Become a PAGES SSC member


PAGES is calling for applications from scientists to serve on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) from 2018. Three members are sought. 

The application deadline is 3 April 2017.

PAGES activities are overseen by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). The SSC represents a broad spectrum of disciplines and nationalities, and includes scientists at different career stages. The continuing success of PAGES relies on the input of these people.

SSC tasks include:
– Overall responsibility for the PAGES project
– Developing and promoting PAGES' scientific agenda
– Communicating with the PAGES International Project Office
– Acting as a liaison to PAGES workshop organizers and working groups
– Representing PAGES at meetings
- As opportunities arise, SSC members may also host PAGES workshops, guest edit Past Global Changes Magazine or journal issues, and coordinate national PAGES activities.

Scientists who serve on the SSC normally do so for a period of three years, with the potential of renewal for an additional term.

Download the Terms of Reference for SSC members here.


Who can apply?

Any interested individual can apply to become a PAGES SSC member. Calls for applications are made on a regular basis. The applications are considered by the Executive Committee (EXCOM) of the SSC at their biannual meetings, in consultation with the entire SSC.

During the assessment process, not only is the EXCOM looking for scientific excellence and a high level of commitment to PAGES goals, but also to achieve a balance across the SSC in expertise, nationalities, gender, and career stage. View the current SSC membership status, including nationalities and paleoscientific expertise already represented, here.

Selected candidates are then recommended to Future Earth for final approval.


To apply

Please send the following items by email to the Executive Director:

- Your CV (max. 4 pages)

- A statement outlining your goals and plans for PAGES as an SSC member (max. 1 page)

- Two letters of support from scientists within the scientific scope of PAGES (each max. 1 page)