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The IEEE Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee provides guidelines to assist in submitting nominations for volunteer leadership positions.

 

Positions available

Boards & Standing Committees

IEEE N&A recommends individuals for service on the following boards and committees. The appointments are made by the IEEE Board of Directors.

  • IEEE Audit Committee
  • IEEE Awards Board
  • IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee
  • IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee
  • IEEE Fellow Committee
  • IEEE Governance Committee
  • IEEE History Committee
  • IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee
  • IEEE Public Visibility Committee
  • IEEE Tellers Committee

IEEE Officers (elected by the IEEE Assembly)

IEEE N&A recommends individuals for the following IEEE Officer positions. The IEEE Officers serve on the IEEE Board of Directors and are elected by the IEEE Assembly.

  • Vice President, Publication Services and Products Board (VP PSPB)
  • Vice President, Educational Activities Board (VP EAB)
  • IEEE Secretary
  • IEEE Treasurer
     

IEEE President-Elect

The IEEE N&A recommends individuals for IEEE President-Elect. The IEEE Board of Directors approves the final list, which is then included in the IEEE Annual Election. The voting members of the IEEE elect the President-Elect.    

 
 

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Position descriptions, qualifications, and time commitments

Each position has specific responsibilities, qualifications, and time commitments.

A candidate without specific experience in a position may be considered if highly qualified and can demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn.

Prior work in IEEE is important but does not outweigh ability. Equivalent experience outside IEEE is considered.

 
 

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Who can nominate?

Anyone may submit a nomination; you do not need to be an IEEE member to submit a nomination.

Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged.

IEEE Organizational Units may submit recommendations if the governing body or its designee has endorsed the candidate.

 
 

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How to nominate

1. Review the position description for qualifications and eligibility requirements.

2. Fill out the nomination form.

Nominators do not need to contact the nominee prior to submitting the form. IEEE N&A will contact eligible nominees for their interest and required documentation.

A person may be nominated for more than one position; however, specific qualifications must be provided for each position.  

 
 

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Documentation required

Nominees must provide:

  • confirmation of willingness and ability to serve;
  • biography;
  • photo (digital format in TIF or high-quality JPEG);
  • major accomplishments;
  • qualifications;
  • position statements (required for all Standing Committee positions and Corporate Officers).

Nominations that do not have the required information will not be considered.

Nominators must provide:

  • nominator's name;
  • nominator's e-mail address;
  • recommended position;
  • recommendation on the nominee's qualifications.

If nominating a colleague, you do not need to contact the nominee for his or her information. The IEEE N&A will contact the nominee for the required documentation.

 
 

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Nomination deadlines

15 March

  • Standing Committee Chairs
  • Standing Committee Members
  • IEEE President-Elect
  • IEEE Vice President, Publication Services and Products
  • IEEE Vice President, Educational Activities
  • IEEE Secretary
  • IEEE Treasurer
 
 

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Confidentiality of nominations

Most nominations are kept confidential.

The nominations made public are:

  • individuals recommended to the IEEE Assembly for IEEE Officer positions;
  • President-Elect candidates selected by the IEEE Board of Directors for the IEEE Annual Election.

Individuals nominated and considered by IEEE N&A for membership on an IEEE Standing Committee are not disclosed unless appointed by the IEEE Board of Directors.

The identity of the nominator is not disclosed to the nominee by IEEE N&A.

 
 

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Status of your nomination

A nomination does not guarantee either a recommendation by the IEEE N&A Committee or an appointment by the IEEE Board of Directors.

Standing Committee Chairs and Members

All nominees are contacted after the Board of Directors meeting at which the appointments were made. Notifications are sent typically within a week of the meeting.

Appointments are typically made in the following months:

  • Standing Committee Chairs: June
  • Standing Committee Members: November

IEEE Officers (elected by the IEEE Assembly)

All nominees are advised, before the IEEE Assembly Election slate is made public, if they have or have not been recommended to the IEEE Assembly. Notifications are typically in October.

All nominees on the IEEE Assembly Election slate are notified of the election results immediately following the election. The election typically is in November.

President-Elect

All nominees are advised if they have or have not been recommended by IEEE N&A to the IEEE Board of Directors. Notifications are typically in October.

The IEEE Board of Directors typically selects the slate of candidates at its November meeting. Nominees are notified if they have or have not made the final slate immediately following the Board meeting.

The final slate of candidates is included in the IEEE Annual Election and elected by the IEEE voting members.

 
 

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How to Volunteer at IEEE

Learn more about other IEEE volunteer opportunities

Other Nomination Opportunities

Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations Process - for positions on the MGA Board and Committees.

Technical Activities Board (TAB) Nominations Process  - for positions within IEEE Technical Activities

IEEE Awards Program - to honor achievements in education, industry, research and service.

IEEE Fellow Program - for extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.