[ASA] Fwd: Nominations open for STA Board positions

John Lattanzio john.lattanzio at monash.edu
Mon Aug 30 13:44:49 AEST 2021

Dear colleagues
   STA are seeking nominations for positions on their Board. Two of the
positions are for specific disciplines (not including astronomy) but there
is one general Board member vacancy.

   ASA Members are eligible to nominate and you may want to consider doing

   Best wishes - and stay safe

John L

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From: Misha Schubert <misha.schubert at sta.org.au>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 at 09:03
Subject: Nominations open for STA Board positions
To: john.lattanzio at monash.edu <john.lattanzio at monash.edu>

Dear STA Member,

Science & Technology Australia invites candidates for several positions on
our Board.

To nominate, the nominee must be a member of an STA ordinary member
(non-affiliate). You can find the full list of eligible organisations here

We seek outstanding candidates to make an active, thoughtful, skilled and
principled contribution to STA.

In line with our Reconciliation Action Plan commitments, we particularly
welcome nominations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We also seek nominations from candidates with experience or qualifications
in law/governance, financial management, or HR.

We encourage candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups
including people with disability, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, and
strong cultural diversity.

Candidates from the historically under-represented States/Territories –
especially Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Western Australia – are
also encouraged to nominate.

*Positions currently vacant *
We are currently accepting nominations for the following Cluster Group
representatives (you will find a position description for the roles here
for two-year appointments to the STA Board:

   - Aquatic Sciences*
   - Medical and Cognitive Sciences*
   - General member representative (Non-disciplinary based. Must be a
   member of an ordinary member in any cluster and a member of or employed by
   a member in the General Cluster)

**Must be a member of an ordinary member in the cluster for which you

Before nominating, please read the position description
STA Board Members. It outlines responsibilities and time commitments.
Please also note that *nominees must sign a declaration that their
cluster-aligned membership organisation is aware of their nomination*.

Nominations can be made online here


   - 30 August 2021 – Applications open
   - 1 October 2021 – Applications close
   - 4-15 October 2020 – Cluster Elections
   - 28 October 2020 – Announcement of new Cluster Representatives

Any questions please contact the STA staff at info at sta.org.au.

All the best,

*I am an LGBTIQ Ally**      -     Find out more at https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/g2VTCGv0oyC1mzjjyfQYGFG?domain=monash.edu

Professor John Lattanzio
President, Astronomical Society of Australia

School of Physics and Astronomy
Monash University Victoria 3800 AUSTRALIA

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