NSF Seeks a Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of the Division of Social, Behavioral and Economic Research. NSF is inviting nominations (including self-nominations) of persons who are interested in either a 2-to-3 year Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment or an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment. Internal and external applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Director will be responsible for managing the NSF Division responsible for funding research in the areas of social, behavioral, and economic sciences; assessing research needs and trends; presenting plans for future development; determining funding requirements; preparing and justifying budget estimates; balancing program needs; allocating resources; overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations; supervising staff; and representing NSF to relevant external groups.

A successful candidate will possess the following:

  1. A PhD or equivalent professional experience or a combination of education and experience in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology, or other social or behavioral science.
  2. Substantial research contributions and strong evidence of scholarship in a social, behavioral, or economic science field, as evidenced in publications, or innovative leadership in research administration.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant academic communities and recognized professional standing in the scientific community as evidenced by publications or professional awards.
Please submit nominations (including self-nominations), along with a curriculum vita to:

Ms. Margaret L. Windus, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 905, Arlington, VA 22230; Phone: (703) 306-1741; FAX: (703) 306-0495; Internet: mwindus@nsf.gov

The closing date for receipt of applications is February 1, 1995.

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