The British and Irish Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BIPPA) is due to renew its Executive Committee, so we now accept applications for the posts advertised below. The extended (and final) deadline for applications is 23rd February 2023.
Applications are open to anyone who will be enrolled on a postgraduate degree in philosophy or related field in the UK or the Republic of Ireland by the 24th February 2023 (day of the Committee Appointment). Applications from underrepresented groups in the discipline, as well as from students based in the Republic of Ireland, are particularly encouraged.
Please email a short statement of purpose explaining why you will be a good fit for the role you are applying for to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also ask you to indicate your full name, the university you are affiliated with as of 24th February 2023, and the postgraduate degree program you will be coursing then. Any questions should also be sent to the same email address. If you would like to be considered for multiple positions, please mention this in your statement of purpose.
The roles that are up for renewed mandate, along with a short description of them (the full descriptions as outlined in the BIPPA Constitution can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AUR0KNX4Hgc8SOCtOWYkYyqMXlc6azpy/view ), are the following:
The President oversees BIPPA’s operations and the day-to-day running of the association. They must also oversee, and are ultimately responsible for, the organization of BIPPA’s Annual Conference and Masterclass, as well as for the organization of democratic, timely election process for a new executive committee when their mandate is about to expire. The President traditionally sits on the Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association as a representative for postgraduate students, and should regularly liaise with representatives of the Irish Philosophical Society.
The Vice President assists the President in operational duties, and takes over the role of the President in the latter’s absence.
Secretary and Communications Officer
The role of the Secretary and Communications Officer is to perform secretarial duties (such as minute-taking), manage the BIPPA’s website and its social media and email presence, and assist with organizational matters.
Diversity and Inclusion Officer
The Diversity and Inclusion Officer shall work with philosophy departments and other organizations (such as Minorities and Philosophy) to improve diversity and inclusion in philosophy at the postgraduate level.
The Fundraising Coordinator shall seek to raise funds for the Association, as directed by the Executive Committee. This role includes seeking funding, applying, and handling budgets for events.
The Transition Officer shall lead efforts to mentor students who are struggling to transition into postgraduate philosophy education.
Officer for the Republic of Ireland
The Officer for the Republic of Ireland shall take a proactive approach to working with Irish universities and ensure their effective representations. They shall coordinate the contact with Philosophy Departments in the Republic of Ireland and with the Irish Philosophical Society.