SEARCH Seeks Nominations for Science Steering Committee

February 24, 2015
By Jessica Rohde

Nomination submission deadline: Monday, 9 March 2015
Nominations should be sent to: Helen Wiggins,


SEARCH calls for nominations for Science Steering Committee (SSC) members. 

We seek nominations of candidates that are broad and cross-disciplinary thinkers, are good communicators and consensus-builders, and have a strong commitment to the SEARCH vision.

SSC members are expected to:

  • Define and update the SEARCH vision and mission
  • Guide overall directions of SEARCH implementation
  • Promote and communicate SEARCH activities and plans
  • Provide a supervisory role for the SEARCH Executive Director (ED; this position is currently open!)
  • Work with the SEARCH ED to establish strong linkages and partnerships with other relevant programs, agencies and organizations
  • Approve annual SEARCH work plans and reports
  • Attend and be active participants in regular SSC teleconferences (about monthly) and 1-2 in-person meetings per year (travel support is provided for SSC members)

While we welcome nominations from all disciplines and research backgrounds, to complement existing strengths we are particularly interested in additional members with expertise in the social sciences (including economics), human dimensions, science-policy linkages, and those with expertise in partnering with stakeholders outside the academic and US federal scientific communities.

The SSC is comprised of 12-14 members. Over the coming year, we will have a total of eight seats that will be rotated in two phases. Members serve a three-year term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. No more than two members may be based from non-U.S. institutions.

Nominations should include the person's name, affiliation, contact information, area of expertise, curriculum vitae or resume, and a brief statement on why the person would be an asset to the SEARCH program. To submit a nomination, you should first obtain the consent of the nominee.

Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations should be sent to Helen Wiggins, ARCUS(SEARCH Science Management Office) at

Nomination submission deadline: Monday, 9 March 2015.

For questions about the nomination process, please contact:
Helen Wiggins

For questions about directions in the SEARCH program, please contact:
Hajo Eicken, SEARCH SSC Chair

Or any other member of the current SSC.

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Helen Wiggins, ARCUS

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