Self-Nomination Process

During the month of August, the Society invites members to volunteer for service within the STS governance structure using an online self-nomination web form. The self-nomination process for 2022-2023 Society leadership positions that will commence after the upcoming STS 58th Annual Meeting is now open.

Calling for Self-Nominations

STS members interested in serving in an STS leadership capacity should submit their self-nomination and accompanying conflict of interest disclosure through this online form and the STS Web Portal.

The deadline for submitting 2022-2023 leadership self-nominations is Tuesday, August 31, 2021. To view a full listing of the Society’s leadership bodies, please visit the Committees, Council Operating Boards & Workforces page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can self-nominate?

Any STS Active, International, Senior, Candidate, Pre-Candidate, or Associate Member in good standing is eligible to self-nominate. The Society’s leadership is committed to increasing the diversity of those serving in STS leadership, and diversity, equity, and inclusion is an important lens through which the leadership evaluates potential appointments.

Who makes leadership appointments?

According to the STS Bylaws, the incoming President (First Vice President) recommends appointments to standing committees and workforces. The Executive Committee is responsible for approving the incoming President’s recommended slate of appointees.

Am I guaranteed an appointment?

No. The Society’s leadership seeks to make appointments that best advance the STS mission and provide opportunities to qualified candidates without current leadership roles. Given the significant number of leadership recommendations and self-nominations received every year and the relatively limited number of available positions, it is not possible to find roles for all self-nominees.

When will I learn whether or not I received an appointment?

All self-nominees are typically notified whether or not they received an appointment by the end of December in the year that they self-nominate.

Are there other ways that I can serve if I do not receive an appointment?

Your self-nomination materials will be provided to the chairs of all STS standing committees and workforces in which you expressed interest. Even if you are not appointed to an STS standing committee or workforce, you very well may be contacted for service on a subcommittee or task force (in most cases, appointments to subcommittees and task forces are made by the chair of the overseeing standing committee or workforce rather than the Executive Committee).

If you have any questions about the STS governance structure and the self-nomination process, please contact us.