OPEN PERIOD: July 2, 2012 to August 1, 2012
NSF's Office of Polar Programs is seeking an Antarctic Integrated System Science Program Director. The successful candidate will have experience with interdisciplinary science, including managing the challenges presented by such projects. The current AISS portfolio includes projects involving glaciology, geology, biology, atmospheric and ocean sciences and also includes management of the awards for two Antarctic Long Term Ecological Research Sites. The incumbent will manage a dynamic proposal-driven research grants program and coordinate with other programs throughout NSF, other funding agencies, and international partners to achieve program goals. Download Setting a Course for Antarctic Integrated System Science to view science community input into an initial vision for the program. The current program description is also available, as well as the results of a recent community effort to define important research directions to understand the ice-sheet/ocean/atmosphere system.
The AISS program director coordinates closely with directors of the other Antarctic Science Programs (Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Earth Science, Glaciology and Organisms and Ecosystems) to assure that AISS research addresses questions about the Antarctic as a system that transcend disciplinary boundaries and are highly integrated and broader in scope than typically addressed by the other programs.
This position may be filled as a Career appointment, Visiting Scientist appointment, a Federal Temporary appointment, or an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment.
Applicants for this position should review announcements: Career (OPP-2012-0009; http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320423400 ) and Rotator (Visiting Scientist, IPA, or Federal Temporary; OPP-2012-0010 http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320425000 ) on the ANT career opportunities page at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/vacancy.jsp?org=ANT&nsf_org=ANT . The position requirements and application procedures for this position are also on the NSF web site at www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/ under the "Scientific and Professional" category (search for "Polar Research"). For technical or programmatic questions, contact Dr. Scott Borg, Director, Division of Antarctic Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information about OPP and its Programs can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=ANT .
The application deadline is August 1, 2012. NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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