EAR Division Director Search, Message from GEO Assistant Director
June 15, 2022
Dear Earth Sciences Community,
On June 1, the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) announced the search for a new EAR Division Director. We are accepting applications for either a permanent SES career appointment or an IPA assignment. The announcement for the position (GEO-EXEC-2022-0002) is posted at USAJOBS.
We are seeking an EAR Division Director who would bring strong scientific and leadership skills to the EAR and GEO teams. To catalyze our search, and to assemble an outstanding group of candidates, we have established a canvassing committee. Their role will be to reach out to qualified members of the community and encourage them to apply. We are also asking all members of the EAR family to help us in this activity by providing names of potential candidates to the canvassing committee and by reaching out themselves to encourage high-quality applicants from leaders in the field.
Should you wish to provide nominations to the canvassing committee, please provide names and contact information to Steve Mackwell, the coordinator for the committee.
Alexandra R. Isern
Directorate for Geosciences
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