[ES_JOBS_NET] Division Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, US National Science Foundation

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Nov 25 07:09:51 MST 2013


Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of 
the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, 
theNational Science Foundation <http://www.nsf.gov/about/>(NSF) has 
remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the 
frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and 
engineering education at all levels.

Serves as a member of the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) leadership 
team and as the Foundation's principal spokesperson in the area of 
atmospheric and geospace sciences.  The mission of the Division of 
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) is to enable fundamental 
research and support relevant infrastructure and education that advances 
understanding of the behavior of the earth's atmosphere and its 
interactions with the sun. Included are studies of the physics, 
chemistry, and dynamics of earth's upper and lower atmosphere and its 
space environment, research on climate processes and variations, and 
studies to understand the natural global cycles of gases and particles 
in the earth's atmosphere. NSF also provides support for participation 
by the United States scientific community in international scientific 
research endeavors, such as the World Climate Research Program.

The Division works with individual grants and at national research 
facilities, including the National Center for Atmospheric Research 
(NCAR), and with the U.S. atmospheric sciences academic community to 
direct funding towards advancing the frontiers of knowledge, developing 
the next generation of researchers, and enhancing the public's 
understanding of atmospheric sciences.

The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for 
the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting 
organizational goals and objectives.  This includes directing the 
activities of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, 
assessing the needs and trends in geosciences research and education, 
developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic 
planning, and policy setting.  Supervises and provides leadership and 
guidance to senior AGS staff (Section Heads), program officers, 
administrative and support personnel.  Determines funding requirements, 
prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, 
allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and 
recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to 
relevant external groups.  Fosters partnerships with other Divisions, 
Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the 
academic community.
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