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Employment Opportunities in EAR (Fall 2017)


September 19, 2017

Division of Earth Sciences
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA  22314

The Division of Earth Science (EAR) at the National Science Foundation is seeking candidates for program directors in Education and Human Resources, Geoinformatics, Geophysics, Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics, and Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry. In addition, we seek program directors to support integrated research activities across the division. Further information about EAR and these programs can be found at nsf.gov/EAR.

The individuals selected for these positions will be knowledgeable in the scientific areas covered by the respective programs and will help identify emerging opportunities in the Geosciences. In addition, the incumbent will undertake the design, development, analysis, documentation, management and implementation of programs and activities within the program and across disciplinary boundaries. Program Director responsibilities include long-range planning for the areas of science represented by the program; administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations; preparation of press releases, feature articles and material describing advances in the research supported; and coordination with other NSF programs as well as those at other Federal agencies and organizations.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field plus, after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

Individuals interested in applying for these vacancies should submit their materials to the appropriate announcement:

Education and Human Resources Rotator, Permanent  Expires Nov. 9
Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Rotator  Expires Nov. 9
Geoinformatics Rotator, Permanent  Expires Nov. 9
Geophysics Rotator  Expires Nov. 9
Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics Rotator, Permanent  Expires Nov. 9
Integrated Research Activities Rotator, Permanent  Expires Nov. 9
Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Rotator  Open until filled
Tectonics Rotator  Open until filled


Position requirements and application procedures are located on the NSF Home Page at www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/. Applications for positions expiring Nov. 9 must be received by Nov. 9.

Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-5090. NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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