Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 17:22:55 -0400 (EDT)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
Subject: AASWOMEN for September 12, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of September 12, 2003
eds. Patricia Knezek & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. Back issues of the CSWA AASWOMEN electronic newsletter
2. E-Mentoring Network for Women
3. Further comment on the AAAS project in Latin America for women scientists
4. Female Physicists Lead the Way on Jefferson Lab Experiment
5. Astrobiology Postdoctoral Fellows - University of Hawaii
6. Faculty Position, University of Montana
7. Head, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University
8. Faculty Position in Experimental Astrophysics or Cosmology, Columbia 
   University
9. Tenure-Track Position, Dept. of Physics, University of Puget Sound
10. Faculty position in Theoretical High Energy Physics, Department of Physics, 
    University of California, San Diego

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1. Back issues of the CSWA AASWOMEN electronic newsletter
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu>

You've just thought of an excellent candidate for one of the AAS prizes.
Now how do you submit candidates, again?  You know you just saw it in the
AASWOMEN newsletter, but you deleted that!  Never fear - back issues of
the newsletter are available on line!  Amy Simon-Miller posts back issues
promptly.  Don't forget that some issues cover multiple weeks.  Just go to:
http://www.aas.org/~cswa/bulletin.board/

Even better, Pauline Barnaby has made HTML indices for topics searching by
year for 1999-2002 issues.  Got to:
http://www.aas.org/~cswa/bulletin.board/indices/

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2. E-Mentoring Network for Women

>From WIPHYS September 8, 2003

MentorNet's One-on-One Mentoring Programs pair women
graduate students and postdocs as proteges with female or male
professionals from all sectors as mentors for one-on-one, email-
based mentoring (e-mentoring) relationships. Mentornet's flagship
Industry E-Mentoring Program is for proteges interested in
working in industry or at a government laboratory or agency, while
our Academic Career E-Mentoring Program (new for 2003)
is for graduate students and postdocs interested in a faculty career.

The program has proven effective by providing "real world"
information, encouragement, advice, and access to networks that
are otherwise often unavailable to women students in the male
dominated fields of engineering and science. This why over 90% of
participants would recommend MentorNet's e-mentoring programs
to a friend or colleague. How can you find a mentor?
1) Join the MentorNet Community.
2) Sign in to the Community and follow the One-on-One Mentoring
Programs links to create a protege profile.
3) Search through the pool of available mentors using any or all of
the search criteria, including gender, field, location, ethnicity, alma
mater and citizenship.
4) Review the profiles of available mentors that fit your criteria.

Since 1998, MentorNet has matched nearly 20,000 proteges and
mentors with strong results. For more information, please go to
www.MentorNet.net 

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3. Further comment on the AAAS project in Latin America for women scientists
From: Nolan Walborn walbornstsci.edu

[Eds. note:  See the AASWOMEN issue of July 11, 2003 for the announcement
referred to here, and the July 18, 2003 issue for the first comment.]

I have a comment on this program. If you look at IAU statistics on the
percentages of women in astronomy, you will see that they are much higher in
Latin American countries than in the US and northern European countries. I
attribute this to the ready availability of low-cost domestic assistance,
more enlightened maternity leave policies, and more speculatively to cultural
differences in the relationship between the sexes that promote higher levels
of mutual respect and lower levels of professional discrimination than in the
US.

Whatever the causes of the observed statistics, I think it is important that
the organizers and participants in this program be aware of them, to avoid
false assumptions and any appearance of patronization. I also strongly 
recommend a parallel program to bring Latin American women astronomers to the 
US to lecture to interested groups here on their experiences.

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4. Female Physicists Lead the Way on Jefferson Lab Experiment

>From WIPHYS September 11, 2003

Nuclear physics is still a man's world, but women at Jefferson Lab
are making their mark.

A recent physics experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy's
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in
Newport News, VA., set what may well be a new record for
accelerator physics: the most female scientists on an experiment.

Experiment E00-116, which finished in July, boasts two female
spokespeople. A female postdoctoral fellow is overseeing data
analysis. The research is central to a female graduate student's
doctoral thesis. And the majority of scientists working shifts during
the six-day experiment were women, many of them undergraduate
physics students.

In a field dominated by men, it is rare to see so many women
involved in a single nuclear physics experiment. Cynthia Keppel, a
professor at Hampton University and co-spokesperson for the
Jefferson Lab experiment, attributes the female majority to what she
calls "exactly the best reasons - a change of gender climate and
good science". Keppel believes that once the field starts having
enough women around, physics experiments run by women will
eventually become commonplace ...

Read the full news release at
http://www.jlab.org/div_dept/dir_off/public_affairs/news_releases/2003/03hallcwomen.html
 
Melanie O' Byrne, Science writer
Public Affairs Office
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
www.jlab.org 

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5. Astrobiology Postdoctoral Fellows - University of Hawaii
From: Karen Meech meechnihoa.ifa.hawaii.edu

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) invites applications for postdoctoral
fellows with a strong interest in astrobiology to collaborate with the
University of Hawaii's NASA Astrobiology Institute lead team members.
The UH lead team will maintain an innovative multi-disciplinary
research environment linking biological, microbiological, chemical,
geological and astronomical sciences to investigate the origin,
history, distribution and role of water as it relates to life in the
universe. The core of this program will center around interactions
with an interdisciplinary group of postdoctoral fellows. Areas of
primary research collaboration will be (1) formation and measurement
of astrobiologically important molecules such as sugars, aminoacids,
carboxylic acids, carbon homologoues, hopanes, steranes, and head to head
isoprenoids, as well as interpretation of the redox environment as it
pertains to life in water-rich extraterrestrial ice analog samples, (2)
star formation (IR spectroscopy of sources in and behind dark clouds;
sub-mm interferometry of disks), (3) studies of small solar system
primitive bodies (including both IR spectra, and isotopic studies),
(4) modeling the incorporation of water into pre-planetary grains; (5)
mineralogy, petrology and isotope (D/H) chemistry of aqueously-altered
carbonaceous chondrites; (6) incorporation of water into planetary
bodies, its cycling between surface and interior and its subsequent
loss to space; (7) aqueous alteration on Mars; (8) evolution and
diversity of microorganisms, especially those living in extreme and
unusual Earth environments; (9) experimental and field investigation of
indigenous microbiota and energetics of potential metabolic pathways in
ocean crust and mantle rocks as analogs for early Earth habitats; (10)
the ecology and bigeochemistry of extreme aqueous environments on the
Earth, including subglacial lakes, high-altitude lakes and fumaroles as
analogs to habitats elsewhere in the solar system; (10) the development of
astrobiological instruments; and (11) models of theoretical ocean-bearing
extrasolar planets and their remote characterization (12) the development
of collaborative multidisciplinary computing techniques.

Applicants are expected to propose a program of research in
consultation with the lead team members. Please address application
materials including a complete application form
(http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/UHNAI/application.html) and a list of at
least three professional references to Dr. Rolf Kudritzki, Director,
Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822. For
further details about the job and the application process, please see
the website listed above. Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec.
15, 2003, but the positions will remain open until filled. The
University of Hawaii is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications
from women and minorities.

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6. Faculty Position, University of Montana

>From WIPHYS September 8, 2003

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for
a tenure-track position as assistant professor of physics beginning
August 2004. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or
astrophysics who have a strong commitment to excellence in
undergraduate education and the potential to develop an externally
funded research program involving undergraduate physics majors.
Start-up funds are available. Applicants from all fields of research
are invited to apply, but some preference will be given to candidates
with demonstrated abilities in experimental physics or astrophysics.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach a wide range of
undergraduate physics courses. Applicants should submit a current
c.v., academic transcripts, and a letter describing their plans for
teaching and research at UM. In addition, they should arrange to
have three letters of recommendation sent to J. P. Jacobs, Search
Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 32
Campus Drive #1080, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
59812.

Applications received by November 29, 2003 will be given full
consideration, but early applications are encouraged. The
University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and encourages applications from women, minorities,
Vietnam era veterans, and persons with disabilities. Position
eligible for veterans' preference in accordance with State law.
Finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background
checks. This position announcement can be made available in
alternative formats upon request.j.jacobsumontana.edu

James P. Jacobs, Professor and Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Montana
Office: (406) 243-4986
www.physics.umt.edu 

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7. Head, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University
From: Richard Hackney richard.hackneywku.edu

We invite applications and nominations for a dynamic intellectual leader
to serve as Department Head. The applicant must have an earned doctorate
in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field, and a documented record of
teaching, research, and service that merits appointment as an associate or
full professor with tenure. The ideal candidate will be a visionary,
creative leader who will guide continued growth of our initiatives in
teaching, research, and service. Our faculty are very dedicated to
undergraduate education and to mentoring undergraduates in scholarly
activities. We typically have 50 physics majors, and serve 1000
students/semester from a variety of disciplines. Current research
activities include: Applied Nuclear Physics, Astronomy, Biophysics,
Physics Education, Surface Physics, and Thermoacoustics.

Please refer to http://physics.wku.edu for detailed application instructions
and descriptions of our Department, our values, and the attributes we seek
in a Department Head.

The applicant must have an earned doctorate in Physics, Astronomy, or a
related field, and a documented record of teaching, research, and service
that merits appointment as an associate or full professor with tenure.
We seek a candidate with evidence of effective administrative experience
and resource development. Required leadership qualities include effective
interpersonal and communication skills that promote a collegial environment
and consensus building. The successful applicant will have a proven record
of engagement with internal and external constituencies, and a commitment
to recruitment/retention of students and faculty development. The applicant
is expected to support and engage in innovative teaching and scholarly
activity involving undergraduate students.

Screening begins November 3, 2003, and continues until the position
is filled. This is a twelve-month position starting July 1, 2004.

Please send correspondence to the search committee chair at
Terry.Leeperwku.edu. Western Kentucky University is committed to
expanding the diversity within its faculty and administration.
AA/EOE


Application Instructions:

Please provide in your application:

1. Your current vita (including research, scholarly activity, publications)

2. Description of your qualifications, addressing the desired attributes
  and experience as detailed in the advertisement.

3. Discussion of teaching, including dimensions, methods, and significance
  in an undergraduate department of Physics and Astronomy.

4. Discussion of how you would serve, as departmental administrator, to
  help advance the interests and projects of the faculty, in support of
  diverse contributions to the productivity of the unit.

5. Discussion of how your teaching and scholarly interests would relate
  to the department and permit your continued professional growth while
  serving as the departmental administrator.

6. Four references (Name, address, phone number, email address)

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8. Faculty Position in Experimental Astrophysics or Cosmology, Columbia 
   University
From: Patricia Fuentes pfuentesphys.columbia.edu

The Department of Physics at Columbia University seeks applicants for an
assistant professorship in experimental astrophysics or cosmology. The
successful candidate will set up a research program in the Columbia
Astrophysics Laboratory, run jointly by Physics and Astronomy. This is a
tenure track position, and the candidate must teach and be able to supervise
both graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should submit a
curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research interests and
accomplishments and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent by
December 1, 2003, the date when applicant screening will begin.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and
the Columbia Physics Department is particularly interested in receiving
applications from women and minorities.

Applications should be sent to Lalla Grimes, Columbia Physics Department, 538
West 120th Street, Mail Code 5255, New York, NY 10027, USA.

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9. Tenure-Track Position, Dept. of Physics, University of Puget Sound

>From WIPHYS September 11, 2003

TENURE-TRACK POSITION, DEPT. OF PHYSICS,
UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND, (begins Fall Term 2004)

Responsibilities include teaching physics courses for majors and non-majors
(many involve both classroom and laboratory instruction). May teach freshman 
seminars for non-majors that include an emphasis on developing writing skills 
or upper-level interdisciplinary courses in the new Science, Technology, and 
Society major. Develop and sustain an active research program that involves 
undergraduate students and has an on-campus component (start up funds are 
available). Included among our facilities are a well-equipped and staffed 
machine shop, dedicated faculty research spaces, and an astronomical 
observatory. Other duties include continuation of professional development, 
advising students, and participation in departmental and University governance.

Qualifications include Ph.D. in physics or related field, and a commitment to 
undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. Preference will be given to 
candidates with relevant prior teaching experience. The successful candidate 
will propose a vigorous research program that can be fruitfully pursued in a 
small-college setting and will provide research opportunities for 
undergraduates. An appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level; 
salary commensurate with education and experience.

The University of Puget Sound is an independent predominantly residential
liberal arts college with approximately 2500 undergraduates and 150 graduate 
students enrolled in three masters programs. The University, as a community of 
learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly 
engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction. Puget Sound's web site 
may be found at www.ups.edu.

Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of
qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are
encouraged to submit application materials postmarked no later than December 
1, 2003 to ensure consideration. To apply, submit letter of interest, statement 
of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, research plan and three letters of 
reference to:

                                 Physics Search
                                 University of Puget Sound
                                 Campus Mail Box 1007
                                 Tacoma, WA 98416-1007

The physics department is particularly interested in diversifying its faculty 
and especially encourages qualified women and minorities to apply.  Let me 
know if you have questions about the position or the school.

__________________
Kristi R. G. Hendrickson
Assistant Professor of Physics / Dual-Degree Engineering Program
Director
krghendricksonups.edu 

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10. Faculty position in Theoretical High Energy Physics, Department of Physics, 
    University of California, San Diego
From: Eileen McKoy emckoyphysics.ucsd.edu

The Department of Physics (http://physics.ucsd.edu) at the University of
California, San Diego (UCSD) invites applications for an assistant
professorship in theoretical high energy physics, starting July 1, 2004.
Suitable candidates for a higher rank position may be considered. We are, in
particular, interested in applicants researching physics beyond the standard
model. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, an outstanding record of
research accomplishment, and ability and interest in undergraduate and
graduate instruction. Applicants should submit via mail only (no emails will
be considered) a brief statement of their current and future research
interests, a curriculum vitae, and a list of publications to: High Energy
Search Committee, UCSD Department of Physics M/C PEM0354, 9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093-0354. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters
of reference sent under separate cover. Review of applications will begin on
November 10, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled. UCSD is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional
commitment to excellence through diversity.

-- University of California, San Diego
Eileen McKoy, Assistant to Chair, Department of Physics
9500 GILMAN DR DEPT 0354
LA JOLLA CA 92093-0354

Email: emckoyucsd.edu
(858)-534-6832 Phone
(858)-534-7419 FAX
WWW: http://physics.ucsd.edu

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