Search Initiated for Asst Director of CISE, US National Science Foundation

In the US, a important range of academic research on the social aspects of computing has been supported by the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).  The National Science Foundation has opened a search for an assistant director of CISE. The Assistant Director, 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.  Please see the announcement for a complete description of the position. Dr. Susan Graham, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, will head the search committee. They are searching for candidates with the following qualifications: 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. They have welcomed recommendations from any sector – academic, industry, or government – and are especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for consideration.

Recommendations, including any supporting information, should be sent to the AD/CISE Search Committee via e-mail ( or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite , 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Recommendations must arrive by May 14, 2010.

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