Positions open for the 2020 election are:

Nominees must submit their Nomination Packets online no later than Jan. 13, 2020.

  • Treasurer - Three Year Term
  • Region B Director: DC, DE, IN, KY, MD, MI, OH, VA and WV - Three Year Term (must live or work in Region B)
Letters of endorsement (3-5 total) must also be submitted no later than Jan. 13, 2020. It may be helpful to also review the job descriptions for all positions. If you have any questions, please contact the NSELA Nominations and Election Chair Brian Kruse.


To be considered by the Nominations Committee, nominees must strictly abide by the instructions for completing the nomination packet or they will be disqualified.

All materials, including Nominee’s Form and Letters of Endorsement must be received no later than midnight (EST) Jan. 13, 2020. Packets or letters received after this time will not be considered.

Nomination Form
All materials from the nominee should be submitted at the same time and must include the following four items:

  1. Nomination Form — To be completed by the nominee. Information needed: Your name, email, home address, main phone number, position sought, biographical data (up to 200 words), position statement (up to 200 words), and resume, vitae or CV (file upload). 
  2. Biographical Data — Biographical data is limited to 200 words; do not exceed the word count. Be sure to prepare your biographical data as you want it presented in the ballot material. It should include the following:
    • Current Employment Information and Degrees Received: List your name; title of current position; current employer, including city and state and years of employment (i.e. 1995-Present); and Degrees (i.e., AB in Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1976).
    • NSELA Activities: List NSELA involvement such as committees and NSELA publications, both past and present. Where applicable, list year(s). 
    • Additional Activities and Honors: List chronology of professional and teaching experience (include city, state, and year of each experience) and state and local science involvement (past and present). List other professional activities (include other associations you belong to, professional development activities, and other activities) and special honors and awards (list name of honor/award, honor/award sponsor, and year received).
  3. Position Statement — Prepare your position statement as you want it presented in the ballot material. You may prepare this section in a word processor and paste into the form below. It should addresses your philosophy of science teaching, the role and responsibility of NSELA in the profession, and/or other beliefs regarding science, technology, science leadership, or science education. You are required to indicate your envisioned actions as relevant to the office for which you are seeking nomination. Proofread the position statement carefully. Limit 200 words.
  4. Resume/Vitae/CV — Nominees will also include a Resume/Vitae/CV. It must not exceed the equivalent of five single-spaced pages with 1” margins and at least 12pt. font.
Click Here to Submit the Nomination Form


Letters of Endorsement (3-5 total) must be submitted online.
A minimum of three letters is required, and up to a maximum of five is permitted. One must be from the nominee’s supervisor. These letters may be from NSELA members or nonmembers. The nomination letter (if any) will count as one of the five letters.

These letters should address the nominee’s leadership qualities as well as the nominee’s involvement in science education. The letter from the supervisor should indicate the supervisor’s willingness to support the nominee’s attendance at required meetings of this position. NSELA will not solicit letters of endorsement; this is the nominee’s responsibility. Letters of endorsement must be submitted online by the deadline date. 

Nominees as well as the writers of the letters of endorsement will receive an automatic response when the nomination packet or endorsement letter is received.

Click Here to Submit the Letter of Endorsement



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