Job Title: Program Director in the Science of Organizations Program, Division of Social and Economic SciencesJob Announcement Number: SES-2013-0011
Agency: National Science Foundation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Friday, February 08, 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 Science of Organizations Program (SoO) supports basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds (private and public, established entrepreneurial, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit). Ideal candidates would have expertise in research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate.
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
PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
- Maintain a healthy balance of support for all the needs of the research and education enterprise either through program, division, directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities.
- Manage program resources so as to provide optimal appropriate scientific judgment to insure integrity and consistency in the grant/declination process without conflict-of-interests, and with balance among appropriate sub-fields and institutions, and participation of all qualified scientists. Incorporate cross-directorate responsibilities into program administration.
- Manage an effective, timely merit review process, with attention to increasing the size and quality of the reviewer pools and insuring participation by women, minorities and disabled scientists.
- Provide scientific expertise, evaluation and advice for other programs in NSF, including international programs, other research programs, and cross-directorate programs.
- Advise and assist in the development of short- and long-range plans, establishing goals and objectives for research programs. Plan the budget for the program/programs considering past, present and future fiscal years, allocate resources within that budget distributing scarce resources among major competitive programs, and manage post-award evaluation.
- Control waste, fraud and abuse.
REPRESENTATION, COMMUNICATION AND
- Represent the Program, Division and Foundation within the scientific community, with other NSF Divisions, with other appropriate agencies and organizations, and with the public, accurately reflecting NSF policy and positions.
- Create and maintain linkages to other NSF units and other Federal agencies in pursuit of the overall NSF mission.
- Participate in staff, panel, committee and other meetings, providing input relevant to Program area and/or Division.
- Pursue affirmative action and EEO goals.
- Pursue and/or be responsive to assignment on special projects and temporary functional teams from across the Foundation to solve problems, improve staff communication, and affect coordination for special programs.
- Contribute ideas and effort to improving the quality of policies and NSF's performance of the overall mission. Develop policies and plans for strengthening research and education programs. Provide information to the community on how NSF is pursuing its mission and gather data and impressions from the community on the effectiveness of NSF's performance of its mission.
- Prepare and disseminate a variety of informational documents which may include data on progress being made toward NSF's goals, trends and opportunities papers, and budget plans.
- Establish contacts and maintain active involvement in Program and related areas through participation in professional activities. Maintain familiarity with salient current research developments. Pursue individual research as workload and travel funds permit.
- Expand administrative capabilities through training courses or assumption of new management responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience, plus six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. In addition, Science of Organizations (SoO) seeks a scholar with training in social or economic science including (but not limited to): organizational theory, behavior, sociology or economics; business policy and strategy; entrepreneurship; managerial and organizational cognition; or technology and innovation management. Successful candidates will have research expertise that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate.
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.