Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2002 08:06:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for June 7, 2002

	AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    Weekly issue of M/D/2002, ed. by Meg Urry and Patricia Knezek

This week's issues:

1. "Women, and Some Men, Ask Why Women Don't Flock to Physics," 
   PhysicsToday, May 2002, article about IUPAP conference
2. Global Women's Rights Treaty Gets Second Wind
3. International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists,
   Ottawa, Canada, July 27-31, 2002
4. Hispanic women in astronomy
5. Applications Sought for Latin American Lecture Series on Women 
6. Advertisement for book on diversity statistics from the
   Business Women's Network 
7. Women's International Science Collaboration Program
8. Fellowships, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard
9. Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Arcetri Astrophysical 
   Observatory (Florence) on Supermassive Black Holes 
   in Galactic Nuclei
10. Postdoctoral position in Gender Issues in the 
   Sciences (Psychology Dept.) at Hunter College
11. Physics Faculty Position in Physics Education at The Ohio State
12. Tenure-Track Asst. Prof. of Physics at University of Nebraska, Omaha

1. "Women, and Some Men, Ask Why Women Don't Flock to Physics," 
   PhysicsToday, May 2002, article about IUPAP conference

"Among the universal challenges experienced by women physicists
are the balancing of career with housework and child rearing,
discrimination in the workplace, professional isolation, and a lack of
representation at all levels of decision making." See the report on
the first International Conference on Women in Physics, sponsored
by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP):

US delegates to this IUPAP conference are available to give
talks about it. A list with contact information may be found at - click on Links of
Interest to reach a link to the list of US delegates organized by
region of the country. Limited funds are available to defray their
travel expenses for institutions which could not otherwise afford to
host a speaker.

2. Global Women's Rights Treaty Gets Second Wind

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
Against Women, otherwise known as the U.N. Global Women's
Rights Treaty, is tentatively scheduled for a hearing in the Senate
Foreign Affairs Committee on June 15, 2002. One hundred and
sixty-eight countries have ratified the treaty since 1979, but this 
will be the first time it has been debated in the Senate since 1994.
Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) successfully blocked debate of the
treaty while chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but
the treaty has been given new life since Senator Joseph Biden 
(D-DE) took over the position. President Bush has given some
support, which gives additional promise for the treaty. Ratification
is necessary for the U.S. to have a voice when global women's
rights issues are debated in the U.N.  If you support this treaty, you
may wish to let your congressperson know.

3. International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists,
   Ottawa, Canada, July 27-31, 2002

The International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists
occurs every three years and will focus on Women in a Knowledge
Based Society this year. Speaker panels and symposiums covering
themes such as affirmative action and policies, gender equality,
balancing work and personal life, ethics in science and global
climate change are scheduled. The conference runs from July 27-31
in Ottawa, Canada. For further information see on/icwes12/index.htm

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Gretchen
Gerstner at AWIS (202) 326-8940  by June 14 to book rooms at the
hotel. The rooms will be booked at a group rate, however you will
be responsible for paying the room.

4. Hispanic women in astronomy

From: "Dr. Dora Elia Musielak"

I am conducting a study on women scientists and engineers, 
with focus on minority women. I am looking for data on 
Hispanic women astrophysicists, but could not find any
information. Does your organization keep statistics based 
on race/ethniticity of women? 
[Eds. No, but we will post your inquiry to our listserv.]

I visited your web site where women in astronomy database 
lists about 5 women whose surnames appear to be of Hispanic
origin. Unfortunately, the email addresses are no longer
valid so I could not contact them. 
[Eds.: We remind all AAS women members to post an entry 
to the new, improved CSWA Database on women in astronomy
and astrophysics. See for details.]

5. Applications Sought for Latin American Lecture Series on Women 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks 
input for a new Latin American Lecture series on women in science 
and engineering. US women scientists are invited to submit their 
stories about overcoming the challenges of pursuing scientific 
careers in scientific fields traditionally dominated by male 
scientists, including (but not limited to) the biological and 
physical sciences, mathematics and engineering. Scientists careers 
may span academia, research, and industry. Nine scientists will 
be selected to participate in the project which will involve 
lectures and presentations at three major scientific events in 
Latin America in 2002 and 2003. AAAS will cover all travel and
subsistence expenses and will publish papers and other visual
materials presented by the selected scientists. Applications from 
US minority women, particularly Latinas, are greatly encouraged. 
This project is funded by NSF. Deadline to apply is June 28th, 2002. 
For complete information and an application form, contact:
	Marina Sansostri Ratchford
	Senior Program Associate, AAAS

6. Advertisement for book on diversity statistics from the
   Business Women's Network 

Eds.: This came via email and looked interesting, though we 
cannot vouch for it personally.

Corporations, public policy organizations, and government 
agencies are constantly releasing new data about women and
minorities. Women and Diversity WOW! Facts 2002 is a 
compilation of new census data data into quick reference 
areas for anyone in need of the latest information about
women and minorities and the issues that are important 
to them. Rates: 1-50 copies $29.95; 51-100 copies $19.95; 
100 or more copies $7.00; plus $7.95 shipping per copy or
$43.00 per box of 12. Contact the writer for order information.

Sherrie Jenkins
Administrative Assistant of Operations
1990 M Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

7. Women's International Science Collaboration Program

The AAAS announces the second round of applications for the
2002-2003 Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC)
Program. Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation
(NSF), this program aims to increase the participation of women 
in international scientific research through travel awards 
to locations around the world. The awards are to foster new
research partnerships between U.S. scientists and colleagues
in other countries.

Applicants must be female, have a female co-principal
investigator, or propose a partnership with a female researcher 
in another country. Potential applicants should review the 
program guidelines (see URL below) or consult a AAAS administrator 
for details. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent 
research experience. Graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) 
are also eligible, if they will be conducting research in an 
established Ph.D. program in the U.S.

For further information on fields eligible for funding, please 
visit the NSF website at or contact one 
of the AAAS administrators listed below. The next application 
deadline is July 15, 2002. For further application information
and region-specific guidelines, please visit or contact the
appropriate AAAS administrator:
   Central and Eastern Europe, Newly Independent States (NIS) of
   the former Soviet Union:
	Karen Grill,, (202) 326-7027
   East Asia and Pacific:
	Suteera Nagavajara,, (202) 326-6496
   Africa, Middle East, Near East, and South Asia:
	Alan Bornbusch,, (202) 326-6651
   Americas and Caribbean:
	Marina Ratchford,, (202) 326-6490

8. Fellowships, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
awards about 40 fully funded fellowships each year. Radcliffe
Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists,
artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated
accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and
professional fields and in the creative arts. Applicants must have
received their doctorate or appropriate terminal by December 2001
or have made comparable professional achievement in the area of
the proposed project. Radcliffe welcomes proposals from small
groups of scholars who have research interests or projects in
common. Please check the website for more information. 

The stipend amount is $50,000. Fellows receive office space and
access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University.
Residence in the Boston area is required and participation in the
Institute community are required during the fellowship year, which
extends from September 8, 2003 through June 14, 2004. Fellows
are expected to present their work-in-progress and to attend other
fellows' events. For more information, visit our website at Write, call, or e-mail for an application:
	Radcliffe Application Office
	34 Concord Ave. 
	Cambridge, MA 02138
	ph: 617-496-1324
	fax: 617-495-8136 
Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2002.

9. Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Arcetri Astrophysical 
   Observatory (Florence) on Supermassive Black Holes 
   in Galactic Nuclei

The Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (Florence) intends 
to award one post-doctoral fellowship related to studies 
of Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei. Applicants 
must have a Ph.D. or equivalent. In the case of Italian 
citizens, it is required that they have been affiliated 
with a foreign institution during the last 3 years.
The gross yearly salary will be between 20,000 and 25,000 Euro 
according to experience and family status, and the fellowship 
is for one year, renewable for up to two more. [Some details
omitted for length; contact Dr. Marconi to get full description.]
The annual activity report of the Arcetri Observatory can 
be found at

Applicants should send a CV (including date of birth, PhD, 
nationality, e-mail address), list of publications, a summary 
of past activity (1 page) and a one-page statement of research 
interests, in connection with the areas of activity listed above. 
They should also arrange that at least two letters of reference 
are sent independently. Applications and letters of reference 
should arrive in Arcetri no later than September 15, 2002. 
The starting date should be November 1st, 2002 but different 
dates can be considered.

Contact information: Dr. Alessandro Marconi
                     INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
                     phone: +39 055 2752250
                     fax: +39 055 220039

Applications should be sent to:  Director's Office
                                 Fellowships Program
                                 INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
                                 Largo E. Fermi, 5
                                 50125 Firenze, Italy

10. Postdoctoral position in Gender Issues in the 
   Sciences (Psychology Dept.) at Hunter College

Eds.: This position (which appeared in the April 26 AASWOMEN) appears
to still be open.

From: Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko>

Why do women continue to lag behind men in the sciences? What
can institutions do to eliminate gender disparities? The
Gender Equity Project has the mission of insuring equity in 
the hiring, retention, tenuring, and promotion of men and 
women scientists at Hunter College, and of insuring that men 
and women scientists benefit equally from resources and are 
recognized equally for their achievements. The post-doctoral 
fellows on the project will learn how to evaluate institutions 
of higher education with respect to gender-fair practices and 
how to develop interventions to ensure gender equity in organizations. 
[Details omitted for length.]

Qualifications for the position include:
 * Ph.D. in physical, biological, life, or social science, or math
 * Interest in a science-based approach to gender and science
 * Strong administrative and organizational skills
 * Ability to interact with faculty, post-doctoral fellows,
   students, administrators, funders, and the wider public
 * Ability and willingness to learn computer-assisted packages,
   including database management and web design
 * Strong writing and communication skills
 * Ability to work as part of a team and to manage independent

Salary:$30,000 - $40,000
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until
the positions are filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, 
curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three (3) references. 
The cover letter should summarize the candidate's qualifications 
for the position and his or her interest and experience in gender
issues. Submit to:
 	Dr Virginia Valian or Dr Vita Rabinowitz
	Department of Psychology
	Hunter College
	695 Park Avenue
	New York, NY 10021

11. Physics Faculty Position in Physics Education at The Ohio State

The Department of Physics invites applications for an anticipated
faculty position in physics education research to begin Fall 2003.
The opening is at any rank, junior or senior, commensurate with the
qualifications of the candidate.  A candidate should have a Ph.D. in
Physics and is expected to initiate and maintain an active program
of research in physics education.  A demonstrated commitment to
excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels is essential.  The successful applicant will be joining an active
program in physics education research.  The Department offers
excellent support facilities for research in this field.  The salary is

Applicants should submit a CV, which includes a list of
publications, other activities related to physics education research
and development, a brief statement of research interests, and a list
of persons who may be asked to write letters of recommendation
(include their names, addresses, phone numbers and email
addresses).  Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later
time.  Application review will start in September 2002.

Letters of application should be sent to:
 Chair, Physics Education Search Committee
 Department of Physics
 The Ohio State University
 174 West 18th Avenue
 Columbus, OH  43210

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

12. Tenure-Track Asst. Prof. of Physics at University of Nebraska, Omaha

The Department of Physics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant
Professor level effective January 2003. The successful applicant should 
demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching at all levels of a rigorous 
undergraduate curriculum, a strong ability to communicate with a 
diverse student body, and a good command of the English language. 
Candidates with a Ph.D. or ABD in any area of physics will be considered. 
Interested applicants should send a letter describing research and 
teaching interests, vita, publications list, and arrange to have 
three letters of recommendation sent to:
	Dr. Robert Graham, Chair
	Department of Physics
	University of Nebraska
	Omaha, NE 68182-0266.

Review of applicants will begin July 6, 2002 and will continue until
the position is filled. UNO is a metropolitan university serving
Nebraska and neighboring states. The Physics Department has
several channels for teaching and outreach including a planetarium,
a NASA Educators' Resource Center, and an extensive summer
science camp for middle school students. Further information can
be found at
The University and Department have a strong commitment to
achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly
interested in receiving applications from members of under-
represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of
color to apply for this position.