Community:Email 16nov09

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Nov 17, 2009. 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) HAO post-doc fellowship applications due 4 Jan 2010. Reply to Travis Metcalfe (travis@ucar.edu). See also http://www.hao.ucar.edu/people/visitors/postdoc.php.

(2) Siena College Job Opening - applications due 31 Dec. Reply to Allan Weatherwax (aweatherwax@siena.edu). Send applications to Dr. Mark Rosenberry (mrosenberry@siena.edu). See also http://www.sos.siena.edu/physics.


(1) HAO post-doc fellowship applications due 4 Jan 2010.


From Travis Metcalfe (travis@ucar.edu).

The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) in Boulder, Colorado announces its 2010 postdoctoral fellowship program.

Scientists at HAO conduct research related to solar/stellar interiors and variability (including asteroseismology and the solar-stellar connection), the lower solar atmosphere, corona and heliosphere, and terrestrial and planetary atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres. Projects involving radiative transfer, hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiation hydrodynamics, plasma physics and other topics are pursued both out of fundamental physical interest and for their application to the above areas of research. Successful applicants will be expected to pursue research in collaboration with members of the scientific staff and other long-term visitors in these and related areas.

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for a maximum of 2 years beginning in September or October; a degree of flexibility is possible on the specific times of arrival and departure. Fellows are expected to work at HAO in Boulder, Colorado, with the exception of time spent participating in field research and observing programs. Fellows will have access to the HAO Linux/Unix computers, NCAR supercomputer systems, and the HAO and NCAR libraries and data archives from Mauna Loa Solar Observatory and other facilities.

Fellows will receive a salary commensurate with NCAR postdoctoral rates. The current annual rate is $55,000 in the first year and $57,500 in the second year. A scientific travel budget of up to $2,000 per year is also normally available. Relocation expenses to NCAR will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1000 for the fellow and his or her family. Fellows living abroad will have round-trip travel for themselves and their families paid up to a maximum of $2,500. An allowance of $750 for moving and storing personal belongings is provided. In accordance with NCAR policy, benefits include health insurance, vacation time and retirement contributions, and NCAR will provide assistance in finding Boulder accommodations.

For complete application details, please see the associated URL at http://www.hao.ucar.edu/people/visitors/postdoc.php. The deadline for applications is January 4, 2010.


(2) Siena College Job Opening - applications due 31 Dec.


From Allan Weatherwax (aweatherwax@siena.edu).

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Siena College.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Siena College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position starting Fall, 2010. A PhD in physics or a closely related field is required, and postdoctoral and teaching experience are desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach enthusiastically and effectively in introductory and non-majors' courses, as well as in courses for physics majors. He or she will also be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate students. A facility for obtaining external funding is considered desirable. The ability to teach courses in Solid State or Nano physics is a plus. The department consists of seven full-time faculty, and currently there are active research programs in astronomy, atomic physics, biophysics, computational physics, elementary particle physics and space physics. Further information about the Department is available at http://www.sos.siena.edu/physics. Siena College is located in the Capital District of New York State, a region with many vibrant and growing institutions engaged in science and R & D. Interested candidates should submit a pdf document including cover letter, statements expressing thoughts on teaching and research, a complete curriculum vita, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references. At least one of the references should be able to address the candidate's teaching ability. Send applications to Dr. Mark Rosenberry, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211, (mrosenberry@siena.edu). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by December 31, 2009 to guarantee full consideration. Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.