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July 7, 2004


Dear Colleague:

We are initiating a national search for an Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources (EHR), to be appointed January 1, 2005, and we seek your assistance in the identification of candidates.

The Assistant Director, EHR, manages a Directorate comprised of five divisions - Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education; Graduate Education; Human Resource Development; Research, Evaluation, and Communication; Undergraduate Education - and the Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Enclosed is an information sheet which summarizes the Directorate's activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search. Employment may be on a temporary or permanent basis in the Federal Service or by temporary assignment under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, President, Tuskegee University, has agreed to head the search committee. The Committee seeks your help in identifying candidates with outstanding leadership qualifications; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing science, engineering, mathematics, and technology education; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF policy and management team. We are especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for consideration. Recommendations of individuals from any sector - academe, industry, or government - are welcome.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information which you might be able to provide, to AD/EHR Search Committee via e-mail ( or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving them by September 3, 2004.

Your assistance in this very important task is appreciated.



                                 Arden L. Bement, Jr.
                                 Acting Director


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