Community:Email 28oct10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 28 Oct 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 Strategic Plan Document. From: Jeffrey P Thayer (Jeffrey.Thayer@colorado.edu). See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Community:CEDAR_Strategic_Plan.

(2) 9-12 May 2011, AGU Chapman Conference on "Modeling the Ionosphere/Thermosphere System", Charleston, SC - abstracts due 19 January 2011. From Joe Huba (huba@ppd.nrl.navy.mil)and Shermonta Grant (sgrant@agu.org). See also http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2011/dcall/.

(3) Tenure Track Space Physics Faculty Position at Embry-Riddle for Fall 2011 - applications will be reviewed immediately. From John Olivero (oliveroj@erau.edu). See also http://www.erau.edu/omni/db/academicorgs/dbpsd/index.html.

(4) REU Summer Assistantships in Radio Astronomy, Solar System Studies & Atmospheric Sciences at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico due 1 February 2011. From Jill Tarbell (jtm14@cornell.edu). See also http://www.naic.edu/science/summer_set.htm.

(5) Jicamarca International Research Experience Program - JIREP 2011 for 10 weeks in summer - applications due 31 January 2011. From Jorge Chau (jchau@jro.igp.gob.pe) and Angela Calle (jirep@jro.igp.gob.pe). See also http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/.


(1) CEDAR Strategic Plan Document.


From: Jeffrey P Thayer (Jeffrey.Thayer@colorado.edu).

CEDAR Community,

After much effort by many within the CEDAR community, the CEDAR Strategic Plan has reached a level for community distribution. The document is still in draft form and requires more complete editing and illustration. However, it is important that the CEDAR community see this draft and prepare to adopt this document for the future direction of CEDAR.

The document can be found on the CEDAR wiki at : http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/images/e/eb/CEDAR_October_V9.2.pdf and ancillary material and information can be found at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Community:CEDAR_Strategic_Plan

Comments and feedback on the document are welcome. Your comments can be directed to Jeff Thayer, jeffrey.thayer@colorado.edu , or through the CEDAR forum page at: http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Special:AWCforum/

The document will be frozen by December 1 and the effort will shift into publication and distribution.

Regards,

Jeff


(2) 9-12 May 2011, AGU Chapman Conference on "Modeling the Ionosphere/Thermosphere System", Charleston, SC - abstracts due 19 January 2011.


From Joe Huba (huba@ppd.nrl.navy.mil))and Shermonta Grant (sgrant@agu.org).

The science focus of the conference is to better understand the physics of the coupled ionosphere/thermosphere (IT) system. This system is controlled largely by local ion-neutral processes but there can be strong forcings from below (e.g., tides, gravity waves, upper atmosphere winds) and above (e.g., solar EUV, high latitude heating from precipitating electrons, and region 1 and 2 current systems) that impact its behavior. Thus, it is not an isolated system but can be thought of as a transition layer between the Earth's atmosphere and space; viewed from this vantage point, it is clear that it plays a vital role in forecasting space weather. Given the importance of the IT system, as well as its fundamental role as a laboratory to study ion-neutral coupling dynamics, it is timely to have a Chapman Conference to address the current state of the existing models and the future modeling needs of the IT community.

Abstract Submission Tool Now Open! Abstract Deadline: 19 January 2011; 23:59 EDT/3:59+1 GMT – Late submissions after the deadline cannot be accepted. Abstract Submission Tool: http://agu-cc11mi.abstractcentral.com

Housing Deadline: 1 April 2011; 23:59 EDT/3:59+1 GMT – Housing Details: http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2011/dcall/travel/index.php

If you have questions, please contact chapman-ionosphere@agu.org


(3) Tenure Track Space Physics Faculty Position at Embry-Riddle for Fall 2011 - applications will be reviewed immediately.


From John Olivero (oliveroj@erau.edu).

The Department of Physical Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites applications for a Tenure Track position at the Assistant Professor level in all areas of Space Physics. Applicants in the area of Magnetospheric Physics are particularly encouraged to apply. We expect to have this position filled for Fall 2011.

We are seeking a well-qualified individual for a combined workload of research and teaching in our academic programs. The department has one of the leading undergraduate Engineering Physics programs in the US and is aggressively growing its research activities through its Ph.D. program in Engineering Physics. Other programs supported by the department are BS-Space Physics and MS-Engineering Physics. We also offer support courses in physics, chemistry, astronomy/astrophysics, biology, and environmental science.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research that will continue here plus applicable teaching experience. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in one of the disciplines indicated above. For additional information, please see: http://www.erau.edu/omni/db/academicorgs/dbpsd/index.html.

The position is open until filled, however we will begin reviewing applications immediately. Interested candidates should send (1) a letter of application, (2) a full CV with a list of all publications, (3) any additional information on teaching experience and a statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least four references to:
Chair, Physical Sciences Search Committee,
c/o Human Resources, Box B,
Corsair Hall,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Information: Mahmut Reyhanoglu; reyhanom@erau.edu; 386-226-7753.

At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.


(4) REU Summer Assistantships in Radio Astronomy, Solar System Studies & Atmospheric Sciences at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico due 1 February 2011.


From Jill Tarbell (jtm14@cornell.edu).

NAIC will conduct a summer student program, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico during Summer 2011. Areas of research include radio astronomy, solar system studies and atmospheric sciences. Students interested in electronic instrumentation or computer science are also encouraged to apply. The assistantships, which include a stipend, on-site lodging and round trip airline tickets, are conducted during a flexible ten week period beginning in June. Students will have opportunities to visit many of the beautiful sites of Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. Commonwealth.

Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who will be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program (part or full time) during Fall 2011 are eligible. In addition, NAIC anticipates supporting one or two positions for first- or second-year graduate students who are enrolled in U.S. institutions (non-U.S. citizens may apply). Application forms are available at http://www.naic.edu/science/summer_set.htm or by email request to Jill Tarbell at jtm14@cornell.edu. Applications must be received by February 1, 2011. EOE/AAE


(5) Jicamarca International Research Experience Program - JIREP 2011 for 10 weeks in summer - applications due 31 January 2011.


From Jorge Chau (jchau@jro.igp.gob.pe) and Angela Calle (jirep@jro.igp.gob.pe).

The students will work with staff engineers and scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be conducted in neutral atmospheric and ionospheric science as well as radar/radio instrumentation and software development. Given its location, frequency of operation, and array system, most Jicamarca Radio Observatory's research capabilities are unique. Besides the unique research capabilities where students are welcomed to propose and run their own experiments, Jicamarca offers a good opportunity to get hands-on-experience on different aspects of radar systems, from changing the antenna connections, improving RF components of the system, to develop sophisticated acquisition and processing programs. A side benefit of the program is that students will get to know Peru, heir to ancient cultures and rich colonial tradition.

This program is offered to junior/senior undergraduate and/or first and second year graduate students and will cover the travel expenses (to and from Lima) as well as a reasonable stipend. Given that the Observatory is located outside Lima city, transportation will be provided.

Application and recommendation forms are available at http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/

  • Application deadline: January 31st, 2011
  • Decision: February 20th, 2011
  • Starting date: Anytime after May 10th until June 20th
  • Duration: 10 weeks