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Job Opportunity: Science Education Administrator (Program Director), National Science Foundation

Have you ever wanted a career that gives back to your intellectual community? How about a career that helps shape research and policy in STEM education for the future? The Division for Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings at the US National Science Foundation is looking for experienced professionals with demonstrated scholarship in the following areas to join our team of program directors: science and science policy, science of evaluation, or implementation research, in the context of research on STEM learning.

Examples of relevant expertise:

Science and Science Policy: Knowledge of policy issues related to scientific research on STEM learning (e.g., privacy and ethics, reproducibility, collaboration, diffusion and dissemination) and STEM education more broadly (e.g., STEM professional and teacher workforce development, equal opportunity, educational standards, institutional and governmental frameworks).

Science of Evaluation: Expertise in the scientific basis of project and program development and assessment, evaluation research and methodology, experimental design, evidence-based policy, and understanding the "why," "when," and "for whom" of intervention efficacy, in the context of STEM learning and education.

Implementation Research: Expertise on research and methods to understand interventions at all stages, from exploration to adoption, including the assessment of readiness, implementation stages and components, staffing , and fidelity of implementation over time and at scale, in the context of STEM education.

You are invited to view the employment announcement for permanent positions at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407329100. The open period for applications is June 18, 2015 through July 9, 2015. The Division and the Foundation value diversity and strongly encourage applications from US citizens and eligible non-citizens from diverse backgrounds and from those underrepresented in the workforce, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

In addition, these positions are being advertised as temporary/rotator opportunities: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/drl15002/drl15002.jsp