Job Title: Program Director, Division of Social and Economic SciencesJob Announcement Number: SES-2014-0007
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Monday, December 16, 2013 to
Monday, March 17, 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.
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About the Agency
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 NSF is seeking candidates for multiple Program Director positions within Division of Social & Economic Sciences (SES), Directorate for Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBE), Arlington, VA. The SES Division 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.
SES is seeking Program Directors for the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) Program, Political Science Program, Sociology Program, Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program, and the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program. For more information on these programs, please visit the SES Home Page at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=SES.
DUTIES:Back to top
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 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 management of wider-ranging competitions or programs linking SES and other NSF units; participation in all phases of the solicitation, review and management of proposals submitted to assigned programs; representing NSF 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 and other collaborative activities.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in 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
Relocation expenses may be paid contingent upon the availability of funds.