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Division Director Position Available at NSF CISE

September 4th, 2015 / in Announcements, NSF / by Helen Wright

NSFNational Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director for the Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) James Kurose has issued the following letter to the community describing the Division Director position available:

Dear Colleagues,

NSF is pleased to announce the search for a Division Director for the Division of Computing and Network Systems (CNS) in the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE).  The official announcement for this position can be found on USAJOBS at

CNS, one of four divisions in CISE, supports research and education activities on new computing and networking systems and technologies, while ensuring their security and privacy, and on new ways to make use of existing technologies.

The CNS Division Director provides oversight and leadership for the division’s programs, which comprise a total annual budget in FY2015 of approximately $225 million.  These programs include core activities that advance the frontiers of computer and network systems, as well as efforts that cut across disciplinary, agency, and international boundaries, such as Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), mid-scale research infrastructure including NSFFutureCloud, and STEM + Computing (STEM+C) Partnerships.

Many NSF Division Directors (like Directorate Assistant Directors and Program Directors) maintain research programs while serving at NSF as rotators under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).  For more information about IPA benefits and policies, please visit:

I want to take this opportunity to express our deepest thanks to Dr. Keith Marzullo – on behalf of NSF, our broader research and education community, and indeed the Nation – for his leadership of the CNS division and service to the CISE community over the last five years!  Keith is currently on detail to the National Coordination Office for the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program (NCO/NITRD); he will be leaving NSF next summer to serve as Dean of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.  I also want to thank Dr. Peter Arzberger for his leadership of CNS in the interim.

Working at NSF in CISE provides tremendous opportunity to have lasting impact on NSF, the CISE community, federal agencies, and society at-large.  I hope that you will consider this opportunity to serve at the frontiers of computing.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Erwin Gianchandani, Acting Deputy Assistant Director for CISE, at

Jim Kurose
Assistant Director, NSF
CISE Directorate

Division Director Position Available at NSF CISE