Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1999 16:12:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 9/8/99

            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
     weekly issues of   9/9/99, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
1.  CIC/WISE Directory
2.  Old Journals
3.  A College for Astronomy?
4.  Jobs
1.  CIC/WISE Directory
From: Luisa Rebull

I was just emailed this information and thougth I would pass 
it along to grad students/postdocs on this list as well as 

To all graduate students and postdocs:
The annual CIC/WISE Directory is being updated. This is a 
listing of advanced students close to graduation and those 
who have just graduated who will be in the job market this 
year. The directory is made available to potential employers 
to help them recruit new staff. Students can register on 
line to be included in this year's directory,with the 
deadline for inclusion of September 30. The website address,
with information about the directory and how to register is

2. Old Journals
From: Susan Terebey

If don't find anyone who wants your apj's and aj's, try the 
librarian at Caltech. In the past she has tried to find good 
homes for back journals.
Susan T.

3. A College for Astronomy

My daughter, a senior in high school, wishes to become an 
astronomer. One of her choices for college is University of 
New Mexico. I was wondering what kind of reputation they had 
among people in the field. Also any advice you might have 
would be greatly appreciated. I personally think she just 
wants to live as far away from mom and dad as she can get, 
;-) since we will be living in Florida by then. 

thank you for any help 

4. Jobs
From: gkastro.Princeton.EDU

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at Princeton 

Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship In Theoretical 

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton 
University invites applications for the Lyman Spitzer, Jr. 
Postdoctoral Fellowship and other postdoctoral fellowships. 

The Spitzer Fellow is expected to carry out original 
research in theoretical astrophysics, either independently 
or in collaboration with Princeton faculty or students. 
Other postdoctoral fellowships in a wide variety of areas of 
observational and theoretical astrophysics are also expected 
to be available. The principal selection criteria for all 
fellowships will be outstanding research accomplishments and 
promise of future achievement.

Current research areas at Princeton include the formation 
and evolution of planets, stars, and galaxies, theoretical 
and observational studies of the interstellar medium, large-
scale structure, gamma-ray bursts, gravitational lenses, 
galactic and solar system dynamics, accretion disks, cosmic 
background radiation, numerical hydrodynamics, and plasma 
astrophysics.  The department has shared access to the 3.5-
meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, the Sloan 
Digital Sky Survey, and a 64-processor SGI Origin 2000 
computer.  For additional information on the Department and 
its research activities and facilities, see

The expected starting date for all fellowships is 1 
September 2000. The appointments are for one year, renewable 
annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of 
up to three years.  Applicants should send a curriculum 
vitae, bibliography and statement of research interests, and 
arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by 1 
December 1999 to Prof. S. Tremaine, Chair, Dept. of 
Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, Princeton NJ 08544-
1001, USA. Applicants will automatically be considered for 
all postdoctoral positions in the department. EEO/AAE.


Sloan Digital Sky Survey Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton 
University hopes to offer one or more postdoctoral positions 
to outstanding young scientists to work on the analysis and 
interpretation of data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 
(SDSS), beginning in September 2000.  This project, which 
will eventually map 1/4 of the sky in five optical bands to 
about 23m and obtain redshifts for one million galaxies and 
100,000 quasars, obtained first light in imaging mode in 
June 1998.  Analysis of these first data is now underway. 
The postdoctoral fellows will work with Drs. James Gunn, 
Michael Strauss, Neta Bahcall, Jill Knapp, Bohdan Paczynski, 
Robert Lupton, Zeljko Ivezic, David Schlegel and other 
department members and members of the SDSS consortium on the 
wide variety of research made possible by the data: large 
scale structure, galaxy clustering, galaxy properties, 
quasar properties, stellar astronomy, and many other topics. 
They may also work with Dr. Jeremiah P. Ostriker on 
cosmological simulations and the interpretation of the SDSS 
data on the redshift-space distribution of galaxies.  In 
particular, we hope to offer a position to work on stars on 
the lower main sequence and substellar objects (brown 

These positions are offered subject to the availability of 
funding. For additional information on the SDSS, the 
Department and its research activities, see

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography and 
statement of research interests, and arrange to have three 
letters of recommendation sent by 1 December 1999 to Prof. 
S. Tremaine, Chair, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton 
Hall, Princeton NJ 08544-1001, USA. Applicants will 
automatically be considered for other Princeton postdoctoral 
positions. EEO/AAE.


Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship In Observational Astronomy - 

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Universidad 
Catolica and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at 
Princeton University invite applications for a prize 
fellowship in observational astronomy, sponsored by 
Fundacion Andes, to begin in September, 2000. The 
appointment is for one year, renewable annually based on 
satisfactory performance, for up to three years. The 
appointment for the first two years will be with Universidad 
Catolica in Santiago, with the option of an initial stay of 
up to three months at Princeton (in housing provided by the 
Dept of Astrophysical  Sciences). The third year of the 
appointment will be with Princeton.

Chile has the greatest concentration of large telescopes in 
the southern hemisphere. Foreign-owned telescopes in Chile 
must grant 10% of their observing time to the small 
community of Chilean astronomers. While resident at 
Universidad Catolica, the fellow will qualify as a member of 
this community and will be eligible to propose for observing 
time on all telescopes in Chile, including ESO's 3.5m NTT 
and 4x8m VLT, the Gemini 8m,  Carnegie's 2.5m and Magellan 
6.5m, and the 15m SEST. Collaboration with  astronomers at 
Catolica and Princeton will be welcomed but not required.

The fellow will have a salary of US$40,000 for the first 
year, with a research budget averaging US$15,000 per year. 
The selected candidate is expected to apply to Chilean 
sources for additional funding. Additional information on 
research support, etc., can be obtained from H. Quintana 
( or

We are seeking an individual with exceptional scientific 
promise from any field of observational astronomy, although 
preference will be given to those areas in which Princeton 
and Catolica staff already have active research interests. 
Selection, by a joint Princeton-Catolica committee, will be 
on the basis of demonstrated excellence. Preference will be 
given to candidates who received their Ph.D within the past 
four years.  Additional information may be found at  These websites also contain  
information on the first joint PUC/Princeton astrophysics 
conference,  "Omega", held in Pucon, Chile in January 1999.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and 
research plan, and arrange for three letters of 
recommendation to be sent to BOTH Princeton and Catolica by 
1 December 1999.  The research plan should address how the 
applicant intends to use the facilities available to both 
Princeton and Catolica. Applicants will automatically be 
considered for other Princeton postdoctoral positions, but 
should clearly state in the cover letter that they wish to 
be considered for the Princeton/Catolica Prize Fellowship. 
Applications should be sent to the following addresses: 
Prof. S. Tremaine, Chair, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, 
Peyton Hall, Princeton NJ 08544-1001, USA; and H. Quintana, 
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, P. Universidad 
Catolica, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile (e-mail address:  EEO/AAE.

From: Richard Crutcher


As part of a continuing major initiative in astronomy and
astrophysics, the University of Illinois expects to fill two 
tenure-track faculty positions beginning in August 2000 or  
a date mutually agreed upon. One will be a joint position in 
the Astronomy and Physics Departments; the second will be an  
Astronomy Department position. We are particularly 
interested  in candidates with research interests in 
observational or theoretical cosmology, but applications 
from candidates with research interests in other areas of 
astronomy and astrophysics will be given careful 
consideration. We expect to make these appointments at the 
rank of Assistant Professor, but applications from 
exceptional more senior candidates will be considered.

To be assured of receiving full consideration, complete 
applications should be received no later than October 1, 
1999, but applications will continue to be accepted and 
considered until the positions are filled. Salary is open 
and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D. 
or equivalent is required. Our principal interests are in 
the candidate's abilities to conduct a rigorous and 
significant research program in observational or theoretical 
astronomy and astrophysics and to teach effectively at both 
undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate 
should also interact effectively with other astronomers and 
astrophysicists and with physicists who have research 
interests in related areas. Applications from women and 
minorities are especially encouraged.

Applicants are requested to send a letter describing their 
research program, a curriculum vitae, and a list of 
publications and to arrange for three references to be sent 

               Astrophysics Faculty Search Committee
               Department of Astronomy
	       University of Illinois
               1002 W. Green Street
               Urbana, IL  61801-3080
               Telephone 217-333-3090

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.

End of CSWA Newsletter of 9/8/99