During 2017 the TEMS membership will elect five individuals for Member-at-Large (MaL) positions in the TEMS AdCom, and the current TEMS AdCom will elect three individuals to fill the positions of VP – Conferences, VP – Publications, and President-Elect. Each of these eight positions will have terms of two years, commencing 1 January 2018. This Call for Nominations is requesting your involvement to nominate candidates for this year’s elections. Self-nominations are accepted. As you consider potential MaL nominees, please give specific consideration to those TEMS members who are Young Professionals. Young Professionals are those who have received their first professional degree within the last fifteen years.
Mal Positions: Five members will be elected by the TEMS membership to the TEMS AdCom as MaLs, each to serve a 2-year term (calendar years 2018-2019). The five MaLs who receive the highest number of votes will determine the outcome. In the event of a tie between a fifth and sixth candidate, the Nominations Committee Chair resolve the issue by presenting the tied candidates information to the TEMS Executive Committee (ExCom), who will conduct a vote to break the tie. Current Members-at-Large who will be completing a first term as of 31 December 2017 are eligible for the ballot to serve a second term. MaLs may serve for two consecutive terms.
Officer Positions: Three officer positions will be determined by a vote of the TEMS AdCom, usually conducted at the final face-to-face meeting of the calendar year (October or November). The positions of VP – Conference and VP – Publications will have two-year terms (calendar years 2018-2019). Current holders of the positions who are completing a first term as of 31 December 2017 are eligible for the ballot to serve a second term. The position of President-Elect is a two-year term with a six-year commitment, as the normal progression is from President-Elect to President (two-year term) and then to Past-President (two-year term).
The TEMS AdCom represents the members of the Society and governs the Society (for example, approves the Society’s annual budget and amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, elects Society Officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds). Members of the AdCom are expected to attend at least two annual face-to-face meetings, one in the spring and one in the fall, as well as attend periodic teleconferences. The eligibility criteria are briefly stated in the Society Bylaws. All nominees must be IEEE members and members of the Society, in good standing, at the time of nomination.
A complete nomination must include
(1) Candidate application (optionally attach a resume): http://www.ieee-tems.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IEEE-TEMS-CandidateApplicationForm2017.docx
Nominations must be sent to the TEMS Nominations Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, by 20:00 EDT (UTC/GMT-4) on June 30, 2017 in order to be considered.