Nominations and elections

Nominations for 2021 UMPDA Board Winter Election

Get involved in shaping policy that directly impacts postdocs and improves the postdoc experience!  Consider running or nominate a colleague for one of the open positions on the UM Postdoctoral Association board. The UMPDA board is seeking nominations for the following positions:

Co-president, Postdoctoral Affairs Co-Chair, Connections Co-Chair (both spots), DEI Chair, Networking Co-Chair, Professional Development Chair, and Secretary.

Please, refer to the UMPDA bylaws for a more detailed description of the position duties and responsibilities. It is a two-year term with a minimum one year commitment. Interested candidates should email a copy of their position statements (a 500 words describing your qualifications and goals for the position), CV, and a photo of themselves to umpdacochairs@umich.edu. Postdocs nominated by their peers will be contacted by the election committee to confirm interest.

Statement should include:

(1) Reasons why you are qualified for the position
(2) Your goals for your tenure in the position
(3) Statement should be limited to 500 words

Timeline for the 2021 UMPDA board election:

Nov 22 – Jan 08: Candidate nomination period, peer nomination
Jan 10: Application deadline
Jan 10 – Jan 16: Election