Women In HPC Chair vacancy

We are pleased to announce there is a new leadership position available on the executive committee of the Women in HPC.

Women in HPC is recruiting for a new Chair. Be part of an energetic team of leaders for an organisation promoting an inclusive and diverse worldwide HPC workforce.

This is a volunteer, remote, part-time leadership opportunity for a three-year term. Please review the role description below, for more information on the position. Please feel free to share this call with others who you believe may be suitable and interested.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to info@whpc.org by Tuesday, September 6, 2022 by 5:00 pm wherever you are in the world. Applicants can expect several Zoom interviews, with a decision made in October/November. You may also use the above email address to ask questions or propose others who you think may be suitable or interested.

Role Description

The Chair guides the initiative towards achieving its mission to promote, build, and leverage a diverse and inclusive HPC workforce by enabling and energising those in the HPC community to increase the participation of women and highlight their contribution to the success of supercomputing. To ensure that women are treated fairly and have equal opportunities to succeed in their chosen HPC career. To ensure everyone understands the benefits of promoting and achieving inclusivity.

The WHPC Chair is a highly impactful and globally visible role, as an ambassador and leader for the Organisation.

The Chair works closely with the WHPC Executive Board and the WHPC Steering Committees (as described on the WHPC website – https://whpctransfer.wpenginepowered.com/about-us).

The Steering Committee provides recommendations for strategy and policies. The Executive Board (including Director of Chapters, Director of Communications and Outreach, Director of Research, Treasurer and General Secretary) – accompanied by a vibrant volunteer programme – provides significant support to the WHPC Chair for operations and business development, allowing the WHPC Chair to focus on strategy setting and leadership.

The WHPC Chair role is a voluntary position which requires enthusiasm for the WHPC mission and a willingness and capacity to serve as a role model and mentor. The ideal candidate for the WHPC Chair will be able to commit around 25 hours per month to the organisation and have the flexibility to travel (worldwide, funded completely by WHPC) to represent WHPC at conferences such as ISC and SC. The candidate must have a robust background related to HPC, its use, development, management, user support, or advocacy, and should have built visibility in the community.

The Chair’s role is also described, in specific terms in the Women In HPC Terms of Reference (c.f., Clause 34, Responsibilities of the Chair and  Clause 49, General Responsibilities).  First appointment is for 3 years.