Section Head of Disciplinary Programs

Alexandria, Virginia (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
September 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job Posting: Section Head for Disciplinary Programs, NSF Division of Earth Sciences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) has announced a nationwide search for a Section Head of Disciplinary Programs.

The Disciplinary Programs Section Head is the principal spokesperson for EAR’s core science programs: Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics, Geophysics, Hydrologic Sciences, Petrology and Geochemistry, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, and Tectonics. The Section Head is a member of the EAR leadership team and plays an important role in Divisional strategic planning, coordinates activities with EAR’s other (Integrated Activities) Section and other Divisions within the GEO Directorate, other NSF Directorates, and other Federal agencies, community organizations and international partners.

Th vacancy will be filled as either a permanent Senior Executive Service (SES), a Limited Term SES (1-3 years), or as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) rotator position. Individuals in SES positions are Federal employees, while IPA rotators are paid through their home institution.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2021.

The position is posted at USAJobs:

For more information, please contact Dr. Steven Goldstein, Director, Division of Earth Sciences, Directorate of Geosciences. Email: