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DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2018 NPA Board Election: Call for Applications

Thursday, May 31, 2018  
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May 31, 2018


The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding elections in fall 2018 to bring three committed and energetic individuals to the NPA Board of Directors for three-year terms[1]. We are seeking candidates representing a broad spectrum of research disciplines, institutional settings, geographic regions, demographic groups, and professional experiences. Expertise in fundraising, leadership and policy advocacy are particularly appealing. Service on the Board is an excellent opportunity to refine your skills and share your vision with a dynamic group.


Service on the Board is not just for postdocs. The NPA also seeks individuals with backgrounds in administration, nonprofit governance, organizational development, and strategic partnerships.


Submission deadline: July 6, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET Deadline extended to July 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET

If you are interested in learning more about the roles and responsibilities of service on the NPA Board, or applying for a Board position, please visit the links below:


2018 Call for Application Memo

Application and Election Procedures

Board of Directors Service Details and Time Commitments

Nominations Process and Board Composition

Candidate Code of Conduct

Code of Ethics

Board Pledge

Conflict of Interest Policy

Board Election & Service Frequently Asked Questions


For further information, please contact Barbara J. Natalizio, Ph.D., Oversight Governance Committee chair and electoral officer, at


[1] Please note, the Board of Directors call for applications is restricted to members only - service on the Board is limited to NPA Full, Individual Members and NPA Sustaining Member representatives. NPA Affiliate Members are not eligible to run for the Board. If you are not a member or currently an NPA Affiliate Member, please click here to become a member or upgrade your membership.