Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 09:40:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 9/20/2000

            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    weekly issues of  9/20/2000, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
1. Parental Leave
2. Symposium in honor of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
3. Job

1. Parental Leave

Dear AASWomen,

I am trying to compile information regarding the different 
policies that academic institutions have for maternity and 
parental leave. I am doing this for the purpose of assisting 
in the development of a policy here at Denison University. 
For comparison, it would be very helpful to get as much 
information in as much detail as possible. Particularly, I 
am interested in comparing the policies of Liberal Arts 
Colleges, but information regarding the policies at other 
types of institutions would be very helpful.

Please send me as much information as you have time to/are 
comfortable with sending. I am primarily interested in the 
policies for faculty; however, if you are aware that there 
are different policies for women in different positions 
(support staff, administrative staff), it would help to have 
that information as well. Also, please indicate whether 
maternity leave is paid or unpaid and whether adoptive 
circumstances are considered. If your institution recognizes 
paternity leave, that would be helpful information, as well.

I hope many of you, even in the midst of your busy academic 
years will take a few minutes (or seconds) to respond to 
this email. I can make the results of this study available 
to AASWomen for everyone's edification and use (of course no 
names of participants will be used, just the names of the 
institutions). I truly believe that the results will be 
interesting to all.

One final note, please make sure you are telling me about 
the _current_ maternity leave policy (not the one pertinent 
in your personal experience, however recent).

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Lauren Jones
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Denison University
Granville, OH 43023
Office: (740)587-6311
Fax:    (740)587-6240

2. Symposium in honor of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Marlene Cummins from the U. of Toronto Library points out an 
announcement of a centenial symposium in honor of Cecilia 
Payne-Gaposchkin.  The announcement she sends is on "What's 
New" at Cfa, 
but the official conference website is:

3. Job

Salem State College is seeking to fill a tenure track 
position in Physics for the fall of 2001. Required 
qualifications include a PhD in Physics, Physical Chemistry 
or a related field (doctorate in hand by 8/1/01).
We prefer a person with at least two years of college 
teaching experience, and the interest and ability to
teach introductory Physics courses in an innovative 
environment, a commitment to undergraduate research,
and experience in astronomy, radiation physics, and/or 
physics education research. The successful applicant will 
teach introductory physics courses in support of major 
programs in Biology, Chemistry and Geological Sciences, and 
a minor in Physics, and courses in physical science and 
radiation physics. We also prefer candidates with experience 
in and commitment to teaching in a multicultural, 
multiracial environment with students of diverse backgrounds 
and learning styles and who enjoy serving as role models
and mentors for a diverse group of students. Salary is 
competitive and commensurate with education and   
experience. Application review is on going. Please apply 

  To apply, send letter of application specifying reference 
number of the position for which you are applying,
resume, appropriate transcripts and three letters of 
reference to: Office of Equal Opportunity and Human
Rights Salem State College 352 Lafayette St Salem, MA 01970 
Fax: (978) 542-6163 E-MAIL: (Word or Word Perfect Attachments only) 
Refer to: 01-AA-F-CAP-PHYS1.

Tracy Hodge
Salem State College

End of CSWA Newsletter of 9/20/2000