Job Overview


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 Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES) 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.

Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS) Program:

The DRMS Program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Ideal candidates would have expertise in basic scientific research in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis; behavioral economics; management science and societal and public policy decision making. 


The individual selected for this position will serve as a Program Director in the DRMS program and other SES programs as needed. The responsibilities of the NSF Program Director include, for example, long-range planning and budget development, administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, portfolio management, and post award monitoring of funded projects, including site visits and review of annual and final reports. Additional duties and responsibilities include the coordination and management of discipline-based proposals and awards in SES programs; participation in all phases of the solicitation, review and management of proposals submitted to assigned programs; representing SES at professional meetings and conferences; conducting analyses and preparing reports for programs and other SBE and SES activities; contributing to the Foundation-wide coordination of activities for broadening participation; and representing the division in cross-directorate and interagency initiatives. Finally, the Program Director is expected to maintain familiarity with salient current research developments and pursue individual research as workload and travel funds permit.