Job Title:Program Director, Documenting Endangered Languages Program
Agency:National Science Foundation
Hiring Organization:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:BCS-2012-0004
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|$105,211.00 to $163,957.00 / Per Year|
|Wednesday, October 26, 2011 to Wednesday, November 30, 2011|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-time. Rotator. - This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment|
|FEW vacancies -
Arlington, VAView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. As permitted, Non-Citizens may also be considered.|
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Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 50 years, the National Science Foundation (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.
The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Program Director in the Documenting Endangered Languages Program, in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), within the Directorate for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arlington, VA.
NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the agency's overall mission to support innovative and merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education that contribute to the nation's technical strength, security, and welfare. Fulfilling this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.
The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge on human cognition, language, social behavior and culture as well as the interactions between human and natural systems. BCS programs consider proposals that fall squarely within disciplines, but they also encourage and support interdisciplinary projects. These are evaluated either through joint review among programs in BCS, joint review with programs in other Divisions, or by NSF-wide multi-disciplinary panels. All programs in BCS consider proposals for research projects, conferences, and workshops.
More information about the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences can be found here.
BCS participates in special initiatives and competitions on a number of topics including human-natural system interactions, children's research, cognitive neuroscience, human origins, and information technology. There is also infrastructure support to improve data resources, data archives, collaboratories, and centers.
Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) is a joint funding program of the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop and advance scientific and scholarly knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used human languages, DEL seeks not only to acquire scientific data that will soon be unobtainable, but also to integrate, systemize, and make the resulting linguistic findings widely available by exploiting advances in information technology. As reflected in the new solicitation, the program focuses on language description, infrastructure, and computational methods. Candidates for this program officer position should have expertise in one or more of these areas of science. Because of this expertise, this candidate will also be expected to represent BCS in one or more cross-cutting activities that call upon cyberinfrastructure or computational approaches to science and education as appropriate to the candidates expertise.