UCAR Update - June 2011

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students

June 2011 - In this issue

New directors for NESL, UCAR EO and Communications
Current job openings at UCAR
Opportunities beyond UCAR
New from COMET: Coastal climate change, tsunami preparedness
Reminders from previous issues

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New directors for NESL, UCAR EO and Communications

Senior scientist Jim Hurrell has been named as the new director the NCAR Earth Systems Laboratory (NESL), which encompasses several of the center’s science divisions. Two other recent director appointments are Raj Pandya (UCAR Education and Outreach) and Matt Hirschland (UCAR Communications). More details can be found in the UCAR Magazine article linked below.

Contact: Bob Henson, UCAR Communications, 303-497-8605
UCAR Magazine feature on new directors

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Current job openings at UCAR

Below are the titles of scientific positions now open at UCAR/NCAR/UCP, along with the relevant tracking codes. All jobs are based in Boulder unless otherwise indicated.

  • Atmosphere and Earth System Postdoctoral Scientist (11124), NCAR/NESL/CGD
  • Climate and Health Postdoctoral Scientist (11124), UCP/JOSS
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (11132), NCAR/RAL

Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions online.

Contact: UCAR Human Resources
Careers at UCAR

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Opportunities beyond UCAR

Below is a summary of faculty positions, postgraduate fellowships, and other career opportunities now available at UCAR members and affiliates and other institutions in the atmospheric and related sciences.

  • Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center: Technical and Scientific Director
  • U.S. Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation: Scientist positions
  • York University: Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Earth and Space Science

These listings have been posted within the last month at the “Opportunities Beyond UCAR” website (see below), which includes links to more detail on these positions, previously posted positions, and ongoing opportunities.

Contact: Michelle Flores, UCAR Governance, 303-497-2115
Opportunities beyond UCAR

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New from COMET: Coastal climate change, tsunami preparedness

Below are details on two new online publications available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.

Coastal Climate Change
As climate changes, dynamic coastal regions are experiencing a wide range of impacts. This 3-hour module provides an overview of the impacts coastal regions are experiencing and may continue to experience as a result of Earth’s changing climate.

Community Tsunami Preparedness
This module is designed to help emergency managers prepare their communities for tsunamis. Lessons include basic tsunami science, hazards produced by tsunamis, the tsunami warning system, the importance of public education activities, and how to craft good emergency messages and develop tsunami response plans.

Contact: Hildy Kane, UCP/COMET, 303-497-8470
COMET MetEd site

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Reminders from previous issues

GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting
Meeting dates: 17–22 July

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