Job Title: Social Scientist (Program Director in the Law and Social Sciences Program)Job Announcement Number: SES-2014-0001
Agency: National Science Foundation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Monday, November 25, 2013 to
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will be considered as an IPA only.
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 a candidate for a Program Director position in the Law and Social Sciences (LSS) Program within the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE).
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
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Law or Social Sciences, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
This position is outside the competitive civil service.
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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BENEFITS:Back to top
Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the home institution will continue to administer pay and benefits. NSF will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the cost of the assignment. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information regarding an IPA assignment, visit our website
Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), non-citizens may be considered as long as the individual is employed at an IPA-eligible institution.
For Visiting Scientist appointments, individuals are in a non-pay leave status from their home institutions and are appointed to NSF's payroll as Federal employees. NSF withholds Social Security and provides reimbursement to the home institution for fringe benefits. For information regarding Visiting Scientist appointments, visit our website
For more information regarding Federal Temporary Appointments, visit OPM's website
Relocation expenses may be paid contingent upon the availability of funds.