AAAS elections are held in the fall of each year for President-Elect, Board of Directors, Nominations and Leadership Development Committee members, and Section Steering Group positions. We invite you to suggest candidates for Section Steering Group positions here. Self-nominations are welcome. Submissions are accepted year-round.
Newly elected leaders begin their terms on January 1 of the year following their election. Responsibilities and term lengths for each Section Steering Committee position may be found in the oval buttons on the right side of this webpage.
AAAS seeks diverse and inclusive slates for all positions. Please remember all AAAS elected leaders and candidates for leadership position are expected to meet the commonly held standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity, and will be asked to sign a code of conduct to this effect.
Please contact us with any questions regarding nomination requirements or the election process at email@example.com.
PROCESS (for the President-elect and Board of Directors positions)
All candidates submitted will be forwarded to the AAAS Nominations and Leadership Development Committee for consideration and discussion. The Nominations and Leadership Development Committee is an independently elected committee comprised of twelve individuals: eight members (elected by membership), the AAAS Immediate Past President (voting ex-officio and serving as Committee Chair), the AAAS CEO (voting ex-officio), and the AAAS President and President-Elect (non-voting ex-officio). The elected members serve two-year terms.
This group considers names submitted from a variety of sources and emerge with a ranked list of candidates. The CEO invites the candidates moved forward by the Nominations and Leadership Development Committee to stand for election.
Requirement for standing for election includes current membership with AAAS. Organization staff will verify membership standing if that is unknown. All candidates are required to sign a code of conduct adhering to the commonly held standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org