NECTAR Membership

All ECAs of ANU are invited to participate in NECTAR events and initiatives. Subscribe to the NECTAR Newsletter and learn more about events and initiatives relevant to the ECA community.

NECTAR defines Early-Career Academics (ECAs) with a broad inclusion of all staff and HDR candidates who self-identify as early-career researchers and teachers.

  • This definition of ECAs includes full- and part-time research and teaching staff, casual/sessional staff, visiting fellows and HDR candidates. It includes people of all levels of employment and irrespective of whether they hold a PhD.
  • NECTAR’s definition takes into account career interruptions that affect how people self-identify as early-career academics.
  • It is inclusive of people of all genders, ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and identities, in line with the ANU 2018–2021 Strategic Plan and its goal to achieve equity.
  • It is deliberately inclusive and as such enriches the community and welcomes its diversity.