IASPM-US: Call for Officers

by Greg Weinstein on October 13, 2016

The US branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music is seeking applications for the following positions:

·           President

·           Vice President

·           Open Seat, Executive Board

·           Open Seat, Executive Board

·           Open Seat, Executive Board

The committee is accepting self-nominations as well as recommendations of fitting nominees that we should approach to apply. For descriptions of specific duties for each position, please consult the IASPM-US by-laws (http://iaspm-us.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/IASPM-US_Bylaws.pdf )  Please note: People elected to positions in the organization are expected to attend the IASPM-US conferences that lie within their terms, beginning with the 2017 conference (February 23-26). Let us know if this presents a financial hardship—we may be able to help. A list of past and present executive committee members can be found on the IASPM-US website (http://iaspm-us.net/Officers/ http://iaspm-us.net/about-iaspm-us/officers/ )

To apply for one of the positions on the Executive Committee please submit the following materials to Eweisbard@ua.edu by November 10, 2016: 

(1) Statement of Interest: a 500-word biography detailing your interest and experience with IASPM-US. Indicate specifically what you hope to bring to the organization, and how your experiences in the field of popular music studies will shape your leadership position on the executive committee.

(2)  Curriculum Vitae

 Attachments should be sent as separate files, using the following format (lastname_IASPM_Statement.doc, or lastname_IASPM_CV.doc). Please e-mail questions to the IASPM-US 2017 Election Committee via Eweisbard@ua.edu   

 We look forward to reading your applications!


IASPM-US 2017 Election Committee

Eric Weisbard, Committee Chair

Associate Professor

University of Alabama

American Studies


Robert Fink



Department of Musicology


Anthony Kwame Harrison

Associate Professor


Virginia Tech


Heather MacLachlan  

Associate Professor

University of Dayton



Tiffany Naiman

Ph.D. Candidate


Department of Musicology

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