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 Division Director, Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences
Institution/Organization: National Science Foundation
Job Location: Virginia, U.S.A.
Contact Person: Deborah Olster
Date Posted: September 7th, 2017
Closing Date: October 29th, 2017
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) is recruiting for a Division Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS). The Division Director provides leadership and direction to BCS, which is responsible for funding research that develops and advances scientific knowledge about the brain, human cognition, language, social behavior, and culture, including research on the interactions between human societies and their environments. BCS programs consider both disciplinary and interdisciplinary proposals. The Division Director is expected to assess the needs and trends involving the scientific areas within the domains of the Division. The incumbent 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 SBE to internal working groups and NSF to relevant external groups. The BCS Division Director fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community. The Division Director also oversees performance management of the scientific and administrative staff. Appointment will be considered for one of the following tracks: Permanent Career Senior Executive Service, Limited Term Senior Executive Service, and Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

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