Call for AMS Officers

AMS Associate Secretaries | AMS Associate Treasurer

Ideal candidates are those who enjoy organizing resources in order to help the mathematical community succeed and who derive pleasure from the success of others. The AMS strives to serve mathematicians of all disciplines in an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming fashion. Candidates that share in this approach are strongly encouraged to apply.


AMS Associate Secretaries of Central and Western sections

Please submit applications through MathPrograms.org. Applications received by July 1, 2021 will be assured full consideration.

Associate Secretaries are appointed by the Council upon recommendation by the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. To submit nominations or ask questions please email the search committee.

POSITION
map of U.S. and Canada denoting four AMS sections

The American Mathematical Society is seeking applications and nominations of candidates for the posts of Associate Secretary of the Central Section and of Associate Secretary of the Western Section.

The Council will appoint the two Associate Secretaries to two-year terms, beginning on February 1, 2022 and ending on January 31, 2024. Reappointments are possible and desirable. All necessary expenses incurred by an Associate Secretary in performance of duties for the Society are reimbursed, including travel and communications. Each Associate Secretary may request additional financial support for their work. The nature of this support is flexible and can change year to year. It could be, for example, in the form of release time, administrative support, or a stipend.

QUALIFICATIONS

We welcome applications from any research mathematicians with substantial knowledge of AMS activities. Candidates should reside within or near to the section they wish to serve.

DUTIES

AMS Associate Secretaries play key roles in creating the scientific programs of AMS meetings, as well as providing essential input to several AMS committees.

  • Each is responsible for two sectional meetings per year in their respective geographic section. This includes overall responsibility for the scientific program, as well as the responsibility of arranging host institutions and guiding local organizers.
  • Once every four years an Associate Secretary has primary responsibility for the scientific program at the January Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  • The AMS conducts an active international joint meeting program, and Associate Secretaries are involved in these meetings on a rotating basis.
  • Associate Secretaries are supported by, and work closely with, the AMS Department of Meetings and Conferences.
  • An Associate Secretary is an officer of the Society, a member of the AMS Council, and a member of the Secretariat – a committee consisting of the four Associate Secretaries and the Secretary, which has considerable responsibility and authority in the direction of the AMS meetings program.

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Associate Treasurer

Please submit applications through MathPrograms.org. Applications received by July 1, 2021 will be assured full consideration.

A Search Committee, with AMS Treasurer Douglas Ulmer as Chair, is seeking and reviewing applications. Direct nominations and questions to the Chair of the Search Committee.

POSITION

You know finance and you know the AMS. Now you have the chance to play a leading role in managing AMS policies, expenditures, investments, and budgets, while following trends in finance. The long-term viability of the AMS depends on wise management of the Society's activities and assets. The Associate Treasurer helps administer and supervise AMS fiscal policies in the interest of the mathematical community. The American Mathematical Society seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the post of Associate Treasurer. This individual is an officer of the Society appointed by the Council to a two-year term beginning February 1, 2022. All necessary expenses incurred by the Associate Treasurer in performance of duties for the Society are reimbursed, including travel and communications.

QUALIFICATIONS

We welcome applications from PhD mathematicians who have substantial knowledge of Society activities. We need a diversity of experiences and perspectives on the Board of Trustees to ensure that the AMS serves its current and future members well. Although the Associate Treasurer is appointed for a term of two years, candidates willing to make a longer commitment will be preferred, as it is expected that the Associate Treasurer will be reappointed for subsequent terms pending successful performance reviews.

DUTIES

The Associate Treasurer has many duties parallel to those of the Treasurer:

  • Administering or supervising administration of fiscal policies in the interest of the mathematical community, as determined by the Trustees.
  • Monitoring funds, investments, budgets, and trends of finance over periods of years, and reviewing salary policy for AMS employees and its applications to individuals.
  • Serving ex officio as a member of the Board of Trustees, Council, and other committees, as well as serving as Secretary of the Board of Trustees.
  • In addition, the Associate Treasurer serves as Secretary of the Mathematical Reviews Corporation, as a member of the Retirement Plan Investment Committee, and as a non-voting member of the Mathematical Reviews Editorial Committee.

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