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Seeking Aeronomy Program Director Candidates

March 30, 2022


Please see the below information about an opening for a Program Director in Aeronomy.  There is also an updated Spectrum solicitation that may be of interest to our community.

Position Announcement:

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Director in the Aeronomy Program, within the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria, VA.

The responsibilities of the Aeronomy Program Director include, but are not limited to, the administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, long-range planning and budget development for the Aeronomy Program, and coordination and liaison with other NSF programs, other Federal agencies, and stakeholder organizations.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric or Geospace Sciences, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or management experience pertinent to the position.

The position is available either as a permanent federal employee or a temporary (rotator) appointment. The full position announcement is available on USAJobs at for permanent and for rotator.  The position will remain open until April 20, 2022. 

Questions about the position can be directed to: Alan Liu, Section Head for Geospace Science, email: 

Funding Opportunity:

Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Radio Dynamic Zones (SII-NRDZ) – Full proposals due June 20th, 2022.  The goal of the solicitation is to advance the use of dynamic spectrum sharing.   SII-NRDZ seeks to perform extended (6- to 12-month) field trials of various types of radio dynamic zone spectrum sharing at sites where the field trials will enhance spectrum access for facilities or applications. The field trials will mature understanding and capability towards wider use of spectrum sharing, and towards eventual establishment of a permanent highly capable National Radio Dynamic Zone somewhere in the USA. The National Radio Dynamic Zone is envisioned to support a facility for at-scale research and experimentation on systems that use or manage spectrum in innovative ways.  

Thank you and please share widely.

Best regards,

Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Directorate for Geosciences
National Science Foundation

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