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Division Director Openings in the Directorate of Geosciences

Division Directors in the Directorate for Geosciences

Division Directors in GEO

November 15, 2017

Apply Now for an NSF Leadership Position

The National Science Foundation (NSF) utilizes Visiting Scientists, Engineers and Educators (VSEE) and Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) rotators to maintain scientific leadership to help shape the direction of future research and education.

Carol Frost, Division Director of Earth Sciences (EAR), Rick Murray, Division Director of Ocean Sciences (OCE), and Paul Shepson, Division Director of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS), are "IPA rotators," completing their appointments at NSF in calendar year 2018. We are now encouraging interested parties to apply to be their successors.

Accordingly, all three positions are currently advertised. One may apply for a permanent position, or for an IPA rotator or other temporary classification.

Please visit the following websites for details about the postings and application instructions, and feel free to share these postings with colleagues. The closing dates are staggered from January 31, 2018, for EAR to March 1, 2018, for AGS.

For EAR:

For OCE:

For AGS:

The division director position represents an opportunity to help advance the frontiers of science as part of NSF’s leadership team. The division director oversees division activities, builds partnerships with other agencies and organizations, assesses trends in geoscience research and education, and helps develop research opportunities for the community.



The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2023 budget of $9.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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