Community:Email 18oct12

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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@fit.edu<mailto:searchpss@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 in Austin, Texas during the American Meteorological Society meeting 6-10 January, 2013.

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:

 http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics/science-resources-AMS.shtml

Susanne Demaree UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs P.O. Box 3000 Boulder, CO 80307 303-497-8627


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