Call for Applications for PSA Executive Secretary and Treasurer
Gary Hardcastle, who has very ably served the Philosophy of Science Association for the past six years as its Executive Secretary and Treasurer, must step down at the end of 2012. We are enormously grateful for all of the work Gary has done for the PSA and for his many contributions to its smooth functioning.
The Philosophy of Science Association is an incorporated non-profit 501(c)(3) academic association dedicated to the promotion of research, teaching, and free discussion of issues in the philosophy of science from diverse standpoints. To this end, the PSA publishes Philosophy of Science, sponsors conferences, and awards prizes for distinguished work in the field. The PSA has approximately 1000 members, distributed among over 30 countries, and is run by the PSA Governing Board, which consists of eight elected Board members and the PSA President, President-Elect, and Past-President. For more information about PSA governance see the PSA By-Laws at http://www.philsci.org/about/bylaws.html.
The PSA Executive Secretary and Treasurer supervises the business affairs of the Association, handling all financial matters as well as serving as the contact between the PSA and other business entities with which the PSA has professional dealings, including the History of Science Society and the University of Chicago Press. The Executive Secretary ensures that the PSA By-Laws are followed, oversees elections and awards, communicates with members of the Association, and, in conjunction with the HSS, arranges the PSA's biennial meeting. In addition, the Executive Secretary coordinates with the Governing Board and provides it with the necessary information for its smooth operation, in particular, quarterly financial reports and a general annual report. More generally, the position of Executive Secretary requires creative engagement with the HSS, UC Press, and other professional organizations, as well as with the PSA Governing Board, to achieve the goals and further the interests of the Association. The Executive Secretary is appointed for a four-year term.
Compensation for the position of Executive Secretary is negotiable. In the past, the PSA has been able to pay for course release for the PSA Executive Secretary and Treasurer.