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NSF Program Director

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for several Behavioral Scientists (Program Director) positions specifically for the Social Psychology, Developmental Sciences, Perception, Action, Cognition (PAC), and Linguistics Programs in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) within the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Alexandria, VA.

Social Psychology: The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. The program supports research that is theoretically grounded, based on empirical observation and validation, and has the potential to significantly advance fundamental understanding of social behavior.

Position: NSF Program Director
Organization: National Science Foundation
Location: Alexandria,  VA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 12/10/2021
Date Posted: 12/10/2021

The responsibilities of NSF Program Directors are dynamic and constantly evolve. However, fundamental tasks include the administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, program budget administration, participation in strategic planning for the program, division, directorate, and agency, the preparation of public-facing materials highlighting advances in the research supported, as well as coordination with related programs in NSF or in other agencies and organizations.

The Program Director is guided by the goals of NSF's Strategic Plan: (1) enable the United States to uphold a position of world leadership in all aspects of science, mathematics, and engineering, (2) promote the discovery, integration, dissemination, and employment of new knowledge in service to society, and (3) achieve excellence in U.S. science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at all levels. The core strategies NSF staff employ include developing intellectual capital, strengthening the physical infrastructure, integrating research and education, and promoting partnerships.

To learn more, contact one of the current Program Directors:

Steve Breckler (sbreckle@nsf.gov)

Ximena Arriaga (xarriaga@nsf.gov)

To apply, and learn more, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/626180700.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/10/2022
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National Science Foundation

Alexandria,  VA 22314
United States
Steve Breckler