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Division Director, Division of Graduate Education

NSF/Education and Human Resources
Washington, DC Metropolitian Area
174,225 to 194,516
Closing date
Oct 25, 2021

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National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA


NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is seeking a candidate for Division Director, Division of Graduate Education (DGE). The Directorate provides research-based national leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning and education.  Within EHR, DGE leads NSF’s efforts to attract  and retain talented  and diverse U.S. students into graduate studies and to support them in their quest to become the leading scientists and engineers of the future. Information about EHR and DGE may be found at:

The successful candidate will possess an established record of achievement and leadership in academe, government or not-for-profit research and education endeavors directed at the enhancement of graduate STEM education. He/she should have experience at the national level and at the university level in shaping innovations for improvement of graduate education.  In addition to having a strong record of research and education accomplishments, 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.

Appointment to this Senior Executive Service position may be on a career basis, or on a one- to three-year limited-term basis, with a salary range of $174,225 to $194,516.  Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions. The job opportunity announcement, EHR-EXEC-2021-0003, with position requirements and application procedures is located at

Applicants may also obtain the announcement by contacting the Executive Personnel Staff, 703-292-4541.  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.

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