GPER Executive Committee Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 GPER Executive Committee will remain open until July 31st, 2022.

The APS Topical Group in Physics Education Research (GPER) Nominating Committee is seeking your assistance in identifying a diverse slate of outstanding candidates to run for leadership positions within the GPER Executive Committee. Serving on the GPER Executive Committee offers an opportunity to influence the direction of PER within the physics community through grants, conferences, and fellowships, and to ensure a strong future for PER.

Current positions open for nomination:

  • Vice-Chair (term length: 1 year/ 4 years of service); The member elected as Vice Chair shall serve in that office for one year, then for one year as Chair-Elect, then for one year as Chair of the executive committee, and finally, one year as Past Chair
  • Member-at-Large (term length: 2 years)
  • Early Career Member-at-Large (terminal degree within past 5 years; term length: 2 years)
  • Graduate Student Member-at-Large (term length: 1 year)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (term length: 3 years)

The positions will be filled through an election by the membership of the GPER. Elected candidates will begin their terms January 1, 2023. Current officers are listed on the GPER website, as are officer duties and responsibilities within the unit bylaws. New bylaws are in the process of being adopted; current and proposed bylaws can be found here.

*Deadline for nominations: July 31, 2022.*

Nominations should be submitted to Leslie Atkins, and should include supportive remarks as well as contact information for each potential candidate. Self-nominations are welcome. Please use "GPER Nomination" in the subject line.

The membership of APS is diverse and global, and the Executive Committees of APS Units should reflect that diversity so that all voices are involved and empowered to have an impact on our community. Nominations of members belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in physics, such as women, LGBT+ scientists, scientists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), disabled scientists, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged. Students and early career members are encouraged to participate in all unit leadership committees.