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Council Vacancies for 2021

Overview of Council vacancies from 31 December 2020

s8(5) of the University of Tasmania Act states, before making an appointment to the Council, the Minister and the Council must –

  • give public notification of the vacancy; and
  • consult with each other about any intended appointment; and
  • have regard to the balance of skills and experience, regional representation and an appropriate gender balance.

Elections for a Professional and Academic Staff member on Council – Elections have now closed

Staff members elected to Council are responsible to the Council itself and are obliged to act in the interests of the University as a whole (in accordance with the University of Tasmania Act 1992 (sections 8(3) & 9(2)).  They are not 'representatives' of the groups that elect them, but are on Council to add to the perspectives around the Council table.

To be eligible to vote for the  academic staff position you must be a full-time or fractional Academic staff member of the University (Casual staff are not eligible to vote in accordance with the provisions of the University of Tasmania Act 1992).

To be eligible to vote for the professional staff position you must be a full-time or fractional Professional staff member of the University (Casual staff are not eligible to vote in accordance with the provisions of the University of Tasmania Act 1992).

If you are eligible to vote in either election you will have been sent an email on Monday 16 November 2020 containing details on how to vote, a link to the candidates and a link to the ballot page.  If you did not receive email, please contact the Returning Officer by email uni.council@utas.edu.au

Elections will be held by a secure electronic voting system.  You must know your username and passphrase to access the ballot system. If anyone else knows your passphrase, please change it prior to voting - you are only permitted to submit one vote. If you have forgotten your passphrase, you will need to visit https://www.utas.edu.au/mypassword to change it. Your vote will be confidential and anonymous.

Any queries please contact Heather Patterson on 6226 2508 or Heather.Patterson@utas.edu.au

Sally Paynter
Returning Officer
Acting University Secretary



Members appointed by the Minister - Nominations have now closed

In accordance with s.8 (1) (d) of the Act, Council is comprised of up to 2 persons appointed by the Minister, each of whom must not be a student or member of the academic staff or professional staff and of whom at least one must be a graduate of the University. Nominations closed on Monday 12 October 2020 at 5pm.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome by email in due course.

Members appointed by Council - Nominations have now closed

In accordance with s.8 (1) (j) of the Act, Council is comprised of up to 6 persons appointed by the Council, each of whom must not be a member of the academic staff or professional staff or a student and of whom at least one must be a graduate of the University. Nominations closed on Monday 12 October 2020 at 5pm.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome by email in due course.

Student member on Council - Nominations have now closed

In accordance with s.8(1) (i) of the Act, Council is to include a minimum of one student appointed by the Council, after consultation with any relevant student associations. Nominations closed on Monday 12 October 2020 at 5pm.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome by email in due course.

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