National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences

979 17734Position ID: 979-DMSDD [#17734, MPS-EXEC-2021-0008]
Position Title: Division Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) Employment Opportunity
Position Type: Government or industry
Position Location: Alexandria, Virginia 22314, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Sciences
Application Deadline: 2021/07/21 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2021/07/21)
Position Description:    

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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 [1] 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 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.

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.

Application Instructions: You may view the vacancy announcement (MPS-EXEC-2021-0008) for this position at USAJOBS:

NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation. [1] Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment: This position may be filled under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of state and local government agencies, 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 of 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 funding toward the assignee's salary and benefits. Further information regarding IPA positions is available at

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