Geographer, Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Program Director)

Arlington, Virginia
Mar 30, 2017
May 12, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement BCS-2017-0006.

We are seeking a candidate for a Program Director position in the Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Arlington, VA.

The BCS Division supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge about humans spanning areas of inquiry including brain, behavior, language, culture, origins, evolution, geography and environment. BCS programs consider proposals that fall squarely within disciplines, but they also encourage and support interdisciplinary projects. All programs in BCS consider proposals for research projects, conferences, and workshops. BCS participates in special initiatives and competitions on a number of topics including human-natural system interactions, children's research, cognitive neuroscience, human origins, and information technology. There is also infrastructure support to improve data resources, data archives, collaboratories, and centers.

For more information on the division, please visit the BCS Home Page.

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  • Relocation MAY be paid contingent on the availability of funds.

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geography and/or another spatial scientific field, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

    In addition to above qualification, the ability to organize, implement and manage a proposal-driven grant program, allocate resources to meet a spectrum of goals, and insure transparency and accountability in the grant award/declination management process is highly desired. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and work productively with the scientific community, peers, and co-workers at all levels to advocate program policies and plans and to fulfill NSF’s mission.

    This position is outside the competitive civil service.

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

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

    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.

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