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April 2017 Member Newsletter 
Join  us  on  A ugust 31 - September 3, in San Francisco for the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2017 conference theme, "The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences, and Aspirations." The deadline for program participants to register is June 12, 2017. Register Now!
View all 2017 official meeting hotels and book your hotel with discounted rates. Sessions, panels, and official programming will be held at all properties, except at the Grand Hyatt. Also, compare hotel amenities & book your hotel now!
Looking for a professional development opportunity at the Annual Meeting? Plan to attend a short course on Wednesday, August 30. They provide diverse opportunities, either half day or full day, for professional development and offer attendees the chance to connect with scholars from a range of backgrounds.  Pre-registration for short courses is required. Short course registration is available through the Annual Meeting registration page. Register for a short course!
APSA invites PhD candidates to apply to participate in dissertation workshops on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in San Francisco, in advance of the 2017 Annual Meeting. Two workshops are offered, one on Comparative Political Theory and one on US Congressional Politics. Application deadline is May 15, 2017.  Apply for a workshop now!  
APSA Connect Upgrades
Keep an eye on your inbox for info on upgrades coming to APSA Connect. We're working to make it easier for members to participate in discussion forums with the ability to reply directly from their preferred e-mail inbox. A revamped document library and member directory will make it easier for members to find the documents and connections they need. Sections will be able to host their own publicly accessible websites on the popular WordPress platform, currently running 27% of the web. If you'd like information on how your section can start to take advantage of these new features, contact Dan Gibson, director of communications and marketing.
Programs & Initiatives 
APSA members have access to the most comprehensive database of jobs related to political science, known as e-Jobs.  APSA departmental members have access to post unlimited job listings on our e-Jobs site as a part of their departmental membership.  Access e-Jobs.
Next deadline is June 15. 
The Centennial Center is accepting applications from APSA members for a wide array of supplemental research grants. Funding for an individual scholar is between $1,000 and $2,500. For more information, visit Centennial Center grants.

All submissions are due June 20.
Have you or one of your colleagues received an award for excellence in teaching? APSA would like to know! Each year, APSA recognizes political science faculty who have won teaching awards on their own campuses during the past academic year. Submit your nominations!
APSA is pleased to announce the next phase of our engagement with political scientists in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. With continued support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, we extend our commitment to enhancing the scholarly networks of early-career political science faculty from the MENA region through 2019.  For program news, updates, and additional information, visit the  MENA Workshops website . See full workshop description.
The MSRP connects undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in or show potential for graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students.  PhD department officers can enroll their departments online through their APSA accounts .
Faculty can enroll their students or students can enroll themselves in the database by filling out the online form.

APSA members in Washington, DC, for the  March for Science on Saturday, April 22, 2017, are invited to APSA's offices in nearby Dupont Circle for an open house to mark the event. The Association  strongly endorses the March for Science, a nonpartisan event that "champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity."  

APSA 2017 Council Nominees by Petition
Along with the slate of nominees selected by the Nominating Committee, available here , APSA accepts additional nominees for Officers and at-large members of the Council by petition of 50 members. Nominations by petition should be submitted to the president via and should include the candidate consent form and official nomination form .
Petitions must be signed by a minimum of 50 current APSA members and must include the name, affiliation, and email address of each signatory. APSA membership for supporting signatories must be valid on the date that the candidate nominations are received at Nominations by petition must be submitted no later than May 20, 2017.
Meet the new editors on Perspectives on Politics and learn about their vision for the journal.  APSA selected a team from the University of Florida, Professor Michael Bernhard, who will serve as editor, and Professor Daniel O'Neill, who will serve as associate editor. Both are faculty members in the university's department of political science.

Newest issue of PS includes scholarship on politics, the profession, and teaching. Read symposia and articles on gender in journal publishing, choosing the best textbooks (free and available to all), and even presidential baseball cardsSign into your MyAPSA account to read it today!

New Career Brochures from APSA!
Introducing: Why Study Political Science? and Exploring Careers in Political Science. The brochures explain the benefits of majoring in political science as well as career options for students graduating with a bachelor's degree in political science. Purchase or download here!

e-Jobs Listings

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Data & Reports
APSA's research team has compiled all the postings to the e-Jobs site between July 1 and December 31, 2016. 

Click here to see the analysis.
Other Updates
The Diversity Program Spotlight features examples of recruitment and retention programs. It also includes initiatives that political scientists and departments are engaged in to increase and advance diversity and inclusion in the pipeline and throughout the profession. Check out the programs that are currently featured in APSA's program spotlight on Advancing Diversity Recruitment and Retention in the Profession.
APSA draws on the database to respond to media requests for experts in all areas of political science, i n advance of key events or following major news developments. 

Sign up online!  Inclusion in the database is a member benefit.

Contact with any questions.
With spring semester in progress, APSA seeks mentors to provide professional advice to undergraduates, graduate students, and junior faculty in the profession. We are seeking mentors for women, individuals from under-represented backgrounds, and individuals interested in/with a background in nonacademic careers, the academic job market. Visit APSA Mentoring or contact us for more information.
 Member of the Month: Eric C. Vorst
Congratulations to Eric C. Vorst, our member of the month for April! A PhD candidate in political science, Vorst is an active APSA member who has been recognized for his many accomplishments and time spent advancing in the profession.

The APSA Member of the Month Program recognizes and highlights member achievements and professional mi
lestones. It is a celebration and appreciation of the outstanding contributions our members make to the community through their scholarship and teaching, championship of the profession, and support of APSA and its programs. Submit a nomination for May!
Organized Section Membership
Deadline for applications is June 15.
Visit the APSA Organized Section page to get more information about the various awards being given out at this year's Annual Meeting.
APSA has more than 40 sections that give you the opportunity to join a group of your peers who share a common interest in a particular subfield. Organized Sections are a great way to engage with like-minded colleagues, encourage the study of political science, and find outlets for research and opportunities for scholarship. Sections have become a vital part of the association by sponsoring panels at the Annual Meeting, producing informative newsletters, and recognizing scholarly achievements of their members.

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