The US National Science Foundation Science, Technology and Society Program is currently seeking a Program Director. Duties include:

  • Allocating program resources to maintain a balance of support to meet the field's needs;
  • Assessing trends and opportunities in the field with assistance of advisory panel;
  • Pursuing affirmative action and EEO goals in selection of reviewers, panelists, and grantees;
  • Representing the program to the scientific community and the public;
  • Facilitating the transfer of funds from other agencies;
  • Establishing contacts and maintain active involvement in the program field through participation in meetings and conferences and by undertaking other relevant activities;
  • Pursuing a personal scholarly agenda, with results presented at professional meetings and published in academic journals, as workload permits;
  • Participating in interagency meetings, coordinating groups, special task groups, staff meetings and site visits;
  • Interview and recommend selection of support staff.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a scientific discipline supported by NSF. In addition, applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the program of interest. Ideal candidates will also have expertise in the social studies of science, science policy, and/or ethics in science.

Closing Date: 02/29/2012

USAJOBS Link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/308181400

You may also contact Kelly Moore or Fred Kronz for more information.