Job opening for NSF Program Director in Geobiology & Low-Temp Geochemistry (permanent or rotator)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 09:45 to Monday, January 4, 2016 - 00:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Division of Earth Sciences’ (EAR) Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry (GG) Program. This position is open until Jan. 4, 2016.

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Duties of the Program Director are guided by the goals of NSF’s Strategic Plan: (1) Transform the Frontiers of Science and Engineering, (2) Stimulate Innovation and Address Societal Needs through Research and Education, and (3) Excel as a Federal Science Agency. The incumbent GG Program Director will be knowledgeable in the scientific areas covered by the program and will help identify emerging opportunities in the Geosciences. In addition, the incumbent will be required to undertake the design, development, analysis, documentation, management and implementation of programs and activities within the program and across disciplinary boundaries. The responsibilities of the GG Program Director will 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 are those relevant to Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry.
  • You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.