Join the National Science Foundation

Working at NSF

When you find a career at the National Science Foundation, you get a great place to work and the chance to become part of cutting-edge innovation and discovery that is changing the world.

NSF Supports DEIA

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) is a high priority at NSF, and the Foundation is committed to recruiting and hiring a highly qualified workforce representative of the diversity in our nation.

Job Types

From scientists and engineers to the administrative and technical staff that support the entire organization, NSF is where discoveries begin and careers are made.

How to Apply

Learn about how to apply for jobs at NSF and review the e-Recruit information guide and FAQs.

Federal Temporary Appointments

Federal Temporary appointments are considered as Administratively Determined (AD) appointments and do not require an affiliation with a university.

Rotator Positions

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to have an impact on science research and funding in a rotator position at NSF.