Nominations Procedure for SRS Leadership Positions
The Nominations Committee will consider the nominating slate, along with any recommendations from members of the committee. The recommendation will then go to the Board of Directors, who has the power to select nominees independent of the Nominations Committee recommendations. The SRS President will then contact the nominees to determine their willingness to run for the position. All SRS members with voting rights will receive a ballot. The candidate with the most votes will be appointed to the position.
To be considered for the position of President-Elect individuals must be full or emeritus members of the SRS and submit a nomination form, a letter of interest, brief CV (2 pages) or NIH-format biosketch, signed Board Expectations, digital picture and a signed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy form.
To be considered for the position of Director-at-Large individuals must be full or emeritus members of the SRS and submit a nomination form, a letter of interest, brief CV (2 pages) or NIH-format biosketch, signed Board Expectations, digital picture and a signed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy form.
Essential Characteristics of an SRS Board Member
We appreciate that some of these are hard to quantify.
- Is a strategic, diverse, and creative thinker
- Has demonstrated wisdom
- A perceived leader or potential leader
- Effective communicator, willing to collaborate and compromise, not overly dogmatic
- Is committed to the Society and its mission, has time to commit to their role on the Board, and is responsive and timely
- Knowledgeable about the society and the field, broadly speaking; willing to learn, where knowledge gaps exist
- Is engaged in sleep and/or circadian research and/or training and is committed to the advancement of the field as a whole
- Willing to understand the legal responsibilities of the board and society
Desirable Characteristics in at Least Some Board Members
These are skills and knowledge we need on the Board, but not every member must have.
- Diversity – The Board seeks diversity in the broadest sense: scientific, sex, race/ethnicity, geographic location, institution, international members, academic rank
- Past service to the SRS
- Past leadership roles with other societies
- Former SRS trainees who “grew up” in the SRS
- Non-academic roles/backgrounds