[KS] AKSE Elections for Council and President

James B. Lewis jay.lewis at orinst.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 13 14:12:04 EDT 2015


In connection with the upcoming AKSE Conference to be held at Bochum 
(10-13 July 2015), there will be elections for President and two Council 
Members: Public Relations (Website) and Membership Affairs (Newsletter 
Editor). The following details can also be found on the AKSE website 

The current Constitution of AKSE states:

“The Council of the Association shall consist of 8 members:
--a President;
--a Vice-President;
--a Secretary;
--a Treasurer;
--a Councillor for Public Relations;
--a Councillor for Membership Affairs;
--and  two other persons.
The members of the Council must be Full Members of the Association, and 
shall be elected at Membership Meetings. Members of the Council shall be 
expected to serve normally for a period of four years.
Vacancies on the Council arising between Membership Meetings shall be 
filled by co-option or by transfer of duties within the Council. Members 
shall be notified of any such changes.”

AKSE members in good standing (as of the date of this announcement) are 
invited to nominate candidates for the positions listed above. 
Self-nominations are not accepted. Because we hope for the widest 
possible representation, when nominating people, please consult the 
website for the current Council 
( and consider 
regional, disciplinary, and gender distributions in nominating new members.

Nominations of candidates should be sent to the AKSE President by 10 
June 2015, and contain:

--The nominee’s name, the nominators’ names (at least two names), and an 
indication of the position sought: President (note 1 below) or Council 
Member (note 2 below);
--The written consent of the nominee;
--A declaration of intention (maximum 300 words) written by the nominee, 
to be posted on the AKSE website for public announcement of candidature. 
(ONLY for Presidential nominations.)

1) There is a special eligibility condition concerning candidacy for 
President: a minimum of two years current or past experience as a 
Council member of AKSE is required.
2) All AKSE members in good standing (as of the date of this 
announcement) are eligible for Council membership.

Except for the President’s position, other positions within the AKSE 
Council will be distributed among the elected Council members as 

The Council will propose and seek acceptance from the membership for the 
following appointments within the Council:

--The current conference organiser has traditionally been elected to be 
Vice-President to provide continuity for the next conference.
--The next AKSE Conference organizer will automatically become the next 
Secretary, so the position is linked to the venue of the next conference.
--To guarantee continuity and financial stability of the Association, it 
has been customary for the Treasurer to be able to stay in the Council 
for more than 4 years.

All information about candidates for President and the two Council 
positions will be put on the AKSE website approximately one month before 
the AKSE Conference in Bochum, or by 12 June 2015.

AKSE Council

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