Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 13:23:04 -0400 (EDT)
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of 10/19/01, eds. Meg Urry & Patricia Knezek

This week's issues:

1. Women in Science Symposium, Bryn Mawr College
2. Women in moon research - a request for information
3. Pay Gap Remains
4. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Plasma Astrophysics at the University 
   of Kansas
5. Two Tenure-Track Positions in the University of Memphis Physics 
   Department
6. Assistant Professor Position in the Astronomy Department at the University 
   of Texas at Austin
7. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Observational Astronomy/Instrumentation
   in the Department of Physics and Astronomy San Francisco State University

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1. Women in Science Symposium, Bryn Mawr College
From: Meg Urry meg.urryyale.edu

WOMEN IN SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

Bryn Mawr College will host "Women in Science: Opportunity in
a Changing Landscape" on October 26-27, 2001. The symposium
will address issues of science education, preparing undergraduate
women for success in graduate school and beyond, increasing
professional success and satisfaction in the academy, institutional
changes in the workplace, networking, entrepreneurship, and risk-
taking and leadership. The full program can be downloaded from
http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/womenandscience.shtml. For
more information or to register, contact Ruth Lindeborg at
rlindebobrynmawr.edu

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2. Women in moon research - a request for information
From: Forwarded from Barbara Welther bwelthercfa.harvard.edu

[Eds. note:  Please send all replies to this email to Andrew Gilbert,
agilbertnmsu.edu.]


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From: Andrew Gilbert agilbertnmsu.edu
To: baliunascfa.harvard.edu
Subject: Women in moon research

Dear Sallie,

I am a PhD student at New Mexico State University and I teach a science 
methods course to undergraduate students and help local teachers make their 
teaching more minds-on and inclusive for all of their students. Currently, 
one of the teachers I work with is doing an unit on the moon and I wanted to 
provide him with some information about women and minorities in moon research. 
I have had difficulty in locating any information concerning women in moon 
research. Any names or possible research ideas for this topic would be greatly 
appreciated. I realize you are probably incredibly busy, but I would greatly 
appreciate it if could offer some assistance on this. Thank you so much. 

Sincerely, Andrew Gilbert 

P.S. I got your contact from the Women in Astronomy website and your interests 
looked the best suited for helping me out.

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3. Pay Gap Remains
From: Meg Urry meg.urryyale.edu

"Pay Gap Remains for Women in Life Sciences," The New York Times, 
10/16/01 (Requires free one-time registration)

"A new survey by the American Association for the Advancement
of Sciences of the salaries and comparative career happiness
among researchers in biology, medicine and related disciplines
offers a mix of the good and the grating."
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/16/science/life/16SALA.html

Readers may also be interested in the report by the American
Institute of Physics, "Women in Physics 2000" available at
http://www.aip.org/statistics/trends/wmtrends.htm . This report
presents data on the current and historic trends in the representation
of women in physics, including comparative data on women in
related fields.

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4. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Plasma Astrophysics at the University 
   of Kansas
From: Meg Urry meg.urryyale.edu

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
Kansas invites candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor
position in the area of plasma astrophysics beginning in August
2002. Position is contingent on final budgetary approval.
Applications from all areas of theoretical plasma astrophysics will
be considered. Examples of research areas include, but are not
limited to, the study of the interstellar medium, the study of
cosmic ray acceleration and propagation, the outer heliosphere, and
the study of hot gas in galaxy clusters. Evidence of independent
research capabilities in theoretical plasma astrophysics as well as
lecturing ability and a commitment to excellence in teaching is
required. A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field
is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. First
consideration will be given to applications received by January 20,
2002. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a complete list
of publications, a short statement of research and teaching
interests, and arrange to have sent three letters of recommendation
to T. E. Cravens, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics
and Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 66045-2151
USA; (785) 864-4739; cravensukans.edu. The University of
Kansas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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5. Two Tenure-Track Positions in the University of Memphis Physics 
   Department
From: Joan Schmelz jschmelzmemphis.edu

The Physics Department at the University of Memphis seeks applications 
for two anticipated tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level, 
to begin in fall 2002. The department has active research programs in 
biophysics and biomaterials, condensed matter and chemical physics, as 
well as solar astrophysics. Department is interested in individuals prepared 
to initiate a strong research program in computational physics or biophysics/
biomaterials physics. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Physics or a 
closely related discipline. The successful candidate must be an effective 
teacher at the graduate (M.S.) and the undergraduate levels. Interested 
persons should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a brief 
statement of research interests, and arrange for three (3) letters of reference 
to be sent to Search Committee, Department of Physics, The University of
Memphis, Memphis, TN, 38152-6670. Review will begin on November 1, 
2001, and continue until the positions are filled. The University of Memphis 
is an Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Electronic applications 
will not be accepted.

Please visit our website at: http://www.people.memphis.edu/~physics/

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6. Assistant Professor Position in the Astronomy Department at the University 
   of Texas at Austin
From: Neal Evans njebubba.as.utexas.edu

The Astronomy Department at the University of Texas at Austin expects 
to be hiring a number of new faculty over the next decade. We have
committed ourselves to a serious effort to recruit women for these positions. 
We strongly urge women to apply for the opening described below.

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Assistant Professor
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Department of Astronomy C-1400
RLM Building 15.218
Dean Keaton (26th) & Speedway
Austin, TX 78712
Tel: 512-471-3000
FAX: 512-471-6016
Email Submission Address
Email Inquiries: shapiroastro.as.utexas.edu
URL: www://http.as.utexas.edu

Attention: Prof. Paul R. Shapiro

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in
September 2002. We especially seek candidates in the field of
cosmology. A simultaneous search is currently being conducted
by the University of Texas Department of Physics for a theoretical
cosmologist with expertise in the physics of the early universe. 
These two parallel hires are intended to be the first of several
positions in a new joint initiative by the Departments of Astronomy
and Physics in the field of cosmology. These new faculty will join
with other members of the two departments in the initiative, which
will serve as a center of interaction and collaboration to enhance the
existing strengths of both departments and McDonald Observatory in
this and related fields.

Consideration of applications will begin January 16, 2002, and will
continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have a Ph.D.
in Astronomy or Physics, and show evidence of outstanding
accomplishment in research, ability to teach effectively, and
potential to develop significant research programs involving students
and postdocs. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a
statement of research interests and accomplishments, a list of
publications, and three or more reference letters mailed directly
to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Paul R. Shapiro. 
Applications and questions should be directed to the above address.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

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7. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Observational Astronomy/Instrumentation
   in the Department of Physics and Astronomy San Francisco State University
From: Adrienne Cool coolquark.sfsu.edu

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY/INSTRUMENTATION
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Tel: (415) 338-6450
FAX: (415) 338-2178
Email inquiries: coolsfsu.edu
URL: http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/

Attention: Dr. Adrienne Cool, Search Committee Chair

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State
University solicits applications for a tenure-track assistant
professor position in astronomy. While minimum requirements are a
Ph.D. and one year's postdoctoral experience, applicants at all levels
of experience will be considered.

The department is committed to excellence in both teaching and
research. We offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees and seek
candidates enthusiastic about mentoring students. Faculty members
with funded research programs typically teach two courses per
semester. Teaching facilities include a planetarium and an
observatory.

Current members of the department have research programs using the
observatories at Las Campanas, CFHT, CTIO and KPNO, as well as HST and
Chandra. SFSU is also a partner in running the KPNO 0.9m telescope.
We seek candidates with ongoing research programs in observational
astronomy and/or astronomical instrumentation that will make a
significant contribution to the overall strength of the department and
who can attract extramural funding.

SFSU, a member of the California State University system, serves a
diverse student body of 27,000. The University's mission is to
promote scholarship, freedom, human diversity, excellence in
instruction, and intellectual accomplishment. Faculty are expected to
be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and
growth through research, publication, and/or creative activities.

Applications should be received by 5 December 2001. Please send
curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research and teaching
interests, and names of three references (with postal and email
addresses). SFSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We encourage applications from women and minorities.

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