Call for Self Nominations: West VP

Pi Delta Phi is accepting self-nominations for the position of West Vice President on the Society's Executive Board. States in the West region are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


  • Ph.D. tenured or tenure-track faculty member

  • Pi Delta Phi Regular or Honorary member

  • applicant must teach French full time at a 4-year college or university in our West region; or in a state near the West region and near a major airport (to help PDP keep travel costs reasonable for new West chapter installations)

Term: The five-year term runs September 1, 2018-May 31 2023.

Expectation: If the applicant teaches at an institution without a sponsored chapter of Pi Delta Phi (or at which the chapter has become inactive), it is expected that the faculty member will work to establish a chapter (or reactivate the chapter) during the first year of service.

Responsibilities: Vice Presidents attend the annual meeting of the Executive Board, typically held in October or November at one of the regional MLA or other language/literature conferences. Meeting locations include: ACTFL, ACQS, SAMLA, SCMLA, M/MLA and PAMLA. The main work of vice presidents is to install new chapters (typically 1-3 per year). Pi Delta Phi covers all transportation and in-route meals for the installing officer, while the host school is expected to cover any lodging and meals while the officer is on campus. The host school is also asked to accommodate the teaching schedule of the installing officer. Vice Presidents are also expected to help expand the Society by contacting annually, as their schedules permit, several schools in their region that do not have chapters of Pi Delta Phi. Nearly all of our new chapters stem from such contacts.

Benefits: For the annual meeting of the Executive Board, Pi Delta Phi covers transportation costs, two nights of lodging, a Board meeting luncheon or dinner, and a two-day per diem. Vice Presidents may also elect to give a paper or chair a session during the conference and thus avoid using their home institution's limited faculty conference funds. Board members who wish to attend or participate in conference sessions are expected to pay their own conference registration fees.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send PDF versions of (1) a brief letter of interest (in English) and (2) a copy of their CV--short form if the CV is particularly long--to:

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

West Region Chapter Moderators will vote online. For all questions, please contact the National President, Dr. Scott Fish (


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