Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 16:47:20 -0500 (EST)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
Subject: AASWOMEN for November 29, 2002

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of Nov. 29, 2002, eds. Meg Urry, Patricia Knezek, 
& Michael Rupen

This week's issues:

1. Report on Women & Girls in Science, Engineering, & Technology
2. Grants for Gender Equity in Science
3. APS Mass Media Fellowships for Summer 2003
4. Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical Astophysics, Northwestern University
5. Postdoctoral/Research Fellowships at the Australian National University
6. Faculty positions at St. Cloud State University
7. Faculty post in Dept. of Physics at Smith College

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1. Report on Women & Girls in Science, Engineering, & Technology
From: Keivan Stassun keivanastro.wisc.edu

The National Council for Research on Women has released a report

    BALANCING THE EQUATION:
    Where Are Women & Girls in
    Science, Engineering & Technology?

See the following Web site for more details:

    http://www.ncrw.org/research/iqsci.htm

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2. Grants for Gender Equity in Science
>From WIPHYS 2 Dec. 02

NSF Program Solicitation NSF 03-502 "Gender Diversity in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (GDSE)". This program
seeks to broaden participation of girls and young women in science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics. The grants awarded would
support research, demonstration, and dissemination projects that lead
to changes in the education system. Letter of Intent is due December 20, 2002. 
The Gender Diversity in STEM program has been funding this scope since 1993,
under the prior names "Program for Women and Girls" (PWG) and "Program for
Gender Equity in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology" (PGE).
Details may be found at
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03502/nsf03502.htm 

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3. APS Mass Media Fellowships for Summer 2003
>From WIPHYS 26 Nov. 02

APS supports a ten-week summer fellowship to allow physics
students to work full time as reporters, researchers or production
assistants in a mass media organization. Priority will be given to
graduate students in physics or closely related fields. The deadline
is 15 January 2003. Details at
  www.aps.org/public_affairs/massmedia/index.html. 

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4. Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical Astophysics, Northwestern University
>From WIPHYS 26 Nov. 02

A minimum of two and possibly more postdoctoral positions in theoretical
astrophysics will be available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
at Northwestern University with possible starting dates as early as
January 2003. The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at Northwestern currently
includes Profs. V. Kalogera, F. Rasio and R. Taam, four postdoctoral fellows
(K. Belczynski, J. Faber, P. Grandclement, and N. Ivanova) and five
graduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates with
interests and prior experience in the following research areas: compact
object physics, gravitational wave sources and data analysis, numerical
relativity and relativistic hydrodynamics, binary stellar evolution, X-ray
and nuclear astrophysics, dense star cluster dynamics, and extra-solar
planetary systems. Initial appointments will be for 2 years with likely
renewal for a third year. Applications from women and minority candidates
are especially encouraged.

Applicants should send their CV, list of publications, a brief
statement of research interests (up to 4 pages), and arrange for a
minimum of 3 recommendation letters to be received by December
15, 2002. Later applications will be considered until all positions
are filled. Send to:
  Dearborn Observatory
  Department of Physics and Astronomy
  Northwestern University
  Evanston, IL 60208-2900
  Phone: 847 491 7650
  Attention: Secretary, Theory Postdoc Positions
  E-mail submissions: Ben Acheff, b-acheffnorthwestern.edu 
  E-mail inquiries to: Vicky Kalogera, vickynorthwestern.edu 

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5. Postdoctoral/Research Fellowships at the Australian National University
From: Theresa Gallagher theresa.gallagheranu.edu.au

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian
National University has a number of (fixed term) openings for full time
research in the following areas:

* A Postdoctoral or Research Fellow to work on topics of mutual interest
  (theoretical, observational or interpretive) in the exploding field of
  extrasolar planets with Professor Penny Sackett, Director of RSAA. RSAA
  has recently undertaken a cross-disciplinary effort in planetary sciences
  to combine expertise in solar system and extrasolar planets.
* A Postdoctoral or Research Fellow to investigate galaxy formation and
  evolution by tracing the extent, evolution and environmental dependency of
  the structural properties of galaxies versus redshift and across a range of
  environments, with Dr Simon Driver.
* A Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research on highly-evolved low and
  intermediate mass stars, with Dr Peter Wood. Fields of interest include
  observational and theoretical studies of AGB and post-AGB star mass loss,
  nucleosynthesis, evolution and pulsation.
* A Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow to work on theoretical or
  observational aspects of the first stars and the chemical enrichment of the
  University, with Dr Martin Asplund, Professor Mike Bessell and Professor
  John Norris.

RSAA operates the Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Obervatories and has an
astronomical instrumentation program currently providing instrumentation
for the Gemini telescopes. RSAA staff have access to Australia's radio and
optical astronomical facilities/partnerships (including the Australia
National Telescope Facility, the Anglo-Australian Telescope and Gemini) and
ANU supercomputing facilites. 

Salary Range: Postdoctoral Fellow - $AUD47,721 - $AUD51,066
               Research Fellow - $AUD53,640 - $AUD63,287
  plus generous superannuation package and relocation allowance.
For more information go to: 
    http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/ 
or email: 
    Theresa.Gallagheranu.edu.au

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6. Faculty positions at St. Cloud State University
From: Maria Womack womackr2d2.stcloudstate.edu

The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Science at St. Cloud
State University invites applications for two or more tenure-track 
positions. Initial appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor
level, although candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered
for higher rank. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or a related field is required.
Preference will be given to candidates with research and/or teaching
experience beyond the Ph.D. The successful candidates will be expected to 
teach undergraduate courses in the department at the introductory, advanced
and general education levels. The appointees will also be expected to
conduct research involving undergraduate students and to seek external funding
to support that research. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and
have three letters of reference sent to: 
  Search Committee Chair
  Dept. of Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Science
  MS-324
  720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498.
Review of applicants will begin on December 20, 2002 and position will remain 
open until filled. SCSU is committed to excellence and actively supports 
cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who 
contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, persons
with disabilities and veterans.

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7. Faculty post in Dept. of Physics at Smith College

>From WIPHYS 25 Nov. 02

The Smith College Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track
appointment in physics at the Assistant Professor level, starting September
2003. The candidate should have a Ph.D., a commitment to undergraduate
teaching, and a strong research program accessible to undergraduate
involvement. Preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience.
Start-up funds are available to aid in establishing a research program. 
Located in Western Massachusetts, Smith College is a leader in the education
of women and has an outstanding record in the number of professional women
physicists who are alumnae. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith,
Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for 
faculty and students, as well as additional collegial opportunities in teaching
and research. 

Candidates should send a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy
and experience, and a statement of research plans and achievements. The
candidate should explain how undergraduates would be involved in their
research. The completed application along with three letters of reference
and an unofficial transcript of graduate record should be sent to: 
  Professor Nalini Easwar, Chair
  Department of Physics
  Clark Science Center
  Smith College
  Northampton, MA 01063.
Preference will be given to applications received before January 6, 2003. 
Smith College is an equal opportunity institution encouraging excellence 
through diversity. 

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