NSF needs a new Geosciences assistant director

We are initiating a national search for an Assistant Director for Geosciences (GEO), to be appointed July 1, 2012, and we seek your assistance in the identification of candidates.

The Assistant Director, GEO, manages a Directorate comprised of three divisions – Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Ocean Sciences – and also provides leadership and guidance to multiple international and interagency programs in the geosciences. An information sheet that summarizes the Directorate’s activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search, is available at http://www.nsf.gov/od/searches/geo-111013/nsf_adgeo_search_letter.jsp. Employment may be on a temporary or permanent basis in the Federal Service or by temporary assignment under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.

We seek your help in identifying candidates with outstanding leadership qualifications, a deep sense of scholarship, a grasp of the issues facing research and education in the geosciences, and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF policy and management team. We are especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for consideration. Recommendations of individuals from any sector – academe, industry, or government – are welcome.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information which you might be able to provide, to AD/GEO Search Committee via e mail (geosrch@listserv.nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving them by December 21, 2011.

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