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	AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    Weekly issue of 11/09/2001, ed. by Meg Urry and Patricia Knezek

This week's issues:
1. Publication of Rebecca Elson's Poetry
2. Date/Time for Women in Astronomy Meeting at the DPS 2001 in New Orleans
3. Survival Skills Workshop, March 17, 2002
4. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
5. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the Berks-Lehigh Valley 
   College of The Pennsylvania State University
6. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of
   North Carolina 
7. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Astrophysics, McGill University
8. Postgraduate Researcher in Theoretical Astrophysics, Department of 
   Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz

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1. Publication of Rebecca Elson's Poetry

Rebecca Elson's poetry collection, "A Responsibility to Awe", was
launched last month in Cambridge, England. Around 50 people attended
the launch party, including her husband, friends and colleagues from 
the Institute of Astronomy.

The book is receiving rave reviews here; a typical comment is "This is
the most important poetry collection of the last ten years". Some are 
calling it unique, because many of Becky's poems bridge the gap, so 
seldom spanned, between science and emotion.

If only Becky could hear them! She was always so reticent about the
"other side" of her life. I (and I am sure others) tried many times to
persuade her to publish "Aberration", her 1990 poem about the HST PSF,
but she worried that her colleagues would no longer take her seriously.

Part of the reason publication of a major collection of Becky's poetry 
has come so soon is that, tragically, her work is complete. But had she 
lived, I believe recognition was only a matter of time, for her poems 
are exceptional in their clarity, spareness and gentle irony. 

Alison Campbell awcst-andrews.ac.uk:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of St Andrews, Scotland.

N.B. Rebecca Elson's "A Responsibility to Awe" is available from Carcanet
Press, Manchester, UK, price 6.95 pounds. ISBN: 1-903039-54-1. 
http://www.carcanet.co.uk.
Phone: +44-161-834-8730 ext.21; email pnrcarcanet.u-net.com.

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2. Date/Time for Women in Astronomy Meeting at the DPS 2001 in New Orleans

We will meet Friday, November 30, from 12:45 to 1:45 in 
the Board Room (4th floor).

Please spread the word to your attending colleagues.

I intend to report on the CSWA meeting from the last AAS 
and initiate a discussion among the DPS women to find 
out what we need/want the CSWA to do for us. 

If you would like any other topics covered or give a
presentation, please drop me an e-mail at mullernoao.edu. 

Beatrice Muller mullernoao.edu:

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3. Survival Skills Workshop, March 17, 2002

From the WIPHYS listserv:

Seeking to improve your leadership skills? CSWP will offer a 
half- day workshop on Survival Skills for Successful Women 
Physicists, Sunday, March 17, 2002 at the APS Annual Meeting in
Indianapolis. The workshop will cover such issues as effective
communication and networking, negotiation, leadership,
advancement in organizations, and more. Pre-registration is
strongly recommended. Fee: $60. Information on the program,
speakers, and registration are at
    http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/index.html

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4. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

From the WIPHYS listserv:

The American Physical Society and IBM will co-sponsor a research
internship program for undergraduate women in the summer of 2002.
This is a salaried summer internship at one of IBM's U.S. research
centers located in San Jose, CA; Yorktown Heights, NY; or Austin,
TX. Information on the program, eligibility, and how to apply may
be found http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/ibmintern.html
Deadline to apply is January 31, 2002. 

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5. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the Berks-Lehigh Valley 
   College of The Pennsylvania State University

The Berks-Lehigh Valley College of The Pennsylvania State
University, located on two campuses in Reading and
Allentown, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a tenure-track 
assistant professor position in physics or astronomy to start 
August 2002. The Berks-Lehigh Valley College is a rapidly 
expanding undergraduate college emphasizing innovative teaching, 
faculty research and service. Demonstrated excellence in and 
commitment to teaching introductory physics courses and 
laboratories is required. An active physics, pedagogical 
physics, or astronomy research program involving undergraduates 
is expected. Details of this position and application procedures 
can be found at http://www.bk.psu.edu/faculty/openpos.html. 
Applications will be reviewed beginning January, 2002, and 
will be considered until the position is filled. 
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Dr. Ruth A. Daly 
Department of Physics
Berks-Lehigh Valley College
Pennsylvania State University
P. O. Box 7009, Reading, PA 19610-6009
e-mail: rdalypsu.edu    phone: 610-396-6273    fax:
610-396-6024 

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6. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of
   North Carolina 


The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of North 
Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position 
in observational astronomy to be filled in 2002. While we have a 
hiring preference in the area of observational cosmology and/or 
instrumentation, we encourage applications from all areas of 
observational astronomy. UNC is a partner in the 4.2-m SOAR telescope, 
with first light anticipated in 2002, and in the 10-m class Southern 
African Large Telescope, with first light anticipated in 2006. 
In addition, an active instrumentation program is conducted within 
the department's Goodman Laboratory for Astronomical Instrumentation. 
Thus we are primarily interested in candidates whose research interests 
can make effective use of some or all of those facilities. 

Applicants should send a vita, publication list, and statement of 
research interests. In addition, applicants should arrange to have 
four letters of reference sent to James A. Rose at the address 
below. Consideration of applications will begin on January 31, 2002 
and continue until the position is filled. The University of North 
Carolina is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented 
minorities are urged to apply.
      
   James A. Rose
   Chair, Astronomy Search Committee
   Department of Physics and Astronomy
   University of North Carolina, CB#3255, Phillips Hall
   Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3255
   Tel: 919-962-7170
   FAX: 919-962-0480
   Email Inquiries: jimphysics.unc.edu
   URL: //http://www.physics.unc.edu/

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7. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Astrophysics, McGill University

The Department of Physics at McGill University in Montreal
is expanding its research in Astrophysics. Applications are
invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of
Assistant Professor, beginning as early as September 2002.
We seek candidates with a record of leadership in research
and potential for excellence in teaching. Faculty members
are currently active in radio, X-ray, and gamma-ray
astronomy, with an emphasis on studies of high-energy
phenomena. However, excellent candidates from other fields
of Astrophysics are also welcome to apply. 
The McGill Physics Department has active groups in
Atmospheric Physics, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear
and Heavy-ion Physics, as well as Particle Physics. For more
information about McGill and the Physics Department you are
invited to consult our home page at
    http://www.physics.mcgill.ca. 

Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a
statement of teaching interests as well as a research plan.
They should also arrange for three letters of reference to
be sent directly to:
	Professor Jean Barrette, Chair
	Department of Physics, McGill University
	3600 University St.
	Montréal, Québec
	Canada, H3A 2T8
The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of
recommendation is December 15th, 2001. 

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this
advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian
citizens and permanent residents of Canada. McGill
University encourages applications from all qualified
candidates and is committed to equity in employment.

submitted by Diane Koziol physics.lan.mcgill.ca>
Administrative Officer, Dept. of Physics, McGill University 
Tel.: (514) 398-6482
Fax.: (514) 398-8434

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8. Postgraduate Researcher in Theoretical Astrophysics, Department of 
   Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Applications are invited for a non-ladder-rank postdoctoral position in 
theoretical astrophysics with the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics 
at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The successful applicant 
will work with Prof. William Mathews (mathewsucolick.org) and other 
related faculty and postdocs on the physical nature and evolution of 
X-ray emitting gas and radio sources in galaxies and clusters of galaxies. 
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in computational 
astrophysics, multidimensional numerical hydrodynamics and MHD, or the 
physics of the interstellar medium. The appointment will begin on or 
after January 15, 2002 (start date negotiable) and extend for a minimum 
of one year and a maximum of three years subject to the assumed 
availability of funding and contingent upon satisfactory progress.

RANK: Postgraduate Researcher Step VI - X, depending on qualifications 
and experience.
SALARY: $38,652 - 46,056.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, Astrophysics or 
Astronomy before the start date. There is no restriction on citizenship.

APPLY TO: Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, 
a brief (two-page limit) summary of research experience and accomplishments, 
and the names of at least three referees who have been asked to submit 
letters of recommendation (all letters will be treated as confidential 
documents) to the address below:
	Postgraduate Researcher 
	University of California, Santa Cruz
	Astronomy and Astrophysics Department
	1156 High Street
	Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Please refer to position #T02-19 in your reply.
CLOSING DATE: January 15, 2002

UCSC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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