The new Practitioner Career Development Chair will organize a committee that plans, develops, and facilitates activities that support the career development of practitioners working in industry and academia. The focus will be on how these activities relate to areas of professional interest to the SIGGRAPH community (SIGGRAPH areas). The Committee will create and manage a mentoring program and provide guidance on promotions, hiring, project management and leadership, business development and entrepreneurship, moving into management and career changes, again focusing on how these relate to SIGGRAPH areas. The Committee will facilitate networking, i.e.,  connecting practitioners doing related work.

The SIGGRAPH Executive Committee has set as one of its primary goals the support of our members throughout their careers through mentoring, lifelong learning, and professional development both in the research and practitioner areas. Since these tasks are interconnected, the different committees should work together and with the conferences to achieve their goals. For example, the Practitioner Career Development Committee should work with the Lifelong Learning Committee to ensure that materials appropriate for practitioners are developed.

The Chair must put in a budget request to the EC every January and submit an annual report in June. The Chair can expect to spend 5-10 hours/week on the chair activities. 

Those interested in applying for this position please contact Rebecca Strzelec. Provide a CV and vision statement (why you’re interested in being chair and what you hope to accomplish in that role). The Nominations Committee will review all the candidates and make recommendations to the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications received by March 1 will receive full consideration.

We hope to fill the position by June 1 to allow for an early ramp-up. The position will begin September 1 and run for a three year term with the possibility of renewal for an additional three years.