Acting Deputy Division Director

Division: Social and Economic Sciences (SBE/SES)
Directorate: Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Job Type:
Senior Executive/Leadership
This job is open to NSF employees only

Application timeline

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Position Summary

The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES). This detail is open to all qualified NSF employees and IPAs currently working at NSF and will not exceed 120 days.  For purposes of pay and benefits, the selectee will continue to encumber the position from which detailed.  The individual selected will be required to file an “Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report” (SF-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 at the beginning and completion of the detail assignment.  The expected start date for this detail will be on or about November 1, 2021.

Position Description

The Acting Deputy Division Director will serve as a member of the SBE Directorate leadership team and assist the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the SES Division. The incumbent will assist the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as policy development and strategic planning; assessing needs and trends involving the behavioral and cognitive sciences; and fostering partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community.


Ph.D. or a combination of education and equivalent experience in the social and economic sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, political science, management science, or related field). Professional experience may include research, professional practice, teaching and/or management experience in the context of these fields/disciplines.



Your application will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience relevant to the duties of the position. We strongly encourage you to specially address the Quality Ranking Factors below:

  • Leading Change
  • Leading People
  • Results Driven
  • Business Acumen
  • Building Coalitions

Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV and are encouraged to include a narrative or bulleted statement addressing their background in terms of the qualification requirements and the quality ranking factors above.  Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. Applications may be submitted electronically to


Contact Information:

Shanae Mauney, 703-292-8608, email

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