Agency: National Science Foundation
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
This job opportunity announcement has been AMENDED to extend the closing date to April 4, 2013.
The National Science foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Director for the EarthScope Program (ES), Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO).
The EarthScope Program (ES) in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/ES) supports meritorious requests for innovative research and education that utilize the EarthScope Facility.
EarthScope is a program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets.
The EarthScope Facility, consisting of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), and the USArray, is a multi-purpose array of instruments and observatories that greatly expands the observational capabilities of the Earth sciences and permits us to advance our understanding of the structure, evolution and dynamics of the North American continent.
EAR/ES considers single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that make use of capabilities and/or data provided through the EarthScope Facility to further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope.
Program officers evaluate proposals by means of mail and panel review. They also increase their breadth of knowledge through professional meetings and other interactions with the EAR scientific community.
For more information about the EAR and their programs, please visit here.