Volume XXIII, Issue 68

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Table of Contents

1. Monday Science Telecon, December 19, 2016

2. JOB OPENING: Faculty Position – Clemson University

3. JOB OPENING: University of Iowa Faculty Possition – DEADLINE EXTENDED

4. JOB OPENING: Positions for Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission, at Southwest Research Institute

5. JOB OPENING: Two Positions for Studies of Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in Sweden



Monday Science Telecon, December 19, 2016

From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at

At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (December 19), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Evan Tyler from University of Minnesota. The topic will be “Energy partitioning of four reconnection events observed in the magnetotail.”

The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please
go to, search for the ‘Dayside Science’ 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: 1-844-467-6272
with passcode 901533

Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.

Looking forward to speaking with you.


JOB OPENING: Faculty Position – Clemson University

From: Gerald Lehmacher (cuphysicsjob at

Assistant Professor – Atmospheric and Space Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University seeks candidates to fill a faculty position in our Atmospheric and Space Physics group at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher level to begin August 15, 2017. We seek candidates with a strong proven record in experimental work with emphasis on the Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The atmospheric and space physics group within the department currently has strong research programs in rocket and ground-based observations, with technical support provided by the department’s instrument shop. Our research program also includes work in satellite diagnostics, modeling and big data, and we seek someone that can complement and enhance the research activities of the department.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, exhibit a record of substantive research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Required qualifications include a PhD in Physics, or closely related field.

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio ( and include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statements of research interests and accomplishments, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of at least three references. Applicant evaluations will begin on February 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Information about our research and educational programs can be found at For further information, please contact

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


JOB OPENING: University of Iowa Faculty Possition – DEADLINE EXTENDED

From: Craig Kletzng (craig-kletzing at

The deadline for applications for the space plasma physics faculty positions described below has been extended to January 10, 2017.

Assistant or Associate Professor – Experimental Space Physics

The University of Iowa

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( at the University of Iowa seeks a space physics experimentalist with a record of involvement in spaceflight hardware. Interested applicants should apply at and refer to requisition #69613. The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


JOB OPENING: Positions for Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission, at Southwest Research Institute

From: Jerry Goldstein (rachel.pelayo at

Southwest Research Institute is seeking scientists to participate in the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission. Those that join the team would have the opportunity to lead their own analysis and interpretation of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) data; integrate space observations by MMS (and other available mission data sets) with kinetic simulations, and theoretical analyses, to understand kinetic physics of magnetic reconnection; investigate physics in the diffusion region of magnetic reconnection, both at the magnetopause and in the magnetotail; investigate nonlinear processes that energize space plasmas, such as collisionless magnetic reconnection, solitary waves, and shocks; present results at scientific conferences and workshops, and publish peer-reviewed articles reporting results.

To view all open positions and apply, please visit To view and apply for openings related to MMS, please reference job codes 15-01210 and 15-01211.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran Committed to Diversity in the Workplace


JOB OPENING: Two Positions for Studies of Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in Sweden

From: Hermann Opgenoorth (opg at

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Uppsala, Sweden, invites applications for a Postdoctoral position and a Tenured Scientist position in Space Physics, for research related to scientific studies of solar-wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. Applications close on 18 December. More information:


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