The Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society

est. 1880

Call for expressions of interest

Executive Committee role

The Aristotelian Society would like to call for expressions of interest in the role of Executive Committee member. The Society is looking for three new members to join the committee beginning in October 2021.
 
The Aristotelian Society was founded in 1880 and continues to meet fortnightly at the University of London's Senate House to hear and discuss philosophical papers. The society also co-organises the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, a conference which since 1910 has grown to become the largest gathering of philosophers in the country. The conference has taken place at nearly every major university across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Papers from the Proceedings and the Joint Session are published in the society’s two journals, the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society and Supplementary Volume. In addition, each year the Aristotelian Society funds a number of conferences, student bursaries and subsidies.

Members of the executive committee serve a 3 year term and meet three times a year in October and April in London, and in July at the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association. Members are required to attend at least two meetings per year. Committee members oversee the overall development and progress of the Society and are accountable to the Charities Commissioner with regard to the Society’s finances. The following are some of the main tasks associated with the role.

  • Suggestion and selection of speakers for the Proceedings talks (and for publication in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society journal).
  • Oversight of the financial state of the Society, and review of its yearly accounts.
  • Considering requests for funds towards philosophy-related activities.
  • Selection of venues, subjects and speakers for the Joint Sessions in consultation with the Mind Association (with papers to appear in the Supplementary Volume).
  • Review of progress and policies of special issues and the Book Series (Published in collaboration with Oxford University Press).
  • Review of subscription rates for both individual and institutional memberships.
  • General forward planning and policy development.

To register an interest in the position, please submit a CV and covering letter of no more than one page each, demonstrating your interest and qualifications for the role. Please send these an attachment via email (and not by post) to the Managing Editor, Holly De Las Casas, by January 31 2021. Members of the executive will need to be based in the UK or and able to travel to London for meetings, but need not hold a position at a higher education institution. In recruiting for this role the Aristotelian Society is committed to actively ensuring and promoting diversity along many dimensions – gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability, philosophical interests, geography, career stage, etc. The society welcomes feedback and suggestions for ways it might improve in its manifestation of this commitment. Queries about the role may be directed to the Managing Editor of the society at the same address, though we are unable to offer formal feedback to individuals. Selection for this role will involve a partial lottery process and the society reserves the right to not make an appointment.

Honorary Director role

The Aristotelian Society would also like to call for expressions of interest in the role of Honorary Director.

The Aristotelian Society was founded in 1880 and continues to meet fortnightly at the University of London's Senate House to hear and discuss philosophical papers. The society also co-organises the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, a conference which since 1910 has grown to become the largest gathering of philosophers in the country. The conference has taken place at nearly every major university across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Papers from the Proceedings and the Joint Session are published in the society’s two journals, the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society and Supplementary Volume. In addition, each year the Aristotelian Society funds a number of conferences, student bursaries and subsidies.

  • Oversight and review of the society’s accounts.
  • Forward planning and policy development, as well as management of the range of the society’s activities and personnel.
  • Regular attendance at the fortnightly Proceedings talks and speaker dinners.
  • Regular attendance at Executive Committee and Council meetings held in October and April in London, and in July at the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association.
  • Review of the budget and yearly accounts prepared by the local organisers of the annual Joint Session conference. 
  • Coordination with the Mind Association.

The Honorary Director (and Secretary) of the Aristotelian Society is an important role, with oversight of the long term development of the society, its accounts and its activities. It will be accompanied by a small honorarium of around £5000 pa. The new Honorary Director should be ready to begin in the role in August 2021 and will serve 5 years. The following are some of the main tasks associated with the role.

To register an interest in the position, please submit a CV and covering letter of no more than one page each, demonstrating your interest and qualifications for the role. Please send these an attachment via email (and not by post) to the Managing Editor, Holly De Las Casas, by January 31 2021. Members of the executive will need to be based in the UK or and able to travel to London for meetings, but need not hold a position at a higher education institution. In recruiting for this role the Aristotelian Society is committed to actively ensuring and promoting diversity along many dimensions – gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability, philosophical interests, geography, career stage, etc. The society welcomes feedback and suggestions for ways it might improve in its manifestation of this commitment. Queries about the role may be directed to the Managing Editor of the society at the same address, though we are unable to offer formal feedback to individuals. Selection for this role will involve a partial lottery process and the society reserves the right to not make an appointment.

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