NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
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Directorate for Geosciences
Division of Earth Sciences
16 July, 2004
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) announces an extension of our nationwide search to fill the position of Head,
Research Grants Section. The new deadline for applications is September 1, 2004.
We are in the process of reorganizing the Division of Earth Sciences. EAR will now be structured in two Sections:
Surface Earth Processes Section and Deep Earth Processes Section. The Surface Earth Processes Section will
support research on processes occurring at or near the Earth’s surface and that are entrained in the stratigraphic
record, and the crosscutting studies on education and human interactions with the geosphere. The Deep Earth
Processes Section will support research on the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core, the crosscutting program for support
of Earth Science instrumentation and facilities, and the EarthScope facility and associated science activities. We
anticipate that the effective date for the new EAR organizational structure will be August 1, 2004.
The position of Head, Research Grants Section will be superseded by the Head, Surface Earth Processes Section.
The position of Head, Special Projects Section will be superseded by the Head, Deep Earth Processes Section.
Our search for Head of the Research Grants Section will now be renewed as a search for the Head of the Surface
Earth Processes Section. This position is responsible for supervising and carrying out the day-to-day operations and
management of the Surface Earth Processes Section. The Section Head is responsible for the overall planning,
management and commitment of budgeted funds for the Surface Earth Processes Section, which includes programs
in Geobiology and Environmental Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics, Sedimentary Geology
and Paleobiology, Hydrologic Sciences, and Education and Human Resources. The Section supp