Division of Ocean Sciences - Fall 2002 Newsletter
NSF 04-003
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Vacancies in the
Division of Ocean Sciences

We are presently seeking applicants for several positions within the Division. Vacancy announcements with further details about the positions listed below may be accessed on the NSF web site at https://www.nsf.gov/jobs.

Each of the positions entails the following duties and responsibilities: Directs (Program Director) or assists (Associate/Assistant Program Director) in the implementation, review, funding, post-award management, and evaluation of the program and contributes to the intellectual integration with other programs supported by the Division. Designs and implements the proposal review and evaluation process for relevant proposals. Selects well qualified individuals to provide objective reviews on proposals either as individuals or as members of a panel. Conducts final review of proposals and evaluations, and recommends acceptance or declination. Manages and monitors on-going grants, contracts, interagency and cooperative agreements to ensure fulfillment of commitments to NSF. Evaluates progress of awards through review and evaluation of reports and publications submitted by awardees and/or meetings at NSF and during site visits. Contributes to the responsibility for establishing goals and objectives, initiating new program thrusts and phasing out old projects. Recommends new or revised policies and plans in scientific, fiscal, and administrative matters to improve the activities and management of the Program.

Qualifications vary as follows:

Associate Program Director, Oceanographer

AD-3; Chemical Oceanography Program (Rotator)
Open Until Filled

Applicant must have a Ph.D. or have equivalent experience in chemical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine geochemistry, or related disciplinary fields, plus four or more years of research experience beyond the Ph.D. Familiarity with a broad spectrum of the ocean science research community and demonstrated administrative ability are desired. Applicants who are multifaceted and have multidisciplinary experience and capabilities are also desired.

Associate Program Director or Program Director, Geologist

AD-3 or AD-4, respectively; Marine Geology and Geophysics Program (Rotator or Permanent)
Closing Date: October 14, 2003

For the Program Director level, applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in geochemistry, micropaleontology/paleoceanography, petrology, or related disciplinary fields. In addition, six or more years of successful research, research administration, education, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the Program are required. For the Associate Program Director level, applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in geochemistry, micropaleontology/paleoceanography, petrology, or related disciplinary fields. In addition, four or more years of successful research, research administration, education, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the Program are required. In addition, a broad understanding of the current status of the relevant U.S. academic scientific community and its inter-relationship with NSF, other federal agencies, and international planning efforts is desirable for both grade levels.

Associate Program Director, Oceanographer

AD-3; Ocean Education Program (Rotator)
Closing Date: September 22, 2003

Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in ocean sciences or a related geosciences or biology area. In addition, four or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the program are required.

Assistant or Associate Program Director, Oceanographer

AD-2 or AD-3 respectively; Biological Oceanography Program (Rotator)
Closing Date: September 22, 2003

For the Assistant Program Director level, applicants must have a Ph.D. or Master’s or have equivalent experience in biological oceanography, marine ecology, or related disciplinary fields, plus two or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience beyond the Ph.D. For the Associate Program Director level, applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in ocean sciences or a related geosciences or biology area. In addition, four or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the program are required.

Associate Program Director or Program Director, Oceanographer

AD-3 or AD-4 respectively; Physical Oceanography Program (Rotator or Permanent)
Closing Date: September 22, 2003

For the Program Director level, applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, or related disciplinary fields. In addition, six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the program are required. For the Associate Program Director level, applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, or related disciplinary fields. In addition, four or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the program are required. In addition, a broad understanding of the current status of the relevant U.S. academic scientific community and its inter-relationship with NSF, other federal agencies, and international planning efforts is desirable for both grade levels.

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