Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:48:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for August 1 & 8, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issues of August 1 & 8, 2003
eds. Patricia Knezek & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. Science Materials Sought
3. Postdoctoral Research Associate at NOAO, Tucson, AZ
4. Faculty Post in Theor. Cosmo., Relativity, or Grav. Phys., Syracuse Univ.
5. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

1. Science Materials Sought

> From WIPHYS of August 11, 2003

We plan to host a contact program for school students for motivating them 
in science research. For that we need science films, videos and other 
relevant materials. Could you please send some of it for our programmes.

Prof. Navaraj
Yadava College
Tamilnadu 625014


> From WIPHYS of August 11, 2003

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and On-
line Teaching) is a free and open resource designed primarily for
faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning
materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer
reviews and assignments. Visit MERLOT and check out the
mathematics and science resources. 

1. Postdoctoral Research Associate at NOAO, Tucson, AZ
From: Dottie Poczulp

Applicants are sought to fill a Two-year Research Position having as its
main focus the development and evaluation of advanced adaptive optics
systems concepts for large and future extremely large telescopes. The
position, funded jointly by the AURA New Initiatives office and the Center
for Adaptive Optics is open to researchers with a strong background in
astronomical applications of AO and/or AO system design and analysis; a
PhD in astronomy, optics or a related science is required.

The successful candidate must show evidence of experience and expertise
in the following areas:
     - Developing AO systems concepts and requirements from astronomical
       research objectives
     - Familiarity with existing and planned AO system concepts and
       capabilities for large and extremely large telescopes.
     - Analytical and simulation modeling methods for AO systems
     - Supporting computer programming skills
     - Scientific documentation and communication skills

Familiarity with and experience in exploring or developing concepts for,
and astronomical application of, wide (to very wide) field-of-view AO is of
particular interest.

The successful applicant will be based at the National Optical
Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, and from that base will work
closely with researchers at the AURA-NIO and CfAO. Applications are sought
from both young postdoctoral researchers and from more senior individuals
interested in a visiting position. The position will become available
during the fourth quarter of calendar year 2003.

Interested candidates should forward a vita, bibliography and the names
of 3 references to the NOAO Human Resources Manager.
Please reference postion #620 when submitting materials.
Application materials may also be submitted by email to

Questions regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Brent
Ellerbroek, AURA New Initiatives Office.

Send resume to:
         Human Resources Manager
         National Optical Astronomy Observatory
         P.O. Box 26732
         Tucson, Arizona 85726-6732
         FAX: 520-318-8560

2. Faculty Post in Theor. Cosmo., Relativity, or Grav. Phys., Syracuse Univ.

> From WIPHYS of August 11, 2003

The Department of Physics has an opening for a tenure-track
assistant professor in theoretical cosmology, relativity, or
gravitational physics. We especially encourage applicants whose
interests overlap with ongoing research efforts in the Department.
The Department's web-site is Applicants
should forward (preferably as attachments in an e-mail to ) a curriculum vitae, and statements of
research and teaching interests, and arrange for three or more
letters of reference be sent to: Faculty Search Committee,
Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
13244-1130, USA. Syracuse University is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups
and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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