This award is made to a TASA member who has demonstrated outstanding, significant and sustained service to Australian sociology over many years. While not necessarily a lifetime achievement award, candidates for the Distinguished Service Award would usually be nearing the end of their careers.
In this context, outstanding service may take the form of one or more of the following:
- contribution to the teaching and scholarship of sociology in Australia
- advancing international appreciation of sociology in Australia through research and publications
- involvement as a recognised sociologist in the public arena; for example in policy development, administration, public debate or service to the community in a voluntary capacity
In all cases the quality of the service is the determining criterion, rather than the quantity alone.
Nominations close May 31. For the full details, please go to the TASA Award for Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology TASAweb page here.