Applied Statistics, Data analysis/processing, Data collection procedures
The Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS). Formal consideration of interested applicants begins after the job announcement closing date and will continue until a selection is made. Appointment to this position may be on a permanent Senior Executive Service basis, with a salary range of $174,225 to $194,516 per year, or the incumbent may be assigned under Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions  for a limited term.
The Division Director leads a team of program officers in managing a broad portfolio of investments in research and education in the mathematical and statistical sciences. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of Division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. This includes directing the activities of the Division, assessing the needs and trends in research and education related to the Division's programs, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. The Director supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior level DMS staff, DMS program officers, administrative and support personnel. The Director determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. The Director fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community.
The successful candidate will possess an established record of significant achievement in research administration as well as leadership responsibility in academe, industry, or government. In addition to having a strong record of research and education accomplishments within his or her technical communities, the Division Director must be experienced and competent in technical, financial, and administrative management. He/she must work well with people, be an effective communicator, and act as a mentor to continuously develop the diversity of talents and skills of his or her colleagues at all levels.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: MPS-EXEC-2021-0008
About National Science Foundation
The mission of the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) is to support research at the frontiers of discovery in mathematics and statistics, and to support education in the mathematical sciences through research involvement of trainees. DMS is responsible for programs with a total annual budget of over $240 million. These programs support research and education that expand the knowledge base of the mathematical sciences through awards to individual investigators and small groups, workforce training grants, and a portfolio of national mathematical sciences research institutes.
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