Program Director - Division of Earth Sciences

Alexandria, Virginia (US)
Sep 21, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Career Level
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Division of Earth Sciences

National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Ave

Alexandria, VA  22314

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:

Education and Human Resources                                    Rotator, Permanent

Geoinformatics                                                                      Rotator, Permanent

Geophysics                                                                              Rotator

Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics                     Rotator, Permanent

Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry     Rotator

Integrated Research Activities                                          Rotator, Permanent

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology                       Rotator

Tectonics                                                                                  Rotator

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.

NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.