NSF Seeks New Director for Behavioral and Social Science Programs

The National Science Foundation’s is initiating a national search for the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), Myron Gutmann has served in this position, with distinction, since November 2009.

The Assistant Director, SBE, manages a Directorate comprising the division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), the division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA), and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). More information that summarizes the Directorate’s activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search can be found online here. Employment may be on a temporary or permanent basis in the Federal Service or by temporary assignment under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information which you might be able to provide, to the AD/SBE Screening Committee via e mail (sbesrch@listserv.nsf.gov) or at the following address:

National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by January 18, 2012.