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National Science Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia
career basis, or on a one- to three-year limited-term basis
Closing date
Dec 17, 2023

Job Details

The Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Division Director, Division of Chemistry (CHE). 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 $185,335 to $206,950. Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions. Information about the Division’s activities may be found at:

The successful candidate will possess an established record of significant achievement in research administration as well as leadership responsibility in academe, industry or government. In addition to having a strong record of research and education accomplishments within his or her technical communities, 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.

Announcement MPS-EXEC-2023-0004 and MPS-EXEC-2023-0005 with position requirements and application procedures, is located at:

Applicants must complete and submit an application online at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USAJOBS website at Applications submitted other than the USAJOBS online application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED under this announcement. Applications must be received by the closing date.

NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a

highly qualified staff reflecting the diversity of our nation.


At the National Science Foundation, we invest in America's future. Our support of creative people, innovative ideas, and cutting-edge technologies has led to thousands of discoveries vital to our nation's health and prosperity. The National Science Foundation's mission is to advance learning and discovery in all disciplines of science and engineering and to foster connections among them. Our job is to keep science and engineering visionaries focused on the furthest frontier, to recognize and nurture emerging fields, to prepare the next generation of scientific talent, and to ensure that all Americans gain an understanding of what science and technology have to offer. For additional information:

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