Vacancy in Ocean Sciences

The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Arlington, VA.  The successful candidate will manage a portfolio of research in marine geophysics, including research relating to: the structure and tectonic evolution of the oceanic lithosphere and its associated volcanic, magmatic, hydrothermal, and earthquake activity; the tectonics and morphology of the seafloor and the geodynamic processes that create it; and subseafloor fluid flow that controls the exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater, abyssal ecosystems, and ocean crust. The individual selected for this position will also oversee NSF-funded marine geophysical infrastructure and data centers, coordinating with the Division of Ocean Sciences facilities group to facilitate access to marine seismic facilities (e.g., the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Pool and 2D/3D seismic data acquisition platforms), as the Division of Ocean Sciences continues to implement community recommendations (e.g., the National Academy of Sciences report Sea Change: Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences 2015-2025).

Specific details regarding the duties, qualifications, benefits and how to apply are found on the USAJOBS website (

Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement OCE-2016-0002 at:

Applicants wishing to apply for a Federal Temporary, IPA or VSEE Appointment should see Job Announcement OCE-2016-0003 at:

Please contact Candace Major, MGG Program Lead (; 703-292-7597), with any questions about this position.