Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 13:48:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for September 26, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of September 26, 2003
eds. Patricia Knezek & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. Message from AIP's Statistical Research Center
2. MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science
3. Princeton Postdoctoral positions
4. Postdoctoral position, University of Georgia
5. Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Theoretical Particle Physics, 
   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6. Lectureship at Insitute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
7. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

1. Message from AIP's Statistical Research Center
From: Sarah Stevens-Rayburn

For those interested in employment trends in physics, the
reports mentioned in the message below may be of interest.


---- Original message ----
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 10:34:50 -0400
From: "Patrick Mulvey"
Subject: Message from AIP's Statistical Research Center
To: ""

Dear Colleague,

You have received this message because you are on the
American Institute of Physics report distribution list. Two
reports that you might find interesting have just posted to
our web site.

2002 Physics Academic Workforce Report contains data about
the number of faculty, academic job openings, turnover,
retirements, and new faculty. We found that the number of
physics faculty has increased, but most of the increase is
due to growth in non-tenure-track and temporary faculty. The
report also shows that the percentage of women faculty has
increased since 1998, the last time we collected data on
women faculty. This report can be found at:

Enrollments and Degrees Report contains data on academic
enrollments and the number of degrees conferred in physics
and astronomy at all levels. Highlights include: After a
decade of declines, undergraduate physics degree production
has experienced significant increases. Physics PhD
production has fallen for the seventh consecutive year, but
an end to the decline is in sight. Both the number and
proportion of US citizens entering physics graduate programs
have risen. This report can be found at:

We hope that you find these reports of interest.

Patrick Mulvey and Rachel Ivie
Statistical Research Center
American Institute of Physics

2. MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science
From: Jennifer Dockter

E-mentoring opportunity - just 20 minutes per week

The MentorNet One-on-One Mentoring Programs are a chance to make a big
difference in the life of someone else, while spending as little as 20
minutes a week using email.

MentorNet's One-on-One Mentoring Programs pair women community college,
undergraduate and 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.

Our 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 volunteer to be 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 mentor profile.

Since 1998, MentorNet has matched nearly 20,000 proteges and mentors with
strong results. We hope you will join them!

For more information, please go to

MentorNet's sponsors include 3M Company, AT&T Foundation, Cisco Systems, EMC
Corporation, Engineering Information Foundation, GE Foundation, IBM
Corporation, Intel Corporation, Intel Foundation, Los Alamos National
Laboratory, Microsoft Corporation, NASA Ames Research Center, National
Science Foundation , Naval Research Laboratory, SAP Labs, Schlumberger,
Solectron and Affiliated Partners NSPE and Sigma Xi.

Jennifer Dockter, Ph.D.
Director of Programs

c/o College of Engineering
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0080

tel: (408) 924-3319
fax: (408) 924-4069

3. Princeton Postdoctoral positions
From: Jill Knapp

Dear all:

Princeton astrophysics is offering eight postdoctoral fellowships this

Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University

Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship In Astrophysics

Henry Norris Russell Postdoctoral Fellowship In Astrophysics

Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Astronomy- Princeton University and Pontifica
 Universidad Catolica de Chile
Postdoctoral Fellowship
 (with Tremaine, Spergel and Bahcall: galactic structure with SIM)

Postdoctoral Fellowship
 (with Stone: MHD and star formation)

Postdoctoral Fellowship
 (with Spergel: theoretical cosmology)

Postdoctoral Fellowship
 (with Goodman: theoretical astrophysics/plasma physics)

Details are available at the department's web page:

Note that your application will be considered for all positions (so
you don't have to send more than one copy of the application materials) -
but please state in your cover letter which positions you're interested in.

Materials can be emailed to me if necessary, in PDF or postscript.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions at all.


Jill Knapp

4. Postdoctoral position, University of Georgia
From: Robin Shelton

 The University of Georgia, Department of Physics and Astronomy
is searching for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the hot
interstellar medium. The research associate will collaborate on
studies of the hot gas in supernova remnants, the Local Bubble, and the
Galactic halo. The work involves running hydrodynamic simulations of
shock-heated gas, preparing spectral predictions, and, possibly,
comparing with ultraviolet and X-ray observations. Previous experience
writing and running hydrodynamic or spectral software codes would
greatly aid the postdoc in his/her efforts, as would previous
experience studying the hot interstellar medium. Experience working
with ultraviolet or X-ray observations of diffuse gas would be helpful
but is not required.

The position is for two years, renewable for up to three years.
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics prior to beginning
the associateship. Interested individuals should send a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research
interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Robin
Shelton. Applications received by November 30, 2003 will receive full

For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Shelton at and to visit We
especially encourage applications from minorities and women. AAE/EOE.
The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA institution.

5. Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Theoretical Particle Physics, 
   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

> From WIPHYS September 24, 2003

The theoretical particle physics group at the University of Illinois at
( anticipates an
opening for a postdoctoral research associate beginning in Fall
2004. To apply, please send a CV, list of publications, and a short
description of current research interests to the address below.
Also have at least three letters of recommendation sent to this

Scott Willenbrock
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1110 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801 USA

Applications should be received by December 15, 2003 in order to
insure full consideration. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.

6. Lectureship at Insitute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
From: James Dunlop

Dear AASWomen

If you haven't already noticed the advert on the AAS Jobs Register, I
would like to draw to your attention that we are currently advertising a
new, permanent lectureship in Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.

The URL for the advert is

with further particulars available at

The post is completely open as regards area of research expertise - we are
simply seeking the most capable individual.

Closing date for applications is 15th October

Salary is in the range 22191-33679 pounds (under review), but for
candidates of appropriate experience/expertise an appointment at a higher
level may be considered.


Jim Dunlop

Head, Institute for Astronomy
Royal Observatory
Edinburgh EH9 3HJ

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