Nominations are invited from individual and early-career members of UACES for election to the UACES Committee.
As a member of the UACES Committee, you can make a contribution to the development of the European Studies field, and it would enable you to:
- shape the concerns of the Association as a whole;
- become involved in the organisation of events or activities;
- broaden your network of contacts outside your own Institution.
Elections will be held for the posts of:
- UACES Treasurer
- UACES Committee Member (two places).
The term of office is for three years, commencing September 2022. If elected, you will also become a Trustee of the Association, which is a registered Charity in England and Wales (No: 1163773).
The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2022.
If places are contested, it is expected that electronic ballot papers will be circulated in February 2022, with elections closing in March 2022.
In order to nominate yourself for election please complete this form.
The Treasurer is expected to attend around 13 meetings a year (3 full Committee meetings, 4 Officer’s meetings, plus various working group meetings). For 2022-2023 (at least) it is expected that around half the meetings will take place virtually. The Treasurer needs to be able to analyse proposals and make strategic recommendations based on financial considerations. They do not need to have a technical understanding of accounts as this work is done by the Executive Director. They should have established contacts and familiarity with UACES and its activities, especially the Annual Conference. Ideally, the candidate would have previously served on the UACES Committee. The UACES Treasurer must be resident in the UK for tax purposes.
Committee Member (two vacancies)
Committee Members are expected to attend 6 meetings a year (3 full Committee meetings, and 3 working group meetings – NB these often take place on the same day) and to take on specific functional responsibilities relevant to their skills and expertise. It is expected that the majority of meetings for 2022-2023 (at least) will take place virtually. There is no ideal candidate – we are looking for hard-working and committed individuals with familiarity of UACES, and with skills and interests that will complement those of the existing Committee. Committee members do not need to be based in the UK.