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

This job opportunity announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

The NSF is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Program Director position in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Arlington, VA. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the mathematical sciences, mathematical sciences undergraduate education, and knowledge of mathematical sciences education research. While candidates in all areas of the mathematical sciences are encouraged to apply, there is particular interest in seeking candidates with expertise in computing and/or data-intensive research.

EHR is responsible for programs that strengthen STEM education at all levels and in all settings across the U.S. in order to support the development of a diverse, well-prepared workforce of scientists, engineers and educators who work to enhance the quality of life, health and prosperity of all citizens.

DUE manages a range of grant programs that constitute a comprehensive approach to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at two and four year colleges and universities. This approach strengthens links to the K-12 sector through a commitment to pre-service teacher preparation, and it also supports and leverages education research. These programs support the research and development of innovative educational materials, courses, curricula, pedagogical techniques, and assessment instruments and methods; stimulate and enable research on learning and institutional change; promote scientific literacy; advance professional development for faculty; engage institutions and industry to collaborate on workforce development; and provide opportunities for institutions to award scholarships for students.

DUE's programs and other leadership efforts focus on promoting high quality college level STEM education research and development, along with increasing the diversity of students and faculty and fostering collaboration.

More information about DUE programs can be found at their website.

For full job announcement, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406470900