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NSF’s Physical Oceanography Program Position Announcement (4/4/18)

May 28, 2019

The Division of Ocean Sciences is looking to fill a program director position in the Physical Oceanography program, ideally with a start date in Fall 2018.  This position requires a demonstrated record of independent research in physical oceanography or related fields, as well as a PhD degree plus a minimum of six years of experience post degree, or a Masters plus eight years of equivalent experience. The successful candidate will work as part of a group of four program directors in the program. This position may be filled with a rotator or permanent appointment. We also anticipate a second opening in early 2019.

If you have any questions about NSF’s Physical Oceanography program, please contact Dr. Mete Uz (, Lead Program Director for Physical Oceanography.

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Permanent position:

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