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Open Opportunities

Looking for volunteers for two new committees

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is seeking members to serve on two newly formed groups: Membership Committee and Engagement & Outreach Committee. Terms are for two (2) years with the potential to be renewed for an additional term.

Nominees must be INS members to be considered and may only apply for one committee. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented or marginalized groups to apply. See the eligibility requirements and the diversity and inclusion statement below.

To be considered for one of these open positions, nominees must:

  • Complete the nomination form for themselves or to recommend a colleague (indicating which committee you are interested in joining)
  • Submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • Submit a statement of interest describing what expertise, experience, and perspective you bring to the committee's work.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 11:50pm (EST). Nominees must complete the form and submit all documents before the deadline. No late nominations will be considered. Email all documents to INS staff ([email protected]).

Engagement & Outreach Committee

The INS Engagement & Outreach Committee will provide advice, recommendations, and guidance to the INS Board of Directors with respect to both short- and long-term engagement and outreach strategies. Committee co-chairs Philipp Kellmeyer and Laura Specker Sullivan will select 4-8 people to join the committee this year. The responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Recommend and coordinate partnership approaches and strategies (e.g., joint webinars and satellite events) with external coalitions and organizations to increase the profile of neuroethics, the INS, and the work of its members/neuroethics practitioners;
  • Propose and organize year-round activities that provide a platform for engaging with a variety of neuroethics issues and allow for interaction amongst the public, INS members, and other organizations and professions; 
  • Coordinate responses to outside requests for engagement and expertise in collaboration with and with oversight by the INS Executive Committee;
  • Serve as a resource for INS members wishing to pursue engagement and outreach activities by providing them with tools, resources, and expertise.

Membership Committee

The INS Membership Committee will work to improve member offerings and opportunities as part of our strategies to grow the INS membership. Activities will be carried out in collaboration with other INS committees and leadership. Committee co-chairs Adrian Carter and Debra Mathews will select 4-8 people to join the committee this year. Responsibilities of the committee are to:

  • Develop strategies and tactics to retain members
  • Improve the quality and breadth of member benefits, activities and services
  • Collaborate with other committees on activities of mutual interest

Eligibility

Nominees must be INS members to apply. Interested candidates may join the Society or renew their membership before submitting a nomination. For specific eligibility questions, please contact INS staff ([email protected]).

In addition to self-nominations, we also welcome recommendations of colleagues that you feel should be considered for this opportunity. Please provide their name and contact information through the nomination form, and describe why you feel the individual would be a good fit to serve on one of these new committees. We also ask that you let them know you have recommended them for this opportunity well in advance of the deadline so they can follow-up with the necessary documents.

Selection Process

Nominees will be reviewed by the current chair/co-chairs of the committee to which they are applying. Selections will be made in consultation with the Nominating Committee and the INS President. Their decisions regarding appointments to the committee will be final. All nominees will receive correspondence regarding the decision by March 15.

Diversity and Inclusion

As part of the International Neuroethics Society’s commitment to a representative and expansive vision of neuroethics, we welcome applicants from underrepresented or marginalized groups. We encourage nominees writing their statements of interest to highlight any aspect of themselves — including identity, national origin, life experience, or other considerations — relevant to our efforts to better include, support, and/or empower underrepresented communities.

While nominees and individuals serving on the committee must have an active membership with INS, we encourage broad dissemination of this call so that people who are not currently members but interested in joining the Society and volunteering for this opportunity, have the chance to do so.

Seeking volunteers for the INS Student/Postdoc Committee

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is seeking students, postdocs, and trainees with an interest in neuroethics to apply to serve on the Student/Postdoc Committee. The committee represents the interests of early career professionals learning about and integrating neuroethical principles into their research, scholarship and careers.

There are several open seats and an explanation of eligibility is listed below. Terms are for two (2) years with the potential to be renewed for an additional term. Nominees do not need to be current INS members to be considered, and we strongly encourage people from underrepresented or marginalized groups to apply.

To be considered for one of these volunteer positions, nominees must:

  • Complete the nomination form for themselves or to recommend a colleague,
  • Submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • Submit a statement of interest describing what expertise, experience, and perspective you can bring to the committee's work.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 11:50pm (EST). Nominees must complete the form and submit all documents before the deadline. No late nominations will be considered. Email all documents to INS staff ([email protected]).

Eligibility

The Student/Postdoc Committee welcomes applications from anyone who is a post-secondary student, a postdoctoral fellow, or a similar early career trainee. ‘Post-secondary student’ includes those enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level during the majority of the time for which they would serve on the committee. Examples of early career trainees include recent graduates serving in a postdoctoral position, medical residents or fellows, judicial law clerks / articled students at law firms, and contract or sessional instructors in their first or second years out of graduate training.

In addition to self-nominations, we also welcome recommendations of colleagues that you feel should be considered for this opportunity. Please provide their name and contact information through the nomination form, and describe why you feel the individual would be a good fit to serve on the committee. We also ask that you let them know you have recommended them for this opportunity well in advance of the deadline so they can follow-up with the necessary documents.

Nominees do not need to be current INS members to apply. For specific eligibility questions, please contact INS staff ([email protected].org).

Diversity and Inclusion

As part of the International Neuroethics Society’s commitment to a representative and expansive vision of neuroethics, we welcome applicants from underrepresented or marginalized groups. We encourage nominees writing their statements of interest to highlight any aspect of themselves — including identity, national origin, life experience, or other considerations — relevant to our efforts to better include, support, and/or empower underrepresented communities.

While we do require that individuals serving on the committee have an active membership with INS, individuals do not need to already be members to apply. We encourage a broad dissemination of this call so that people interested in neuroethics but not yet INS members have an opportunity to be considered for the opportunity.

Selection Process

Nominees will be reviewed by the current chair and faculty mentor of Student/Postdoc Committee. Their decisions regarding appointments to the committee will be final.

All nominees will receive correspondence regarding the decision by March 10. If invited to join the committee, new members will be expected to provide:

  • A brief bio (50-80 words), and
  • A profile photo (headshot).

Committee Responsibilities

The Student/Postdoc Committee represents the interests of INS early career members and makes recommendations to the Board regarding initiatives that affect student and postdoc members. Members of the Student/Postdoc Committee also serve as student representatives on other INS committees, and a member of the Board serves as a mentor to the committee.

Responsibilities of the committee are to:

  • Represent the interests of trainee members of the Society.
  • Oversee and adjudicate the Neuroethics Essay Contest.
  • Make recommendations to the Board regarding initiatives for student and postdoc members.
  • Coordinate communication and outreach efforts through the website, newsletter, social media, and other content.
  • Cultivate membership through strategic communication.

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