Call for new board member NeFCA (role: secretary)

The Netherlands–Flanders Communication Association (NeFCA) aims to advance the scholarly study of communication and media by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research and the creation of an academic community of communication scholars in The Netherlands and Flanders.

As stipulated in the bylaws, NeFCA is managed by a board which is approved by the general assembly. The current NeFCA board consists of prof. dr. Jeroen Jansz (Erasmus University Rotterdam), prof. dr. Karolien Poels, (University of Antwerp), prof. dr. Stijn Joye (Ghent University), dr. Stephanie Welten (University of Amsterdam) and dr. Margot van der Goot (University of Amsterdam). More information about NeFCA’s Board can be found here. Each board member is appointed for four years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. Early 2020, Jeroen Jansz’ second term will come to an end. Therefore, we are currently looking for a new board member.

According to the bylaws, the board decides on the specific role of each board member. We are now seeking a board member to take up the role as secretary. The secretary’s role is dealing with incoming and outgoing mail/requests, preparation of board meetings and the general assembly (agenda, minutes, and meeting documents), updating the website, preparing the newsletter, management of the memberships, etc.

If you are interested to take up this role as secretary, please send an email with your (brief) motivation to prof.dr. Karolien Poels before 1 December 2019. The NeFCA board will select the new member based on the candidate’s motivation, and will also consider features like gender, region and affiliation in order to ensure diversity in the board. The new NeFCA board will be presented to the general assembly at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap in February 2020.