RFA: NSF Deputy Division Director

Dear Colleague:

I am seeking your assistance in identifying potential candidates for the position of Deputy Division Director in the Division for Social and Economic Sciences (SBE/SES).

The Deputy Division Director, a key member of the SES Division’s and the SBE Directorate’s management team, provides leadership and direction for the support of research and education activities that develop and advance scientific knowledge focusing on political, economic, and social systems and how individuals and organizations function within them. The Deputy Division Director provides overall direction and management in the directorate that includes a staff of approximately 30 and a FY 2013 budget of approximately $92 million. Information about the SES mission and programs is provided on its Home Page http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=SES.

I look forward to any help you may be able to offer as we search for candidates for this key NSF position. I am looking for a person whose strong research background in the Social and Economic Sciences and commitment to interdisciplinary research will enable the continued success of the Division during this exciting time. In addition to a commitment to research in the scientific domains supported by SES, we are also looking for someone with experience in managing a complex organization. NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation. This is a permanent Senior Executive Service appointment.

You may access the announcement for this position electronically under Current Vacancies Executive at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/vacancy.jsp?org=SES&nsf_org=SES. I would be glad to discuss this position with you to describe the duties more fully or to hear suggestions for good candidates. Please feel free to contact me by email at jmumpowe@nsf.gov or by telephone at 703-292-7279. NSF’s Division of Human Resource Management (HRM) is assisting me in this outreach. Lindsey Boswell (leboswel@nsf.gov; 703-292-4350) is the point of contact in the HRM Division. The application deadline is January 3, 2014.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this most important endeavor.


Jeryl L. Mumpower, Division Director

Sent on behalf of Dr. Jeryl Mumpower, Division Director

Debra T. Fuqua
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