The NSF’s Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) is hiring several rotator program officers, for the Developmental Sciences Program, Linguistics Program, Perception, Action, and Cognition (PAC) Program, and Social Psychology Program. In fact, there are two developmental scientist openings: one for a developmental scientist with any research area and one for a developmental scientist with a language development focus.

The official job ad and application information is here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/626180700.

Rotator positions are great opportunities for faculty and other (typically more senior) scientists to play an important role at NSF and for their disciplines.  There are different mechanisms with somewhat different details, but in sum rotators typically take a leave from their regular faculty positions for 1-3 years to take on a scientific leadership role for a program or programs at NSF.  See https://beta.nsf.gov/careers/rotator-programs for more information about NSF rotator positions.  (Please note that generally candidates need to be U.S. citizens, but see the official job ad for full details about eligibility.)

Applications for all of these BCS openings are currently being accepted until January 10th. Interested applicants should reach out to Peter Vishton () in DS, Tyler Kendall () in Linguistics, Betty Tuller () in PAC, and/or Steve Breckler () in Social Psychology with questions.

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