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NSF Searching for Assistant Director for CISE

March 19th, 2010 / in Uncategorized / by Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The National Science Foundation is commencing a national search for the NSF’s Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and seeks your assistance in the identification of candidates.

The Assistant Director for CISE leads a directorate comprised of three divisions: Computing and Communication Foundations; Computer and Network Systems; and Information and Intelligent Systems.  The CISE directorate is also a major contributor to NSF’s cyberinfrastructure investments through the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.

The search committee will be headed by Dr. Susan Graham, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.  The qualifications for the Assistant Director include: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the computer and information sciences in the areas of education and research; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team.  The NSF is 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 by April 30, 2010, including any supporting information that you can provide, to the AD/CISE Search Committee via e-mail ( or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.

This announcement, with additional related documents about the search, are available here.

(This announcement is a slightly edited version of a solicitation letter from Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director of NSF)

NSF Searching for Assistant Director for CISE

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