Issue 69, November 22, 2013

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1. Monday Science Telecon
2. JOB OPENING: Director for the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace 
Sciences at the National Science Foundation
3. JOB OPENING: Faculty position at the University of Colorado, Boulder
4. JOB OPENING: University College London's Mullard Space Science Laboratory 
(Department of Space and Climate Physics), 3 vacancies, Space Plasma Group
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1. Monday Science Telecon
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From: David Sibeck   
  
At 12:00 noon EDST on Monday (November 25), we plan to hold the next in our  
ongoing series of regular science telecoms. The speaker this Monday will be  
Hyunju Connor from the University of New Mexico. The topic will be "Which 
reconnection contributes more to the transpolar potential during intervals of 
strong solar wind dynamic pressure". 
  
The telecom will be broadcast via webex. If you would like to join, please  
go to http://uclaigpp.webex.com/, click on the THEMIS SWG meeting, enter 
your name and contact information, and then the meeting password, which is  
Substorm1!  
  
To hear the audio, do not dial the number that pops up on the webex website.  
Instead, please dial the following toll free (in the United States) number:  
  
1-888-919-8405  
with passcode 716697  
  
Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.  
  
Looking forward to speaking with you.

David Sibeck

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2. JOB OPENING: Director for the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace 
Sciences at the National Science Foundation
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From: Ray Walker 

NSF is conducting a nation-wide search for the Director for the Division 
of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS).

AGS is the nation’s leading source of support for fundamental science in 
a wide range of disciplines that deal with the earth’s atmosphere and 
its interactions with the sun. The Division Director leads a staff of around 
30 science program and support personnel and oversees an annual budget 
of nearly $250 million. The candidate must possess excellent 
scientific leadership, administrative, and managerial skills. To view the 
specific qualifications required, please see the job announcement link.

The AGS Division Director is responsible for strategic planning 
and operational management for the Division, including oversight of the 
National Center for Atmospheric Research, observational facilities, cross-
directorate activities and core scientific programs. The Division Director 
has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of 
division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. 
The responsibilities of the Division Director also include the coordination 
of activities with other relevant organizations within NSF, other 
Federal agencies, professional organizations and international partners.

AGS consists of:
* The Atmosphere Section including the program areas of Atmospheric Chemistry, 
Meteorology and Climate.
* The Geospace Section including the program areas of 
Aeronomy, Magnetospheric Physics, Solar Physics and Space Weather.
* The NCAR and Facilities Section with oversight of NCAR and NSF-
funded Facilities.
* AGS also conducts various Educational and Cross-Directorate activities
* Further detail about AGS can be found at: 
http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=AGS

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/355344400

(The announcement flier is available at: 
http://spc.igpp.ucla.edu/spa/doc/AGS_DD_Search_Flyer_v4.pdf)

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3. JOB OPENING: Faculty position at the University of Colorado, Boulder
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From: Fran Bagenal 

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU) invites applicants for a tenure-track 
faculty position in support of an exciting new initiative called CU AeroSpace 
Ventures. Candidates who specialize in developing engineering solutions for 
Earth and space science research or who perform scientific research in Earth 
or space science with an emphasis on instrumentation or aerospace vehicles 
are of particular interest. The successful candidate will demonstrate the 
ability to develop an innovative and robust research program, as well as have 
the vision and potential for excellence in both classroom teaching and 
student mentoring. This 9-month tenure-track position is targeted at the 
level of Assistant Professor, but experienced candidates with outstanding 
credentials may be considered for Associate or Full Professor. Applications 
are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, Posting F00952. 
University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of 
Colorado conducts background checks for all final applicants.

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4. JOB OPENING: University College London's Mullard Space Science Laboratory 
(Department of Space and Climate Physics), 3 vacancies, Space Plasma Group
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From: Libby Daghorn 

i)  Research Associate for Magnetospheric and Space Plasma Physics Research.  
This post will particularly involve original research in magnetotail and 
substorm physics and is available immediately; 
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&j
code=1382899
 
ii) Research Associate for Radiation Belt Space Plasma Physics .  The post-
holder will study the role of electromagnetic waves in driving radiation belt 
acceleration, transport and loss processes. The post is available from April 
2014;
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&j
code=1383668
 
iii) Research Associate in the Cluster PEACE Operations Team.  This post will 
focus on supporting the operations, in-flight calibration and data handling 
for the four Cluster-PEACE electron spectrometers. This post is available 
immediately;
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&j
code=1382701
 
Full details of these posts can be found on the UCL jobs website on the above 
links.  Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a Ph.D. or equivalent 
qualification in a Space-Physics-related subject.  Applications for each 
position should be separately submitted through the above websites and should 
include a publications list and a 1 page summary of research experience and 
future research aspirations.  The closing date for applications for all 3 
posts is Dec 20th 2013.

MSSL is located in the Surrey Hills near Dorking in Surrey.  Further details 
about MSSL can be found at our website (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl). 

For queries regarding the posts please contact Prof. Chris Owen 
(c.owen@ucl.ac.uk), Prof. Andrew Fazakerley (a.fazakerley@ucl.ac.uk) or Dr 
Jonathan Rae (jonathan.rae@ucl.ac.uk).

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