[Humanist] 29.387 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology: call for candidates

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 387.
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        Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:18:33 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: Call for candidates for four open CAA committee posts


Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA)
Call for candidates for four open CAA committee posts

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods inArchaeology (CAA) invites CAA members to apply for one of four open committeeposts: outreach officer, treasurer, publication officer, bursary andstudent/low income officer. The current treasurer and publication officer willstand down at CAA2016 in Oslo, the outreach and the bursary and student/lowincome officers are two new posts. Candidates must be CAA members andapplications by all CAA members will be considered. CAA encourages inparticular applications from female and non-European CAA members. The tasksassociated with these posts are given below. Candidates must express aninterest in the posts before 29 February 2016 by sending a motivationalstatement and CV to the CAA secretary. Please contact the CAA secretary if additionalinformation is required. To become a CAA member, please visit our website.

CAA is a growing international community with an activemembership of over 500 academics and professionals with a shared interest inarchaeological computing. The CAA has organised annual internationalconferences since 1973 and has 14 national chapters spread across the globe. Asan officer of CAA you will help carry on this strong tradition by coordinatingCAA’s organisation throughout the year and by encouraging the continued growthof a diverse and inspiring community.

The outreach officer is a steering committee (SC) post (ex-officiomember of the executive steering committee [ESC]) that will be filled by themost appropriate candidate selected by the CAA ESC from all receivedapplications.

The other three are ESC Officer posts. ESC officers areelected by CAA members at the Annual General Meeting for terms of three years,and each officer may hold their post for up to two terms. It is then howeverpossible to be elected for a different post. Candidates must be able to commit an estimated equivalent of threeweeks of full-time work spread throughout the year to CAA business.Candidates must also be able to attend the yearly conference and an ESC meetingat the conference venue (or sometimes via Skype) usually in December/Januarybefore the conference (financial assistance is available for thispre-conference meeting but not for the conference itself). The election ofofficers for these three posts will happen by CAA members during the Annual GeneralMeeting (AGM) at CAA Oslo (29 March – 2 April 2016). If there are multiplecandidates for a post, the candidates will be asked to give a short (2 minute)motivational statement at the AGM before the vote takes place.

Outreach (NEW CAAsteering committee post)

Candidates for this post will probably be young, creativeand pro-active CAA members who have experience and interest in communication,social media, and outreach aimed at diversifying communities.

The tasks of this new post will include:

·        Activelyencourage new areas of membership and the diversity of the CAA community

·        Share news,deadlines, advertising of CAA on selected social media and the CAA website

·        Responsiblefor all external communication of CAA, but not to the membership (which is doneby the Membership Secretary)

·        Advise localorganisers of social media strategies

·        Oversee ourconnection to and collaboration with other conferences and academic communities(UISPP, DH, TAG, WAC). Consultation on conference dates and venues with thesecommunities

·        Provide anannual report of activities

Candidates interested in applying for this post should senda short motivational statement and a CV to the CAA secretary before 29 February2016.

Bursary andstudent/low income officer (NEW CAA executive steering committee post)

The tasks of this new post will include:

·        Coordinatestudent/low-income bursaries

·        Chair thebursary committee

·        Coordinatehanding out of bursaries

·        CoordinateNick Ryan bursary

·        Coordinatethe student/low-income representation

·        Liaisewith local organisers regarding affordable fees/accommodation

The creation of this new ESC post is subject to theacceptance of a modified CAA constitution incorporating this post, which willbe proposed at and voted on during the Annual General Meeting in Oslo beforethe officer’s elections.

Candidates interested in applying for this post should senda short motivational statement and a CV to the CAA secretary before 29 February2016. Candidates are invited to get in touch with the current student/lowincome SC officer (John Pouncett, bursaries at caaconference.org)to find out more about the responsibilities and future duties.

Treasurer (CAAexecutive steering committee post)

The Treasurer deals with all financial activities of CAA,including:

•                   Keeping adetailed overview of finances

•                   All CAArelated bills apart from those directly linked to conference organisation

•                   Organiseannual auditing

•                   Managingbank accounts

•                   Primarycontact for financial information regarding CAA

•                   Reportingall this to the officers and membership

The treasurer is also a member of the bursary committee,which is responsible for deciding which applicants will receive bursaries toattend the conference. Any incoming bursary application is decided by thiscommittee on the basis of a set of rules, which will be published on the CAA webpage.

Candidates interested in applying for this post should senda short motivational statement and a CV to the CAA secretary before 29 February2016. Candidates are invited to get in touch with the current treasurer (AxelPosluschny, treasurer at caa-international.org)to find out more about the responsibilities and future duties of the CAAtreasurer.

Publication officer(CAA executive steering committee post)

The Publication Officer is responsible for ensuring andorganizing the publication of the annual conference proceedings. S/he will besupported by an Editorial Board, consisting of other members of the SC,including co-opted ex officio members and the CAA Review College. Any member ofCAA can be co-opted as an Editorial Board member by the ESC upon request fromthe Publication Officer.

Tasks of the publication officer include:

•                   Communicationwith publishers

•                   Communicatingwith and directing local organizers where it concerns the publication process

•                   Occasionallycommunicating with Editorial Board to discuss relevant issues

•                   Occasionallyanswering questions on publication issues from members

•                   Maintainingpublication guidelines

•                   MaintainingReview College database and communicating with its members

•                   Digitalarchiving of Proceedings

•                   Continue thenew publication plan for 2016 and beyond, including digital proceedings and theCAA journal

Candidates interested in applying for this post should senda short motivational statement and a CV to the CAA secretary before 29 February2016. Candidates are invited to get in touch with the current publicationofficer (Philip Verhagen, publications at caa-international.org)to find out more about the responsibilities and future duties.




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