Serves as Deputy Division Director for the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The Division contributes to NSF’s mission by supporting research in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics and related multidisciplinary studies. Modes of support include single-investigator and collaborative awards, construction, operations, and maintenance of national observatories, as well as funding for acquisition and development of astronomical instrumentation, technology development and future ground-based facilities, and education projects that leverage the Division’s research investments to build research and workforce capacity and to increase scientific literacy. Through the national observatories, including international partnerships, the Division provides support for a system of multi-aperture, research-class telescopes as well as frontier facilities that enable transformational capabilities in both radio and optical/infrared astronomy. Within the Division, the Deputy Division Director works with the Division Director in providing leadership and management to the Division’s programs and assists the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as the preparation of budget submissions for Congress, oversight and management of the Division budgets, and the recruitment of scientific staff. The incumbent also supervises and provides leadership and guidance to administrative and support personnel within the Division. Externally, the Deputy Division Director represents the Division in a variety of NSF-wide and interagency activities related to research and education, and in interactions with the community. The Deputy Division Director assumes the Division Director’s role in the absence of the Division Director.
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