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Division Director, NSF Division of Social and Economic Sciences

$174 – $195 yearly

National Science Foundation

Last Updated: 7/07/21

Job Description

Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences

National Science Foundation

Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate

Alexandria, VA 22314

The director of the U.S National Science Foundation’s Social and Economic Sciences Division provides leadership and direction to the division, which is responsible for funding research and education activities to build fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interactions, social and economic systems, organizations and institutions. The division director is expected to assess needs and trends within the scientific areas encompassed by the division. The incumbent implements overall strategic planning and policy creation for the division, provides leadership and guidance to division staff, determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, assesses program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. The division director fosters partnerships with other NSF divisions and directorates, federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community. The division director also oversees performance management of their scientific and administrative staff.

Salary range: $174,225 to $194,516 per year

Read the full position requirements and how to apply at

Applications must be received by Aug. 6, 2021.

***NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation. ***

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States