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Job Posting: Section Head for Disciplinary Programs, NSF Division of Earth Sciences


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October 14, 2021

The NSF Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO), has announced a nationwide search for a Section Head of Disciplinary Programs.

The Disciplinary Programs Section Head is the principal spokesperson for EAR’s core science programsGeobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics, Geophysics, Hydrologic Sciences, Petrology and Geochemistry, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, and Tectonics. The Section Head is a member of the EAR leadership team and plays an important role in Divisional strategic planning, coordinates activities with EAR’s other (Integrated Activities) Section, plus other Divisions within GEO, other relevant NSF Directorates, other Federal agencies, community organizations, and international partners.

The vacancy will be filled as either a permanent Senior Executive Service (SES), a Limited Term SES (1-3 years), or as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) rotator position. Individuals in SES positions are Federal employees, while IPA rotators remain on the payroll of their home institution.

The deadline for applications is November 5, 2021. The job announcement is posted at USAJOBS.

For more information, please contact Dr. Steven Goldstein (, Director, Division of Earth Sciences, Directorate of Geosciences.

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