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Position Announcement - Section Head, Marine Geosciences Section, Division of Ocean Sciences (11/2/18)

May 28, 2019

NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) seeks candidates for the position of Section Head, Marine Geosciences Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE). The Section Head serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the areas of marine geology, marine geophysics, and chemical oceanography research. Accountable to the Division Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, for successful performance of the Marine Geosciences Section in meeting NSF, GEO, and OCE organizational goals. Specifically, this entails the overall planning, management, and commitment of budgeted funds for the Section, which includes the Chemical Oceanography and Marine Geology and Geophysics Programs.

Appointment type

Permanent - SES Career, SES Limited-Term Appt. (1-3 years) or Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment

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