Serves as the Division Director, Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), working closely with the Deputy Division Director of DEB to provide vision and leadership for the Division.
Serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the Directorate for Biological Sciences, working cooperatively with other Division and Deputy Division Directors, in advising and aiding the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director and senior staff in the Directorate for Biological Sciences.
DEB contributes to NSF’s mission by supporting fundamental research on the evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes determining biological diversity at the level of populations, species, communities, and ecosystems, at all spatial and temporal scales.
The Division Director provides vision and leadership, and works jointly with the Deputy Division Director in oversight of all activities of the Division of DEB. This includes providing guidance to program officers, administrative and support personnel, recruitment of scientific staff, assessing needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. The Division Director is responsible for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. The Division Director supervises professional staff within the Division. The Division Director determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, and oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations. The Division Director represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.