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Deputy Division Director, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

National Science Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia
178,063 - 198,800
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Executive, Executive Directors
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National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA


NSF's Directorate for STEM Education (EDU), formerly the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)), is seeking a candidate for Deputy Division Director for the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). DRL embraces a comprehensive approach to strengthening STEM education by investing in innovative research, development, and evaluation of learning and teaching across all STEM disciplines, with the goal of transforming STEM knowledge and practices in both formal, including K-12, and informal learning settings. DRL’s aim, in the larger context of Federal support for education research and evaluation, is to be a catalyst for change, advancing theory, methods, measurement, development, and application in STEM education. Broadly speaking, the Directorate provides research based national leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and education. Information about the Directorate's activities may be found at:

The Deputy Division Director works closely with the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division, and the incumbent provides leadership, with the Division Director, in carrying out division wide responsibilities, including strategic planning and management; developing future program directions; overseeing the competitive review of proposals for awards and declinations; fostering partnerships within NSF other Federal agencies, the academic community, and industry; budget preparation for submission to Congress; and staff recruitment, supervision, and performance reviews.

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 $178,063 to $198,800.  Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned the position under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions. The job opportunity announcement, EDU-EXEC-2023-0002, 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, and all 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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