Agency: National Science Foundation
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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 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.
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. To fulfill 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 NSF is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent Program Director position in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Arlington, VA. The individual selected must have expertise in one of the STEM disciplines or in STEM education or the learning sciences. The successful candidates will have the ability to provide leadership across NSF and in the external scientific community.
EHR is responsible for programs that strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels and in all settings across the U.S. in order to support the development of a diverse, well-prepared workforce of scientists, engineers and educators who work to enhance the quality of life, health and prosperity of all citizens. The DUE within EHR focuses on the promotion of excellence in undergraduate STEM for all students. It supports programs and activities that develop and distribute effective pedagogy and educational materials, stimulate and support research on learning, promote scientific literacy, and foster connections across all education levels. More information about EHR programs can be found at their website.
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