Job Title: Program DirectorJob Announcement Number: SES-2013-0009
Agency: National Science Foundation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 to
Monday, April 08, 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.
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 National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Director position with expertise in cyber social sciences and topics between the social sciences and technology, within the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Arlington, VA. Candidates should have a grasp of several social sciences and the range of social science methods.
The Division of Social and Economic Sciences seeks to enhance our understanding of individual, social and organizational behavior by creating and sustaining social science infrastructure, by supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge in the social and economic sciences and by facilitating community building among scientists of all types. More information about SES programs can be found here.
DUTIES:Back to top
Duties include drafting solicitations, conducting outreach to relevant research communities, constructing and running peer review panels, and evaluating and funding research proposals. The candidate is expected to serve as the Division representative to cross-foundation activities around cyber initiatives, to allocate program resources to maintain a balance of support to meet the field's needs, to assess trends and opportunities in the field with assistance of advisory panels, to work cooperatively across the Division, Directorate, Foundation and with other agencies to accomplish the mission of the NSF, to establish contacts and maintain active involvement in the field through participation in meetings and conferences and by undertaking other relevant activities, to pursue a personal scholarly agenda, with results presented at professional meetings and published in academic journals, as workload permits and to participate in interagency meetings, coordinating groups, special task groups, staff meetings and site visits.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a scientific discipline supported by the NSF. In addition, applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to their area of interest. Ideal candidates would have disciplinary training in economics, political science, sociology, science, technology and society studies, or related fields. The candidate will serve in an appropriate SES disciplinary program as well as coordinate cross-disciplinary initiatives focused on the intersection of economic, political, and social research and computation.
Candidates should have an interest in cybersecurity and a capacity to learn about the subject. Cybersecurity involves economic incentives for individuals and firms to engage in cybersecurity; psychological, behavioral, political or social factors which might affect organizations' or individuals' online security behavior; and organizational factors that might serve to align the incentives of the individual with the incentives of organizations or of broader society. Good candidates may also have a background in other topics: e.g. online interfaces to access large datasets; online behaviors such as social networking, economic exchange, or political access; the use of technology to facilitate political or social behavior.
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, education, and research relevant to the duties of the position. To preview questions please click here.