- The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a Section Head for Surface Earth Processes, the section under which the Hydrologic Sciences program sits. The closing date is May 29, 2013.
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Job Title: Section Head, Surface Earth Processes Section
Agency: National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number: EAR-2013-0007
Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
The Head of the Surface Earth Processes Section serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the area of Surface Earth Processes research. The incumbent is responsible for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted funds for the section, which includes the following programs: EAR Education and Human Resources, Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics, Hydrologic Sciences, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology. The Section supports both disciplinary and multidisciplinary programs. The incumbent guides the Section in formulating and implementing its research objectives and manages its administrative, fiscal and personnel aspects. The responsibilities of the Head of the Surface Earth Processes Section include the coordination of activities with other relevant organizations within the Foundation, other Federal agencies, community organizations and international partners.
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