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The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for the NCAR Science Advisor position. This position was created to serve as a link between NCAR management and NCAR scientists, to represent the NSA on the NCAR Executive Committee and Directors' Committee, and to provide advice to the NCAR Directorate regarding issues that affect NCAR research activities and its staff. This is a half-time position, funded by the Director's Office. The Science Advisor must be a member of the NSA who does not currently hold an upper management position (such as Division Director or above). While not required, applications from Senior Scientists or Senior Research Engineers are most desirable. A full description of the Science Advisor position can be found at http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/nsa/advisor.php. The names of the past Science Advisors include: Phil Judge (February 2009-March 2010) Mitch Moncrieff (February 2008- February 2009) Anne Smith (December 2006- January 2008) Piotr Smolarkiewicz (November 2005-December 2006) Joe Tribbia (October 2004-November 2005) The current Science Advisor, David Edwards of ACD, will be completing his term at the end of February. If you or someone you know who is interested in learning more about this job, please contact NSA Executive Committee Co-Chair Gang Lu or your divisional representatives on the NSA Executive Committee. If you have any specific questions on what the job may entail, David would be happy to offer his insights. To apply, please send to Gang Lu's attention a short statement (1-2 paragraphs) on your qualifications and why you would like to serve in this capacity, along with a copy of your CV. The application deadline is February 18, 2011. We will start the selection process shortly after that date until the position is filled.