CEDAR email: CEDAR 25th T-shirts availalble; jobs in VA and GA

Barbara Emery emery at ucar.edu
Fri Jul 2 18:16:27 MDT 2010

This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Jul 02, 2010.
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'.
All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.
(1) CEDAR 25th anniversary T-shirts still available.
 From Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu).
See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2010_Workshop:Shirts.

(2) Tenure-track Position in Space Science and Engineering, Bradley Department 
of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Virginia Tech.
From: C. Robert Clauer <rclauer at vt.edu>.

(3) Postdoctoral Position in Planetary Exospheres at Georgia Tech.
From: Carol Paty <carol.paty at eas.gatech.edu>.

(1) CEDAR 25th anniversary T-shirts still available.
 From Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu).

There are 6 large black T-shirts with the 25th CEDAR logo
available from Barbara Emery for $10.50 each (cash or check
to Barbara Emery only).  These are described at 

Please contact Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu) if interested in a shirt.  The 
pictures of participants, some wearing such shirts, are also online at 

(2) Tenure-track Position in Space Science and Engineering, Bradley Department 
of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Virginia Tech.
From: C. Robert Clauer <rclauer at vt.edu>.

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at
Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in
experimental upper atmospheric space science and engineering.  The
successful candidate will become a key member of the interdisciplinary
Center for Space Science and Engineering Research (www.space.vt.edu).
The Center's current research focus includes satellite and sounding
rocket based remote sensing of the sun and upper atmosphere, space and
ground based observational data analysis, ground-based HF radar
measurements, empirical and advanced computational modeling of the upper
atmospheric space environment, and ground based magnetometer
measurements.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to the
continued growth of the Center through development of a vigorous funded
research program and a specialized graduate curriculum.  The candidate
will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses,
advise and mentor students and postdoctoral researchers, and participate
in service and outreach activities.  The position is targeted to the
assistant or associate professor rank, although appointment at the full
professor rank may be considered for outstanding applicants. A key goal
of this position is to expand the Center's expertise in space based
observation of the Sun-Earth system. Candidates are sought who will
develop research programs that actively engage students in the
development of experiments which observe from suborbital and orbital
platforms.  Examples include, but are not limited to, experiments for
sounding rockets and small satellites including CubeSats.

Required Qualifications
. An earned Ph.D., completed prior to employment, with research in space
science and engineering or a closely related field is required
. Evidence of potential for excellence in research, scholarship, and
. Ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research or scholarship and
to identify potential funding sources to support such research
. Effective communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
. Prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI on funded research
. Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a
variety of disciplines
. Experience in working with students as academic or career advisor,
overseeing student internships or service-learning activities
. Interest and/or experience in mentoring students, both undergraduate
or graduate, in research
. Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse student
. Willingness and ability to work in a technology-based research and
education environment, such as is characterized by use of learning
technologies, distance learning, online courses, video-conferencing, and
network and grid-based collaborative research

The Application Process

Qualified applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum
vita, and a list of at least three references electronically to
jobs.vt.edu to posting number 0100386.  Please follow carefully the
instructions found on the employment website regarding the application
submission process.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept paper
applications.  Paper applications or electronic applications sent via e-
mail cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin September 1,
2010 and will continue until the position is filled with an appropriate
candidate.  The anticipated start date is August 2011.
Applications from women and other underrepresented populations in
engineering are especially encouraged. Virginia Tech has a program
designed to support the retention and advancement of female faculty; see
http://www.advance.vt.edu. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation
in the application process should notify K. Atkins, ECE Dept, (540) 231-
4136 or TDD/PC 1-800-828-1120 or Voice 1-800-828-1140.
Virginia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

(3) Postdoctoral Position in Planetary Exospheres at Georgia Tech.
From: Carol Paty <carol.paty at eas.gatech.edu>.

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Georgia Institute of
Technology's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the area of
space physics and related planetary atmospheric research. The research
project will entail theoretical modeling of planetary exospheres coupled
to their space plasma environments, specifically examining the exosphere
of Mars. This project is one of several new studies that incorporate the
effects of collisions into modern plasma dynamic models of various
planets/moons in the solar system, and the selected candidate would have
the latitude to pursue new lines of research in this actively developing
field along with the afore described Mars work.

Applicants should have (or should soon be completing) a Ph.D. in space
physics, geophysics, astrophysics, or a closely related field. They
should have an outstanding research record and relevant experience in
theory/numerical modeling. Review of applications will begin July 30th,
2010 and continue until the position is filled. Ideally we seek a
candidate who can start in Fall 2010, however there is some flexibility
in the exact start time. The position is offered initially for a period
of one year and may be extended to two years depending on performance.

Completed applications, including a CV, a statement of research
interests and plans, copies of up to three relevant publications, and
contact information of three potential referees should be sent to:

Prof. Carol Paty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0340
or e-mailed to carol.paty at eas.gatech.edu

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer.
For further information please contact Prof. Carol Paty
(carol.paty at eas.gatech.edu).

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