Do you want to get (or remain) active in APECS and the APECS leadership? The applications for APECS Council 2018-2019 are open now! Application deadline is 31 July 2018 at 23:59 GMT
About the Council
The APECS Council is the larger of the two leadership committees of APECS. Its members work on projects (e.g. webinars, workshops, Polar Weeks), coordinate APECS activities, and govern the organisation.
The Council has two categories of members:
- individual Council members (any APECS member who wants to serve on the APECS Council as an individual);
- representatives from APECS National Committees and organisational members of APECS (i.e., partner organisations).
The 2018-2019 Council term is from 1 October 2018 through 30 September 2019. In September 2018 we will run several orientation webinars for new Council members and you will get an introduction to our Council project groups, so you are well prepared to start your term on 1 October.
More information on the Council, the Council member categories and their tasks, rights and responsibilities can be found in the Council Charter and on our Council pages. Please also get to know our current Council members and read notes of our meetings. No prior experience with APECS is necessary to join the Council, and we encourage all APECS members to consider applying!
Why should you get active in APECS? Being involved in the APECS Council provides you with opportunities to engage internationally and across disciplines with other early career researchers and professionals who are interested in the Polar and Alpine regions and the wider Cryosphere. Within our projects, you can develop valuable skills in project management, leadership and communication skills in a friendly and supportive environment that will help you in your future careers no matter if they will be in academia or non-academic professions. APECS Council members value the international networks they develop through the council, as well as the recognition and accomplishments through their work.
How to apply?
After you have submitted your application, our Council Chairs will be in touch with you to set up a short online meeting to talk to you about the Council. Please note that it is also possible to join the Council throughout the year, but applications received after the 31 July application deadline will only be processed after the start of the new Council term in October, and you will miss the training and orientation sessions for new Council members scheduled for September.
The Council Chairs will send you information about how you can re-apply for the upcoming 2018-2019 term via email.
For both new applicants and returning applicants, the Executive Committee will vote on your application at the end of August and inform you of the outcome of your application.
We really appreciate all our APECS volunteers and their commitment to paving the way for the future of polar research!