Each year ECTS organises a selection procedure for new members to be elected within the ECTS Academy for a duration of 5 years.
Applications are now closed. A new call for applications will be announced in October 2017.
Applications are accepted from candidates who meet the following criteria:
- The applicant is an ECTS Member and works in the musculoskeletal field in Europe.
- The applicant has received his/her (first) doctoral degree less than 10 years before applying for the ECTS Academy membership. This period may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years in case of exceptional circumstances (illness and pregnancy/childcare).
- Applicants holding a permanent faculty position for more than 3 years are not eligible to apply.
- The applicant has published at least 3 first authored research paper and preferably one last authored research paper in international peer reviewed journals.
- The applicant should be able to demonstrate a proven track record in securing external grant income
- The applicant should be able to demonstrate a scientific excellence profile and cooperative engagement for advancing musculoskeletal research
- The applicant should have good social skills and should have documented leadership during their career path.
Exclusion criteria: Researchers, who have been appointed to a tenure track professorship or hold a permanent position as a leader of a research team for at least 3 years.
Applications are to be made by self-nomination, but applicant must be supported by two mentors. Mentors are nominated by ECTS and its European Affiliated Societies and a full list of mentors is available here.
The “immediate supervisor” of a candidate (e.g. the former thesis advisor or the current supervisor) cannot be selected as ECTS Advisor, even if he/she is part of the group of accepted advisors. The review of the submissions and selection will be handled by the ECTS Board of Directors.