Job Title: Chemistry Education Administrator (Program Director)Job Announcement Number: DUE-2014-0007
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 to
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location(s):
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WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be 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 not be considered.
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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 chemistry, chemistry undergraduate education and knowledge of chemistry education research.
DUE manages a range of grant programs that constitute a comprehensive approach to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at two and four year colleges and universities as well as links to K-12 education and education research. These programs support the research and development of innovative educational materials, courses, curricula, pedagogical techniques, and assessment instruments and methods; professional development for faculty; workforce development; and scholarships for students.
DUE's programs and other leadership efforts focus on promoting high quality college level STEM education research and development, along with increasing the diversity of students and faculty and fostering collaboration.
More information about DUE programs can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=DUE.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The Chemistry Education Administrator (Program Director) will coordinate the management of chemistry 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 chemistry 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.
The person selected must have experience and demonstrated scholarship in chemistry research as well as in chemistry related undergraduate STEM education practice and/or research. This position is needed to address significant proposal pressure and award management within the area of chemistry undergraduate education, and to help provided outstanding leadership in the field.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or chemistry related fields plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of experience in chemistry education at the undergraduate level.
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
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- Experience and demonstrated scholarship in chemistry research as well as chemistry-related undergraduate STEM education practice and/or research.
- Ability to design, plan, coordinate and manage a complex portfolio and program deliverables to achieve organizational objectives.
- Ability to manage an externally-reviewed proposal-driven grants program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of program goals.
- Knowledge of chemistry education, curriculum development, and chemistry education research and evaluation.
- 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.
- Ability to interact, on a peer basis, with senior scientific and managerial personnel throughout NSF, other Federal agencies, academia and the private sector.