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The American Philosophical Association is beginning the process of identifying a successor to our long-time treasurer, Stephanie Lewis. This is an excellent opportunity for service to a nonprofit organization and to the profession and discipline of philosophy.

The position of treasurer is defined in the APA bylaws as follows:

Treasurer: Nomination, Election, Term of Office, Duties, and Voting Rights.

A. The treasurer shall be nominated by the chair of the board and appointed by vote of the board. The term of office shall be three years and shall be renewable through the same process.

B. The treasurer shall review the financial records of the national office and the divisions, the investments and investment policies of the board, and the annual audit of the association, and shall report to the board on these matters.

C. A treasurer who is a regular member of the association shall be entitled to vote at board meetings. The treasurer need not be a regular member of the association. If not a regular member, the treasurer will not be entitled to vote at board meetings.

The treasurer serves as a member of the finance committee and of the chair’s council. As a member of the board of officers, the treasurer attends four quarterly board meetings each year (one in person and three via teleconference), and may be appointed to other committees from time to time. The treasurer is a volunteer position.

The APA currently seeks nominations for the position of treasurer. The person selected will likely shadow the current treasurer, Stephanie Lewis, for a period of time before being appointed treasurer.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Expertise in finance and accounting, with particular knowledge of investments and investment strategy (required)
  • Ability to explain finance and investment concepts and reports to a non-expert audience (required)
  • Familiarity with nonprofit organizations and their particular financial needs (strongly preferred)
  • Familiarity with scholarly associations and/or the academic profession, philosophy in particular (strongly preferred)

As noted above, a candidates need not be a professional philosopher nor an APA member to be considered, though if not an APA member the treasurer would be a non-voting member of the board.

Those interested in the position, and those who wish to suggest a potential candidate to be considered for the position, should contact APA executive director Amy Ferrer at

The American Philosophical Association
University of Delaware
31 Amstel Avenue, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302.831.1112 | Fax: 302.831.8690