IPA Program Directors

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, July 27, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
National Science Foundation
Department Name: 
Astronomical Sciences (MPS/AST)
Street Line 1: 
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
City: 
Alexandria
State/Province: 
VA
Zip/Postal: 
22314
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Position Description

The Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) of the Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a search for Program Director positions under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). IPA Program Directors typically work within our Individual Investigator Grants programs. We are therefore particularly interested in attracting the services of community members with experience in the federal grant process (preparing proposals, reviewing proposals, and/or administering grants).

IPA Program Directors are involved in activities such as the merit review and proposal recommendation process, project oversight, budget management, program planning, the preparation of written materials describing research supported by the Division, and interactions with other NSF programs, external organizations and Federal agencies. Program Directors are expected to bring to the Division expertise in astronomy and astrophysics as well as an up-to-date perspective on the state of the astronomical research and education community; they also serve as a liaison between NSF and the community, disseminating information about NSF activities and opportunities. Appointees should be willing to contribute to other NSF Divisions or Directorates, and coordinate with external agencies and organizations, as necessary.

Program Directors strive to broaden the diversity of participants in all NSF programs; they work among a team of scientific and administrative professionals to support the Division's responsibilities within NSF's overall mission, which is to promote the progress of science and engineering, to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare, and to secure the national defense. To discharge this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Ralph Gaume
Title: 
Division Director
Institution/Company: 
National Science Foundation
Department Name: 
Astronomical Sciences (MPS/AST)
Street Line 1: 
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
City: 
Alexandria
State/Province: 
US
Zip/Postal Code: 
22314
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
7032927319
Email: 
ast-ipa@nsf.gov
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
AST 19-001
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
ast-ipa@nsf.gov.
Subject: 
Astronomical Sciences (MPS/AST)
Email: 
ast-ipa@nsf.gov