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 or contact the current Chair / vice-chair
If you have any inquiries, send e-mail to any of the election committee members. 

The board of TNDR consists of 7 positions, as per the current bylaws.
Number of meetings are per semester, unless otherwise stated. Compensation is per academic year.

Note that, the following are minimum number of compensation days. It is possible to get more compensation days.

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

TNDR boardNo. of meetingsMain taskMain taskCompensation
ChairOrdförande3 plus 3Chair or Vice Chair Plans, organizes and executes TNDR’s work.4000 SEK+
30 days
Vice chairVice ordförande3 plus 3Chair or Vice Chair Stand-in for the chair, helps other board members as needed.2000 SEK+
10 days
SecretarySekreterare3 plus 3NoWrite and maintain meeting minutes.2000 SEK+
10 days
TreasurerKassör3 plus 3Understand Swedish Manage the budget and TNDR’s bank account2000 SEK+
5 days
WebmasterInformationsansvarig3 plus 3NoMaintain and develop information infrastructure, both physical and virtual.2000 SEK+5 days
Social organizerSocialt ansvarig3 plus 3NoPlan social activities and other communal events.2000 SEK +5 days each
MemberLedamot3 plus 3No Help Social Organizer2000 SEK +5 days

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(s).

FunctionSwedish RequirementsMain taskCompensation
AuditorRevisorSwedish reading-skills necessaryCheck that the financial activity of the board is as formally stated. 5
Chair Election committeeValberedning TNDR     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 doctoral board of Uppsala University / Doktorandnämnden2 regular,
2 subst.
10 meetings/YearAt least one representative 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 compensation can be found in TEKNAT 2021/201 and UFV 2021/2081. 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 see details in the documents or ask the Chair of TNDR.

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

BodyNo. of positionsNo. of meetingsSwedish RequirementsExtra-meeting dutiesCompensation
The faculty board 
Fakultetsnämnden (FN)
1 regular3Strictly SwedishExtensive preparation required20 days
Graduate educational board 
Forskarutbildningsnämnden (FUN)
2 regular3-4Understand SwedishSome preparation required, correspondence15 days
The recruitment committee 
2 regularEvery ThursdayStrictly Swedish and EnglishExtensive preparation required75/38 days,
(30/15% employment**)
Faculty scholarships committee
 / Fakultetens stipendienämnd
1 regular1Understand SwedishLittle to no preparationNone***
International Science Programme (ISP)1 regular1Not requiredSome preparation required1 day
The Docentship Committee 
1 regular,
1 Deputy
3Understanding Swedish necessarySome preparation required5 days
The equal opportunities committee 
Fakultetens jämställdhetsutskott
1 regular 3 per semester Understanding Swedish 7 days
Board for appointment of distinguished university teachers
Nämnden för antagning av excellenta lärare
1 regular,
1 deputy
 Understand Swedish 5 days
TUR, the Council for Educational Development at the Faculty of Science and Technology1 regularUnderstand Swedish5 days

**The Recruitment committee regular position should be shared by two people, each receiving 15% employment.  They should split attending meetings equally, and may never attend the same meeting together.

***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).

Moreover, TNDR elects representatives to a few other subcommitees associated with the faculty.

Advisory committee for Research /Forskningsberedningen2 regular      Yes 15 days  
Advisory comittee for Education/ Utbildningsberedningen1 regular     Yes   15 days 
Advisory comittee for Collaboration/ Samverkansberedningen1 regular      Yes  7 days 

Additionally, TNDR also elect representatives to board of different centers
However, for center boards, you need to contact your local department for detailed compensation info.

BodyNo. of positionsNo. of meetingsSwedish Requirements Extra-meeting dutiesCompensation
Centre for Discipline-based Education Research  (MINT)/ Centrum för ämnesdidaktisk forskning1 regular2-3 per semesterSwedish    —
Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (CIM)/ Centrum för interdisciplinär matematik1 regular2-3 per semester  No      — 
TANDEM Board2 regular3Swedish 
UPPMAX Board1 regular2-3 per semesterNo 
Centre for image analysis (CBA)1 regularNo 
Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science1 regularNo 
Centre for neuron scattering1 regularNo 
Centre for photon science1 regularNo 
The COMPEL (COMPetitiveness for the ELectrification of the transport system) platform1 regular2-4 per semesterUnderstand Swedish

Last but not least, TNDR elects representatives for UTN (Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students).

PositionNo. of positionsMeetingsSewdish requirementsDutiesCompensation
Safety officer1 regularNoRepresent TEKNAT PhDs in work environment issues and work for a satisfactory work environmentNone
UTN council meeting representative1 regular2 deputies3 per semesterYes (understand in written and verbal communication)Attend the council meetings300SEK/meeting
UTN election commmittee representative1 regular1 deputy1-3 per semesterYes (understand in written and verbal communication)Attend the election meetings300SEK/meeting