Friday, August 28, 2015

National Science Foundation (NSF) - National Science Foundation (NSF)

Physical Science Administrator (Program Director)
Directorate for Geosciences
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Arlington, VA 22230

The NSF is seeking candidate(s) for a Program Director within the Education and Diversity Program, Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Arlington VA.  The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) recognizes that active support of geoscience education and workforce development must be a significant element of GEO's mission to promote the overall health of the enterprise. This commitment extends beyond GEO’s traditional support for graduate student training and includes support for activities that advance geoscience education reform at the undergraduate and pre-college levels and improve public understanding of the geosciences and its contributions. Included in these activities are focused efforts to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences.

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The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) supports activities designed to improve the education and human resource base in research areas that advance the state of knowledge about Earth and the processes that modify them. The Program Director for Education and Diversity coordinates and leads Directorate-wide activities focused on increasing representation within the geosciences community and expanding and enriching geosciences education at all levels.  The Program Director chairs the GEO Education Team and participates with the GEO leadership team in developing education and diversity strategies and recommending assessment and budgets for GEO education programs.  He/she evaluates proposals and prepares recommendations for awards and declinations.  The Program Director acts as liaison to internal NSF groups and programs with similar interests and accurately reflects NSF policy and procedures to the public, the scientific community, and external organizations, including other Federal agencies. He/she also interacts with the university community and is aware of the challenges and opportunities that are important considerations for developing a GEO education strategy.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a Geosciences 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. Experience pertinent to the position includes activities that demonstrate proficiency in a disciplinary area of the geosciences plus geoscience education theory, practice, assessment, research on learning and/or leading substantial education or outreach projects; and being recognized in the community as a leader in this area.

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy should submit their materials to announcement GEO-2015-0001 – Permanent & GEO-2015-0002 – Rotator. The position requirements and application procedures are located on the NSF Home Page at Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-5090. If you have questions about the application process contact Dominique McCracken at 703-292-2415 or email: Applications must be received by September 25, 2015.

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