Job Title: Computer Scientist (Program Director)Job Announcement Number: IIS-2014-0001
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Thursday, February 13, 2014 to
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
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WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be Accepted Only from Current NSF Employees with US Citizenship/Non-Citizenship. 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 not be considered.
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 currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of Program Director within the Robust Intelligence (RI) program, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS), Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE), Arlington, VA.
IIS supports research and education that explores the inter-related roles of computers, people, and information. We are seeking a Program Director with expertise in all areas of Robust Intelligence with particular interest in artificial intelligence, computer vision, human language research, robotics, machine learning, computational neuroscience, cognitive science; computational understanding and modeling of intelligence in complex, realistic contexts.
RI program addresses progressively richer environments, larger-scale data and more diverse computing platforms, and more sophisticated computational and statistical approaches, looking to nature in many cases to model cognitive and computational processes. Interactions across traditional disciplines are also of increasing importance.
More information about IIS and its programs can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=IIS.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The Program Director will be responsible for implementing the merit review process for proposals submitted to their respective programs within IIS. Duties will include:
- Professional analyses of proposals received and identification of the most meritorious proposals for award;
- Negotiation of technical and financial revisions, as required;
- Recommendations for proposal awards or declinations based on the merit of the activities proposed and availability of resources;
- Monitoring the progress of awards managed through the review and evaluation of project reports and site visits, where applicable;
- Management of grants and cooperative and interagency agreements to ensure the fulfillment of commitments to the NSF; and
- Contribution to the development of new solicitations and the initiation of new programmatic thrusts.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in in computer science or a related field relevant to CISE/IIS, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a Master’s degree in in computer science or a related field relevant to CISE/IIS, plus after award of the degree, eight or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
Candidates must also possess knowledge and experience in the broader RI topic areas to effectively participate in the overall management of the RI program.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM 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. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.
Quality Ranking Factors:
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- Ability to manage program resources and to provide appropriate judgment that ensures the quality, integrity and consistency of awards and declinations of assigned IIS programs.
- Ability to manage an effective, timely merit review process, with attention to increasing the size, quality and diversity of the reviewer pool.
- Ability to provide expertise, evaluation, and advice for other programs both within NSF and across agency, national, and sector boundaries.