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Division: Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (ENG/CMMI)
Temporary / Rotator
The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) is located within the Directorate for Engineering. The Directorate supports fundamental research encompassing a range of disciplines to address scientific challenges that are increasingly complex, integrated, transdisciplinary and often driven by advanced technologies and emerging societal imperatives. In particular, CMMI provides vital support for basic research tied to the national R&D priorities of manufacturing, artificial intelligence and strategic computing.
CMMI has a need for a Program Director to promote and support systems-level research across the breadth of CMMI core programs, with special focus on the CMMI programs that lie at the intersection of the national R&D priorities mentioned above, namely, Advanced Manufacturing (AM/088Y), Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE/072Y) and Operations Engineering (OE/006Y). The successful candidate will have a broad perspective and technical awareness across this set of programs, with special emphasis on systems engineering, and be prepared to foster engagement with new research communities and nurture convergent research across disciplines.
NSF Program Directors have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to ensure that NSF-funded research is at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge. Within NSF, Program Directors work cooperatively to manage core programs as well as to help foster cross-cutting initiatives, such as those that bridge other NSF programs and directorates. Beyond NSF, Program Directors interact extensively with academic research communities, industry and other government agencies, both in the US and abroad.
The position requires a commitment to high standards of intellectualism and ethical conduct, a considerable breadth of interest, receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.
The position recruited under this announcement will be filled under the following appointment option(s):
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment: Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of State and local government agencies or institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. Initial assignments under IPA provisions may be made for a period up to two years, with a possible extension for up to an additional two-year period. The individual remains an employee of the home institution and NSF provides the negotiated funding toward the assignee's salary and benefits. Initial IPA assignments are made for a one-year period and may be extended by mutual agreement.
This job is open to the public
Date posted: November 1, 2019
Formal consideration of interested applicants will begin December 16, 2019 and will continue until a selection is made.
NSF offers a chance for scientists, engineers, and educators to join us as temporary program directors - called rotators. Rotators make recommendations about which proposals to fund; influence new directions in the fields of science, engineering, and education; support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research; and mentor junior research members. As a rotator, you will be in a prime position to collaborate with others and increase your visibility as you survey the entire breadth of U.S. and international science, engineering, and education in real time. In addition, as a temporary program director, you can retain your ties to your current institution and return to it with new insights and experience for your team.
NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Employing a Highly Qualified Staff that Reflects the Diversity of Our Nation.