The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) within the Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR) announces a nationwide search for a full time temporary Program Director at the National Science (NSF) with expertise in research and evaluation or practice in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in informal environments.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent for this Program Director position will work primarily in the Advancing Informal Science Learning (AISL) and the Innovative Technology Experiences for Teachers and Students (ITEST) programs. AISL and ITEST support innovative research, evaluation, and practice across in informal learning settings in any age group. This includes the development of theory, methods, measurement development, and application in informal STEM learning environments. A major goal of both programs is to enhance the science and practice of broadening participation in STEM.
NSF Program Directors have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to ensure NSF funded activities are at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge. In support of that, Program Directors are responsible for extensive interaction with informal and formal educational organizations, academic research communities, industry as well as interaction with other Federal agencies that may lead to development of interagency collaborations. Within this context, Program Directors solicit and receive and review proposals, make funding recommendations, administer awards, and undertake interaction with research communities in these fields. They are also responsible for service to the Foundation-wide activities and initiatives that together accomplish NSF’s strategic goals to;
1) Transform the Frontiers of Science and Engineering
2) Stimulate Innovation and Address Societal Needs through Research and Education
3) Excel as a Federal Science Agency.
The position requires a commitment to high intellectual and ethical standards, a considerable breath of interest, receptivity to new ideas, an understanding of and commitment to broadening participation, and a strong sense of fairness, good judgement, and a high degree of personal integrity.
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