The following roles will be available from September this year. Elections to
the Committee will be held at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations for
Committee membership will be accepted up to September the 8th, ahead of the AGM on Sept 13th 2023.
Nominations must be in writing and include the names of the proposer and
seconder, please send nominations to the SCGRG Secretary, Will Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the roles listed below please do not hesitate to get in touch with the SCGRG Secretary.
Chair (3 years)
In this leadership role you will guide and direct the activities of the Research Group. The work includes but is not limited to, Chairing Group meetings including the AGM, distributing workload for planned events and activities evenly across the committee, proposing and leading any discussions needed related to the Research Group.
Along with the Treasurer and Secretary this role makes up the Executive, this is the group to whom any official communication for the RGS-IBG is sent, to be distributed with the wider committee.
We invite applications for Chair from academics at any career stage, however please note that some leadership experience or experience as part of similar Groups/committees will be beneficial.
Secretary (3 years)
This role includes scheduling meetings and overseeing the links between different officer roles and the Chair, in particular helping to oversee the Committee’s participation in the decision-making processes for Dissertation Prize and Conference Session sponsorship. Along with the Treasurer and Chair this role makes up the Executive, this is the group to whom any official communication for the RGS-IBG is sent, to be distributed with the wider committee.
Dissertation Prize Officer (1 year)
This role involves advertising the SCGRG Dissertation Prize, organising the anonymisation of submitted dissertations and distributing these to members of the committee during the judging process. In this role you will organise and oversee this judging process, with support from the Chair and Secretary, and will act in the final decision-making process.
Conference Officer (1 year)
The Conference Officer is responsible for coordinating Research Group sponsored sessions at the Annual International Conference and acting as a central point of contact with the conference organisers; coordinating (with assistance from the rest of the Committee), any Research Group organised conferences and events.
Early Career & Mentoring Officer (3 years)
The ECM role affords the representation of the needs and interests of early-career academics and may include the potential to organise PG-focused events. Previously we have seen this the Officer in this role work closely with the PG Rep(s) with a shared interest in the transitional stages between PG and early career research and teaching. In previous years, the ECM Officer and PG Rep have run sessions at the RGS-IBG conference as space for a range of career-stage scholars to share their work and to facilitate early networking opportunities.
Postgraduate Representative (1 year)
This is one of two PG Rep roles, so you will work alongside another postgraduate. The aim of this role is primarily to offer guidance from a PG perspective within any decision-making or event organising. This role will also give you the opportunity to represent the needs and interests of current postgraduates and may include the potential to organise PG-focused events. In this role it is also a good idea to maintain links with the wider Geography postgraduate community through the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum.
As noted above, nominations must be in writing and include the names of the proposer and seconder, please send nominations to the SCGRG Secretary, Will Andrews at email@example.com by Sept 8th 2023.