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Call for Board Members - International Society for Metal Music Studies

Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephanie Sturgis
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Call for applications

Secretary & two Ordinary Members

ISMMS will be having elections for three board positions: Secretary and two Ordinary Members for four years term (2019-2024). Both position descriptions are listed below. In order to run for a position you must be ISMMS member with new membership fee paid.

Those who would like to run for a position will submit:

  • 1 page application letter: Explanation of why they are qualified for the position as well as some goals they would like to see the organization reach during their term in office. Please state clearly the position you are applying for.
  • Partial CV (last 5 years)

Please email these as one PDF document to Toni-Matti Karjalainen (ISMMS Secretary 2014-2019) > toni-matti.karjalainen@aalto.fi < by September 15 2019. Title your application “ISMMS Application: Secretary/Ordinary”.

Please note that the application letters will be shared among ISMMS members for voting.

The ISMMS board will check the eligibility and arrange the candidates for voting. When ready, the names and applications of the candidates will be sent out to the membership who will have 2 weeks to vote (email or online, tba.) for the individuals they feel are best suited for each role. Only members who have paid the membership fee can vote.

A simple majority determines the selection. In the case of draw, the Board will make the final decision.

The Executive Board has 8 members and meets remotely (via Skype) 4-5 times each year, and more if necessary. We also meet in person prior to the beginning of the biennial conference and we convene the General Assembly during the conference. 

The remaining makeup of the board is 4 men and 1 woman. ISMMS is dedicated to creating and fostering an equitable and diverse metal studies (scholarly) community. Therefore we strongly encourage women; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ISMMS and its executive board to apply for both open positions.


Position Descriptions

Ordinary Board Members play an important role in contributing to the on-going development and progression of ISMMS and the discipline of Metal Music Studies. They are expected to provide input on and actively contribute to the planning of events, conferences, and other ISMMS related activities. The key roles for ordinary board members include attending board meetings, addressing the issues impacting the organization and the field of Metal Music Studies, working collaboratively with board members and members of the metal music studies community, and dedicating their time and effort to the organization’s mission and values.

In addition to the above, The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of board actions, including overseeing the taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each board member, and assuring that corporate records are maintained.

More information:

ISMMS President Bryan Bardine: bbardine1@udayton.edu

ISMMS Secretary: toni-matti.karjalainen@aalto.fi

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