Science & Technology Australia invites candidates for several positions on our Board.
To nominate, you must be a member of an STA ordinary member (non-affiliate). You can find the full list of eligible organisations here.
We seek outstanding candidates to make an active, thoughtful, skilled and principled contribution to STA.
In line with our Reconciliation Action Plan commitments, we particularly welcome nominations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We also seek nominations from candidates with experience or qualifications in law/governance, financial management, or HR.
We encourage candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups including people with disability, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, and strong cultural diversity.
Candidates from the historically under-represented States/Territories – especially Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Western Australia – are also encouraged to nominate.
Positions currently vacant
We are currently accepting nominations for the following Cluster Group representatives (you will find a position description for the roles here) for two-year appointments to the STA Board:
- Aquatic Sciences*
- Medical and Cognitive Sciences*
- General member representative (Non-disciplinary based. Must be a member of an ordinary member in any cluster and a member of or employed by a member in the General Cluster)
*Must be a member of an ordinary member in the cluster for which you nominate.
We are currently accepting nominations for four Executive Committee Positions. The links go to the position descriptions.
Before nominating, please read the position description for STA Board Members. It outlines responsibilities and time commitments. Please also note that nominees must sign a declaration that their cluster-aligned membership organisation is aware of their nomination.
30 August 2021 – Cluster Representative applications open
10 September 2021 – Executive Committee applications open
1 October 2021 – Cluster Representative applications close
4-15 October 2021 – Cluster Elections Held
18 October 2021 – Executive Committee applications close
28 October 2021 – Board Meeting to ratify new Cluster Representatives
25 November 2021 – AGM to elect Executive Committee