Job Title:Physics Education Administrator (Program Director)
Agency:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:DUE-2014-0001
/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to
Tuesday, April 01, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|1 vacancy in the following location(s):|
Arlington, VA View Map
Arlington, VA View 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. 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 not be considered.|
|Public Trust - Background Investigation|
About the Agency
The NSF is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Program Director position in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Arlington, VA. The ideal candidate will have expertise in physics, physics undergraduate education and knowledge of physics education research.
EHR is responsible for programs that strengthen STEM education at all levels and in all settings across the U.S. in order to support the development of a diverse, well-prepared workforce of scientists, engineers and educators who work to enhance the quality of life, health and prosperity of all citizens. The DUE within EHR focuses on the promotion of excellence in undergraduate STEM for all students. It supports programs and activities that develop and distribute effective pedagogy and educational materials, stimulate and support research on learning, promote scientific literacy, and foster connections across all education levels.
More information about EHR programs can be found at their website.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The Physics Education Program Director will coordinate the management of physics undergraduate education proposals and awards in DUE programs; participate in all phases of the solicitation, review and management of proposals submitted to assigned programs; conduct post-award monitoring of funded projects, including site visits and review of annual and final reports; represent DUE at professional meetings and conferences; conduct analyses and prepare reports and internal budget plans for programs and other EHR and DUE activities; contribute to the Foundation-wide coordination of scholarly activities for undergraduate STEM education; provide leadership in broadening participation in STEM disciplines and in undergraduate STEM education; and represent the division in cross-directorate and interagency initiatives related to physics undergraduate education, including measures to keep both the content and teaching approaches current in and conforming with contemporary advances with in the science and with current STEM education research findings.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of experience in physics education at the undergraduate level. Individuals must have experience and demonstrated scholarship in physics research as well as in physics-related undergraduate STEM education practice/and or research.
The individual selected must be able to interact on a peer basis with senior scientific and managerial personnel throughout NSF, other Federal agencies, academia, and the private sector.
The ability to build bridges with the NSF Directorates is a necessity in order to help coordinate education efforts.
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. 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
1. Experience and demonstrated scholarship in physics research as well as physics-related undergraduate STEM education practice and/or research.
2. Ability to design, plan, coordinate and manage a complex portfolio and program deliverables to achieve organizational objectives.
3. Ability to manage an externally-reviewed proposal-driven grants program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of program goals.
4. Research, analytical, presentation, and technical writing skills that evidence the ability to communicate effectively with representatives from the undergraduate STEM community to develop and advocate programs, policies, and plans.
5. Ability to interact, on a peer basis, with senior scientific and managerial personnel throughout NSF, other Federal agencies, academia and the private sector.
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