Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students
• Bogdan selected to head UCAR
• Meeting reports: October members, Schneider symposium
• Current job openings at UCAR
• Opportunities beyond UCAR
• New from COMET: Volcanic ash, meteorology introduction
• Reminders from previous issues
Thomas Bogdan, the director of NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, has been chosen as the next president of UCAR. He will succeed Richard Anthes, who is stepping down in January after more than 23 years at the helm. For more on Bogdan and his appointment, see the UCAR Magazine article.
More than 100 representatives from UCAR members and affiliates, along with early-career faculty guests, explored the changing landscape of higher education and geoscience curricula in their annual meetings on 4–5 October. Many attendees also took part in a workshop on 6 October discussing how departments might forge partnerships with other stakeholders on curricula related to severe weather and climate change adaptation. The follow-up website for the October meetings includes video of the week’s presentations and other related materials.
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.
Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions online.
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.
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.
Below are details on two new online publicationx available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.
Volcanic Ash: Observation Tools and Dispersion Models
This new module and the three previously released volcanic ash modules (Introduction, Volcanism, and Impacts to Aviation, Climate, Maritime Operations, and Society) have been combined to form the Volcanic Ash Science, Impacts and Forecasting Course. The full course and the new module are both available through the MetEd site.
Introduction to Meteorology Resources
In the fall and winter of 2010/11, college instructor Paul Quelet compiled a large list of online resources to accompany a college-level introduction to meteorology course. Resources include links to MetEd modules as well as many other reliable sites dedicated to atmospheric science and meteorology. These resources are available online and as a downloadable spreadsheet:
Heliophysics 2012 Summer School
Application deadline: 14 December
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