Extended Call for Candidates
the IAPSS Supervisory Committee (SupCom)
for the legislative term of 2019 – 2020

Deadline for Applications: Sunday, 19 May 2019, 23:59 CEST (UTC +2, Berlin)

Candidate applications for the 2019-2020 Supervisory Committee have been extended from 15 April 2019 to 19 May 2019.

Based on the experiences of the legislative mandate of 2018 – 2019 and the years before, the Executive Committee suggests the following board structure. The focus lies on an Executive Committee comprising seven members while associated IAPSS Coordinators (including Editors-in-Chief of IAPSS Publications) work closely together with elected ExCom members in order to share and reduce workload related to the portfolio of the Association. IAPSS Coordinators (not elected, but appointed by the ExCom) are directly related and responsible to the respective ExCom member, while the IAPSS President holds responsibility for the overall communication and coordination with all members of the ExCom, IAPSS Coordinators and the Supervisory Committee as well as external partners and other institutions.

Please note that SupCom positions are only available for individual members (at the time of election) and that simultaneous membership of the ExCom and SupCom is not possible.

A) Application Procedure & Requirements

Deadline for Applications: Sunday, 19 May 2019, 23:59 CEST (UTC +2, Berlin)
Required Documentation for Application:
(1) A resume including reference to a) your studies, b) your academic and/or professional experiences relevant for the applied position, c) your overall academic experiences, d) your language skills, e) your personal data, and f) personal references (optional).
(2) A cover letter of 1-2 pages stating a) your personal motivation for applying for the chosen position, b) a detailed description of at least two experiences relevant for the applied position, c) the integration of the applied position into your daily life, d) your previous experiences within IAPSS (if applicable).
(3) A one-page document stating your proposed personal agenda and priorities for the applied position for the legislative mandate 2019-2020.
(*) All documents should be sent as .pdf files to secgen@iapss.org before the deadline.
Duration of Mandate: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.
(1) Applications submitted later than 19 May 2019, 23:59 CEST, and incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications will be uploaded to the website (specific GA page) by 25 May, available to all individual, association, and honorary members of the Association.
(2) All positions are unpaid.
(3) The vote will take place by online voting at the 30th IAPSS General Assembly.

B) Available Positions

Supervisory Committee (SupCom) – up to 3 Positions

  • Supervision of the IAPSS ExCom regarding the compliance with the IAPSS legal framework (statutes, internal regulations, financial regulations) concerning all relevant organizational matters, portfolio components, working procedures, legal duties, the IAPSS headquarters and contracts with third parties
  • Control of the IAPSS financial administration on a regular base, but at least biannually (incl. the possibility to question specific matters, e.g. income, expenses and financial documentation)
  • Regular communication with the IAPSS President as well as IAPSS ExCom members and IAPSS
    Coordinators on work progress and offer (in case needed) to assist in problematic issues
    (if needed) Mediation between concerned ExCom members and Coordinators in case of internal conflicts
  • Production of a preliminary and final report on the financial administration of the Association as well as SupCom activities to the biannual IAPSS General Assemblies