Call for Applications - APECS 2013-2014 Leadership Positions

23 August 2013

Call for Applications
2013-2014 Leadership Positions
Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Application deadline: Sunday, 8 September 2013

For further information, please go to:

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) invites applications
for the 2013-2014 APECS Council and/or Executive Committee. This is an
opportunity for early career scientists to gain leadership and collaboration
experience in an international polar organization.

APECS facilitates international and interdisciplinary networking in polar and
cryospheric research, provides opportunities for professional career
development, and promotes education and outreach as an integral component of
polar research. APECS is an internationally respected organization with
wide-ranging memoranda of understanding and is recognized as one of the major
legacies of the 4th International Polar Year.

APECS Executive Committee

For more information about the activities of the APECS Executive Committee
(ExCom), please go to: To apply for a
position on the ExCom, please send the following information:

- Name, institution, contact details, country of residence, and origin;
- A brief biosketch that provides a better picture of who you are (e.g.
research theme and interests, hobbies, etc.);
- A photo of yourself that can be used on the APECS website;
- The names and contact details of two referees; and
- A statement of interest detailing why you are interested in serving on the
APECS Executive Committee and how you would like to contribute to APECS as a
member of the ExCom. Please also include any past involvement in organizing
APECS activities or other experiences that would make you a good candidate.

Please email your application as one PDF to Election Coordinator Allen Pope
( Applications will be processed soon after they are
received. The final application deadline is 8 September 2013. There will be no

For further information about the ExCom, including application details and the
election timeline, please go to:

For questions about what it means to be a member of the APECS Executive
Committee, the application process, or general inquiries, please contact:
Allen Pope

APECS Council

For those interested in becoming more involved in APECS but thinking the ExCom
sounds like too much, applications for the 2013-2014 Council are also open. You
can find out more about what the APECS Council does
(, and also review
information about the current Council members

To apply to the Council, please send the following (in one PDF document):

- Current contact information and career level;
- Brief bio (200 words);
- Curent picture of yourself;
- Name and email address of two references;
- Expression of Interest Letter (around 500 words) explaining why you are
interested in APECS and sitting on the Council (including any ideas you have
for projects or activities the organization could undertake, a desire to
become more connected to the larger polar community, ways to improve APECS
and the role of young researchers in polar research, and general interest in
the process of the organization); any major periods of extended absence,
such as field work, long vacations, intense exam periods, etc.; a little
about your experiences (including previous APECS involvement, if any); and
why you are interested in the polar regions.

Anyone wishing to start in the new term (which begins 1 October) must apply by
Sunday, 8 September 2013. Council applications received after 8 September will
not be reviewed or addressed until later in October. Applications to the APECS
Council can be sent to the Council co-chair Sanna Majaneva

For further information about the application procedure for the APECS Council,
please go to:

For questions about what it means to be a member of the APECS Council, the
application process or any other queries, please send contact Council co-chairs:
Sanna Majaneva
Email: sanna.majaneva@gmail.comm

Christie Wood