Now Hiring: Temporary Program Director in Ecosystem Science Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is searching for a temporary program director (rotator) in the Ecosystem Science Program in the Division of Environmental Biology, with a flexible start date of August 2021 to 2023. Rotators typically join NSF on a short-term basis (1-3 years) and contribute to making proposal funding recommendations, influencing NSF program trajectories, interfacing with the scientific community, and relaying trends about research community directions to NSF programs. Rotators maintain ties to their current institution during their rotation, returning to their position with new insights about the federal funding landscape after their rotation.

If you or someone you know might be interested in serving in this important role at NSF, we would like to hear from you. You can read the job posting and apply at

Qualified candidates from the full range of expertise covered by the Ecosystem Science Program are encouraged to apply. The Rotator Program strengthens NSF’s ties with the research community and provides the talent and resources that are critical to meeting NSF’s mission. Many potential candidates may have ongoing NSF awards. NSF has mechanisms in place that allow active labs to continue functioning while you are serving the scientific community through employment with NSF. Details about NSF’s Rotator Program can be found here:

Rotators make essential contributions to Ecosystem Science at NSF, and we are looking to continue a strong tradition of having outstanding scientists fill this role and serve on behalf of the community. Serving as a rotator at NSF can expand your scientific world view and enable you to engage in a leadership position within the science community in a whole new way. More information about becoming a temporary program director can be found here:

Please forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested in this opportunity. The application process is straightforward. Review of applications will start March 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

We encourage you to get in touch with these current Program Directors to learn more about the position:

Elizabeth Blood,

Matt Kane,

Gary Lamberti,

Kendra McLauchlan,

Heather Throop,

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