NSF-Earth Sciences Positions Available - New Closing Date is 15 October 2000

Date: 
8 August 2000

The announcement below describes two open positions for Section Heads
within the Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science
Foundation. The letter below provides more detailed information about
these opportunities.

The complete Section Head position descriptions may be accessed at the
NSF homepage: http://www.nsf.gov or the GEO Directorate homepage:
http://www.geo.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/drawpage.pl?page=vacancy.htm.

POSITION 1 TITLE:
Head, Research Grants Section, Division of Earth Sciences, ES-1 to ES-3
or IPA Assignment. (Closes: 10/15/2000)

POSITION 2 TITLE:
Head, Special Projects Section, Division of Earth Sciences, ES-1 to ES-3
or IPA Assignment. (Closes: 10/15/2000)

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Dear Colleagues,

Because many earth scientists are engaged in field activities during the
summer field months, we have extended the closing date for two open
positions for Section Heads within the Division of Earth Sciences at the
National Science Foundation. The new closing date will be 15 October
2000. Both positions are for Section Heads at the level of Senior
Executive Service. The positions require candidates with outstanding
leadership qualifications, a deep sense of scholarship, a grasp of the
issues facing research and education in the Earth Sciences, and the
ability to serve effectively as a key member of the policy and
management team for the Geosciences Directorate. Both positions also
will provide leadership and guidance to multiple international and
interagency programs in the Earth Sciences. Each Section Head will
oversee four of NSF's disciplinary programs with approximately eight
Program Officers.

With respect to discipline, we would like to have one Section Head
(Research Grants Section) direct their efforts in the area of
"environment-surficial earth" (Programs include: general geology,
paleontology, hydrology, tectonics, geochemistry, and associated
educational aspects). This Section Head will also be responsible for
NSF's expanding efforts in the bio-geosciences.

The second Section Head (Special Projects) will be responsible for our
efforts in the area of "internal earth" (programs include: geophysics,
continental dynamics, high-temperature/pressure geochemistry,
instrumentation and facilities, and associated educational aspects).
This Section Head will have special responsibility for the emerging
EarthScope initiative.

These positions may be on a temporary or permanent basis in the Federal
Service, or by a temporary assignment under the provisions of the
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). We are especially interested in
identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with
disabilities for consideration. If you are not interested for yourself,
perhaps you could pass-on these attachments to an appropriate person who
might be interested. The complete position descriptions may be accessed
at the NSF homepage: http://www.nsf.gov or the GEO Directorate homepage:
http://www.geo.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/drawpage.pl?page=vacancy.htm.

Herm Zimmerman

Please note new phone numbers:
Herman B. Zimmerman
Director, Division of Earth Sciences
National Science Foundation, Suite 785
Arlington, VA 22230
TEL: 703/292-8550
FAX: 703/292-9025