LINGUIST List 30.1187

Thu Mar 14 2019

Jobs: General Linguistics: Program Director, National Science Foundation

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Date: 14-Mar-2019
From: Joan Maling <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Program Director, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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University or Organization: National Science Foundation
Job Location: Virginia, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Behavioral Scientist (Program Director)

Job Rank: Other; Program Director

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Behavioral Scientist (Program Director) position in the Linguistics Program, within the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE).

The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages and of natural language in general. The Linguistics program also supports projects to develop and advance scientific and scholarly knowledge concerning endangered human languages. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological and/or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Program Director responsibilities include long-range planning and budget development for the Program, the administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, identification of strengths and weaknesses in a given field, assisting with preparation of press releases, feature articles and material describing advances in the research supported by the Program, and coordination and liaison with other programs in NSF, other Federal agencies and organizations.

Conditions of Employment:
- Background investigation.
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Linguistics, Psychology or related fields, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, teaching and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

Required Documents:
All applicants must submit a resume in any format, and may also submit a cover letter.

In order to be considered for federal appointments, Non-Citizens must affirm that they meet the Appropriations Law eligibility criteria by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. This also applies to individuals considered for Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignments to NSF. Non citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered. Non Citizens who are exempt from the Appropriations Law requirements due to their status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on December 16, 2009 must provide a statement with their application noting their exemption with documentation of proof of status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on that date.

You are strongly encouraged to submit a current performance appraisal and/or letter(s) of recommendation. This information will be used in the evaluation process.

Transcripts are not required; however, please indicate the year that each degree was obtained on your application materials.

How to Apply:
Your application must be submitted online and all document faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position.

To apply, and see the full job description, please see the application link below.

Application Deadline: 29-Mar-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Linguistics Program Director Joan Maling

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