Call for Nominations: The ACAMAR Australian Advisory Committee

On behalf of the Australian Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER), Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks to appoint two new members to the ACAMAR Australian Advisory Committee.

Applications close on 15 July 2022, 9 PM AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.


The Australia-ChinA ConsortiuM for Astrophysical Research (ACAMAR) is a joint China-Australia research centre between the Chinese Academy of Sciences, DISER, and AAL, formed to collaborate on areas of common interest within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. ACAMAR aims to build upon existing arrangements to:

  • Maximise the scientific return on investment in astronomy infrastructure
  • Develop human capital in the field of astronomy, and
  • Enhance our common scientific understanding of the universe.
The ACAMAR Australian Advisory Committee

The Committee meets online quarterly, with the purpose to fulfil its governance responsibilities through the provision of high-level advice related to the delivery of ACAMAR activities. The ACAMAR Australian Advisory Committee is responsible for:

  • Coordinating ACAMAR activities within the context of existing Australian and Chinese astronomy programs
  • Identifying, maintaining and reviewing activities from the list of active ACAMAR programs
  • Establishing ACAMAR policies to oversee and manage such activities
  • Supporting the ACAMAR secretariat in the identification of funding to support
    ACAMAR programs.

The terms of two committee members expire at the end of June 2022, creating vacancies on the committee and AAL is inviting applications from suitably qualified Australian-based astronomers willing to represent the Australian astronomy community on the ACAMAR Australian Advisory Committee.  The term of these appointments is two years.


To be considered for the role, applicants should demonstrate their:

  • Ongoing interest in ACAMAR activities
  • Track record of research or technical experience in areas of relevance to ACAMAR
  • Ability to liaise with the wider Australian and Chinese astronomy community.

Should you wish to be considered for a position on the ACAMAR Australian Advisory Committee, please email: Shona Madoc ([email protected]), AAL Program Manager, with a maximum three-page application containing:

  • A covering letter describing your relevant expertise
  • A brief CV
  • Any relevant conflicts of interest.

AAL will review all applications and make recommendations to DISER for formal appointment.

AAL is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all interested candidates with the appropriate expertise and skills.

Please do not hesitate to contact AAL if you have any questions: email Shona Madoc, AAL Program Manager: [email protected]

Applications close on 15 July 2022, 9 PM AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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