Dear AJS Members,
We seek 6 individuals to join the AJS Board of Directors. This is an open call to the Membership for nominations or self-nominations.
Serving on the AJS Board is a rewarding experience, enabling members who care deeply about the field of Jewish Studies and our organization to play a key role in shaping the direction of the AJS. Importantly, serving on the Board is a significant responsibility: Board members assume fiduciary responsibility for the organization as well as policy-making responsibilities. While serving on the Board is not an onerous task, it is a serious commitment.
As our Nominating Committee begins the process of assembling a slate of candidates culled from nominations and self-nominations submitted by the Membership, we want to provide information about the roles of AJS Board Members. Board members are expected to:
The AJS values diversity and inclusiveness in the Jewish Studies profession and in the many research disciplines and teaching contexts that contribute to the vibrancy of Jewish Studies scholarship. We are committed to eliminating barriers to full participation based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, ability, and employment status. We especially welcome nominees from groups historically underrepresented on the board.
AJS members will be invited to vote on the slate of candidates online in advance of the conference.
This open nominations process is vital to the work of the Association. We urge you to make your voice heard and to help the AJS by taking part and submitting nominations or self-nominations to ensure a large and diverse pool of candidates.
Nominations are due July 16, 2021.
Should you have any questions about board expectations or serving on the board, please reach out to one of the Nominating Committee members listed below.
Pamela Nadell (American University, Chair)
Shira Kohn (Dalton School)
Miriamne Krummel (University of Dayton)
Geoffrey Levin (Emory University)
Rachel Rafael Neis (University of Michigan)
Anita Norich (University of Michigan)
Steven Weitzman (University of Pennsylvania)