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OCE now accepting applications for a Permanent Program Director position in Marine Geology and Geophysics

May 3, 2021

Dear Colleagues: 
The Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program within the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) announces a nationwide search for a permanent Program Director with experience and expertise in marine geophysics. 
The MGG Program supports research on all aspects of the geology and geophysics of ocean basins and margins and those of the Great Lakes. The person selected for this position will work with the other Program Directors who oversee the MGG Program to balance the award portfolio across the broad range of disciplines supported by the Program. The Program Director's core duties and responsibilities will be administering the merit review process, proposal recommendations, and coordinating and working with other programs in NSF and other Federal agencies and organizations. 
NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the agency's overall mission to support innovative science and merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education that contribute to the nation's technical strength, security, and welfare. This responsibility requires the appropriate scientific expertise and breadth of knowledge as well as a commitment to high standards, receptivity to new ideas, and a high degree of personal integrity. 
Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D. in the area of marine geophysics or a related discipline, and have six years of post-Ph.D. experience. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with NSF programs and activities is highly desirable. The successful applicants will be expected to work effectively in a team environment both within the Program and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams within the Directorate of Geoscience and NSF at large.  
More information about the position and instructions for applications can be found at the following link: 
The deadline for applications is 28 May 2021. 
Questions about the position may be sent to any of the Program Directors in MGG:  
Deborah Smith,
Daniel McCorkle,  
Steven Hovan,
Kevin Johnson,
Terry Quinn
Division Director, OCE

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