Nominations

Seeking volunteers for the INS Student/Postdoc Committee

We encourage current students, postdocs and trainees to apply to serve on the Student/Postdoc Committee. There are several open seats to be filled. We welcome applicants from underrepresented or marginalized groups, and an explanation of eligibility is listed below.

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

  • a current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • a statement of interest describing what expertise, experience, and perspective you can bring to the committee's work.

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, 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.

The deadline for submitting documents for consideration is Monday, March 1. (Extended from February 22.) The review of applicants will begin February 23 and applicants will be notified of results by March 8. Send all information by email to staff ([email protected]).

Committee Responsibilities

Committee 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.

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 applicants writing their statements of interest to highlight any aspect of themselves — including subject identity, national origin, life experience, or other considerations — relevant to our efforts to better include, support, and/or empower underrepresented communities. While applicants must be current members of the INS, we encourage broad dissemination of this call for applications so that those who are interested but not yet members may join the INS for the purpose of applying.

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