[ASA] ASA ECR Chapter Elections 2021

Manodeep Sinha msinha at swin.edu.au
Mon May 31 12:56:26 AEST 2021

Dear colleagues,

This is a reminder for sending in nominations for the ASA ECR Chapter Steering Committee. Nominations close this Friday (4th June).

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding the Chapter or the nominations process.


On 17/5/21 3:15 pm, Manodeep Sinha wrote:
Dear colleagues,

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Chapter of the ASA is inviting nominations for five positions on the Chapter Steering Committee - student representative, senior representative, and three ordinary committee members.

The ECR 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, 2018, 2020), an 'Astronomers in Industry' group for perspectives and advice on moving into industry, a scheme for providing feedback on writing (2019), the annual 'Speed-Meet-a-Mentor' session at the ASA meeting, and a mentoring scheme for 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). This year we are looking for 3 ordinary members, the student representative and the senior representative.

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 https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/ZvXJCXLW2mUXjnlx9c6DCnt?domain=asa.astronomy.org.au.

Manodeep Sinha will be the returning officer for this election. Please send all nominations via email to msinha at swin.edu.au<mailto:msinha at swin.edu.au> by Friday 4 June, 2021. 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,
Manodeep Sinha - Returning Officer and ECR Chapter Steering Committee immediate past chair
(on behalf of the ECR Chapter steering committee)

Dr. Manodeep Sinha,
Senior Research Software Scientist,
ASTRO 3D Centre of Excellence,
SA 118, Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing,
Swinburne University of Technology,
Hawthorn, VIC 3122.

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