[visionlist] Call for applications for a new advisory group to the VSS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

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Mon Aug 17 11:12:22 -04 2020







Vision Sciences Society


Now Accepting Applications for a New Advisory Group to the 

VSS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion 


In January 2020, the board of the Vision Sciences Society created a committee to promote diversity and inclusion. One of the initial acts of the committee was to organize, with FoVea, a Town Hall during V-VSS 2020. This event was attended by over 295 VSS members and led to many important exchanges and recommendations. The VSS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is working to implement some of these ideas.


One of the recommendations made at the Town Hall was to involve more VSS members in the efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. In response to this recommendation, we are establishing a new member advisory group. The advisory group will work with the Diversity and Inclusion committee, as well as the entire VSS board, to discuss new initiatives, activities or events to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the field of vision science.


VSS will select members of this new group from volunteer VSS members who submit applications. Although the majority of the advisory group will be regular members of VSS, applications from students or postdoc members will be considered. VSS encourages applications from members from around the globe with a diverse range of experiences.


Any VSS member who would like to serve on the advisory group should send an application consisting of:

*     A brief (maximum of two pages) CV

*     A one-page statement that (1) indicates why you would like to serve, and (2) summarizes your relevant experiences and/or contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the vision sciences, in your home institution or in other organizations.


Membership on the advisory group is for one year, with a potential one year renewal.


VSS emphasizes that we will continue to solicit the views of the entire membership on issues of diversity and inclusion.


Please send applications as single PDF file (with filename of the form LASTNAME_diversity.PDF) to  <mailto:diversity at visionsciences.org> diversity at visionsciences.org by Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. 


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