CFN: AAPT Executive Director

Call for Nominations

The American Association of Philosophy Teachers
is actively seeking nominations for its
next Executive Director.

The Executive Director of the AAPT is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the organization. The workload for this position is approximately fifteen hours monthly.

The Executive Director works closely with the organization’s Communication Director and Treasurer and is supported by other leaders of the AAPT, including its officers and the other members of its Board of Directors. The Executive Director also manages day-to-day relationships with external stakeholders, including the Philosophy Documentation Center, which manages the organization’s membership, publishes its journal, and manages its conference registrations.

Other duties include:

    • Overseeing the work of the Nominations Committee to ensure that organizational elections proceed fairly and smoothly;
    • With consultation with the Board of Directors, assigning volunteers to organizational committees;
    • Preparing agenda and related documents for Board of Directors Meeting;
    • Maintaining a sense of the functioning of the organization as a whole, including the work of its committees and task forces;
    • Serving on the Finance Committee and working with the Treasurer to create budgets at the start of each 2-year budget cycle and to monitor the organization’s progress enacting approved budgets;
    • Serving on the Program Committee and negotiating the contract with the institutions hosting the organization’s biannual conferences
    • Serving as organization liaison with AAPT members serving as site coordinator at conference host institutions;
    • Managing the Organization’s routine correspondence, for example member inquiries and correspondence with the APA Committee on Teaching.

Qualifications for the position include:

    • Experience as a college-level instructor of philosophy
    • Commitment to the mission of the AAPT
    • Highly developed organizational, communication, and leadership skills
    • Experience overseeing budgets.

The AAPT is the leading national organization dedicated to supporting and improving philosophy teaching at all levels of higher educations. It sponsors sessions at divisional APA meetings, runs a four day conference every other summer, publishes a journal, organizes pedagogy workshops for graduate students, and underwrites projects supporting innovative philosophy pedagogy among other activities. The Executive Director has an opportunity to influence the culture of the organization and improve its functioning.

We have provided a modest stipend in recent years, and plan to continue that. Alternatively, we look to work with the applicant’s home institution to negotiate a course release.

Interested nominees should send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Andrew Mills at Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


16. December 2016 by AAPT
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