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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 WILSON BOULEVARD
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230
We are seeking demonstrated evidence of ability in the following areas:
Ability to serve effectively as a member of NSF's senior leadership team,
helping to develop consensus both within the directorate and across the agency on
policy and plans.
Working knowledge of the major current intellectual challenges and opportunities
in the biological sciences and ability to foster creativity and innovation in
formulating responses and leading change.
Ability to develop and implement strategic plans that support research and
education in the biological sciences disciplinary areas, promote opportunities for
multidisciplinary research and partnerships, and integrate key national and program goals.
Leading People and Programs
Ability to provide results-driven leadership to an organization that includes
diverse and complex program areas involved in close partnership and collaboration
with other parts of the Foundation, the research community, other Federal agencies
and interagency groups, and the international S&T community.
Ability to lead and motivate an organization consisting of approximately 124
scientific and administrative personnel and to manage the organization’s human,
financial, material and information resources.
Ability to serve as the senior spokesperson for the BIO Directorate and to
communicate NSF policy and strategic plans effectively to the external community,
including the public, the Congress, and scientific colleagues in other disciplines.
Involves skill in negotiation and advocacy in complex situations involving diverse
parties and interests.
Credibility within Research and Education Community
Deep sense of scholarship and significant scientific contributions to one
or more of the biological sciences.
Broad understanding of universities and other institutions where research
and education in the biological sciences is conducted.
Familiarity with the existing U.S. and international infrastructure that
supports research and education in science and engineering.
High level of professional recognition in the science community as evidenced
by positions held, publications, and/or professional awards.
Commitment to the goals of the NSF Strategic Plan, including the integration
of research and education, and the ability to conceptualize the role of BIO in
achieving those goals.
Commitment to the employment and development of a highly qualified staff that
reflects the diversity of our nation and to the equitable representation of
underrepresented groups and institutions on advisory committees, in workshops,
and proposal review panels.