The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) is seeking applicants for its Doctoral Student Committee. This committee originated as a task force in 2014 and was created to ensure that doctoral students’ needs, interests, and priorities are accurately reflected in SSWR doctoral student programming. In December 2018, the SSWR Bylaws were amended by a vote of the SSWR membership and the task force became a standing committee of SSWR. We are interested in building a committee that reflects the diversity of social work doctoral students, their research areas, and their institutions. All social work doctoral students are welcome to apply.
Students are eligible to serve on the committee if they are a current doctoral student in social work/social welfare and will be for at least some of the 2019-2020 academic year and can commit to ~5 hours a month of committee work, including one conference call per month. Students must maintain current membership in SSWR if they are selected to serve on the committee, but do not need to be prior to applying. Attendance at the annual conference is not required.
The current term will be from March 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Committee members are afforded opportunities for leadership development, involvement in the planning of conference events and year‐round initiatives for doctoral student members, experience serving on a national committee, and networking with doctoral student colleagues. Committee members will serve on one of three existing subcommittees: Mentoring, conference, or communication. More subcommittees may be added, depending on need and student interest.
The application will close on February 15, 2019. Selected doctoral students will be notified by March 1, 2019. Questions can be directed to Emma Carpenter, SSWR Board of Directors Doctoral Student Representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to application: https://goo.gl/forms/jmE6ZZwQQhCW1OyQ2