CEDAR email: Faculty Positions at Florida Tech. and Special Session at AMS Meeting

Louise Beierle louise at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 18 10:59:32 MDT 2012

This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 18 Oct 2012.
Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under
'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'.
CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'.


1. Faculty Positions at Florida Institute of Technology
2. Special session at the 10th Conference on Space Weather at the AMS


1.  Faculty Positions at Florida Institute of Technology

The Department of Physics and Space Sciences at the Florida Institute of
Technology invites applications for up to two permanent faculty 
positions in planetary sciences. These positions may be at any rank: 
assistant through full professor. We seek to expand our current space 
sciences program to include planetary geology, atmospheres, 
magnetospheres, or interiors and/or exoplanets.  For both positions, 
candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, planetary sciences, space 
sciences, astronomy, or a related discipline. Successful candidates must 
demonstrate the ability to develop a vigorous externally funded research 
program as well as the enthusiasm and drive to teach and mentor 
undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with experience in space 
instrumentation are particularly encouraged to apply.

Florida Tech is located on the eastern coast of central Florida, just
south of the Kennedy Space Center. Information about the department and
current research activities can be found at http://cos.fit.edu/pss/. To
apply, please send a cover letter, CV, statement of research and 
teaching experience and interests, and the names of at least three 
references, preferably in a single PDF file, to
searchpss at fit.edu<mailto:searchpss at fit.edu>.
The review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will 
be accepted until the positions are filled. Florida Tech is an equal 
opportunity employer.

Dr. Niescja E. Turner
Associate Professor
Physics and Space Sciences
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida 32901

2. Special session at the 10th Conference on Space Weather at the AMS

   *AMS: *Heliophysics Science of Space Weather*

There will be a special half-day session, titled Heliophysics:
Science of Space Weather, Wednesday morning, January 9, 2013,
during the 10th Conference on Space Weather at AMS. Please mark
your calendars to attend.

Scheduled speakers will include:

Thomas Bogdan, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Amitava Bhattacharjee, Princeton University
Rich Loft, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Antti Pulkkinen, NASA/GSFC
Guy Brasseur, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Panel discussion on the NRC Report on "The Effects of Solar
Variability on Earth's Climate" -- Jerry North, Texas A&M
University; K.K. Tung, University of Washington; Phil Duffy, Office
of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

The session culminates with a lunch-time Town Hall Meeting, /Our
Stormy Sun -- From Mystical Northern Lights to Space Weather and
Climate Change/, Pål Brekke, Norwegian Space Centre.

A limited number of box lunches, sponsored by the University
Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), will be provided on a
first come, first serve basis.

This special session seeks to introduce attendees to the new field
of heliophysics, and broaden understanding of the connection between
the Sun and Earth's climate and space weather. It is the hope that
this discipline will start to be taught at universities worldwide
and thus contribute to addressing the immediate need to develop the
next generation of heliophysicists.

For more detailed information:

Susanne Demaree
UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO  80307

More information about the Cedar_email mailing list