Key Announcements - IRIS President Search

In June, IRIS president David Simpson and Board Chair Brian Stump announced the start of a process to search for a new President for IRIS.

The President of IRIS represents the passion of its member seismologists and has the opportunity to make a transformational impact on Earth science research and education. We seek an energetic, creative, visionary individual to provide leadership at IRIS to continue to explore new fields and push new limits in seismological and Earth science research.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please see our Leadership Statement or contact any member of the Search Committee or our Consultants R. William Funk & Associates.

Application and Nomination Process

Applications and nominations should be sent to: While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new President is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter to our consultant at the address below by November 1st, 2013 to assure optimal consideration.

IRIS President Search
R. William Funk & Associates
100 Highland Park Village, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75205
Fax: 214/295-3312

Search Committee *

  • Geoffrey Abers
  • Bob Busby
  • Thorne Lay
  • Jeff McGuire
  • Anne Meltzer (Chair)
  • Meredith Nettles
  • Jeroen Ritsema
  • Barbara Romanowicz

*appointed by the IRIS BoD

We welcome suggestions and recommendations about this position. Please feel free to contact members of the Search Committee or R. William Funk & Associates.