NSF Job Announcement: Science Education Administrator (Program Director) AISL

NSF Job Announcement: Science Education Administrator (Program Director) AISL


The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidate for a Science Education Administrator (Program Director) position in the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, within The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL),  Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Alexandria, VA.

The incumbent for this Program Director position will work primarily in the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. AISL supports innovative research, evaluation, and practice across informal learning settings in any age group. This includes the development of theory, methods, measurement, innovation, and capacity building in informal STEM learning environments. A major goal of the program is to enhance the science and practice of broadening participation in STEM in informal learning environments. AISL supports research and development across the full domain of informal STEM learning. The incumbent will be expected to provide leadership to the AISL team in all aspects of the work.

NSF Program Directors have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to ensure NSF funded activities are at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge. In support of that, Program Directors are responsible for extensive interaction with informal and formal educational organizations, academic and industry research communities, as well as interaction with other Federal agencies that may lead to development of interagency collaborations. Within this context, Program Directors solicit, receive, and review proposals; make funding recommendations; administer awards; and undertake interaction with research communities in these fields. They are also responsible for service to the Foundation-wide activities and initiatives that together accomplish NSF’s strategic goals to:

1) Transform the Frontiers of Science and Engineering

2) Stimulate Innovation and Address Societal Needs through Research and Education

3) Excel as a Federal Science Agency.

The position requires a commitment to high intellectual and ethical standards, a considerable breath of interest, receptivity to new ideas, an understanding of and commitment to broadening participation, and a strong sense of fairness, good judgement, and a high degree of personal integrity.

For more information, view the job description here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525876900 



Thursday, March 21, 2019