Issue 14-6, March 21, 2014
1) DPS ELECTIONS 2014: CANDIDATE SLATE
2) REMINDER : 2014 ONLINE MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
3) JOBS/POSITIONS OPPORTUNITIES
4) UPCOMING MEETINGS
DPS ELECTIONS 2014: CANDIDATE SLATE
The DPS Nominating Committee has identified the following candidates for the 2014 DPS elections for Vice-Chair and Committee:
Vice-Chair (1 to be elected):
o Jason W. Barnes, University of Idaho
o Stephen J. Mackwell, LPI, Universities Space Research Association
Committee (2 to be elected):
o Maria Antonietta Barucci, LESIA, Paris Observatory
o Joshua P. Emery, D.E.P.S., University of Tennessee
o Amy J. Lovell, Agnes Scott College Department of Physics & Astronomy
o Gerald Wesley Patterson, APL, Johns Hopkins University
Additional candidates, supported by a petition of at least 20 DPS members, may be nominated by April 21st. Please send any nominations to the DPS Secretary, Athena Coustenis, at [email protected].
REMINDER : 2014 ONLINE MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
You are receiving this e-mail because you have subscribed to DPS during the past 2 years.
You should have paid your 2014 membership dues online at https://members.aas.org/ by 31 December 2013. But our records show that more than 300 of our members forgot to renew !
If you are one of those who haven’t had the time yet to renew, please take it now by logging in to your membership record (today !) and paying your dues so that you can remain part of the DPS community. By renewing online and not receiving a paper renewal, you will help your Society save enormous costs.
Also, please take a moment to update your personal DPS member file.
Thank you for your urgent attention.
Athena Coustenis, DPS Secretary
Send general replies to [email protected].
You can send any comments, questions, or suggestions to the DPS Jobs Czar at: [email protected]
A) VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF PHYSICS – THREE POSITIONS OPEN
Job Posting Title IRC56972
Organization Name Physical Sciences
Daytona Beach Campus
The Department of Physical Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
invites applications for three (3) Non-Tenure-Track positions, most likely at the
Assistant Professor level in Physics. One position may be renewed yearly,
whereas the other two positions are one-year sabbatical replacement positions.
Applicants with experience in teaching undergraduate physics are particularly
encouraged to apply. Interest in engaging undergraduate students in research
would be a plus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and
be available to teach beginning in late August, 2014.
The Physical Sciences Department has about 35 faculty. It is home to one of the
leading ABET-accredited undergraduate Engineering Physics programs in the US,
as well as growing BS Space Physics, MS Engineering Physics, and PhD
Engineering Physics programs. We expect to begin a new BS program in
Astronomy & Astrophysics in August, 2014. The Department also provides
service courses in physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, and environmental
science to other majors.
The position will remain open until filled. For consideration, please complete an
online application and upload a full CV, unofficial transcripts, any additional
information on teaching experience and a statement of teaching philosophy, as
well as the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least
three professional references. All materials should be submitted through the link at:
Embry-Riddle is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national
origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Embry-Riddle is
also committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We continually strive to
recognize, respect and celebrate the differences and cultural identities
among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse
community. We work to provide a safe environment where self-expression
is welcome. We strive to create a campus climate free of discrimination so
that networks, partnerships and cultural competency continue to be
fostered through leadership, integrity, care and respect. We are Embry-
Inquiries may be addressed to:
Terry D. Oswalt, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. Physical Sciences
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Office: (386) 226-7571
Fax: (386) 226-6621
A) SOLAR WIND INTERACTION WITH PLUTO WORKSHOP
Wed-Thur August 20-21, 2014
LASP, Boulder CO
In preparation for New Horizons flyby of Pluto around July 2015, the above workshop on the solar wind interaction with Pluto’s atmosphere will focus on current ideas and models of the upstream solar wind conditions, the interaction of the surrounding plasma with Pluto’s escaping atmosphere, and perturbations of the solar wind propagating downstream.
The workshop will include presentations on plans for observations that will be made by and datasets collected by the New Horizons Alice (UVS), REX (Radio Science), SWAP (KeV plasma), PEPSSI (MeV particles), and SDC (dust counter) instruments.
Please contact me bagenal-at-colorado.edu if you intend to attend.
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado
B) EUROPEAN PLANETARY SCIENCE CONGRESS 2014 – EPSC2014
07 – 12 September 2014
Abstract deadline: 06 May 2014.
The international community of planetary scientists is invited to submit an abstract for presentation of their recent work at the EPSC 2014 Meeting, which will take place at the Centro de Congressos do Estoril, Cascais, Portugal, 07-12 September 2014.
The meeting will consist of oral and poster sessions, as well as workshop-style sessions. We expect a very well attended meeting, with many high quality presentations.
The current list of sessions is organized around the following topics:
TP Terrestrial Planets
GP Giant Planet Systems
MG Magnetospheres and Space Physics
MTI Missions, Techniques and Industry
MTW MT Technology Foresight Workshops
EX Exoplanets and Origins
SB Small Bodies
PD Planetary Dynamics
LF Laboratory and Field Investigations
OEP Outreach, Education, and Policy
AM Amateur Astronomy
CP Comparative Planetology
The scientific program and abstract submission are accessible at:
Please browse the list of sessions and identify the session that most closely matches your area of interest; your abstract can then be submitted directly to that session.
The session conveners, together with the Scientific Organizing Committee, will finalize the science program shortly after the abstract deadline.
Information on registration, accommodation, travel routes, visa requirements and social events will become available soon on the meeting web site.
Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.
Manuel Grande and Maria Teresa Capria
on behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee
on behalf of Copernicus Meetings
Send submissions to:
Athena Coustenis, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
LESIA (Bat. 18)
Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
5, place Jules Janssen
92195 Meudon Cedex