The International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) invites expressions of interest to join the Secretariat. The Secretariat consists of a team of scholars who, on a voluntary basis, manage the operations of the Society under the leadership of two Co-Presidents, both supported by one Secretary General and one Deputy Secretary General.
Scholars around the world are invited to express an interest in any of the volunteer positions enumerated below. Positions will take effect officially in July 2021, subject to an onboarding and transition process beginning in or around March 2021 to coincide with the planning and execution of the 2021 Annual Conference of ICON·S. After a mutual trial period of six months, appointments will ordinarily run for a period of three years to coincide with the term of the incoming Co-Presidents.
Expressions of interest are welcome from all scholars and especially encouraged from women, persons from communities traditionally underrepresented in law, and early-career scholars.
The following positions are available. All descriptions below are only representative of the kinds of responsibilities each position entails; they are not an exhaustive list of those responsibilities.
Please note that only ICON·S members are eligible to apply. An ICON·S membership may be purchased here.
1. ICON·S Director, Chapter Administration and Engagement
ICON·S has many national and regional chapters around the world. The Director of Chapter Administration and Engagement will work in consultation with the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General to support existing ICON·S chapters, to help build new chapters, to liaise with chapters, and to execute other chapter-related functions.
2. ICON·S Director, Communications and Correspondence
ICON·S communicates directly by email with our membership and indirectly to our membership and the world through its social media channels. The Director of Communications and Correspondence will work in consultation with the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General to prepare communications with members and others, to manage correspondence with members and others, to disseminate ICON·S activities on social media channels, and to carry out other functions related to communications and correspondence.
3. ICON·S Director, Technology
ICON·S requires high technological capacity to deliver its programs to our membership and the world. The Director of Technology will work in consultation with the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General to manage and fulfill the Society’s technological functions in relation to its website and Internet needs, including but not limited to managing the Society’s website and online conference management system.
4. ICON·S Associate(s)
ICON·S may, from time to time, require the assistance of doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows to perform specific tasks to support work of the Society, including tasks associated with each of the three portfolios described above as well as more targeted tasks related to the Annual Conference of ICON·S. The Co-Presidents, Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General invite expressions of interest for these seasonal positions.
How to Express Your Interest
ICON·S members are invited to submit expressions of interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 15 February 2020.
Expressions of interest should include an academic CV, including a list of publications or a link to the applicant’s publications, as well as a statement of introduction no longer than 1 page specifying the position or positions of interest as well as any experience that may be relevant.
The incoming Co-Presidents, Secretary General, and Deputy Secretary General will review all submissions and will ultimately fill the positions based on their anticipated needs. The incoming Co-Presidents, Secretary General, and Deputy Secretary General intend to build a team that reflects the richness of the diversity of the Society’s membership. Priority will be given to candidates who have participated in the activities of the Society, have acquired experience relevant to the particular portfolio for which they apply, and have demonstrated a commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively as members of a team.
The incoming Co-Presidents, Secretary General, and Deputy Secretary General thank all applicants for their interest.