Technical Group Leadership Volunteers

OSA Technical Group Leadership Election

OSA is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to lead select technical groups and help foster the growing sense of community among their members. You can make a positive impact within your scientific community by applying to lead one of the technical groups currently seeking a new chair. Nominations are due by 30 November 2016.

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If selected to lead a technical group, you will serve a three year term during which you will be responsible for ensuring that the group is active, useful and engaging to its community.

Key duties include:
  • Ensuring that your technical group is actively engaging members in your subfield of optics and photonics by organizing meaningful activities, which promote networking and the exchange of information
  • Appointing an executive committee to assist you in these efforts within the first three months of your term
  • Submitting annual reports on your technical group’s activities to the OSA Board of Meetings

Examples of activities include:
  • Regularly communicating with members through the technical group’s listserv
  • Creating and maintaining active social media channels (e.g., SharePoint, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Organizing networking events, workshops, poster sessions or other technical sessions at OSA meetings
  • Hosting webinars or web‐based trainings on topics of interest to the community
  • Developing feature or special issues of OSA journals
  • Interacting with OSA Student Chapters and Local Sections
  • Proposing an OSA Incubator meeting to examine an emerging topic within your subfield of optics and photonics
The above list is intended to provide ideas for activities you may wish to organize to engage your group. While you are not obligated to implement all of these activities, this list also does not limit the activities you can engage in as a group leader.

If you are interested in serving as a technical group leader, you may apply by completing the nomination form by 30 November 2016. As part of this process, you will need to submit your CV, a photo and a motivation statement, including a list of activities you would like to develop in order to engage the group’s technical community. Members of each participating technical group will have an opportunity to review this information and vote for their new leader in December.

IMPORTANT: Please select all technical groups you would like to apply to lead at once on the nomination form, as you will not be able to return to the page after you submit the form.

Apply for a technical group leadership position now!