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Nationwide Search for Division Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences, Closes July 21, 2021

May 21, 2021


Serves as the Division Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences and as a member of the leadership team of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 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 Division Director supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior level DMS staff, DMS program officers, administrative and support personnel. The Division 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 Division 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 mathematical sciences, 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 and statistical sciences through awards to individual investigators and small groups, workforce training grants, and a portfolio of national mathematical sciences research institutes.

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Division Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences, ES 00, MPS-EXEC-2021-0008 (Closes: 07/21/2021)

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