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ESRA 2021 Call for Nominations

The ESRA executive committee seeks nominations for positions to be filled in elections to be held this spring.


For the first time, ESRA will hold its elections electronically and the successful candidates will be announced in the weeks prior to the startof this year’s biennial conference.


ESRA seeks to appoint five new committee members to fill the following posts:


General Secretary – The General Secretary is responsible for organizing and minuting committee meetings, as well as monitoring the ESRA email accounts and managing the JISCMAIL mailing lists ESRANET (ESRA members list) and ESRA-Board (Executive Board Members for ESRA).  He or She is also responsible for coordinating elections.


Vice-Conference Chair – The Vice-Conference Chair assists the Conference Chair in the planning and organisation of the ESRA biennial conference, and contributes to the work of the conference sub-committee (e.g. by coordinating sponsorships, short courses, website content, reviewing abstracts, liaising with the local organising team).


Three Committee Members who will contribute to the work of subcommittees responsible for areas including:



  • Communications (website management and social media)

  • Memberships

  • Finances (supporting the work of the treasurer)

  • Education (organisation of short courses)

  • Thematic conferences

  • Sponsorship

  • Awards and bursaries


The precise role will be agreed within the committee at the start of the new member’s term and the preferences and qualifications of the nominees/candidates will be taken into consideration.
The positions are open to members of ESRA wishing to contribute to the coordination of ESRA’s activities on a volunteer basis, and appointment will be decided by election. The term of office for ESRA Committee members is six years, during which time there is the opportunity to rotate between roles every two years.  


The deadline for nominations is Friday 2nd April 2021.


Read more information about how to apply here.
Submitted: 2021-03-29