ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
This is a particular time – things changed quickly and lots of things are out of control due to Covid-19. Our early-career academics are more vulnerable to this situation, as many of our jobs are short-term contracts relying on external or internal funding, so we usually have less job security. Therefore, it is important that the Executives of the University, colleges and schools can hear our voices, and take them into account when making decisions.
NECTAR is a “platform” where early-career teachers, academics and researchers across the campus can share information, thoughts and work/life experiences. I think NECTAR is building a bridge between the Level D and E executives and the Level A, B and C staff. This can be an effective channel of communicating with the senior management group to express our ideas, thoughts and concerns.
The University’s Strategic Plan 2020-2023 highlights building a culture of collegiality and engagement. As an active member of NECTAR, I’m keen to contribute time and energy to lead future NECTAR initiatives and work with you during this particular period of time.
Bin Lu Represents Early Career Academics on the Universtiy Research Committee.