Deputy Division Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
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Dear Colleague Letter – Deputy Division Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
I am seeking your assistance in identifying potential candidates for the position of Deputy Division Director in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS).
The Deputy Division Director is a key member of the BCS Division’s and the SBE Directorate’s management team. The incumbent provides leadership and direction for the support of research and education activities that develop and advance scientific knowledge focusing on behavioral, cognitive, geographic and anthropological sciences. In collaboration with the Division Director, the Deputy Division Director provides overall direction and management in the division. BCS has a staff of approximately 30 and a FY 2012 budget in excess of $90 million. Information about the BCS mission and its programs is provided on its Home Page (http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=BCS).
I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer as we search for candidates for this key NSF position. We are looking for a person whose strong research background in the Behavioral and Cognitive 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 BCS, we are also looking for someone with experience in managing a complex organization. This is advertised as a Career Senior Executive Service, Limited Term Senior Executive Service or IPA appointment.
The announcement for this position can be viewed electronically under Career Opportunities – Executive Vacancies:http://nsf.gov/about/career_opps/vacancies/executive.jsp. Please submit a current CV accompanied by a cover letter or supplemental statement that addresses the qualification requirements of the position. Applications should be transmitted electronically firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed or delivered to the following address:
National Science Foundation Executive Personnel and Visiting Personnel Branch Division of Human Resource Management 4201 Wilson Boulevard Room 315 Arlington, VA 22230 ATTN: Courtney Starcher (703)292-4345
General inquiries about the duties for this position or suggestions for candidates should be directed to: Dr. Mark Weiss (703)292-7272 email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your assistance in this most important endeavor.
Mark L. Weiss
Division Director, BCS/SBE
NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.