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Job Opening: Rotator Position in Gemorphology & Land-use Dynamics

Green mountain range and blue lake

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

May 4, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is searching for a Rotator to serve as a Program Director in the Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (GLD) program in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), starting in 2021. If you or someone you know might be interested in spending one to three years at NSF in Alexandria, VA, we would like to hear from you. You can read the job posting and eligibility requirements on the NSF website at

We are open to Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) applicants from the full range of expertise and career stage who meet the qualification requirements. The primary duty for the IPA would be to Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics, but we anticipate that the IPA would also contribute to other EAR programs. Although our primary workplace is near Washington, DC, funds are made available to rotators to return home on a regular basis, and a continuation of one’s research program is encouraged and supported. Details about NSF’s Rotator Program can be found at  

Rotators make essential contributions to Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics at NSF, and we are looking to continue a strong tradition of having outstanding scientists fill this role and serve on behalf of the community. Serving as rotator at NSF can expand your scientific world view and enable you to engage in a leadership position within the science community in a whole new way. We encourage you to get in touch with current Program Directors to learn more about the position.

Please share this announcement to anyone you think might be interested in this opportunity. Review of applications will start June 1 and continue until the position is filled.

 Please contact the current Program Directors in Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics with any questions:

Justin E. Lawrence,

Raleigh L. Martin,

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