Call for Nominations – AAT Time Allocation Committee (ATAC)

The Anglo Australian Telescope at Siding Springs Observatory. Photo: Ángel R. López-Sánchez.

On behalf of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) Council, AAL is seeking nominations to appoint two new members to the AAT Time Allocation Committee (ATAC). Applications close on Wednesday 26th April 2023, 5pm AWST.

ATAC is the committee that allocates time on the AAT, meeting twice a year in May and November. 

AAL are seeking to appoint two ATAC members with this call, with a commencement date of July 2023. The term of an ATAC member is generally three years but may be staggered to ensure smooth turnover in membership.

For the assessment of research proposals that require use of the AAT, AAL is particularly seeking nominations from those with expertise in the interstellar medium, observational cosmology, active galactic nuclei and stellar evolution.

If you consider yourself well placed to contribute to this committee via your expertise, ideas, and experience, please email [email protected] with a maximum three-page application including:

  1. A brief CV.
  2. A covering letter describing your expertise relevant to the areas stated above.
  3. Any relevant conflicts of interest.

AAL is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all interested candidates with relevant expertise and skills. To achieve our gender balance targets across the committee membership, at least one of these appointments will be offered to a suitable female candidate.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer (AAL Program Manager and ATAC Technical Secretary) if you have any questions regarding this call: [email protected] 

Applications close on Wednesday 26th April 2023, 5 PM AWST.

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