Job Title: Social Scientist (Program Director in the Law and Social Sciences Program)Job Announcement Number: SES-2013-0005
Agency: National Science Foundation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Friday, November 30, 2012 to
Monday, March 04, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered for Federal appointments. Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will only be considered for the IPA program.
"Monster/Hiring Management will be unavailable/offline on Sunday, December 16, 2012. You will not be able to apply for this job announcement during this time."
Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 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 NSF is seeking a candidate for a Program Director position in the Law and Social Sciences (LLS) Program within the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), Arlington, VA. SES supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge focusing on economic, legal, political and social systems, organizations and institutions. In addition, SES supports research on the intellectual and social contexts that govern the development and use of science and technology. SES programs consider proposals that fall squarely within disciplines, but they also encourage and support interdisciplinary projects, which are evaluated through joint review among Programs in SES, as well as joint review with programs in other Divisions, and NSF-wide multi-disciplinary panels, as appropriate. More information about SES programs, including the LSS Program can be found here
DUTIES:Back to top
This Program Director will co-manage the LSS program, with specific responsibilities that may include the following:
- Allocate program resources to maintain a balance of support to meet the field's needs;
- Take action on all proposals in a timely manner;
- Maintain an effective merit review system and post-award action process;
- Participate in one or more cross-cutting activities within the Foundation;
- Work cooperatively across the Division, Directorate, and Foundation, and with other agencies to accomplish the mission of NSF;
- Participate in interagency meetings, coordinating groups, special task groups, staff meetings, and site visits;
- Assess trends and opportunities in the field with assistance of advisory panels;
- Pursue affirmative action and EEO goals in selection of reviewers, panelists, and grantees;
- Represent the program to the scientific community and the public;
- Establish contacts and maintain active involvement in the program field through participation in meetings and conferences and by undertaking other relevant activities;
- Pursue a personal scholarly research agenda, with results presented at professional meetings and published in academic journals, as workload permits.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Law or Social Sciences or a closely related field, plus at least six years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Applicants should have a disciplinary training in basic social scientific research concerning law and law-like systems of rules, processes and behaviors.
You must meet eligibility requirements before 11:59PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position.
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