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Call for Nominations: BAM Elections for BAM Vice Chairs roles: 1st January 2018 – 31st December 2019

8th March 2017

The British Academy of Management (BAM) would like to invite nominations for the Vice Chairs role on the BAM Executive committee from the period 1st January 2018 – 31st December 2019.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The British Academy of Management would like to invite nominations for the Vice Chair roles on the BAM Executive committee from the period 1st January 2018 – 31st December 2019.

Following a review of governance structure it has been agreed to reshape the leadership team. This will consist of a president, a chair, a treasurer and six elected Vice-Chairs. The six elected Vice-Chairs will cover:

  • Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building

  • Management Knowledge and Education

  • Special Interest Groups

  • Research and Publications

  • Policy

  • Resources

The Vice Chairs will work closely with the chair in debating and setting strategic priorities and leading in their area of BAM activities. Each Vice Chair will have oversight of operational delivery and innovation in their area. They will work with a committee of academics (including BAM Fellows, Council members and doctoral student representatives) and the BAM office team. They will also collectively contribute to BAM policy and raising the Academy’s profile. The ethos is one of distributed leadership and a developmental approach. In 2018 they will lead the reformulation of BAM council sub-committees.

ABOUT THE CANDIDATE

We are looking for people who:

  •  are ambitious for BAM and its increasing influence amongst stakeholders

  • bring ideas and experience to bear on the role

  • have an excellent track record in research and/or scholarship

  • have a track record of participating in, and contributing to, BAM

  • have skills in listening, facilitating and supporting others

  • are action-oriented and willing to ‘make things happen’

All Vice Chairs have responsibility for reviewing and developing new membership services and recruitment methods. In addition to chairing the relevant committee and playing a role in the strategic development of BAM, Vice Chairs will be expected to develop their role in particular areas, including, but not limited to:

Special Interest Groups Vice Chair

  • Leading and supporting SIG and track chairs

  • Oversee governance rules of SIGs

  • Act as a route for SIGs to have voice and input in the Executive 

  • Implement the guidelines for the formation of SIGs and oversee funding of SIGs

  • Helping increase activities of SIGs beyond the BAM conference

  • Helping SIGs develop effective conference tracks and other activities such as journal special issues and edited collections

  • Helping SIGs engage with practice and policy making

  • Fostering / promoting good SIG practices to enhance their benefits to members

Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building Vice Chair

  • Providing academic oversight and support to the conference organising team

  • Developing the programme of capacity building workshops which cover the academic career, writing and methods (with appropriate SIGs)

  • Liaise with other VCs and SIG chairs to support their capacity building activities

  • Develop areas of innovation, such as a summer workshop based on a theme or potential journal special issue

  • Support capacity building for strategic priorities such as influencing policy making, engaging stakeholders and publicity and engaging with world-class academics internationally.

  • Engage with stakeholders and partners (e.g. CABS) on behalf of BAM

Research and Publications Vice Chair

  • Coordinate the selection, renewal, and succession of editors of BAM journals (currently BJM and IJMR) and supporting them and their editorial teams to ensure highest standards of publication, in collaboration with publishers where appropriate

  • Oversee the relationship between BAM and journal publishers, and between publishers, editorial teams, BAM executive, council and membership generally

  • Develop and oversee the research-support activities of BAM such as the Transitions Grants Schemes

  • Work with other Vice Chairs, BAM members, and other stakeholders to increase the flow of research funding to BAM members and the business and management research community in general.

  • Work with other Vice Chairs to increase the use of BAM members’ research knowledge base by external stakeholders, and the contribution to academic, business and management, and policy networks and organizations

  • Explore and develop areas of research innovation such as new journals with other Vice-Chairs and BAM office holders and members as appropriate

  • Gather membership views and influence national and international bodies, including HEFCE, RCUK, philanthropies (eg Leverhulme, Wellcome), professional bodies and international organizations

  • Engage with stakeholders and partners on behalf of BAM, including other UK scholarly associations in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; sibling scholarly associations in Business and Management in other countries, for example the Irish Academy of Management, ANZAM, and the US Academy of Management.

Management Knowledge and Education Vice Chair

  • Develop BAM’s approach to supporting high quality learning, teaching and management education by organizing activities and events and engaging with professional bodies and other learned societies

  • Develop a process for engagement with business and management schools, so that the knowledge-base of the learned society is brought to bear on curricula and teaching practice

  • In liaison with the Vice-Chair (Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building), develop capacity building workshops or materials for members

  • In liaison with the Vice-Chair (Research and Publications), consider the development of publications and journals

  • Develop and support BAM MKE Small Grant Scheme

  • Explore and develop additional areas of innovation such as support for pedagogical research in business and management, interaction with other international learned societies and professional bodies

  • Engage with stakeholders and partners (e.g. HEA) on behalf of BAM

Policy Vice Chair

  • To be part of the Executive Team and contribute to the strategic direction of the society

  • To work with the President and Chair in increasing the society’s reach and influence with policy, practice and the professions

  • To scan the environment for opportunities for BAM to influence policy and practice

  • To work with Vice Chairs for MKE and Research and Publications on exercising leadership on business education and research in the political, economic and educational environment

  • To assist in forming positive relationships with sister societies in the pursuance of shared positions on policy

  • Engage with stakeholders and partners (e.g. CABS and professional bodies) on behalf of BAM

  • To assist the President in leading external relations for BAM

Resources Vice Chair

  • To be part of the Executive Team and contribute to the strategic direction of the society

  • To provide leadership for the society in developing membership, working in collaboration with the Vice Chair SIGs

  • To support the Academy Manager in line managing the office staff and overseeing the support of the society’s functions

  • To liaise with the Treasurer and Office Deputy Manager on the prudent management of the Academy’s financial resources

  • To work with the Office Manager on contractual, logistical and organisational aspects of the annual conference and other major events

  • To assist the VC policy and president in external relations for BAM

Joint appointment job sharers would be considered as well. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role (incl. joint appointment role), please contact the Chair, Nic Beech: p.n.h.beech@dundee.ac.uk.

About the Candidate

We are looking for people who:

  • Have skills in listening, facilitating and supporting others.

  • Be action-oriented and willing to ‘make things happen’.

  • Be ambitious for BAM and its increasing influence amongst stakeholders.

  • Bring ideas and experience to bear on the role.

  • Have a good track record in research and/or scholarship.

About the Election Process

Process for Election of Vice-Chairs

The term of office for all VCs is two years, with effect from 01st January 2018.

Any current standing Council member or member who served as Council member may stand for election. Co-opted members, ex-officio members and Doctoral Student Representatives are not eligible to stand.

In order to stand you should be nominated by a current elected or co-opted Council member. The name of the nominator will not be revealed during the voting process.

You should provide a short statement (max. 500 words) explaining why you seek election to the role and what skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to it. If you are interested in becoming a Vice Chair then please complete the nomination form by 23th March via the submission link

Submit your online nomination form

A webpage will be established to publicise those standing and a vote available to all current members will be undertaken. The canvassing of support through BAM communication channels (e.g. SIG mailing lists/online delegate lists) is not allowed and candidates should take care to avoid intrusive canvassing.

Submit your online nomination form

Nomination Key Dates
 

  • Nomination forms should be received by the BAM Office by 23th March.

  • Notification of those standing will be publicized by 24th March.

  • Electronic voting will be available to members from 24th March until the 11th April 2017

Submit your online nomination form

Contact

If you have questions about the roles or the election process, please contact Lewis Johnson in the BAM office at ljohnson@bam.ac.uk

Posted by Lewis Johnson - 
British Academy of Management

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