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Program Directors, Division of Earth Science, National Science Foundation

The Division of Earth Science (EAR) at the National Science Foundation is seeking candidates for program directors in Education and Human Resources, Geoinformatics, Geophysics, Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics, Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, and Tectonics. In addition, we seek program directors to support integrated research activities across the division. Further information about EAR and these programs can be found at

The individuals selected for these positions will be knowledgeable in the scientific areas covered by the respective programs and will help identify emerging opportunities in the Geosciences. In addition, the incumbent will undertake the design, development, analysis, documentation, management and implementation of programs and activities within the program and across disciplinary boundaries. Program Director responsibilities include long-range planning for the areas of science represented by the program; administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations; preparation of press releases, feature articles and material describing advances in the research supported; and coordination with other NSF programs as well as those at other Federal agencies and organizations.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field plus, after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

Individuals interested in applying for these vacancies should submit their materials to the appropriate announcement:

Position requirements and application procedures are located on the NSF Home Page at Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-5090. Applications must be received by November 9, 2017.

We will be available to meet with interested applicants at our NSF booth (Booth 410) at the GSA meeting in Seattle.

NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.