[ES_JOBS_NET] Deputy Director, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Nov 27 15:04:22 MST 2015

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is seeking a Deputy 
Director. STScI enables excellence in astronomical research by 
optimizing the scientific return of state-of-the-art astronomical 
observatories in space and serving the scientific community that uses 
these facilities. STScI is committed to developing and maintaining a 
dynamic, diverse, and inclusive workplace that enables innovation as 
well as scientific and technical excellence. We reflect that commitment 
in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans, as well as 
individuals with disabilities to apply for this position.

Located at several sites on or near the campus of the Johns Hopkins 
University in Baltimore, Maryland, STScI is operated by the Association 
of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) under contract 
with NASA to conduct the science program of the Hubble Space Telescope 
(HST) and to develop the Science and Mission Operations Center for the 
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The Institute solicits and selects 
HST observing proposals, supports observers, plans and carries out the 
scientific observations, calibrates and archives the data, and 
distributes grant funding to HST observers and archival researchers. 
STScI is currently designing and building the JWST ground system, as 
well as the systems required aligning, maintaining, and operating the 
telescope and instruments in space, in preparation for taking 
responsibility for mission and science operations. STScI also operates 
the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) for NASA, 
and is responsible for the education and outreach activities of both of 
these NASA Great Observatories.

STScI has a highly skilled staff of approximately 650 employees 
including scientists, engineers, technicians, software developers, 
education/outreach specialists, administrators, and business resource 
personnel. STScIs scientific staff members conduct research and assist 
other scientists in making optimum use of the NASA missions and archives 
operated by STScI.

The Deputy Director partners with the STScI Director in directing and 
prioritizing broad Institute activities, defining Institute objectives 
within STScI policies and contract guidelines, and implementing 
organizational strategies. As a member of the Institute's senior 
management team, the Deputy Director provides leadership and vision to 
all Institute activities, and champions the Institute's science-driven 
approach to mission support and community service. She or he discharges 
the duties of the Director in event of that Executive's absence.

The Deputy Director prepares short- and long-range plans, and works with 
senior staff in formulating STScI policies. The Deputy Director 
maintains close working relations with leaders and representatives of 
the scientific community, with government officials, and with senior 
management officials of firms doing significant work for, or with, the 
Institute. She or he is a leader in managing STScIs strategic 
communications and assuring that STScI is represented in all forums of 
strategic interest to the work of the Institute. The Deputy Director 
monitors and fosters employee morale within the Institute, and promotes 
a safe and inviting workplace.


The Deputy Director should possess knowledge of STScI's missions and the 
science they enable, as well as the importance and techniques of space 
science. Candidates for this position should have demonstrated the 
skills and experience critical for administration and management, 
including those required to manage the efforts of a large, diverse 
workforce. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication 
skills, problem resolution and negotiation abilities, and the ability to 
establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, 
NASA and industry personnel, and the international scientific community.

STScI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. The Search 
Committee will begin evaluating applications on January 15, 2016. 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications 
will be held in confidence at the candidate's request.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter providing a 
summary of the candidates interest in the position as well as an 
overview of the candidates relevant experience and accomplishments, a 
curriculum vitae/resume and a list of at least three references. The 
Search Committee also welcomes nominations. Nominations should be 
submitted to careers at stsci.edu and addressed to:

Deputy Director Search Committee

Space Telescope Science Institute

3700 San Martin Drive

Baltimore, MD 21218

Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application 
by going to: https://stsci.slideroom.com

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our 
desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep 
commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and 
disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. As an Equal 
Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate 
because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual 
orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or 
physical handicap.

Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the 
employment process can contact us at careers at stsci.edu.

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