As the DSA Presidium, you are the reference person for the KI doctoral student community. During the time period of your appointment, you will be in contact with KI leadership, the Presidium of the Student Union (MF) and with other external associations and organisations.
You are responsible for coordinating the work of the DSA board, chair the meetings, support the board members and supervise the working groups.
It’s a rewarding job, since you have the possibility to meet and interact with many people, understand the internal organization of KI and MF at depth, and represent more than 2000 doctoral students. The tasks of this position can easily be accomplished without a prior knowledge of Swedish, however, knowing Swedish can be useful. The position requires the candidate to have previous experience with how the DSA board works. It is suggested to have a spirit of initiative and the ability to relate and communicate with people in leading positions.
As the DSA Vice Chairperson, you will have weekly or monthly meetings with the doctoral education committee and KI leadership during working hours, evening meetings for some of the student union’s committees and handling a large volume of email correspondence. Although, it can sound like a lot of work, the position has many benefits. It allows you to deeply increase your scientific and personal network, while also powering-up your soft skills and resumé.
The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson work in collaboration with each other to complete the needed tasks at hand. They attend many of the meetings together, while some are delegated amongst themselves.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any other unanswered questions or related queries.
The DSA nomination committee will review all applications and the following board meeting will elect suitable candidates. If elected, your position starts January 2021 and you will hold it till the end of the year.
Applications open till a suitable candidate is elected.