Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 11:49:51 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 8/23/00

            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    weekly issues of  8/23/2000, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
1.  NSF New Postdoctoral Fellowships
2.  Books of interest and seeking reviewers
3.  Jobs
1. NSF New Postdoctoral Fellowships

The NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences announces a new 
program of postdoctoral fellowships in astronomy and 

The NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships 
provide an opportunity for highly qualified young 
investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry 
out an integrated program of independent research and 
education.  Fellows may engage in research of observational, 
instrumental, or theoretical nature, in combination with a 
coherent educational plan for the duration of the 
fellowship.  The program supports researchers for a period 
of up to 3 years with fellowships that can be taken to the 
institution or national facility of their choice.  The 
program is intended to recognize young investigators of 
significant potential, and provide them with experience in 
research and education that will establish them in positions 
of distinction and leadership in the community. 

Please see the program announcement (NSF 00-136) at for information 
on the fellowship opportunities and how to submit 
applications.   Deadline for submission of proposals is 13 
November 2000. Please contact Dr. James P. Wright 
( or 703-292-4910) or Dr. Eileen D. Friel 
( or 703-292-4895) for more information, or 
see the Astronomy Division web site at  

2. Books of interest and seeking reviewers

1) The National Academy Press has recently published a new 
book, "The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent 
Women Scientists", by Elga Wasserman. The book gathers the 
personal stories of women scientists and talks about the 
importance of such factors as mentoring, persistence, talent 
and even plain luck.   The hard-bound book is 254 pages with 
photographs and includes a preface by Rita Colwell, Director 
of the NSF.
2) The Women's Studies Quarterly has published a special 
double spring/summer issue, "Building Inclusive Science: 
Connecting Women's Studies and Women in Science and 
Engineering", edited by Sue V. Rosser.  There are nearly 40 
contributors to the 333-page issue, including many eminent 
scientists-scholars.  Articles include the history of women 
in science, gender differences and diversity among women, 
and feminist science studies.  
If anyone is interested in writing a 500-word review of one 
or the other of these volumes for a future issue of the CSWP 
Gazette, please contact me as soon as possible. 
Sue Otwell, Education Programs Administrator

3. Jobs

Faculty Position in Integrative Planetary Science
    Department of Astronomy
    601 Campbell Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720-3411

    Attention: Prof. Geoffrey W. Marcy

    The new Center for Integrative Planetary Science of the 
University of California, Berkeley intends to make an 
appointment effective July 1, 2001. Candidates from all 
fields of planetary science are invited to apply.  
Applications in the fields of planetary geophysics, 
planetary astrophysics, theoretical planetary physics, and 
geochemistry are particularly encouraged. An appointment at 
either the tenure-track assistant professor or the tenured 
levels will be considered. 
    Please send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement 
of research interests, and a list of five references to     
Prof. Geoffrey W. Marcy, Chair of the Search Committee at 
the above address, postmarked by December 22, 2000. The 
University of California, Berkeley is committed to 
affirmative action by actively recruiting qualified women 
and minorities for employment opportunities: Affirmative 
Action Employer/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Department of Physics
McGill University

McGill University invites applications to the Department of 
Physics from potential nominees for a 2001 NSERC University 
Faculty Award (UFA). Applicants from all areas of physics 
will be considered but the Department is particularly 
interested in candidates with a background of research in 
Astrophysics.  Completed applications must reach NSERC by 
November 1, 2000 and therefore are required at McGill as 
soon as possible and no later than September 8, 2000. 
Successful applicants to the competition will be appointed 
at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track) within the 

The UFA program aims to increase the representation of women 
in the sciences; accordingly, the competition is limited to 
women who have not previously held a tenure track 
appointment at a Canadian University. In accordance with the 
terms of NSERCs UFA program, this advertisement is directed 
only to women who are, or will be by the 1 November 2000, 
Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Further 
information on the NSERC University Faculty Award program is 
available at 

We seek candidates with proven record of excellence in 
research, and also the capacity for excellence in teaching. 
Candidates must have a PhD degree, an outstanding research 
record, and an aptitude for undergraduate and graduate 
teaching. Applicants should send a detailed curriculum 
vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, 
completed NSERC Personal Data Form (form 100), and 
Application for a Grant Form (form 101), and arrange three 
confidential letters of recommendation addressing the 
applicant's teaching and research ability and promise sent 
by September 8, 2000 to: 

Prof. Jean Barrette, Chair 
Department of Physics, McGill University
3600 University Street
Montral, Qubec
Canada, H3A 2T8.
phone: 514 398-6483
fax: 514 398-8434

End of CSWA Newsletter of 8/23/2000