17.1082, Jobs: Open Specialty: Program Director, NSF

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Subject: 17.1082, Jobs: Open Specialty: Program Director, NSF

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Date: 10-Apr-2006
From: Joan Maling < jmaling at nsf.gov >
Subject: Open Specialty: Program Director, National Science Foundation, VA, USA 

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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 17:23:53
From: Joan Maling < jmaling at nsf.gov >
Subject: Open Specialty: Program Director, National Science Foundation, VA, USA 

University or Organization: National Science Foundation 
Department: Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Job Rank: Program Director  
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics 
National Science Foundation Rotational Vacancy
*ANNOUNCEMENT NO: E200600084-Rotator*
OPEN: 04/07/2006               CLOSE: 04/24/2006

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a
position as Program Director for the Linguistic program within the
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Directorate for
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), Arlington, VA. The
desired starting date is summer 2006. BCS supports research to develop
and advance scientific knowledge focusing on human cognition, language,
social behavior and culture, as well as research on the interactions
between human societies and the physical environment. More information
about BCS and their programs can be found on their website at
http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=BCS The Linguistics Program
supports scientific research on human language. This includes the
syntactic, semantic, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual
languages and of language in general; the cognitive processes involved
in the use of language; the development of linguistic capacities in
children; social and cultural factors in language use, variation, and
change; the acoustics of speech and the physiological and psychological
processes involved in the production and perception of language; and the
neurological bases of language. This position will be filled on a one or
two year Visiting Scientist Appointment, under the terms of the
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) or as a Federal Temporary
Appointment. Temporary and Visiting Scientist appointments will be made
under the Excepted Authority of the NSF Act with a current salary range
of $91,407 to $142,449 depending on qualifications and experience. For
Visiting Scientist appointments, individuals are in a non-pay leave
status from the home institution and are appointed to NSF's payroll as a
Federal employee. NSF withholds FICA and provides reimbursement for
fringe benefits. For Federal temporary appointments of more than one
year, the usual civil service benefits (retirement, health and life
insurance) are applicable. For IPA assignments, the individual remains
an employee on the payroll of his or her home institution and the
institution continues to administer pay and benefits. NSF reimburses the
institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs. Individuals
eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local
government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal
governments, federally funded research and development centers and
qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information regarding
Visiting Scientist appointments or IPA assignments, visit our website at

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The program Director is responsible for the
implementation, review, funding, post-award management, and evaluation
of the program and contributes to the intellectual integration with
other programs supported by the Division. Designs and implements the
proposal review and evaluation process for relevant proposals.
Coordinates the selection of well-qualified individuals to provide
objective reviews on proposals either as individuals or as members of a
panel. Conducts final review of proposals and evaluations, and
recommends acceptance or declination. Manages and monitors on-going
grants, contracts, interagency and cooperative agreements to ensure
fulfillment of commitments to NSF. Evaluates progress of awards through
review and evaluation of reports and publications submitted by awardees
and/or meetings at NSF and during site visits. Contributes to the
responsibility for establishing goals and objectives, initiating new
program thrusts and phasing out old projects. Recommends new or revised
policies and plans in scientific, fiscal, and administrative matters to
improve the activities and management of the Program. Qualifications
Required:Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in
language sciences or a closely related field. In addition, six years of
successful research, research administration, and/or managerial
experience pertinent to the program is required. Applicants should be
familiar with a broad spectrum of the language sciences research community.

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:In addition to the qualifications outlined above,
further qualifications desired include: * Knowledge and understanding of
scientific principles and theories that underlie the study of human
language as an object of investigation. * Research, analytical and
technical writing skills, which evidence the ability to perform
extensive inquiries into a wide variety of significant issues and to
make recommendations and decisions based on findings. * Ability to
organize, implement and manage large, multi-disciplinary, broadly based,
proposal driven grant programs allocating resources to meet a broad
spectrum of program goals. * Ability to meet and deal with members of
the scientific community, other funding agencies, and peers to
effectively present and advocate program policies and plans. * Ability
to work with individuals within the Cluster; both technical and support

HOW TO APPLY:Applications may be transmitted electronically to
rotator at nsf.gov. Individuals may also submit a resume or any application
of your choice to the National Science Foundation, Division of Human
Resource Management, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, Attn:
E20060084-Rotator. In addition, you are encouraged to submit a narrative
statement that addresses your background and/or experience related to
the Program you are applying for. You are asked to complete and submit
the attached Applicant Survey form. Submission of this form is voluntary
and will not affect your application for employment (the information is
used for statistical purposes). Telephone inquiries may be referred to
the Executive and Visiting Personnel Branch, at (703) 292-8755. For
technical information, contact Dr. Peg (Marguerite) Barratt, Division
Director, at (703) 292-8740 or mbarratt at nsf.gov. Hearing impaired
individuals may call TDD (703) 292-8044. The National Science Foundation
provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a
case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part
of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of
contact listed on this vacancy announcement.


Address for Applications: 

National Science Foundation
Division of Human Resource Management 
4201 Wilson Blvd. 
Attn:  E20060084-Rotator 
Arlington, VA 22230 

Or electronically to:  rotator at nsf.gov

Application Deadline: 24-Apr-2006 

Contact Information:

Dr. Marguerite Barratt 
Email: mbarratt at nsf.gov 
Phone: (703) 292-8740 
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=BCS


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