Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 17:04:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for September 28, 2001

	AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    Weekly issue of 9/28/2001, ed. by Meg Urry and Patricia Knezek

This week's issues:
1. AAUP Article on (Un)Equal Pay for Women in Academia
2. Article on "Glass Walls" for Working Women
3. New Resource Guide on Women in Astronomy
4. Two Faculty Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics at
   Columbia University
5. Faculty Position in Experimental Physics, Dept. of 
   Physics & Astronomy, DePauw University
6. Faculty Position in Astronomy/Astrophysics at Ohio University 
7. Faculty Position, Dept. of Physics, Simon Fraser University
8. Faculty position at University of California, Davis
9. Postdoctoral Position in Cosmology at University of Waterloo

1. AAUP Article on (Un)Equal Pay for Women in Academia

From: Women in Physics

An AAUP (American Association of University Professors)
Article discusses the lack of of pay equity at our universities. 
"At many campuses, women continue to be paid less and promoted
more slowly than their comparably qualified male colleagues". 
See "Show Me the Money: Salary Equity in the Academy", Donna
Euben, Academe, American Association of University Professors,
July-August 2002.

2. Article on "Glass Walls" for Working Women

Here is an interesting article (from on working women 
and the "glass walls", rather than "glass ceilings", they may
encounter. Thanks to Amy Simon-Miller for pointing this out:

3. New Resource Guide on Women in Astronomy

From: Andrew Fraknoi

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has
a new web address, and has revised much of the
contents on its web site (

As part of this revision, there is a new, richer
resource guide to finding information about women
in astronomy.  For the first time, it features web
links to key sites for those who want to explore
this important topic in more detail.

The resource guide includes general
references on the topic and specific references to
the work and lives of 36 women astronomers of
the past and present.

The guide grew out of a need in college
and high school astronomy courses.  Many students
like to do a paper or report on the work of women
(or one woman) in astronomy.  But the resources
for doing such papers are scattered in many places
and were hard to track down. We hope the new
resource guide will make the task of learning about
the contributions of women to space science a
little bit easier.

We would be grateful if you could refer or link
to this guide in your own web site or publications,
and if you could let others know about it.

The web address is:

Thanks very much,

Andrew Fraknoi
Director, Project ASTRO

4. Two Faculty Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics at
   Columbia University

From: Jacqueline van Gorkom, Astronomy Chair (

The Departments of Physics and of Astronomy at Columbia University
each intend to make a junior faculty appointment in theoretical
astrophysics. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a
publication list, and a statement describing their accomplishments
and plans in research and teaching, and should arrange to have three
letters of reference sent by December 1, the date on which applicant
screening will begin.

	Theoretical Astrophysics Search
	Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
	550 West 120th Street
	Mail Code 5255
	New York, NY 10027
	Tel: 212-854-5870 (Physics); 212-854-6850 (Astronomy)
	Email Inquiries: (Physics Chair Steven Kahn)

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,
and the Columbia Physics and Astronomy Departments are particularly
interested in receiving applications from women and minorities. Applicants
should specify if they are interested in one or both positions, but
need only send a single application.

5. Faculty Position in Experimental Physics, Dept. of 
   Physics & Astronomy, DePauw University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at DePauw University,
a highly selective national liberal arts school, invites applications
for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2002. We are
looking for an enthusiastic physics teacher with a strong interest in
developing a research program involving undergraduate students.
Preference will be given to candidates in the areas of experimental
condensed matter, atomic, molecular, or optical physics who can
establish a research lab on campus. Start-up funds and dedicated
laboratory space are available. DePauw has an exceptional
program for supporting its faculty, including startup funding 
and pre-tenure leaves for new faculty, and funding for professional
and curriculum development activities (see A major
teaching responsibility for this position is to develop and teach
intermediate and advanced laboratory courses for physics majors.
Furthermore, the candidate must have the ability and interest to
teach a variety of undergraduate physics courses at both the
introductory and upper level. 

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2001 and continue 
until the position is filled.  Candidates should submit a letter 
of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests 
and philosophy, professional development plans, a statement of 
research plans detailing the participation of undergraduate students, 
three letters of reference, and most recent graduate transcript. 
Please send all materials to:
	Professor Victor DeCarlo, Chair, Search Committee
	Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
	DePauw University
	Greencastle, IN 46135

DePauw University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative
Action Employer; Women and Minorities are strongly 
encouraged to apply. For more information about the department,

6. Faculty Position in Astronomy/Astrophysics at Ohio University 

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
appointment in astrophysics in the Department of Physics and
Astronomy at Ohio University. The department seeks a candidate
with an excellent research record, an ability to teach effectively
across the physics and astronomy curriculum at all levels, and an
interest in developing innovative techniques for undergraduate
education. Candidates in any area of astronomy or astrophysics,
including theory, observation, and numerical experiment, are
invited to apply. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.
degrees, with approximately 60 students currently involved in the
graduate programs. The 23 full-time faculty have research
emphases in nuclear physics, condensed matter physics,
biophysics, surface science, and nanoscience, as well as astronomy
and astrophysics.; The current astrophysics faculty consists of
Brian McNamara, Joe Shields, and Tom Statler, plus nuclear
astrophysicist Carl Brune; their research interests include galactic
dynamics, emission-line galaxies, galactic black holes, clusters of
galaxies, and experimental nuclear astrophysics. More information
can be found on the web at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy,
postdoctoral experience, a strong research record, and a
commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants should submit a
curriculum vitae, bibliography, a clear research plan, and a
statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and arrange for
three letters of reference to be sent to:
	Prof. Thomas Statler
	ASTRO Search Committee
	Department of Physics and Astronomy
	Ohio University
	Athens, OH 45701-2979

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2001. Applications will be
accepted in hardcopy only. Women and ethnic minorities are
enthusiastically encouraged to apply for this position. Ohio
University is an AA/EO employer.

7. Faculty Position, Dept. of Physics, Simon Fraser University

The Physics Department at Simon Fraser University invites 
applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship, to take 
effect in September 2002, subject to final budgetary approval. We
are searching for an individual of outstanding background and
exceptional promise who will establish a vigorous independent
research program and who will have a commitment to
undergraduate and graduate teaching. The Physics Department has
a very broad research program in condensed matter physics and
materials science as well as research programs in biological
physics, dynamical systems, high energy theory and experiment,
optical dating and string theory. Excellent candidates in any area,
including astrophysics, that complements the aforementioned
research programs will be given serious consideration. The
Physics Department's home page can be accessed via

In accordance with Canadian Immigration Requirements, this 
advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent 
residents. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of 
equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities
to qualified applicants. Applications should include a curriculum
vitae, publication list and a short statement of research and
teaching interests. Candidates should arrange for three letters of 
recommendation to be supplied in confidence. All correspondence 
should be directed to:
	Professor Michael Plischke, Chair
	Department  of Physics
	Simon Fraser University
	8888 University Drive
	Burnaby BC, Canada V5A 1S6 
by December 15, 2001.

8. Faculty position at University of California, Davis

The Department of Physics at the University of California at 
Davis invites applications for a faculty position in observational 
or theoretical cosmology. This position has a targeted start 
date of July 1, 2002. The appointment will be at the tenure-track 
Assistant or tenured Associate Professor level, as determined 
by qualifications and experience.

This position is one of four posistions created for our cosmology 
program. The current cosmology group consists of Professors 
Andreas Albrecht, Robert Becker, and Lloyd Knox. The cosmology 
program benefits from full access to Lick and Keck observatories, 
and from overlapping interests with our strong departmental programs 
in condensed matter, nuclear physics, quantum gravity, and especially 
with our particle physics program. Outstanding persons in all areas 
of cosmology will be considered. The successful candidate will 
have a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics and will be expected 
to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to conduct 
an active research program in cosmology. 

This position is open until filled, but to assure full consideration, 
applications should be received by November 30, 2001. To initiate 
the application process, please mail your curriculum vitae, 
publication list, research statement, and the names (including 
address, email, fax, and phone number) of three or more references 
	Professor Winston Ko, Chair
	Department of Physics
	University of California, Davis
	One Shields Avenue
	Davis, CA 95616-8677

Further information about the department may be found on our website at

9. Postdoctoral Position in Cosmology at University of Waterloo

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position in
observational or theoretical cosmology at the University of Waterloo.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative,
independent research as well as participate in collaborative work with
Mike Hudson, whose research grant is funding this position. Expertise
in the areas of gravitational lensing, cosmic flows, large-scale
structure or galaxy formation and evolution is highly desirable.
Outstanding applicants may also be nominated for a CITA National

The appointment will be for a mimumum of 2 years. See 
for information about the Astrophysics and Gravitation group at the 
University of Waterloo, which presently consists of 9 faculty members, 
3 post-doctoral fellows/research associates and 20 graduate students. 
For more information regarding CITA National Fellowships, see 

Interested applicants should send their CV, bibiliography, and statement 
of research interests, as well as arrange for 3 letters of recommendation
to be sent to:
	Mike Hudson 
	University of Waterloo
	Dept of Physics
	200 University Ave W
	Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
	Tel: (519) 888-4567 ext 2212
	FAX: (519) 746-8115
	Email Submission Address:
	Email Inquiries:

For full consideration, applications and supporting letters should be 
received in Waterloo by November 15, 2001. The successful candidate must 
have a Ph.D. by the start date, which is flexible but preferably as 
early as possible in 2002.