[ASA] ASA Early Career Researchers chapter: Steering Committee elections

Sarah Martell s.martell at unsw.edu.au
Mon May 6 08:53:13 AEST 2019

Dear colleagues,

This is a reminder that nominations for the ECR Chapter steering committee close on Friday. Please contact Sarah Martell if you are interested in nominating.


On 15/4/19 7:02 pm, Sarah Martell wrote:
Dear colleagues,

The Early Career Researcher Chapter of the ASA is inviting nominations for a number of positions on the Chapter Steering Committee.

The Chapter is active in promoting and assisting the career development of early- and mid-career researchers in the Australian astronomy community. The goals of the chapter are:

* Inform the members about opportunities for professional training and support
* Provide training for the members in areas of professional development
* Connect the members with each other, with senior academic mentors, and with former academics working in industry, providing a support network
* Act as an advocacy and representation body for the members

The ECR chapter has been active since 2013. Over that period it has organised activities that have been beneficial to our ECR members, including workshops (2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018), an 'Extronomers' group for perspectives and advice on moving into industry, the ‘Meet-a-Mentor’ session at the annual ASA meeting (co-organised with the IDEA Chapter), and a mentoring scheme, partnering senior mentors with postdocs and PhD students.

The ECR Chapter is run by a Steering Committee who develop and carry out initiatives to fulfill the Chapter’s goals. The Committee consists of a Chair, five Steering Committee members, a student representative and a senior representative. Terms are held for two years (ordinary members) and one year (student representative and senior representative).

We are now inviting nominations for five positions: senior representative, student representative, and three ordinary committee members. In the interest of having a steering committee that reflects the diverse experiences of the community, we particularly encourage people from racial, cultural and gender minorities to nominate. These positions are open to all Chapter members, except for the student representative, which is open to students only. Becoming a member of the Chapter can be done through the ASA membership website at asa.wildapricot.org.

Sarah Martell will be the returning officer for this election, so all nominations should go to her via email (s.martell at unsw.edu.au<mailto:s.martell at unsw.edu.au>) by Friday 10 May. Each nomination must include a brief paragraph summarising your interest in the position and how you intend to contribute to the broad goals of the Chapter. Please note that this information will be made available to voters.

Kind regards,

Sarah Martell - ECR chapter steering committee immediate past chair and returning officer
on behalf of the ECR Chapter steering committee

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Sarah Martell
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School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
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