Call for Vice-Chair of EPSC Executive Committee
July 6, 2023

Call for Vice Chair of EPSC Executive Committee

Deadline: Thursday, 17 August 2023

We are looking for a volunteer to act as Vice-Chair of the EPSC Executive Committee for upcoming Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) meetings in 2024-2027.

If you would like to put yourself forward for this role, please fill in the application form.

For more information, please see the EPSC Executive Committee Terms of Reference and the Job Description for the EPSC Executive Committee Vice Chair. If you have any questions, please contact the Europlanet Society Executive Board.

Job Description

The EPSC Executive Committee Vice Chair is responsible for:

  • Serving as a member of the EPSC Executive Committee
  • Supporting the EPSC Executive Committee Chair in the commission of their duties
  • Standing in for the Chair where requested.

The EPSC Executive Committee Chair is responsible for:

  • Together with the Europlanet Society Executive Office (ESF), the Conference Organiser, and the EPSC Executive Committee, maintaining oversight of the budget for EPSC and ensuring that the conference does not operate at a loss.
  • Convening EPSC Executive Committee meetings and ensuring that appropriate records and actions are maintained and circulated.
  • Leading the EPSC Executive Committee in supporting the Scientific Organising Committee (SOC), Virtual Organising Committee (VOC), Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Conference Organiser in the practical delivery of EPSC meetings.
  • Extending invitations to high-level speakers and guests at EPSC.
  • Updating the Code of Conduct and guidelines for EPSC.
  • Disseminating information from the EPSC Executive Committee to the community.
  • Ensuring that EPSC overall upholds the Europlanet Society’s Commitment to Diversity 
  • Overseeing incident reporting procedures.
  • Preparing reports for the Europlanet Society Executive Board on EPSC (including collated summaries of activities by the SOC, VOC and LOC) and overseeing evaluation of feedback from EPSC participants.
  • Leading the EPSC Executive Committee and Conference Organiser in preparing calls for proposals of venues for future EPSC meetings and overseeing selection process.
  • Liaising with the Division of Planetary Sciences in preparation of join EPSC/DPS meetings.
  • Liaising with Europlanet Society Committees and groups (e.g. EPEC, Industry and Regional Hubs) in preparation for Europlanet Society events at EPSC.
  • Organising calls for any bursary schemes in collaboration with the Europlanet Society Executive Office (ESF). 


Upcoming EPSC Meetings

  • EPSC2024 will take place at FU Berlin from 8-13 September 2024.
  • EPSC2025 will take place as a joint meeting with the DPS at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki from 7-12 September 2025
  • The call for venues for EPSC2026 and EPSC2027 will be issued in early 2024.