National Science Foundation seeks Program Director, Arctic Systems Sciences Program - USA
OPEN PERIOD: December 18, 2017 to January 29, 2018
The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director for the Arctic Sciences Section (ARCSS) Program in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate
for Geosciences (GEO) in Alexandria, VA. The Office of Polar Programs is responsible for planning, funding, and implementing scientific research programs in both Polar Regions. Its management activities extend to both Arctic and Antarctic research, meeting
its objectives through award of merit-reviewed research grants, interagency and cooperative agreements, contracts for operational and logistical support and international agreements. More information about OPP and its programs can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/geo/plr/about.jsp.
The discoveries of disciplinary science increasingly highlight the need for integrative approaches to forge new understanding of the complex interactions that govern Antarctica and its past, present and future roles in the earth system. To respond to this need
and foster progress on some of societies’ most pressing issues on a planet subject to potentially accelerated change.
More information about the Arctic System Science Program, please visit ARCSS Program.
The responsibilities of the NSF Program Director are constantly evolving. The Program Director is guided by the goals of NSF’s Strategic Plan: (1) transform the frontiers of science
and engineering; (2) stimulate innovation and address societal needs through research and education; and (3) excel as a Federal Science Agency. The core strategies NSF staff employ include developing intellectual capital, strengthening the physical infrastructure,
integrating research and education, and promoting partnerships.