Deputy Division Director

Alexandria, Virginia (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
November 09 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Deputy Director, Division of Chemistry

Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

National Science Foundation, Alexandria VA


The Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Deputy Division Director (DDD), Division of Chemistry. Appointment to this Excepted Service position will be Permanent EE basis, with a salary range of $172,508 to $189,500. Information about the directorate’s activities may be found at

The Division of Chemistry (CHE) is responsible for programs with a total annual budget of more than $200 million. These programs support research and education that expand the knowledge base of the science of chemistry through single investigator and collaborative research programs (catalysis; life processes; measurement and imaging; structure, dynamics and mechanism; environmental chemistry; macromolecular, supramolecular and nanochemistry; synthesis; and theory, modeling and computational chemistry), Centers for Chemical Innovation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Research Instrumentation and Facilities, and Special Projects. The mission of the NSF Division of Chemistry (CHE) is to support innovative research in chemical sciences, integrated with education, through strategic investment in developing a globally engaged U.S. chemistry workforce reflecting the diversity of America.


The successful candidate serves as member of the CHE leadership team and works with the Division Director in providing leadership and management to the Division’s programs and assists the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as the preparation of budget submissions for Congress, oversight and management of the Division budgets, and the recruitment of scientific staff.  The incumbent also supervises and provides leadership and guidance to administrative and support personnel within the Division.  Externally, the Deputy Division Director represents the Division in a variety of MPS-wide, NSF-wide, and interagency activities related to research and education, and in interactions with the community.  The Deputy Division Director assumes the Division Director’s role in the absence of the Division Director.

For more information about vacancy announcement MPS-EXEC-2021-0003 and to apply online visit Applicants may also obtain the announcement by contacting the Executive Personnel Staff, 703-292-2142.  Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-8044. Applications must be received by the closing date.

NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing

a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.