Job Title: Program Director, Deep Earth Processes Section, Division of Earth SciencesJob Announcement Number: EAR-2013-0016
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Thursday, September 05, 2013 to
Thursday, November 21, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will be considered as an IPA only.
This job opportunity announcement has been AMENDED to extend the closing date to November 21, 2013.
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.
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) supports proposals for research geared toward improving the understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the Earth, the life it supports, and the processes that govern the formation and behavior of the Earth's materials. The results of this research will create a better understanding of the Earth's changing environments, and the natural distribution of its mineral, water, biota, and energy resources and provide methods for predicting and mitigating the effects of geologic hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, and landslides. More information about EAR programs can be found here.
Deep Earth Processes (DEP) Section
NSF is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Director for the Deep Earth Processes (DEP) Section within the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). The DEP Section includes the programs of Tectonics, Petrology and Geochemistry, Geophysics, Integrated Earth Systems, Instrumentation and Facilities, and EarthScope. Programs in the Section support proposals for research geared toward improving the understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the Earth and the processes that govern the formation and behavior of the Earth's materials.
DUTIES:Back to top
The Program Director will be responsible for implementing the proposal review and evaluation process for DEP programs. Conducts scientific/technical analyses of proposals received in the section. Contributes, consistent with NSF directives, to the establishment or modification of the system of selection of ad hoc reviewers to meet NSF objectives and program needs. Selects individuals to provide objective reviews of proposals either as experts or as members of a panel. Conducts programmatic reviews, determines funds availability, and evaluates similar or related projects, including internal and external liaison. Negotiates technical and financial revisions of proposals as required. Conducts final review of proposals and evaluations and recommends awards or declinations based on knowledge or resources availability and program goals and peer reviewer comments. Evaluates projects and activities that are proposed or funded by conducting site visits and reviewing interim and final reports. Negotiates interagency agreements with other Federal agencies for transfer of funds to assist in the support of research and education.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an Earth Sciences field relevant to Deep Earth Processes, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a Master’s degree in an appropriate field plus after award of the degree, eight or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
Also, desirable or successful candidates will possess knowledge of one or more of the DEP Section programs and the ability to function as a member of a cross-cutting and interactive team within the DEP Section.
You must meet eligibility requirements before 11:59PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position.
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