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Science Education Administrator (Program Director)

Alexandria, Virginia
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National Science Foundation

The Division of Research and Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) is seeking a Permanent Program Director with expertise in Quantitative Research Methodology. DRL invests in projects to improve the effectiveness of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning for people of all ages. Its mission includes promoting innovative research, development, and evaluation of learning and teaching across all STEM disciplines by advancing cutting-edge knowledge and practices in both formal and informal learning settings. DRL also promotes the broadening and deepening of capacity and impact in the educational sciences by encouraging the participation of scientists, engineers, and educators from the range of disciplines represented at NSF. Central to DRL's efforts is the broadening of participation in STEM and preK-12 STEM education, with a focus on equity and inclusion. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise related to the perspectives and strengths of groups that are historically underrepresented in such fields. DRL's role in the larger context of Federal support for education research and evaluation is to be a catalyst for change-advancing theory, methods, assessment, development, practice, and equity in STEM education. The Division seeks to advance both early, promising innovations as well as larger-scale adoptions of proven educational innovations. In doing so, it challenges the field to create the ideas, resources, and human capacity to bring about the needed transformation of preK-12 STEM education for the 21st century.

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