NSF is initiating a national search for the National Science Foundation’s Assistant Director for Geosciences (GEO) and seek your assistance in the identification of candidates. Dr. Roger Wakimoto has served in this position, with distinction, since February 2013.
The Assistant Director, GEO, leads a directorate comprised of four divisions: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS), Earth Sciences (EAR), Ocean Sciences (OCE), and Polar Programs (PLR). Enclosed is an information sheet that summarizes the directorate’s activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search.
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, will head the search committee. We seek your help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the geosciences in the areas of research and education; experience developing and overseeing complex scientific facilities; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. Recommendations of individuals from any sector – academic, industry, or government – are welcome. The National Science Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.
Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information that you can provide, to the AD/GEO Search Committee via e mail (email@example.com) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by May 20, 2016.