The ESA is recruiting a Chairperson for the Education Committee. The Education Committee (EduC) is responsible for the coordination of the educational activities within the ESA according to the EduC policy 

Term of office will start on 1 January 2021. 

Deadline for applications is  31 October 2020 (23:59 CET) 



The role of the Education Committee Chairperson will be: 

  • Ensuring that the EduC fulfils its responsibilities for the governance and success of all ESA educational activities from the e-Learning Committee, Teach the Teacher Masterclass Committee, the Committee for European Education in Anaesthesiology, and the Simulation Committee. 
  • Providing leadership and direction to the EduC particularly in setting objectives and priorities in line with the vision, mission, and strategies of the Society.  
  • Leading EduC meetings and being responsible for the minutes of each meeting (the drafts of which being prepared by the ESA Staff). 
  • Facilitating and optimising the relationship between all Committees and Subcommittees involved in the educational activities of the ESA.  
  • Encouraging and supporting cooperation within the members of the EduC by enabling committee discussion.  
  • On an ad-hoc basis and in agreement with the Chairs of the four aforementioned committees under the responsibility of the EduC, attending meetings of those four committees. 
  • Close cooperation with the ESA Office and Chairs of other ESA committees. 
  • Ensuring implementation of the agreed initiatives and new projects in the field of medical education in line with the available resources. 
  • Preparing an annual budget with the support of ESA staff and ensure efficient and effective management of the financial resources. The EduC Chair will provide input and advice for the budget of the four committees under the responsibility of the EduC. 
  • Regular reporting to the Board of Directors of the current activities and future strategic project.  
  • Regular contacts with the Industry Liaison Officer to exchange information on current and future projects supported by the Industry. 



The candidate must have the following profile: 

  • Must have been an Active ESA member for at least two years (1). 
  • Good knowledge of the ESA. Previous experience in ESA educational activities is an asset.  
  • In-depth knowledge of educational needs in the field of anaesthesiology, intensive care and perioperative medicine, pain, and emergency medicine. 
  • Have a track record in teaching in anesthesiology 
  • Available to dedicate the necessary time and efforts related to the work of the EduC. 
  • Good communication skillscreating a motivating and engaging culture, good strategic vision and being able to articulate his or her vision for a project or for the organization, along with the steps – or goals – needed to achieve it.  
  • An educational degree such as a Master’s in Medical Education is an asset. 

(1) Active ESA members must be physicians who completed an accredited anaesthesia training program, are certified in anaesthesiology, are licensed to practice medicine, and who reside in a European country as defined by the World Health Organisation. 


Term of office

The new Chair of the EduC will be elected for a term of 3 years, followed by a 1year period as Past-Chair of the Committee. His/her term of office is set to start on Jan. 1, 2021. 



Travel, accommodation, and other necessary expenses incurred to attend meetings are covered by the ESA as per the ESA Expense Reimbursement Policy 


How to Apply

Please send: (1) the completed application form (2) a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 sides of DIN A4) (3) and a picture (300 dpi). Complete applications will be reviewed by the Education Committee and the Nominations Committee. Please note that an interview of short-listed candidates may be organisedFollowing the interview, the panel will give a recommendation to the ESA Board of Directors. The Board will ratify this proposal is acceptable. Please send in the applications by 31 October 2020.

Please note that all ESA committee members will need to declare their conflict of interest for the last 3 years. This declaration shall be renewed annually and published on the website. 

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