The National Science Foundation invites applications for the position of Program Director, to begin preferably in August 2004. This position may be appointed on a one or two year Visiting Scientist Appointment or under the terms of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Program.
The Program Director for Science and Technology Studies (STS) represents STS to colleagues in the NSF and other Federal science agencies and to the Administration. STS encompasses history, philosophy, and social science studies of science, engineering and technology. The Program Director provides intellectual leadership and is responsible for all aspects of program administration and development. He or she administers the review of research proposals submitted to NSF in this field and is responsible for recommending and documenting actions on the proposals reviewed, for dealing with administrative matters relating to active NSF grants, and for maintaining regular contact with the relevant research communities and providing advice and consultation to persons requesting them. Program Directors are also expected to engage in NSF-wide initiatives and interagency collaborations.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, and must be active in research in some area covered by the program. They should show evidence of initiative, administrative skill, and ability to work well with others. Six or more years of research experience beyond the Ph.D. are required for appointment as Program Director. The salary range, which includes a locality pay adjustment is from $81,602-$127,158 per annum depending on qualification and experience, and is comparable with academic salaries at major US institutions.
Please direct inquiries and expressions of interest to Dr. Richard O. Lempert, Division Director of the Division of Social and Economic Sciences, phone: (703) 292-7391; e-mail: [email protected]; or Dr. Keith Benson, Program Director, Science and Technology Studies, phone: (703) 292-8763, e-mail: [email protected]; or Mrs. Bonney Sheahan, coordinator of the cluster housing the STS program, phone: (703) 292-8764, or e-mail: [email protected]. All 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.
The National Science Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.