IAUC Board: Call for two nominations

2020-06-06 in IAUC Admin, Members

We are calling for nominations for two new members of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) for the term 2020 – 2024. This is to replace Aya Hagishima (Kyushu University, Japan) and Leena Järvi (University o Helsinki, Finland) whose terms on the Board expired in 2019 and will expire later in 2020, respectively.  Please note that the Board is seeking new members eager to play an active role in the development of the society and who reflect the diversity of our membership.

Update: The IAUC Executive and Board wish to announce an extension of the deadline for nominations until Tuesday, June 30 2020, 11:59 pm (UTC).

In an attempt to cover a broad representation of our members in the board and to streamline the voting procedures, the board decided to appoint both replacements at the same time. Leena Järvi will still serve on the board until the end of 2020. Aya Hagishima has left the board end of 2019. We thank Aya Hagishima and Leena Järvi for their commitment and contributions to IAUC while serving on the Board.

IAUC is committed to and promotes inclusive and equitable participation of a diverse community in its membership. Based on our diversity statement, we strongly encourage nomination of candidates who diversify the board in terms of fields of study, geographical location, gender, etc. We further encourage nominations from young scholars, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

The nomination process will be conducted as described below.

(1) If you are nominating another person, proceed as follows:

  1. Email the IAUC Secretary indicating the name and affiliation of your nominee.
  2. Also name two other persons who support the nomination. They must also email the Secretary indicating their support of the nominee within the nomination period.
  3. The nominee should also email the Secretary indicating her/his willingness to stand. The nominee should also provide his/her affiliation, country and supply a short statement containing a reference to their link to IAUC and urban climate which will be shared with the membership at the election (if there is one). That statement must not exceed 250 words, a limit that will be rigorously applied (longer statements will be truncated after the 250th word).

(2) If you are nominating yourself, proceed as follows:

  1. Email the IAUC Secretary indicating that you are nominating yourself.
  2. Also name three other persons who support your nomination. They must also email the Secretary indicating their support for your nomination within the nomination period.
  3. You should also provide your affiliation and country. Please also supply a short statement that will be shared with the membership at the election. That statement must not exceed 250 words, a limit that will be rigorously applied (longer statements will be truncated after the 250th word).

Also please note the following:

  • All nominees, nominators and persons supporting a nomination must be members of the IAUC as of this moment. New members will not be eligible to vote or be nominated in this round of elections.
  • All required information, as outlined in (1) or (2) above, must be received by the Secretary by Friday, June 30 2020, 11:59 pm (UTC).
  • E-mails should be sent to the Secretary at email address andreas.christen [at] meteo.uni-freiburg.de. Receipt of nomination e-mails will be confirmed. No other method of communication will be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the nominator and/or nominee to ensure that all necessary e-mails are sent to the Secretary within the nomination period. No reminders will be sent in the case of incomplete nominations.
  • If more than two nominations are received, an election will be conducted via email and the web, with the two candidates receiving the highest vote counts being deemed to have been elected. If an election is necessary, the exact procedure will be described in an email to the current membership.

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