Community:Email 04jan11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 04 Jan 2011. 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) John Titheridge died 27 December 2010. From: Michael Rietveld (mike at eiscat.uit.no), Chair, URSI Commission G, via the URSI-Commission-G Mailing List.

(2) Position as director of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska at Fairbanks - reviews begin 15 February. From Simone Proctor (sproctor2 at alaska.edu). Contact Dan White (dmwhite at alaska.edu) for additional information. See also http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=72626 and http://www.gi.alaska.edu/


(1) John Titheridge died 27 December 2010.


From: Michael Rietveld (mike at eiscat.uit.no), Chair, URSI Commission G, via the URSI-Commission-G Mailing List.

Sadly, I have to report the death of John Titheridge on 27 December, 2010. He was 78 and died with his family in Auckland, New Zealand, after a being diagnosed as having cancer earlier in the year.

John will be known to many of you through his early work on TEC, and of course POLAN, the true-height ionogram inversion program used so widely. He was finalizing some notes on the latest version of POLAN, although most of his time over recent years was spent with All Africa Mission work.


(2) Position as director of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska at Fairbanks - reviews begin 15 February.


From Simone Proctor (sproctor2 at alaska.edu). Contact Dan White (dmwhite at alaska.edu) for additional information.

The Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, seeks a Director with vision and experience to provide the leadership and management required to address fundamental and applied scientific questions in geophysical research of global, national, and state importance. The Director is expected to participate in scientific strategic planning required to address these issues. The Director reports to the Vice-Chancellor for Research and has administrative and budgetary responsibility for the research programs of the Geophysical Institute (GI). This includes major research facilities operated by the Institute such as, the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, Alaska Satellite Facility, Alaska Volcano Observatory, and Poker Flat Research Range. GI research programs include aeronomy, atmospheric sciences, cryospheric sciences, geology, infrasound, remote sensing, solid earth geophysics, and space physics. Graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in all of these fields are conducted in partnership with Colleges and Schools on the UAF campus. The GI also supports a variety of undergraduate research projects. The GI has approximately 350 total employees, including technical and administrative staff, graduate students (66), and faculty (55). The annual budget of the Geophysical Institute is $35M in total funding. The salary and benefit package for this position is competitive, with the opportunity for appointment with tenure.

Further information on the Institute can be obtained at http://www.gi.alaska.edu/

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a discipline related to geophysical science or have demonstrated exceptional capabilities in research administration and advocacy. Candidates should possess an outstanding record of research accomplishment and qualify for a tenured faculty appointment in an academic department of the University. The candidate’s record should also demonstrate significant administrative leadership that includes the ability to work collaboratively with research centers, academic units, and other administrative entities within the University system; the ability to attract and sustain external support; facilitating scientists in the advancement of their research; an understanding of the broad range of research and scholarship associated with a research institute; and extensive management experience leading a major research enterprise in an academic, government, or industry setting. Familiarity and ability to work closely with U.S. Federal agencies supporting geophysical and polar science is essential.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership through: the ability to think critically and strategically; excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to build and work with teams; an understanding of the diverse sponsorship issues facing research scientists; demonstrated accomplishments in collaborating and working with groups of faculty, senior campus leadership, and executive level personnel from business and government. A broad knowledge of federal regulations and funding agency practices, private sector funding and contracts requirements, and legal compliance requirements is required. A demonstrated commitment to a diverse faculty, staff, and student population is expected.

Application

Candidate’s should submit a letter of application and current vitae through the on-line application system at http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=72626. The application letter should include your vision for the Geophysical Institute as a major international research enterprise, specific areas of research interest, management style, and significant relationships with research funding agencies. The application may include a statement of personal research goals. Finalists will be asked to provide contact information for four references.

The position will remain open until filled, with application review scheduled to begin Feb 15, 2011. For additional information, applicants can contact:
Dr. Dan White, Chair of Geophysical Institute Director Search Committee
Director, Institute of Northern Engineering
PO Box 755910
University of Alaska Fairbanks, 99775-5910
Email: dmwhite@alaska.edu
Phone: 907-474-6222

The appointment of the Director will be made by the President of the University of Alaska, upon the recommendation of the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with review by the President of the National Academy of Sciences, according to the Act of Congress which established the Geophysical Institute in 1946. UAF is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution.

Final draft 12/8/10