Monday, July 6, 2015

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Program Director

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking candidates for Program Director in both the Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics Program (GLD) and the Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program (SGP) within the Division of Earth Science (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Arlington VA. EAR supports proposals for research that will improve understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution and behavior of the Earth's materials. More information about EAR and its programs can be found at The individual 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. Appropriate fields include Sedimentary Geology, Paleobiology, Geomorphology, and Land-use Dynamics.


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 July 31, 2015.

NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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