Call for candidates for three open CAA Executive Steering Committee posts

The current secretary, bursary and student/low-income officer, and the membership secretary of CAA will stand down at CAA2020 in Oxford. The current secretary has served both of his two terms and is not eligible for reelection. The current bursary and student/low-income officer and the membership secretary will not stand for election.

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) invites CAA members to apply for one of the three open Executive Steering Committee (ESC) posts: secretary, bursary and student/low income officer, membership secretary. Candidates must be CAA members and applications by all CAA members will be considered. CAA encourages in particular applications from female or non-European CAA members. The tasks associated with these posts are given below. Candidates must express an interest in the posts before 10 February 2020 by sending a motivational statement and CV to the CAA secretary. Please contact the CAA secretary if additional information is required. To become a CAA member, please visit our website.

CAA is a growing international community with an active membership of over 500 academics and professionals with a shared interest in archaeological computing. The CAA has organised annual international conferences since 1973 and has 15 national chapters spread across the globe. As an officer of CAA you will help carry on this strong tradition by coordinating CAA’s organisation throughout the year and by encouraging the continued growth of a diverse and inspiring community.

ESC officers are elected by CAA members at the Annual General Meeting for terms of three years, and each officer may hold their post for up to two terms. It is then possible to be elected for a different post. Candidates must be able to commit an estimated equivalent of one month of full-time work spread throughout the year to CAA business. Candidates must also be able to attend the yearly conference and an ESC meeting at the conference venue (or sometimes via Skype) usually in December/January before the conference (financial assistance may be available for this pre-conference meeting but not for the conference itself). The election of officers for these four posts will happen by CAA members during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at CAA Oxford (14–17 April 2020). If there are multiple candidates for a post, the candidates will be asked to give a short (2 minute) motivational statement at the AGM before the vote takes place.

Secretary (CAA executive steering committee post)

The tasks of this post include:

  • The Secretary shall act as Chair in case the Chair of CAA cannot attend a meeting of the ESC or the AGM
  • Take minutes at AGM, SC and ESC meetings
  • Primary contact for CAA related queries
  • Update and manage CAA administrative documents
  • Manage legal status

Candidates interested in applying for this post should send a short motivational statement and a CV to the CAA secretary before 10 February 2020. Candidates are invited to get in touch with the current secretary (Tom Brughmans) to find out more about the responsibilities and duties.

Bursary and student/low income officer (CAA executive steering committee post)

The tasks of this post include:

  • Coordinate student/low-income bursaries
  • Chair the bursary committee
  • Coordinate handing out of bursaries
  • Coordinate Nick Ryan bursary session
  • Coordinate the assessment of the Nick Ryan bursary
  • Coordinate the student/low-income representation
  • Liaise with local organisers regarding affordable fees/accommodation

Candidates interested in applying for this post should send a short motivational statement and a CV to the CAA secretary before 10 February 2020. Candidates are invited to get in touch with the current officer (James Miles) to find out more about the responsibilities and duties.

Membership secretary (CAA executive steering committee post)

The tasks of this post include:

  • Communication with the membership through mailing list, CAA website updates, and responding to general questions from the membership
  • Coordinate communication activities with the outreach officer
  • Organizing the information on current and past members of CAA by maintaining and updating the members database
  • Issuing certificates of membership for past events
  • Gathering and maintaining figures about proposals, presentations, proceedings and attendees of past and current conferences

Candidates interested in applying for this post should send a short motivational statement and a CV to the CAA secretary before 10 February 2020. Candidates are invited to get in touch with the current membership secretary (Stefani Crabtree) to find out more about the responsibilities and duties.

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