NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, ARLINGTON, VA. The Division of Social and Economic Sciences invites applications for a one or two year temporary appointment to the position of Program Director for Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology (SDEST) to begin preferably by January 2004. This is a research administration position. The Program Director for SDEST represents the program to colleagues in NSF and other Federal science agencies and to the Administration. SDEST has two program components: Ethics and Values Studies, and Research on Science and Technology. It supports research and educational projects on ethical and value dimensions of engineering, science, and technology (EVS) and on the implications of different societal choices and strategies for supporting science and engineering research and innovation (RST). The Program Director provides intellectual leadership and is responsible for all aspects of program administration and development. He or she manages the proposal review process and active NSF grants, maintains regular contact with the relevant research communities, and provides advice and consultation about the fields. The program budget is about $2.5 million. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline, must be active in a relevant research area and have six or more years of research experience beyond the Ph.D. They should show evidence of initiative, administrative skill, and ability to work well with others. While the Foundation is interested in individuals with research interests in innovation and society, this is not essential. The per annual salary range is $81,602 – 127,168 and is comparable with academic salaries at major U.S. institutions. The National Science Foundation is located in Arlington, Virginia, immediately across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. The metropolitan Washington area, besides being the seat of the U.S. Government, is noted as a cultural center and as a growing center of high-tech industry. A wide variety of types of housing is available within close proximity to the NSF offices. Please direct inquiries and expressions of interest to Dr. Richard Lempert, Director of the Division of Social and Economic Sciences, phone: (703) 292-7391; e-mail: [email protected]; or Dr. Rachelle Hollander, Program Director, SDEST, phone: (703) 292-7272, e-mail: [email protected]. They are located in Suite 995, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, fax: (703) 292-9068. Qualified persons who are women, ethnic/racial minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Hearing impaired individuals should call TDD: 703-292-8044. NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.