There are two categories of Society membership that can be applied for: Fellow and General. Applications for membership should be made at the highest level for which the applicant is eligible. The third category, Honorary Life Membership, may be conferred at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
To be a Fellow of the Society you will have successfully completed a PhD degree in anthropology from a recognised university, or will have engaged in substantial research, teaching, writing or other professional activities that are equivalent to a PhD degree in anthropology. To apply you will need:
- A copy of your current resume
- Degree certificates or transcripts demonstrating the attainment of a PhD in anthropology, OR
- A statement and supporting documents that you have engaged in professional activities equivalent to a PhD degree in anthropology
Fellows are eligible to nominate for election to all positions on the Executive Committee. Only Fellows may hold office as President, President Elect, President Emeritus, or Secretary of the Society. Fellows may attend the Annual General Meeting and vote in Society ballots and elections.
General membership is open to anyone with an interest in anthropology and a commitment to furthering the objectives of the Australian Anthropological Society. A formal qualification in anthropology is not required for this membership type. If you are a PhD student you should apply for General membership first, and then upgrade to Fellow when your degree is attained.
General members of the Society are eligible to nominate for election to the Executive Committee as Ordinary Directors or Treasurer only. General members may attend the Annual General Meeting and vote in Society ballots and elections.
Honorary Life Membership
The Executive Committee may confer the title of Honorary Life Member on any person, in recognition of that person’s eminence in and contribution to the profession. The conferral shall be announced at the annual general meeting and the person shall thereafter be exempt from payment of all fees but shall enjoy all the entitlements of a Fellow of the Society.