TMS typically accepts nominations for open board of directors positions from October 1 through January 15 for board terms that begin for the following year (e.g., to be considered for a term that begins in 2020, the deadline for nominations would be January 15, 2019).

Open Board Positions

Nominations are being accepted for seats on the 2020–2023 Board of Directors. The open positions are:

Presidential Rotation 

The Presidential Rotation encompasses three successive one-year positions: Vice President, President, and Past President. All three roles are officer positions within the Society and carry unique responsibilities; the role of President includes serving as chair of the Board of Directors. 

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Content Development & Dissemination Director

It is the responsibility of the Content Development & Dissemination Director to guide the management and development of TMS content initiatives, inclusive of journals, books, e-resources, and other media; grow content-related strategic and revenue opportunities; and protect and build the TMS brand as a provider of content to the science and engineering community. 

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Professional Development Director 

The Professional Development Director represents the entire membership in carrying out the professional activities of the Society concerned with professional development, professional registration, education, and accreditation. 

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Public & Governmental Affairs Director 

The Public and Governmental Affairs Director represents the entire membership in carrying out the professional activities of the Society concerned with public and governmental affairs.
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Additional Openings

While the following positions are open on the 2020–2023 Board of Directors, nominations for these positions are being developed directly through the technical divisions:

  • Extraction & Processing Division Chair
  • Functional Materials Division Chair

How to Nominate

Submission Deadline: January 15 of each year

Self nomination packages are acceptable. This nomination process does not apply to technical division chair positions.

Your nomination package should include:
  • Completed and signed TMS Board Nominee Statement Form (PDF).
  • Curriculum Vitae (5 pages or less, with no more than 1 page listing publications and presentations)
  • Supporting letters from TMS members (minimum of three; maximum of five). Each letter should be no longer than three pages.
  • Two-page letter describing your specific TMS experiences, both past and present.

Completed nomination packages should be submitted to:

TMS Nominating Committee Chair
c/o Deborah Hixon, TMS
5700 Corporate Drive, Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 USA

The nomination packet is valid for one year.

Selection Process

Candidates for all Board of Directors positions must be presented to and approved by the TMS membership. All non-technical-division-chair-position nominations are reviewed by the TMS Nominating Committee, which then makes recommendations concerning the candidates to the TMS Board of Directors. The TMS Board of Directors considers the Nominating Committee recommendations and develops a slate of candidates for presentation to the membership. This slate includes technical division chair candidates as identified by the technical divisions. In July of each year, the candidates are presented to the membership in JOM, and the membership has the opportunity to approve the slate of candidates by taking no action or to force an election by petitioning to have an additional candidate considered for a given position. If no other candidates are advanced by the membership by August 15, the slate endorsed by the Board of Directors will be declared elected and will take office at the conclusion of the next TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. If an alternative candidate is advanced by the membership, an election will be held in the fall.

For additional information, contact Deborah Hixon, TMS Award Program Administrator.

TMS Board of Directors

View a listing of the members of the TMS Board of Directors.