Call for Graduate Student Council Members


HERA invites motivated graduate students to join its inaugural Graduate Student Council (GSC). This group, led by four elected representatives, aims to empower fellow graduate students by offering leadership roles, facilitating peer-to-peer communication within HERA, and advocating for the interests of graduate student members.

As a potential emerging scholar, joining the HERA GSC will provide you the opportunity to collaborate with fellow representatives and scholars in the HERA community. You can also plan and execute HERA communications and initiatives to support the growth and development of HERA.

  • Elected members will be working from 1 August 2024 to 31 July 2025. Any HERA graduate student member who does not graduate before 31 July 2025 can apply.
  • Students of any nationality and residence can apply, but all meetings will be held in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +8~10 working hours.

GSC coordinators should be responsible for: 

  • attending GSC meetings 
  • executing roles of each position (see below) 
  • initiating new ideas for the development of HERA 

We have new openings for three positions:

Professional Development Coordinator

  • Facilitates and coordinates professional growth opportunities for members of HERA (e.g., conference preparation workshop)
  • Support members in career planning, networking, and accessing educational and professional opportunities relevant to higher education research

Web & Social Media Coordinator

  • Maintains and updates the HERA website, ensuring content accuracy, user-friendliness, and accessibility
  • Develops and implements strategies for social media engagement to promote HERA’s activities, achievements, and member interactions (e.g., managing HERA LinkedIn page)

Social Networking Coordinator

  • Manages membership of HERA members
  • Plans and organizes networking events, both virtual and in-person, to facilitate connections among members and with established researchers (e.g., new member orientations)
  • Letter of interest: Describe the position you wish to join, your experience with HERA, your motivation for joining the Graduate Student Council and your vision for contributing to HERA’s mission
  • CV/Resume: Highlight relevant experience and skills (please make sure you include your contact information)
  • Nomination Letter (if applicable): Include a brief statement of support from a HERA member with a doctoral degree nominating you for this position

All applicants will be reviewed by the current GSC chair and steering committee and shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview through email. Nominated candidates will be notified by July 21, 2024.

For inquiries, please contact the GSC chair, Jeong Youn Lee (

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