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	AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    Weekly issue of 11/2/2001, ed. by Meg Urry and Patricia Knezek

This week's issues:
1. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Programs, 2002-2003
2. Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral 
   Fellowships for Minorities
3. Launch of US Women's Chamber of Commerce! 
4. WorkingMother relaunches web site
5. Job: Department of Astronomy, University of Texas
6. Job: Astrophysics Faculty Position, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy,
   Johns Hopkins University

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1. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Programs, 2002-2003

The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites
physicists to apply for one-year science and technology policy
fellowships in Washington, DC, beginning September 2002.
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, the Department of Energy 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 have a Ph.D. in physics or in any physical,
biological, or social science or any relevant interdisciplinary field
by the application deadline (January 10, 2002). Engineers with a
master's degree and at least three years of post-degree professional
experience also may apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and
federal employees are not eligible. Stipends are $55,000.

Underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

For application instructions and further information, contact:
   AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Programs
   1200 New York Avenue, NW
   Washington, DC 20005.
   Phone: 202/326-6700.
   E-mail: science_policyaaas.org.
   Web: fellowships.aaas.org.

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2. Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral 
   Fellowships for Minorities

From a recent AAS Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy
posting csmaaas.org:

To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's 
college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and 
to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford 
Foundation offers fellowships to members of six minority groups whose 
underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and
long-standing. Applications are available online from the program's 
website:
    http://www4.nationalacademies.org/pga/fo.nsf

The predoctoral fellowships are three-year awards, and are available 
to graduate students with at least three years of study remaining prior 
to earning the PhD. The fellowships provide an annual stipend of 
$16,000, tuition support up to $7,500 per year, and the three years of
support can be spread over five years. The deadline is November 19,
2001.

The dissertation fellowships are one-year awards intended for graduate
students in the final year of PhD study. The fellowships provide an
award of $24,000. The deadline is December 3, 2001.

The postdoctoral fellowships are one-year awards, and are available to
those who have earned the PhD no earlier than January, 1995. The
fellowship provides a stipend of $35,000, a travel allowance of $3,000,
and a research allowance of $2,000. 

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3. Launch of US Women's Chamber of Commerce! 

Margot Dorfman, CEO, announces the launch of the US Women's 
Chamber of Commerce. This nonprofit membership organization 
(for business and career women) is dedicated to developing 
leaders, accelerating economic growth, a nd providing a 
community voice for women.

The US Women's Chamber is establishing affiliate organizations 
in 25 key markets nationally by the end of 2004. The first 
affiliate chapter of the US Women's Chamber of Commerce was 
founded in July 2001 in Arizona.

"This formation of a national organization, the US Women's 
Chamber of Commerce, is a tremendous step toward promoting 
the growth and economic development of women nationwide," 
said Dorfman.  "It is not only a great day for women, it is 
a great day for the economic development of our country."

See http://www=.uswomenschamber.com/ for more details.

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4. WorkingMother relaunches web site

WorkingWoman.com is now part of the new WorkingMother.com .
WorkingMother has relaunched its web site - check it out today:
   http://www.workingmother.com

Working Mother is launching its new FREE email newsletter. To
sign up, see
   http://www.workingmother.com/newsletter.shtml
Contents of the latest newsletter:
   * 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers 2001
   * Working Mother 9-11 Children's Fund
   * National Association for Female Executives
   * The 2001 WorkLife Congress

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5. Job: Department of Astronomy, University of Texas

Attention: Prof. Paul R. Shapiro shapiroastro.as.utexas.edu

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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6. Job: Astrophysics Faculty Position, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy,
   Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins
University invites applications for a faculty position in
astrophysics. We will consider applicants in all subfields of
astrophysics, both theoretical and observational. We expect that
this appointment will be made at the level of assistant professor,
but appointments at a higher level may be possible in exceptional
cases. Current faculty are active in: developing astronomical
instrumentation, particularly for space-based platforms;
observational astronomy across a wide range of wavelengths; and
theory. Research interests of the current faculty include: planetary
astrophysics, the interstellar medium, stellar populations, high-
energy astrophysics, active galaxies, galaxy formation and
evolution, and cosmology. Johns Hopkins is a member of the
Sloan Digital Sky Survey and ARC consortia and will play a
leading role in the National Virtual Observatory. It is also the
operations center for the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer. 
We cooperate closely with the adjacent Space Telescope Science
Institute.

Applicants should send a CV, a publications list, a brief description
of research interests and goals, and should have three letters of
reference sent directly to: Astrophysics Search Committee, c/o Ms.
Pam Carmen, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins
University 21218 USA no later than 1 January 2002. Hopkins is
an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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