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Have you ever thought about getting more actively involved in the ANS? Well, here is your opportunity! The ANS is presently looking for people interested in becoming an ANS officer. At present there are four different offices open. See the ANS Officer Information document for detailed descriptions about each of these positions and the official application form.
To apply for any of these offices, simply email your completed application form as a pdf or Word document to the ANS President, Iman Nick (mavi.yaz[@]web.de). The deadline for receipt of the completed application form is October 9th, 2015.
If you know someone whom you think would be an excellent candidate for one or more of these positions, please do feel free to pass this information along! Students are welcome to apply! Please note that candidates do not have to be U.S. American citizens or residents. However, native-level fluency in English is required. If you have any questions, please email Iman at the address listed above.
Open ANS Offices
The person elected to this position will serve as a voting member of the Executive Council (EC)
and is expected to participate actively in the legislative decision-making involved in resolutions
and motions placed before the EC. In addition to these duties, members-at-large serve on
various auxiliary sub-committees to, for example, help with the nomination of new officers,
coordination of the annual conference, and organization of allied conferences. Officers in this
position can renew their term of service twice.
The person elected to this position is primarily responsible for co-organizing the ANS annual
conference in close cooperation with the ANS President. As conference co-chair, the person in
this position will issue an official call for papers, organize a team of reviewers, design the
programme of paper presentations, and coordinate with the Linguistic Society of America and
the other linguistic affiliates or “Sister Societies”: the American Dialect Society (ADS), the Society
of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL), the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the
America (SSILA), The Association for Linguistic Evidence (TALE), and the North American
Association for the History of Language Sciences (NAAHoLS). In addition to these duties, the VP
also serves as a voting member of the Executive Council and, as such, is actively involved in the
legislative process of the ANS. The person selected for this office has the option of running for
the office of ANS President, at the end of his/her term. Candidates for this position are expected
to have superior organizational, time-management, and communication skills.
Membership Officer (projected to begin in 2016)*
This position is a newly created ANS office. In addition to being a voting member of the ANS
Executive Council (EC), the person chosen for this position is principally responsible for
maintaining the Society files on all ANS members, both institutional and individual. In addition,
in coordination with the EC and the publisher of the ANS Journal (Taylor & Francis), this officer is
responsible for developing strategies for securing new ANS members; and for providing support
services for current ANS members. Given these duties, the person selected for this position is
expected to have exceptional organizational and communicative abilities as well as strong skills
in data-base management. The term of service for this position is between 1 to 5 years; and may
be renewed pending approval of the EC.
Allied Conference Coordinator (projected to run from 2016-2018)*
The person elected to this position is principally responsible for organizing the ANS session at the
annual conference of the Modern Language Association. This activity involves issuing a call for
papers, assembling a team of abstract reviewers, selecting three authors whose work will be
presented at the MLA conference, and coordinating the presentation of the three winning
abstracts with the MLA administration. In addition to these duties, as a voting member of the
ANS Executive Council (EC), the Allied Conference Coordinator participates in the legislative
decision-making of the Society. Although the term of service for this position is for two years,
the holder of this office may be re-elected pending approval by the EC. Given the fact that this
position requires close communication with the MLA, candidates who have a demonstrated
expertise in literary onomastics will receive preference. Holders of this position are also eligible
for election as an ANS Vice President.