US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Position: Social Science Representative, Research Advisory Board
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board is seeking nominations for eight vacant categories, including “National Social Science Association.” The 25-member board advises the Secretary of Agriculture on priorities and policies concerning agricultural research, extension, education, and economics. Nominations are also being sought to represent the following categories: Farm Cooperatives, Plant Commodity Producer, National Aquaculture Association, National Food Science Organization, National Nutritional Science Society, 1862 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, and 1994 Equity in Education Land-Grant Institutions.
Nominations, consisting of the nominee’s name, resume, a completed form AD-755 (“Advisory Committee Membership Background Information”), in addition to any letters of support, must be submitted by July 18. See the Federal Register notice for more information.
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
Position: Board member, Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: The Census Bureau seeks nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations. The Advisory Committee “provides insight, perspectives, expertise and advice to the Director of the Census Bureau on the full spectrum of Census surveys and programs.” It is also responsible for advising on “topics such as hidden households, language barriers, students and youth, aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations,” and other issues.
For more information on the committee and application instructions, see the full announcement here. The deadline for applications is July 17, 2014.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Position: Board director,board on Human-Systems Integration
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) focuses the knowledge, analytical tools, and methods of the behavioral and social sciences on some of the nation’s most pressing issues in efforts to understand them and to contribute to their solution. Our areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) anthropology, child development, demography, economics, education, history, law, gerontology, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics.
The Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI) provides new perspectives on theoretical and methodological issues concerning the relationship of individuals and organizations to technology and the environment, identifies critical issues in the design, test, evaluation, and use of new human-centered technologies, and gives advise on the research needed to expand the scientific and technical bases for designing technology to support the needs of its users.
The Director of the Board on Human-Systems Integration, in close collaboration with the Chair, senior staff, and members of the Board, provides intellectual leadership by identifying current and emerging issues in human-systems integration; develops workshops, conferences, and studies by separate panels of experts; seeks funds for these activities from federal government agencies and public and private foundations. The Director supervises the Board’s staff and represents the Board with heads of government agencies, the media, and the public. The Director will need to have a keen interest in and broad knowledge of human-systems integration and substantial experience working at the intersection of research, policy, and practice. A doctorate and ten years of related professional experience are required, as are demonstrated superior talents, skills, and abilities in networking and relationship building, project development and fundraising, communication and writing, and management and leadership, together with a willingness to work with distinguished scientists and policy makers in a team environment.
Responsible for financial management and resource allocation, staff planning and management, and is fully accountable for the performance and results of the department. Has authority to formulate, affect, interpret, or implement management policies or operating practices. Studies and decisions have long-term implications and affect continuing operations. Must have high-level professional staff as direct reports. Incumbent deals with important or controversial issues and effective persuasion, negotiation, and compromise are critical to work. Reports to Executive Director or Executive Officer.
Basic Requirements: A Ph.D in a related field or equivalent knowledge with 10 years of related professional experience, 5 of which were in a supervisory capacity.
Effective managerial and interpersonal skills with a strong record of team building, program development, and fundraising.
Demonstrated impact on the advancement of science or policy.
Ability to solve intellectual problems that reflect substantial variety and complexity, particularly as related to human systems integration issues and approaches.
For more information and application procedure please click here.