1) NSF Division Director, Division of Earth Sciences GEO
The National Science Foundation is seeking a Division Director for Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Geosciences Directorate. The job announcement is out for either permanent or rotating positions
* Closing date extended to September 30, 2019:
This is an extremely important job for not just NSF, but for our scientific community. We are hoping to attract a very diverse pool of highly qualified candidates, and encourage you to consider this potential opportunity to serve as the leader of the EAR Division at NSF.
If this opportunity does not fit your current professional or personal situation, but you have recommendations of colleagues whom you believe would be strong candidates, please encourage them to apply. We also encourage you to pass along your recommendations to the search committee, and we will contact candidates directly.
Please note that the federal employment application process is different than those in academia, therefore in addition to your resume and general application, you will need to provide a written narrative to address both the Executive Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications as outlined in the application materials. Please get in touch with any member of the search committee if you’d like advice about this part!
Thank you for any assistance you can provide us in ensuring that NSF selects the most highly skilled and visionary leaders.
2) NSF Section Head, Integrated Activities Section, Division of Earth Sciences GEO
This position is Director of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). The Division is responsible for administering programs supporting fundamental research in most areas of the solid-earth sciences including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, and related fields. This responsibility includes support for instrumentation and facilities, interdisciplinary research, education and outreach, broadening participation, centers and large coordinated field projects, as well as support for individual investigators and research groups.
The Division Director reports to the Assistant Director for Geosciences and serves as the spokesperson for the National Science Foundation in the area of Earth Sciences. The Division Director serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the Directorate for Geosciences, working cooperatively with other Division and Office Directors, in advising and aiding the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director and senior staff in the Directorate for Geosciences. In addition, the Division Director represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Offices, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.
The Division Director provides vision and leadership and works jointly with the Section Heads and Administrative personnel in oversight of all activities of the Division of EAR. This includes providing guidance to program officers, administrative and support personnel, recruitment of scientific staff, assessing needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting.
The Earth Sciences Division is staffed by 30 professional scientists (28 Program Officers + 2 Science Assistants) and 9 full-time professional administrative and support personnel. The Division Director supervises professional staff within the Division and is responsible for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. The Division Director in consultation with the Section Heads and Administrative Team determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, and oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations.
3) Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
This position is a three year limited appointment with anticipated renewal – (full-time calendar year).
Lead and manage the Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) with the goal of enhancing GSO’s reputation as one of the premier oceanographic education, research, and outreach institutions in the world. Responsible for effective leadership and management of forward-looking research and academic programs; building a cohesive and respectful community of faculty, marine research scientists, staff and students on the Bay campus; generating new resources to maximize program quality and impact; and thoughtful and collaborative allocation of existing resources to maximize faculty, marine research scientists, staff, and student success. Lead efforts to secure external funding from public and private sources and establish a compelling vision and plan for oceanographic education and research that is relevant for the future.
Visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for posting (SF00827). Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Letter of Intent, (#2) Resume/CV, and (#3) “Other Document” – names and contact information of three professional references.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by September 9, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by September 23, 2019. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (September 23, 2019) may not be given full consideration.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.
The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.
4) Assistant Professor of Igneous Petrology – Western Washington University
The Geology Department at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position with specialty in Igneous Petrology to begin Sept 16, 2020. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about teaching and who will establish a vigorous research program, and are particularly interested in those who will combine field and analytical, experimental or modeling approaches in their research, and who will involve undergraduate and Masters-level students in their research.
The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses and research avenues in igneous petrology. Broad areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the timescales of magmatic processes, the evolution of the continental crust, mantle, oceanic lithosphere/ocean island/mid-ocean ridge processes, the recycling of elements and volatiles within arc magmas and subduction systems, and links between tectonic and magmatic processes.
For details about the position, application information and instructions, go to the WWU Employment website http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497184/assistant-professor-of-igneous-petrology.
Review of applications begins December 15, 2019 and continues until position is filled. Please contact the search committee chair, Susan DeBari (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions about this position.
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