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Date: Thu, 01 Dec 94 16:45:30 ESNSF Division Director for SBER -- Announcement
From: <pchapinnsf.gov>
Subject: NSF Division Director for SBER -- Announcement

 I encourage qualified readers of LINGUIST to give serious
consideration to the following announcement soliciting applications
for the position of Division Director for Social, Behavioral and
Economic Research at the National Science Foundation, and to pass the
announcement on to others who may be interested. This is a genuinely
open search.

 Applications and nominations should be addressed as indicated in
the announcement, and not sent to LINGUIST or to me.

Paul Chapin, NSF
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 December 1, 1994
Dear Colleague:

I am seeking your assistance in identifying potential candidates for
the position of Division Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic
Research. Dr. Allan Kornberg, who has been Division Director since
September 1993 under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)
assignment, will be returning to Duke University at the end of his
two-year assignment. The successor appointment may be in the Senior
Executive Service (SES) or as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)
assignment. A position announcement is enclosed. This announcement
may also be accessed electronically under Vacancy Announcements on
NSF's Science and Technology Information System (STIS).

The Division Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research
(SBER) manages one of the largest research divisions in the
Foundation. The Division has a staff of 50 employees and a budget of
over $80 million.

The SBER Division is responsible for supporting disciplinary and
interdisciplinary research and other activities through programs
organized into five clusters: Anthropological and Geographic
Sciences; Cognitive, Psychological, and Language Sciences; Economic,
Decision, and Management Sciences; Social and Political Sciences; and
Science, Technology, and Society.

I look forward to any help you may be able to offer in this search for
candidates with outstanding scientific and administrative
qualifications. I am especially interested in identifying women,
members of minority groups and disabled individuals for consideration.
 Please send nominations, including self-nominations, with curriculum
vitae, to my Acting Executive Officer, Ms. Margaret L. Windus, no
later than February 1, 1995.

Thank you for your assistance.

 Sincerely yours,

 Cora B. Marrett
 Assistant Director
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 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
 ARLINGTON, VA 22230

 ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER EP 95-3

 DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH
 DIRECTORATE FOR SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES

NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences is
seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Division of
Social, Behavioral and Economic Research. NSF is inviting nominations
(including self-nominations) of persons who are interested in either a
two-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment or an
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment. Internal and
external applicants are encouraged to apply. A statement of duties of
the position and a list of qualification requirements are included on
the reverse side of this announcement. The announcement may also be
accessed electronically under Vacancy Announcements on NSF's Science
and Technology Information System (STIS).

o SES Limited Term Appointment The SES covers managerial positions
above Grade 15 in the Federal Service. SES limited term appointees
are Federal employees and may serve for a period of up to three years.
 They are eligible for Federal benefits (i.e., health benefits, life
insurance coverage, social security, retirement, thrift savings plan,
annual and sick leave).

o IPA Assignment Initial assignments under the IPA may be made for a
period of up to two years. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment
with a Federal agency include employees of State and local government
agencies or institutions of higher education, Indian tribal
governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such
assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved.
The individual remains an employee of the home institution and cost
sharing arrangements are generally negotiated between NSF and the home
institution.

Please submit nominations (including self-nominations), along with a
curriculum vitae to:

 Ms. Margaret L. Windus
 Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for
 Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
 National Science Foundation
 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 905
 Arlington, VA 22230

Phone: 703-306-1741 FAX: 703-306-0495 Internet: mwindusnsf.gov

THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 1, 1995.

Statement of Duties: Manages the NSF Division responsible for funding
research in the areas of social, behavioral and economic sciences.
Assesses research needs and trends, presents plans for future
development, determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies
budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources,
oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards
and declinations, supervises staff, and represents NSF to relevant
external groups.

Qualification Requirements

 EXECUTIVE/MANAGERIAL
Essential
1. Demonstrated ability to achieve organizational objectives through
the supervision and management of subordinates. Includes knowledge
and ability relating to the recruitment, selection, supervision and
development of professional and support staff involved in diverse
endeavors.

2. Knowledge of and ability to plan multidisciplinary research
programs in the social, behavioral and/or economic sciences; to
present and advocate program plans or recommendations to peer groups
or higher level decision-making groups; and to allocate resources
within broad budgetary limitations.

3. Ability to coordinate effectively with representatives of
scientific and engineering communities, both nationally and
internationally, including industrial and/or academic researchers and
the administrators of research and educational institutions.

4. Demonstrated ability, at the decision-making level, to prepare
long-range and annual plans, conduct periodic reviews to determine
progress and, if necessary, initiate remedial action.

Desirable
1. Skill in changing and balancing complex and diverse program demands
with available resources, in response to major advances or needs in
scientific research and technological developments.

2. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound professional judgment in
recommending the initiation of research in the social, behavioral and
economic sciences.

3. Skill in the management or administration of a large-scale
research activity including implementation of resource allocation
plans.

 PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL
Essential
1. Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience or a combination of
education and equivalent experience in anthropology, economics,
geography, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology, or
other social or behavioral science.

2. Substantial research contributions and strong evidence of
scholarship in a social, behavioral, or economic science field, as
evidenced in publications, or innovative leadership in research
administration.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant academic community and
recognized professional standing in the scientific community as
evidenced by publications and/or professional awards.

Desirable
1. Demonstrated broad knowledge of diverse fields of the social,
behavioral and economic sciences.

2. Knowledge of grant and contract administration, fiscal management,
and budget preparation with experience in scientific research support.

 NSF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EMPLOYING
A HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF OUR NATION.
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