Candidate Search - Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (AD/MPS)
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 WILSON BOULEVARD
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230
November 4, 2011
We are initiating a national search for the National Science Foundationís Assistant Director for
Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and seek your assistance in the identification of candidates.
The Assistant Director, MPS, leads a Directorate comprised of five divisions: Astronomical Sciences,
Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics; as well as the Office of
Multidisciplinary Activities. Attached is a PDF version of this letter, which includes an information sheet summarizing
the Directorate's activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the
search. Employment may be on a temporary or permanent basis in the Federal Service or by temporary
assignment under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.
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 mathematical and physical science
communities 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/MPS Search Committee via e-mail (email@example.com) 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 January 15, 2012.
Your assistance in this very important task is appreciated.
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|Subra Suresh|| ||Cora B. Marrett|
|Director|| ||Deputy Director|
|National Science Foundation|
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1205
Arlington, VA 22230
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