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TNDR electable positions

on Sun, 2015-04-19 20:29

Summer is quickly approaching, and with it the next TNDR annual meeting. One of the main purposes of the annual meeting is to elect people to TNDR's board and all the representative positions that TNDR appoints.
In a an effort to increase the transparency of these elections and the interest among the PhD student corps, the TNDR board, on behalf of the election committee, is pleased to present a schematic summary of all positions that TNDR manages, including their main duties and, where applicable, their monetary or temporal compensation.
All positions are elected, and as such considered trustee positions.

If you are interested in any of the positions below you should get in touch with someone from the election committee.
If you have any inquiries, send e-mail any of the election committee members. 

The board of TNDR consists of six positions, as per the current bylaws.
Number of meetings are per semester, unless otherwise stated. Compensation is per academic year.

TNDR boardNo. of meetingsSWEDISH REQUIREMENTSMain taskCompensation
OrdförandeChair3 plus 3Chair or Vice Chair Plans, organizes and executes TNDR's work.4000 SEK+
30 days
Vice ordförandeDeputy chair3 plus 3Chair or Vice Chair Stand-in for the chair, helps other board members as needed.2000 SEK+
10 days
SekreterareSecretary3 plus 3NoWrite and maintain meeting minutes.2000 SEK+
10 days
KassörTreasurer3 plus 3Understand Swedish Manage the budget and TNDR's bank account2000 SEK+
5 days
InformationsansvarigInformation officer3 plus 3NoMaintain and develop information infrastructure, both physical and virtual.2000 SEK
Socialt ansvarigSocial organizer3 plus 3NoPlan social activities and other communal events.2000 SEK each

And associated with the board, but not formally part of it, we have an accountant and an election committe, whose jobs are mostly confined to a short period prior to TNDR's annual meeting.

FunctionSwedish RequirementsMain taskCOMPENSATION
RevisorAuditorSwedish reading-skills necessaryCheck that the financial activity of the board is as formally stated. 

Valberedning TNDR

Chair Election committee     No Find and nominate candidates for positions at TNDR's board, as well as all representatives.   5 days


TNDR elects representatives to university-level body: the PhD student board, which is part of the student union (Uppsala studentkår).

BodyNo. of positionsNo. of meetingsSwedish RequirementsExtra-meeting dutiesCompensation
The PhD student board
2 regular,
2 subst.
10 meetings/Year  At least one reperesentative should understand SwedishSome preparation required8 days

At the TekNat faculty, TNDR has monopoly on PhD student representation and elects representatives to several committees besides the faculty board itself.
Number of meetings are per semester, unless otherwise stated. Compensation is per academic year, unless otherwise stated.

Details about temporal compensation can be found in TEKNAT 2016/6 and UFV 2014/72. The resolutions determine the minimum compensation. The prolongation is paid by the faculty and must be applied for before finishing the PhD studies. For further questions, see contact details in the documents or ask the chair of TNDR.

Additional details about the compensation for the positions in faculty and university can be found here.

BodyNo. of positionsNo. of meetingsSwedish RequirementsExtra-meeting dutiesCompensation
The faculty board
2 regular,
1 subst.
3Strictly SwedishExtensive preparation required500 SEK/meeting+
15 days
Graduate education board
2 regular3-4Understand SwedishSome preparation required, correspondence15 days
Fakultetens stipendienämnd
Faculty scholarship board
1 regular1Understand SwedishLittle to no preparationNone***
Teknats biblioteksråd/Teknat library council1 regular3    SwedishLittle to no preparation5 days
The recruitment committee
1 regular,
1 subst.
1 per monthSwedish, and EnglishExtensive preparation required52/26 days,
(20/10% employment**)
Docentship Committee
1 regular,
1 subst.
3Understanding Swedish necessarySome preparation required5 days
Fakultetens jämställdhetsutskott
The equality committee
1 regular 

 Understanding Swedish

 7 days

**The Recruitment committee regular position can be shared by two people, each receiving 10% employment and 500 SEK per meeting they attend.  They should then split attending meetings equally, and may never attend the same meeting together. For the recruitment committee 500 SEK per meeting is only paid one time per year, in July the year after you started (but one month after the last meeting).

***The compensation length can be negotiated by the position-holder (keep track of amount of time spent, apply to the faculty board at the end of the year for compensation).


TNDR also elects representatives to a few other boards associated with the faculty.

BodyNo. of positionsNo. of meetingsSwedish Requirements Extra-meeting duties


International science programme1 regular2-3 No    Light   preparation  None

Nämnden för antagning av excellenta lärare
Board for the admission of excellent teachers

1 regular  Yes   5 days 
Centrum för ämnesdidaktisk forskning
Centre for Discipline-based Education Research
1 regular2-3 per semesterSwedish    --

Centrum för interdisciplinär matematik
Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics

1 regular2-3 per semester  No   


UPMARCs styrelse1 regular


No  --


Upptech Board

1 regular

1 regular

2-3 per semester

2-3 per semester






TANDEM Board1 regular3Swedish --

Finally, but not the least, TNDR elects representatives to a few other subcommitees associated with the FN.

Additional details about the compensation for the positions in faculty and university can be found here.



FN Research subcomitte
2 regular      Yes 26 dyas (10% employment) 
FN Education subcommittee
1 regular     Yes   7 days 
FN Collaboration subcommittee
1 regular      Yes  5 days 

Additional details about the above positions (including comments by the incumbents) can be found here.