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National Science Foundation

Candidate Search - Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (AD/CISE)


March 17, 2010

Dear Colleague:

We are initiating a national search for the National Science Foundation’s Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and seek your assistance in the identification of candidates. 

The Assistant Director, CISE, leads a directorate comprised of three divisions: Computing and Communication Foundations; Computer and Network Systems; and Information and Intelligent Systems. In addition to promoting and supporting research and education advances in the computing disciplines, the CISE directorate also works closely with the Office of Cyberinfrastructure to shape and guide the agency's investments in cyberinfrastructure in support of all science and engineering fields. Enclosed is an information sheet that summarizes the directorate's activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search. 

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Graham, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, will head the search committee. We seek your help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the computer and information science and engineering field in the areas of education and research; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. We are especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for consideration. Recommendations of individuals from any sector - academic, industry, or government - are welcome.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information that you can provide, to the AD/CISE Search Committee via e‑mail (cisesrch@lists.nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by May 14, 2010.

Your assistance in this very important task is appreciated.


                                   <signed>                              <signed>

                                  Arden L. Bement, Jr.              Cora B. Marrett
                                  Director                                Acting Deputy Director


[Search Committee Review Criteria]

[Overview of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering]

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