Call for Nominations

Presidential & Executive Committee

Elections 2023

Call for Nominations
From: MSA Nominations and Regulations Committee
Date: 16 January 2023

(a) the position of President (elect). The successful candidate will assume the role of President-elect in July 2023, become President in 2024, and past-President in 2025. A description with the tasks of MSA-presidents can be found here:

(b) membership of the Executive Committee; 2 positions. The 2 members elected to the executive will be appointed as of July 2023 for 3 years. Information on the business of the committee can be found in the minutes of recent meetings: .

If you would like more information about the tasks entailed in any of these positions, please contact one of the current presidents.


All MSA members in good standing (i.e. who have paid their membership fees) may nominate candidates for these positions; self nominations are also welcome.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 1 March 2023. If you yourself are interested in any of these positions or if you would like to propose another member for one of these positions, please contact the NRC through by 1 March 2023.

If you are nominating someone else, please make sure you have first ascertained their willingness to serve if elected. All nominations should include an email and a link to the nominee’s personal homepage so the NRC can contact them. An indication of interest is all that is needed at this stage. All initial proposals to the NRC will be treated in confidence.

Once all the nominations have been finalized, the NRC will compose a shortlist of candidates following the guidelines set out in the amended by-laws (article 6). For the position of President (elect) 2-3 candidates will be proposed; for membership of the Executive Committee, 3-5 candidates will be proposed. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present themselves to the membership in a video presentation in the run-up to the election period (starting Monday, May 15, 2023).

As per MSA bylaws, “The NRC is charged with taking into account questions of diversity related to discipline and region, as well as to gender, race, and sexuality when making nominations.”

The MSA Nominations and Regulations Committee

Astrid Erll

Bill Hirst

Ann Rigney

Michael Rothberg