[unav_all] NSF Geophysics Program Director Posting

Robin Reichlin rreichli at nsf.gov
Tue Dec 7 08:15:30 MST 2004


The Geophysics Program at NSF is seeking a geophysicist to work with 
the two current program directors in a rotator position for one or 
two years.  The job posting can be viewed on the NSF website 
(www.nsf.gov) under career opportunities/Scientific and Professional 
Vacancies (Announcement number E20050018-IPA).  If you have any 
questions about the position, please feel free to contact Robin 
Reichlin, Program Director, Geophysics at rreichli at nsf.gov.  You may 
also stop by the NSF booth at AGU to make arrangements to discuss the 
position at the meeting.

Following is the posting:

THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED UNDER THE TERMS OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL 
PERSONNEL ACT (IPA)

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for 
the position of Associate/Program Director for
the Geophysics Program within the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), 
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and
inviting individuals who might be interested in an Intergovernmental 
Personnel Act (IPA) assignment to submit an
application. A statement of duties of the position and qualification 
requirements is included below.
The Division of Earth Sciences supports research and education 
focused on understanding earth dynamics.
Deciphering the complex record of the planet's past or investigating 
the forces actively changing it today, EAR's
research portfolio centers on the earth's interior and terrestrial 
surface, including freshwater systems and
interactions with the biosphere and atmosphere. Societally relevant 
applications of EAR's research are wide ranging,
and help improve our understanding of natural and anthropogenic 
related hazards, global change, and
water, mineral, and energy resources. EAR also encourages the 
integration of research, education and public
awareness through the support of outreach projects and other human 
resources activities. Additional information
about EAR and their programs can be found at http://www.geo.nsf.gov/ear/
The Geophysics Program supports laboratory, field, theoretical, and 
computational studies related to composition,
structure, and processes of the earth's interior. Supported research 
also includes geophysical studies of active
deformation, including GPS-based geodesy, and fundamental laboratory 
studies of properties and behavior of earth
materials in support of geophysical observation and theory.
Initial assignments under the IPA mechanism may be made for a period 
of up to two years. Individuals eligible for
an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of State 
and local government agencies or institutions
of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible 
organizations in instances where such
assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. 
The individual remains an employee of the
home institution and cost-sharing arrangements are generally 
negotiated between NSF and the home institution.
Individuals interested in an IPA assignment should submit curriculum 
vitae or Federal application form and
a letter referencing you qualifications to the following address:

National Science Foundation
Division of Human Resource Management
Executive & Visiting Personnel Branch
ATTN: E20050018-IPA
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 315
Arlington, VA 22230
The closing deadline for receipt of applications is January 7, 2005.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER E20050018-IPA
ASSOCIATE/PROGRAM DIRECTOR, GEOPHYSICS PROGRAM
DIVISION OF EARTH SCIENCES
DIRECTORATE FOR GEOSCIENSES


Applications may also be transmitted electronically to 
rotator at nsf.gov. The phone number for vacancy
announcements coordinated by the Executive and Visiting Personnel 
Staff is (703) 292-8755; hearing-impaired
individuals should call TDD on 703-292-8044. For technical 
information, contact Dr. Walter Snyder, Section Head,
Deep Earth Processes Section at (703) 292-4742 or wsnyder at nsf.gov. 
You are asked to complete and submit the
attached Applicant Survey form. Submission of this form is voluntary 
and will not affect your application for
employment (the information is used for statistical purposes). This 
announcement may be accessed electronically
under Vacancies on NSF's Homepage http://www.nsf.gov/jobs. 
Information on the NSF mission, structure,
programs and operations may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/. The 
National Science Foundation provides
reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a 
case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, 
please notify the point of contact located on this
vacancy announcement.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: As Program Director, directs (Associate Program 
Director assists) 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 REQUIRED: For the Program Director level, applicants 
must have a Ph.D. or equivalent
experience in Earth Sciences plus six or more years of successful 
research, research administration, and/or
managerial experience beyond the Ph.D. in an area supported by the 
program. For the Associate Program
Director level, applicant must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent 
experience in Earth Sciences plus four or more years
of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial 
experience beyond in an area supported by the
program. A broad general knowledge of Earth sciences research, 
familiarity with the U.S. scientific community, and
experience in an academic setting are desirable.
NSF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EMPLOYING A HIGHLY
QUALIFIED STAFF THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF OUR NATION.
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______________________________________________________________________
Robin Reichlin                                 
Geophysics Program Director                    			            
National Science Foundation      
4201 Wilson Blvd.,  Room 785                     
Arlington, VA  22230          
PHONE  (703)-292-8556     FAX  (703)-292-9025

Upcoming Deadlines:

CSEDI:  August 25, 2005  (Program Announcement NSF 04-593) 
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04593/nsf04593.htm

GEOPHYSICS:  December 1, 2004 (NEW EAR Program Announcement NSF 04-613)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04613

CMG (Collaborations in Mathematical Geosciences):  expected deadline: 
March 14, 2005 (new announcement should be on the NSF website circa 
December 14, 2004)

Guidelines: 

NSF's latest Grant Proposal Guide is NSF 04-23 
http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?gpg
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