Posted by: ISPP JSC | April 18, 2011

Call for Self-Nominations to the JSC

This is a very exciting time for ISPP’s Junior Scholars Committee (JSC). We need you to help us shape the future by becoming involved in the JSC. We are currently accepting self-nominations to the 2011-2012 JSC. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and work with other members of ISPP, provide your highly valued input into the JSC, and enhance your curriculum vitae with international committee experience. The JSC serves the needs of ISPP’s students and early career scholars who have received their degree within the last eight years.

To apply to join the JSC, please submit your application materials (described below) to by no later than 30 April 2011.


Chair-Elect: Working under the current chair, the person in this position learns the ins and outs of the JSC in preparation for taking the lead the following year. Duties as chair include writing reports to the Governing Council, overseeing the junior scholar budget, and representing the interests of junior scholars in ISPP. The third year of service is in the capacity of chair ex-officio.

Newsletter Co-Editor: Solicits articles and announcements for the Junior Scholars newsletter that is published two times a year

Web Resources Editor: Manages all web-related JSC archives and the JSC Facebook page

Mentoring Program Co-Coordinator: Solicits participation in the mentoring program and works to match mentors with mentees

All JSC members are encouraged – but not required – to attend ISPP’s annual summer conference. Each nominee will be considered for an anticipated two-year term (except chair-elect which is a three year commitment). To make our committee more representative of ISPP’s membership, we are looking for representatives from every continent: Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

A selection committee comprised of JSC members and Governing Council members will review the applications. The new JSC for 2011-2012 will be announced in May. The new term begins at the end of the annual meeting in July.

Feel free to email us with any questions ( – the current JSC members are happy to assist you in any way possible.

Thank you for your interest and good luck!


To apply, email the following materials to by 30 April 2011: 

  • A brief statement of your interest in the JSC and the JSC position(s) that are of most interest to you. This should be no more than 150 words.
  •  An abbreviated curriculum vitae. This should be no more than 2 pages. It should only include the following pieces of information: (1) Your name, (2) Your country affiliation, (3) Your educational background, (4) Your discipline, (5) Your current status (e.g., graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, faculty member, etc.) and (6) Your committee/organizational experience in ISPP or elsewhere.

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