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Self Nominations: East & West VP

Pi Delta Phi is accepting self-nominations for two positions of on the Society's Executive Board:


1. East Vice President

States in the West region are: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


2. West Vice President

States in the West region are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


Eligibility:

  • 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 the North or West region. Faculty with part-time administrative duties (e.g. department, division or school chair) may also apply.

Term: The five-year term runs September 1, 2023-May 31 2028; terms are renewable.

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 held in October or November. The Board currently meets at the biennial conference of the American Council of Quebec Studies (ACQS), and via Zoom during alternative years.

  • Each Vice President installs any new chapters in her/his region. Chapter installations are currently conducted via Zoom. When planning for a chapter installation, the host school is asked to accommodate the teaching schedule of the installing officer.

  • Vice Presidents are expected to help expand the Society by contacting annually, as their schedules permit, a few schools in their region that do not have chapters of Pi Delta Phi. The Board provides lists of non-Society schools and sample letters of invitation. Nearly all of the Society's new chapters stem from VP recruitment efforts.

Benefits: For the annual meeting of the Executive Board during the ACQS conference, Pi Delta Phi covers transportation costs, two nights of lodging at the conference hotel, 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 faculty conference funds. While PDP covers the required ACQS association fee (unless the VP is already a member), board members who wish to attend or to 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: info@pideltaphi.org

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

Current faculty members of the East and West regions will vote online. For all questions, please contact the National President, Dr. Scott Fish (info@pideltaphi.org).

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