Fri, 11/10/2017

NSF is seeking candidate recommendations for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Assistant Director and applications for the Division Director for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Please see below for more information.

SBE Assistant Director

The National Science Foundation is initiating a national search for the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). The Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (AD/SBE) serves as a key member of NSF's senior management and policy team and provides leadership and direction to the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate programs and initiatives. The incumbent is responsible for planning and implementing programs, priorities, and policy within the framework of statutory and National Science Board authority. NSF seeks a candidate with outstanding leadership abilities; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the social, behavioral, and economic science communities in the areas of education and research; expertise with the production, analysis and dissemination of public data and statistics; and a commitment to the goals and strategies of the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Anne Petersen, former NSF Deputy Director and Research Professor at the University of Michigan, has agreed to head the Search Advisory Committee. Both the Committee and NSF Director are seeking help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the social, behavioral, and economic science communities, especially in the areas of education and fundamental research; and expertise with the production, analysis and dissemination of public data and statistics. Candidates must also have the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF senior management team, working together with the NSF Director and other Assistant Directors on cross-directorate activities and interactions with executive and legislative branches of government. When opportunities arise, the candidate must be able to communicate effectively with leaders of business and industry as well as the philanthropic community. Recommendations of individuals from any sector — academic, industry, or government — are welcome.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information which you might be able to provide, to the AD/SBE Screening Committee via e mail (sbesrch@nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22314 by November 10, 2017. Click here for the full posting.

Division Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, SBE

Responsibilities
Serves as a member of the SBE Directorate senior leadership team and as the principal spokesperson for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Provides leadership and direction to the NCSES division. Responsible for the collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of objective data on the science and engineering enterprise. Assesses needs and trends involving the national surveys, implements overall strategic planning and policy setting for the Division, provides leadership and guidance to Division staff members, determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. Fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community and is recognized as the leadership of the NSF including its Director, and the National Science Board. Has supervisory responsibility for performance management of the scientific and administrative staff.

Requirements
(1.) Ph.D. or equivalent combination of education and demonstrated professional experience in data collection methods or the analysis of statistical data, especially in reference to education, workforce, or research and development. (2.) Demonstrated ability to manage one or more aspects of a large, complex statistical or research organization, including the design and implementation of nationally-representative data collections, the analysis of results from such data collections, and outreach to external customers to obtain input and insights about needs and uses of data that are incorporated in surveys and data products. (3.) Demonstrated experience preparing survey results or other quantitative information for dissemination to lay and technical audiences in a wide-range of traditional and online reporting formats, such as: summary overviews, in-depth technical analyses, extensive tabular material, sample graphical interfaces, complex table generation systems, and microdata files or databases. (4.) Demonstrated knowledge or experience with laws, policies, and practices and procedures surrounding the privacy, protection and access to confidential survey data, the federal statistical systems, federal procurement and contracting, the federal budget and preparation and execution of federal budgets.

Applications are due by December 4, 2017. Click here for the full posting.