Division Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences

National Science Foundation

Job Type: Government/Non-Profit

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014


The director will serve as a member of the SBE Directorate leadership team and as a principal spokesperson in the area of social and economic sciences for the Foundation. Will provide leadership and direction to the NSF Division responsible for funding research and education activities, both nationally and internationally, to develop and advance scientific knowledge focusing on the classic disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology and such vibrant interdisciplinary fields as decision making and risk, law and social science, and science and technology studies. Will assess needs and trends involving the social and economics sciences, implement overall strategic planning and policy setting for the Division, provide leadership and guidance to Division staff members, determine funding requirements, prepare and justify budget estimates, balance program needs, allocate resources, oversee the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represent NSF to relevant external groups. Will also foster partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community. And will supervise performance management (directly or indirectly) for the scientific and administrative staff.

Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the qualification requirements. Eligible applicants will be reviewed by an Evaluation Panel according to the criteria based on the qualification requirements. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the appropriate official who will recommend selection.

More requirements, application instructions, and more information, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/383805300.

Posted: October 27, 2014