Nominations Procedure for SRS Leadership Positions

Elected Positions

The Nominations Committee will consider the nominating slate, along with any recommendations from members of the committee. The recommendation will then go to the Board of Directors, who has the power to select nominees independent of the Nominations Committee recommendations. The SRS President will then contact the nominees to determine their willingness to run for the position. All SRS members with voting rights will receive a ballot. The candidate with the most votes will be appointed to the position.

To be considered for the position of Director-at-Large individuals must be full or emeritus members of the SRS and submit the following:

To be considered for the position of Director-at-Large individuals must be full or emeritus members of the SRS and submit the following:

To be considered for the position of Director-at-Large individuals must be full or emeritus members of the SRS and submit the following:

Essential Characteristics of an SRS Board Member

We appreciate that some of these are hard to quantify.

  • Is a strategic, diverse, and creative thinker
  • Has demonstrated wisdom
  • A perceived leader or potential leader
  • Effective communicator, willing to collaborate and compromise, not overly dogmatic
  • Is committed to the Society and its mission, has time to commit to their role on the Board, and is responsive and timely
  • Knowledgeable about the society and the field, broadly speaking; willing to learn, where knowledge gaps exist
  • Is engaged in sleep and/or circadian research and/or training and is committed to the advancement of the field as a whole
  • Willing to understand the legal responsibilities of the board and society

Desirable Characteristics in at Least Some Board Members

These are skills and knowledge we need on the Board, but not every member must have.

  • Diversity – The Board seeks diversity in the broadest sense: scientific, sex, race/ethnicity, geographic location, institution, international members, academic rank
  • Past service to the SRS
  • Past leadership roles with other societies
  • Former SRS trainees who “grew up” in the SRS
  • Non-academic roles/backgrounds

Review the SRS Bylaws and the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy.

For more information, contact SRS Staff or any SRS Board Member.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement

As new board members are considered, the current SRS Board of Directors would like to remind membership of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement:

The Sleep Research Society (SRS) views diversity, equity, and inclusion of its community – including in its leadership, committees, staff, and members – as vital components of its mission to advance sleep and circadian science. The SRS is committed to being a scientific community that recognizes, appreciates, values and welcomes the different and wide-ranging dimensions that contribute to the society, including: age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, socioeconomic status and disadvantaged backgrounds, religious beliefs, political affiliations, life and research experiences, background and perspectives, national origin, military or veteran status, geographic regions and cultures. These broad dimensions drive scientific innovation and discovery, improve the quality of our community and our science, and ultimately, the success of our society. Therefore, the SRS strives to create an environment of open-minded dialog, diversity, equity, and inclusion.