NSF Seeks Program Directors

October 28th, 2016

The Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) at the National Science Foundation announces a nationwide search for two rotator Program Directors who will work in the ECR and INCLUDES, and TCUP and INCLUDES programs.

Formal consideration of interested applications will begin September 22, 2016.

Program Directors have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to ensure National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research is at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge. In support of that, Program Directors are responsible for extensive interaction with academic research communities and industry, as well as interaction with other Federal agencies. Within this context, Program Directors solicit, receive and review small business research proposals, make funding recommendations, administer awards, and undertake interaction with research, entrepreneurial, and investment communities in these fields. They are also responsible for service to 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, and 3) Excel as a Federal Science Agency. The position requires a commitment to high standards of intellectualism and ethical conduct, a considerable breadth of interest, receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

It’s not too late to apply! To read the complete announcement, visit https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/hrd16002/hrd16002.jsp.