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  • NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, ARLINGTON, VA. The Division of Social and Economic Sciences is seeking a Program Director for the Sociology Program. The Program Director, along with the permanent Sociology Program Director, will manage the Sociology Program, encourage proposal submissions, manage the review of proposals submitted to NSF, chair meetings of the Sociology Advisory Panel, recommend and document actions on proposals reviewed, deal with administrative matters relating to active NSF grants, maintain regular contact with the research community, and provide advice and consultation upon request. The position also entails working with directors of other programs and other divisions at NSF in developing new initiatives and representing the agency at professional meetings. The appointment will begin in August, 2006 and will be a Visiting Scientist or Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment for a period of one or two years. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Sociology and six or more years of research experience beyond the Ph.D. Applicants should also be able to show evidence of initiative, administrative skill, and ability to work well with others. The per annual salary range is $88,369-$137,713 and is comparable with academic salaries at major U. S. institutions. More information about the position is available from Patricia White, the current permanent director (, telephone: 703-292-8762) and from Richard Lempert, Director of the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (, telephone: 703-292-8760). Information about the Sociology Program can be found on the Program’s web page, Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of at least three references to the Sociology Program, c/o Program Assistant, Karen Duke, Room 995, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230 or Qualified persons who are women, ethnic/racial minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Hearing impaired individuals should call TDD: 703-292-8044. NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.