Election of the President and elections or re-elections of three Non-Officers to the ESA Board of Directors will be held during the Council Meeting on Friday 27 November 2020 in Barcelona.

President: The term of office shall start on 1 January 2021 and last 4 years in total (until 31 December 2021 as President-Elect, until 31 December 2023 as President and until 31 December 2024 as Past-President)

Non-Officers: The terms of office shall start on 1 January 2021 and last until 31 December 2022.

The composition, election criteria and method of nomination to the ESA Board are detailed in Section 7 of the By-laws of the Society, which are published on the ESA website.

Attention is drawn to the following points:

  • Each candidate shall have been a ESA Active Member for at least three years (since at least January 2017).
  • At any one time, three elected members of the Board of Directors must have been members of Council at the time of their election (§7.3.1): This condition is currently fulfilled so any Active Member may apply.
  • No more than two elected Non-Officers shall be working in the same country (§7.3.2).
  • The President and the President-Elect shall work professionally in different countries (§7.3.2).

How to apply?

Please send your CV (without the list of publications together) with a motivation letter addressed to the Council representatives to boardelections@esahq.org no later than 31 August 2020 (23:59 CET). You should mention for which position (President or Non-Officer) you apply. Candidacies without this information will be rejected.

Your CV and motivation letter will be transferred to the Council Members for review and you will be requested to present your motivation and goals during the Council Meeting on Friday 27 November 2020 in Barcelona. Each candidate will have a 10 minute-slot to do so, followed by a round of questions and answers from the audience.