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Disciplinary Programs Section Head, Division of Earth Sciences

National Science Foundation/Geosciences/Division of Earth Science
Alexandria, Virginia
174,225 to $194,516 per year
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021
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Section Head for Disciplinary Programs, National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Earth Sciences


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 programs: Geobiology 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. The Section head coordinates activities with the Integrated Activities Section, located in EAR,  and other Divisions within the GEO Directorate, NSF Directorates,other Federal agencies, Community organizations and International partners.

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

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2021.

The position is posted at USAJobs:

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

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