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Volume XXII, Issue 59
October 25, 2015

Editor: Peter Chi
Co-Editor: Guan Le
Distribution Support: Sharon Uy, Todd King, Kevin Addison
Email: editor at igpp.ucla.edu       


Table of Contents

1. NoRH Science Nuggets
2. JOB OPENING: Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering at Interamerican
University of Puerto Rico (note current application deadline October
3. JOB OPENING: Visiting Research Scientist Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4. JOB OPENING: Post-doctoral Position at University of Leuven, Belgium



NoRH Science Nuggets

From: Kiyoto Shibasaki (shibasaki.kiyoto at md.ccnw.ne.jp)

The International Consortium for the Continued Operation of Nobeyama Radioheliograph (ICCON, http://hinode.stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp/ICCON/) is pleased to announce the start of a series of Nobeyama Radioheliograph (NoRH) Science Nuggets. We welcome submission of papers using NoRH data and more broadly papers on solar radio astronomy, solar physics, and related fields. We wish to keep the spirit of Nuggets, “a solid lump; especially: a native lump of precious metal (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nugget)” and the nugget papers need to be short and succinct. Please send them in the form of .pdf to the editors, shibasaki.kiyoto at CCNW and masuda at STEL (CCNW: md.ccnw.ne.jp, STEL: stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp).


JOB OPENING: Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering at Interamerican
University of Puerto Rico (note current application deadline October

From: Brett Isham (bisham at bayamon.inter.edu)

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, located on the Bayamón Campus near San Juan, has an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Computer Engineering.  A PhD in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering is required.  Associate professor appointments may be possible, and applicants with degrees in related fields will be considered.  The start date can be as soon as January 2016.

Interamerican University is the largest private university in Puerto Rico, with nine campuses, professional programs in optometry and law, and a total student population of about 50,000.  Interamerican's Bayamón campus, with about 5,000 students, is primarily an undergraduate institution.  The successful applicant will have experience in undergraduate teaching and an interest in new and innovative teaching strategies.  Teaching duties will include both computer engineering and electrical engineering classes. Proficiency in spoken English and/or Spanish is required.

The Bayamón campus has active research programs in aerosols in the atmospheric boundary later, ionospheric physics including active radiowave modification of the ionosphere, and in the development of radio instrumentation for atmospheric and space research.  The NSF Arecibo Observatory is a 90-minute drive from campus; the NOAA VIPIR HF radar, located at the USGS San Juan Observatory, is a 60-minute drive; and the Bayamón campus is in the process of building an HF radio research imaging array in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  The Bayamón campus is also the lead institution in the development and construction of the Puerto Rico CubeSat, which incorporates an ion wave instrument built by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and an MF/HF radio instrument built by Mälardalen University in Sweden, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and the Interamerican Bayamón campus.

Recently, the Interamerican Department of Mechanical Engineering began an MSME program with an emphasis in aerospace engineering, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is in the process of starting an MSEE program, with one of three areas of emphasis being sensing of the atmosphere and geospace via radio and radar, passive optics and lidar, and satellites.  Bayamón campus programs also include the Interamerican University School of Aeronautics, located at Isla Grande airport in San Juan.

Applications must include a CV and official transcripts from universities attended.  Also suggested are a one-page cover letter; contact information for three professional references; and a short statement discussing teaching experience, philosophy, and goals, and research and professional goals.

Applications should be received in person or by mail at:

Department of Human Resources
re: faculty opening 003023
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus
500 Dr. John Will Harris Road
Bayamón, PR 00957-6257, USA

The deadline for receipt of applications is currently October 30, 2015, but it is likely that this date will be extended.

All qualified persons are welcome to apply.  Recent PhD graduates with teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply.  Interamerican University of Puerto Rico supports equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from women, veterans, and people with disabilities (M/F/V/H).

Additional information, including a list of courses required for the BS degree in Computer Engineering, can be obtained from Prof. Brett Isham at bisham at bayamon.inter.edu.  Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Isham with any questions, and to verify the application deadline.


JOB OPENING: Visiting Research Scientist Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

From: Jonathan J. Makela (jmakela at illinois.edu)

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign seeks applicants for the position of Visiting Research Scientist in the area of remote sensing and space sciences. The Department has one of the leading programs in the United States granting approximately 350 B.S. degrees, 100 M.S. degrees, and 60 Ph.D. degrees annually. ECE Illinois has long had an international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and service. ECE Illinois is rich with top instructional laboratories allowing students to learn, invent and dream.

The primary function of this position is to conduct research focused on understanding the dynamics of the Earth’s near-space environment, focusing on the use of data and the development of inverse methods to study structures in the ionosphere and their effects on technological systems. The visiting position may become regular at a future date pending availability of funding.

To review full job description and qualification requirements, please go to http://jobs.illinois.edu.

The Visiting Research Scientist position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by November 9, 2015. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brandi Pulleyblank at blpulley at illinois.edu or 217-333-9698.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


JOB OPENING: Post-doctoral Position at University of Leuven, Belgium

From: Giovanni Lapenta (giovanni.lapenta at wis.kuleuven.be)

The Centre for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics (CmPA) of the Department of Mathematics at  University of Leuven (Belgium) accepts applications for one post-doctoral position within the framework of the DEEP-ER project funded by the European Commission within the FP7 program (deep-er.eu). DEEP-ER involves 13 project partners from 7 European countries, including the supercomputing centers in Juelich and Barcelona.

The researchers will have access to large parallel computing facilities and to a stimulating research environment within the CmPA. The researchers will be employed by KU Leuven, but collaborations with other computing and plasma simulation centers is encouraged. 

The work place is Leuven, a historic university town (our university is one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 1425) located just 20 minutes from the center of Brussels and 15 minutes from Brussels international airport, making it easily reachable for international travelers. Leuven is an international city located in the Flemish (Dutch speaking) part of Belgium, where English is spoken routinely in all places (from University and public offices to shops and entertainment venues).

KU Leuven's participation in the DEEP-ER project aims at studying state of the art astrophysical and space weather applications with focus on efficient scaling on emerging massively parallel architectures.  We aim at producing great astrophysical results and at the same time demonstrating great performances in a true codesign environment with plasma and astrophysics experts working closely with computer scientists.

Video about the DEEP project: 


Starting: Immediately

Duration: One year renewable up to 3.

Salary: net after taxes, starting from 2100-2500 (depending on qualifications), increasing with experience

Contact: giovanni.Lapenta at wis.kuleuven.be

Apply online at:  https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/53543206


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