Position Title: Early Career Scientist Board Representative
Reports To: Board of Directors
Term: Two Years
Compensation: Up to $1,000 in Travel Expense Reimbursement
General Duties & Responsibilities
The position of Early Career Scientist Board Representative on the Board of Directors of ASLMS offers a practical non-profit, non-voting board leadership experience and opportunities to receive mentoring from established leaders. In addition, the individual will inform the board and provide a student’s perspective on issues impacting early career scientists and their education. The ASLMS board welcomes the unique perspective early career scientists can bring to the organization.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Serve two-year term effective at the ASLMS 2018 Annual Conference following appointment by the Board of Directors.
- Promote ASLMS to peers and colleagues around the world.
- Demonstrate leadership skills and a desire to serve the Society.
- Attend two board meetings each year and the Industry Advisory Council meeting at the Annual Conference, and participate in three board teleconferences throughout the remainder of the year.
- Contribute one article/video per quarter to the Society’s official enewsletter.
- Adhere to Board Policies, Bylaws and both the Board and ASLMS Code of Ethics, and represent ASLMS in a positive and supportive manner.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding discussions held at board meetings.
- Avoid and/or disclose conflicts of interest between the position of Early Career Scientist Board Representative and the incumbent’s professional or personal life.
- Respect the opinions of the Board of Directors and support actions taken by the Board.
- Act in the best interest of ASLMS, above personal interests or beliefs.
- Attend, if possible, annual conference educational sessions.
- Must be an ASLMS member in good standing.
- During the two-year term (April 2018-April 2020) as an Early Career Scientist Board Representative, the Early Career Scientist must be enrolled in a master’s, post-doctoral, or PhD program for a minimum of 13 months. For example, scientists in four-year programs qualify if they are in their first, second or third year of education.
- Desire to maintain leadership and to be active in Society governance after the two-year term is completed.
Submit a completed application, curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation from the program director or chair, and a letter of recommendation from an instructor who is an ASLMS member in good standing to:
Dianne Dalsky, Executive Director
2100 Stewart Avenue
Suite 240, Wausau, WI 54401
Or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the ASLMS Central Office at 715-845-9283 or email@example.com with additional questions or concerns.
Timeline & Process Steps
|Friday, December 1, 2017
|Friday, January 5, 2018h
||Executive Committee recommends four candidates, two Resident/Fellow and two Early Career Scientist applicants, to the ASLMS Board of Directors.
|Wednesday, January 17, 2018
||Applicants receive notification via email regarding the status of their application. Candidates recommended for a board position receive an invitation to meet with the ASLMS Board of Directors at the Annual Conference for an interview.
|Wednesday, January 24, 2018
||Candidate Interview RSVP Deadline
|Thursday, April 12, 2018
||Board members interview the top four candidates and, by majority vote, appoint one Resident/Fellow and one Early Career Scientist to the ASLMS Board.
|Saturday, April 14, 2018
||Student Board Term Begins
||Student Board Term Ends