Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 13:56:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 12/6/2000

            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    weekly issues of 12/06/2000, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
1. Congressional Science Fellows
2. Undergraduate Research at IBM 
3. Jobs

1. Congressional Science Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science 
invites scientists and engineers to apply for one-year 
science and technology policy fellowships in Washington, DC, 
beginning September 2001. Fellows serve in the Congress, the 
National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of 
Health, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, 
the Agency for International Development, the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture, the Food 
and Drug Administration, the Department of Justice, and 
other federal offices.

These programs are designed to provide each Fellow with a 
unique public policy learning experience and to bring 
technical backgrounds and external perspectives to decision-
making in the U.S. government. 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must have a Ph.D. or 
equivalent doctoral degree by the application deadline 
(January 10, 2001) from any physical,biological or social 
science or from any field of engineering. Engineers with a 
master's degree and at least three years of post-degree 
professional experience may also apply. Federal employees 
are ineligible. Stipends typically begin at $52,000. 

For application instructions and further information about 
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Programs, 
contact: 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005.  
Phone: 202/326-6700.  


Dr. Sherri Stephan
Legislative Fellow
Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
Subcommittee on International Security, 
   Proliferation and Federal Services
446 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510

phone:  202-224-5443

2. Undergraduate Research at IBM

 IBM is again offering a research internship program for 
undergraduate women in physics and related fields.  APS is 
co-sponsoring this program which includes a summer job at 
IBM, with a mentor and a grant of $2,500.   The full 
announcement, with details on projects in each of four 
different IBM labs and the application procedure, is 
available on the CSWP website at 
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2001.  Please share 
this announcement!

3. Jobs

Vassar College
Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College 
invites applications for a full time visiting assistant 
professor in physics for the academic year 2001 - 2002.  
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely 
related field and prior teaching experience is a plus.  The 
successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of 
undergraduate physics.  Candidates should send (1) a 
curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of interest and experience 
in teaching, (3) a description of research, and (4) arrange 
for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the 
department. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2001.  
Salary will be competitive. Department of Physics and 
Astronomy, Box 745, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0745, Attention: 
Cindy Schwarz, Chair; Tel: (845) 437-7340.  Vassar College 
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

From: cprevostPrinceton.EDU


	The Council on Science and Technology at Princeton 
University is seeking applicants for its Postdoctoral 
Teaching Fellows Program.  The program is designed to 
provide from one to three years of stipend support to 
postdoctoral fellows who wish to obtain further training in 
both research and teaching.  The fellows will be involved in 
curriculum development, instructional laboratory design and 
lecturing and will work closely with an experienced master 
teacher.  In addition, the Fellow will conduct research with 
a Princeton University science or engineering faculty 
member.  The goal of the program is to prepare candidates 
for careers in both research and teaching.

	Eligible candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent 
post-baccalaureate degree in one of the physical and natural 
sciences, or engineering, and be both interested and have 
previous experience in undergraduate teaching at a U.S. 
university.  Before applying, applicants must first identify 
a research mentor from among the Princeton University 
science and engineering faculty, and obtain his or her 
agreement to act as research advisor.  Applications should 
include a c.v., publication list, teaching and research 
experience, teaching objectives and proposed research plans 
at Princeton University and three letters of recommendation 
(as indicated in the application forms).  Candidates will be 
evaluated on the basis of their previous teaching and 
research accomplishments, as well as their proposed research 
plans at Princeton University.  The stipend will be 
commensurate with experience.  Princeton University is an 
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Applications 
are currently being accepted for Fellows to begin in the 
fall of 2001.  Review of applications will begin January 1, 
2001.  Applications can be downloaded from the Council's Web 
Page ( or requested from:

Carol Prevost
The Council on Science and Technology
5 Peyton Hall
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Tel.: (609) 258-4316, FAX: (609) 258-1020


llinois Wesleyan has a tenure-track opportunity for someone 
hoping to teach physics at an undergraduate liberal arts 
institution. The ideal candidate will be one who values the 
mission of a liberal arts education, and has an affection 
for communicating the beauty and power of physics to 
undergraduate students. If someone is specifically looking 
to work with undergraduates, and maintain their scholarship, 
then they should examine 
Candidates with a Ph.D. in any subfield of physics or 
astronomy are welcome to apply. Illinois Wesleyan is a 
highly selective, residential, liberal arts institution of 
approximately 2000 students.  Located in Bloomington-Normal 
(also home to Illinois State University), Illinois Wesleyan 
is one hour's drive west of Urbana (where potential 
collaborators reside) and two hours south of Chicago. If 
interested in opportunities for spouse or partner, please 
examine . This website includes 
a list of current openings at Illinois Wesleyan, as well as 
information about the community (e.g., Bloomington is also 
the international headquarters of State Farm Insurance) and 
links to nearby universities: Illinois State is only 9 
blocks away from Illinois Wesleyan; Bradley University is 40 
min west. Send c.v., three letters of recommendation, a one-
page statement of teaching philosophy, planned research that 
can include undergraduate students and any other helpful 
materials to / Narendra Jaggi, Chair, 
Physics Department, Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, IL 
61702. IWU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages 
applications from women and minorities.


Physics and Women's Studies
An appointment at the assistant/associate level in Physics 
with an emphasis in Physics education. Teaching assignments 
will be in the Physics and the Women's Studies programs. An 
enthusiastic and creative teacher adept in teaching all 
levels of undergraduate Physics, with a demonstrated 
engagement in contemporary gender scholarship, and a 
particular commitment to feminist contributions to science. 
Doctorate in Physics or Physics Education required. 
Preference will be given to an applicant with experimental 
experience. The Physics program is rebuilding, offering an 
opportunity for the selected individual to contribute to 
this process by attracting more non-traditional science 
students. Review of applicants begins 1/8/01. Send letter of 
application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching 
philosophy (not to exceed two pages), a research plan 
involving undergraduates, copies of transcripts and three 
letters of reference (at least one addressing leadership and 
teaching effectiveness) to Laurie Fuller, Women's Studies 
Coordinator, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. 
Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-4699. For more information see
NEIU is a four-year comprehensive state institution 
emphasizing quality teaching and serving a diverse 
population of commuter students. NEIU is an AA/EOE and 
welcomes applications from women, minorities and persons 
with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals.

Laura L. Sanders, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Coordinator
Department of Earth Science
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago IL  60625

End of CSWA Newsletter of 12/6/2000