psychology, and clinical science/health psychology
2. Must be a member of APAGS. If you are not currently a member, we will consider your application if you provide documentation of your membership application in process.
3. You must submit the following materials to the APAGS Central Office, firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter indicating the position for which you would like to apply. In this cover letter you should include a description of your experiences, background, and reasons for seeking an APAGS science committee position. You may also indicate preference for a one or two year term. Two page maximum
- Abbreviated curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages).
- A brief letter of support from your Department Chair or Program Director confirming your student status, anticipated graduation date, and a statement regarding your leadership potential.
Deadline: December 1, 2009
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact -
Michael Scullin, APAGS Science Committee Chair at email@example.com or
Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, APAGS Associate Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.