The National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a national search for a new Assistant Director for the Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO).

Dr. John Wingfield has served as Assistant Directorate for BIO since September 2011.  His replacement could serve on a temporary or permanent basis.

Candidates with the following qualifications are sought: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the biological sciences; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF senior management team.  Recommendations of individuals from academic, industry, or government sectors are welcome.  The search committee is especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for consideration.

Recommendations, including any supporting information, should be sent to biosrch@nsf.gov by 15 February 2014.