Community:Email 02jul10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Jul 02, 2010. Meetings and jobs are listed at 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 See also

(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>.

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

(1) CEDAR 25th anniversary T-shirts still available.

From Barbara Emery (emery at

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 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>.

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 ( 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 teaching . 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 projects . 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 population . 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 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 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>.

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

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. For further information please contact Prof. Carol Paty (