Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 14:04:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: AASWOMEN for November 14, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of November 14, 2003
eds. Patricia Knezek & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. A Science Education Report from the NSF
2. Academic Careers Online
3. APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
4. SIRTF Post-Doc in Orsay (Paris University) France 
5. Chair, Physics Department, Western Illlinois University, Macomb, IL
6. Faculty Position, Theoretical Particle Physics-Astrophysical Applications, 
   The University of Kansas
7. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

1. A Science Education Report from the NSF
From: Connie Walker

Have you seen this? The document can be found at:


to compile a "body of research" from grants awarded to encourage the
participation of girls and women in S&T fields, NSF has released a
volume that describes projects funded through its Program for Women
and Girls.  With more than $90 million awarded so far, NSF reports
that this program is "the largest public or private funding source
for efforts expressly addressing the need to broaden girls' and
women's participation in science, technology, engineering, and

"New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls in Science and
Engineering" is available at under
publication number NSF 03-207.  Each chapter describes a series of
projects designed to achieve similar goals, such as exploring "new
ways of teaching that have...proven to engage all students more;"
helping educators "create a social support system" to better engage
students; designing courses "to appeal to a broader base of
students;" and addressing how all aspects of the system - people,
pedagogy, course content, and social support networks - can be
affected "to achieve lasting change."

2. Academic Careers Online

>From WIPHYS of November 14, 2003

As part of an Engineering and Computer Science search I located
an academic job site Academic Careers Online. It has over 125
engineering and computer science job openings (and many in other
disciplines) at universities/colleges in the US, Canada, and around
the globe. You can find or announce faculty, post doc, endowed
chairs, administrative and senior management jobs at colleges,
universities and research institutes anywhere.

Applicants can use all their services without being charged and
employers can post a job listing for up to three full months for US$175. 
This even includes email alerts to applicants.
To see the site go to "" .
Dr. James Fowler 

3. APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors

> From WIPHYS of November 13, 2003

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the American Physical Society's (APS) Committee on
Minorities in Physics, I am pleased to announce the Twenty-Fifth
Annual Competition of the "APS Scholarship for Minority
Undergraduate Physics Majors." The goal of the program is to
encourage minority students to major in physics and graduate with
physics degrees. The scholarship consists of $2,000 for new
students, and $3,000 for renewal students. The hosting department
receives $500. In addition, students will be paired with professional
physicists who will serve as mentors.

Any African American, Hispanic American, or Native American
high school senior, college freshman or sophomore, who is a US
citizen or permanent resident, and who is majoring or planning to
major in physics, may apply.

We ask for your help in identifying and encouraging minority
physics students to apply for this scholarship. If you have
established relationships with any high schools, please also share
this information with them. The deadline for completed
applications is February 6, 2004.

Applications and more information on this scholarship can be found
at For
questions, please contact me using the information below.

Thank you for your help,
Arlene Modeste Knowles
P.S. Please forward this email to your colleagues.

4. SIRTF Post-Doc in Orsay (Paris University) France 
From: Karen Knierman

SIRTF POST-DOC at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale - Paris University

Following the successful launch of the new space infrared observatory
facility SIRTF, we are opening a post-doctoral position at the Institut
d'Astrophysique Spatiale (in Orsay, France). We are welcoming
applications from Ph.D. scientists interested in working on the SIRTF
extra-galactic and galactic surveys.

The successful applicant will join a highly dedicated and experienced
team led by Jean-Loup Puget and Francois Boulanger. Our main interest
in these surveys is to analyze the structure and separate the
extra-galactic background and galactic diffuse emission.
The position could start as early as January 2004. The net monthly
salary will be around US$1800. Send applications, with curriculum
including research interests and names of scientists that could be
contacted for reference letters, to and

5. Chair, Physics Department, Western Illlinois University, Macomb, IL

> From WIPHYS of November 12, 2003

(APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2004.)
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Physics. A record of achievement and 
excellence in the areas of teaching, student-oriented research, outreach and 
recruitment, and academic service that justifies the granting of full 
professor status.

The applicant must demonstrate: excellence and innovation in teaching at all 
levels of physics; leadership in new initiatives; a history of successful 
involvement of undergraduate as well as graduate students in research; direct 
experience in managing and directing teams of scholars in both research and 
educational endeavors; involvement in successful outreach and recruitment
activities; a history of obtaining and administering major grants and
contracts; and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of 
groups (grant funding agencies and institutions, academic administration, 
educational institutions, governmental agencies, and community leaders).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A history of successful advising and/or mentoring 
experience and of taking leadership roles in service on academic committees at 
all levels would be helpful to the application

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will foster and extend the 
department's strengths in teaching, research and service to students and the 
university. The chair will pursue an aggressive agenda that enhances the 
department's core mission to provide a first rate educational experience for 
its students and increases the department's ability to engage in 
externally-funded research which provides opportunities for mentoring both 
undergraduate and graduate students. The chair will provide leadership that 
promotes professional development among existing faculty members and attracts 
highly-motivated and well-qualified faculty to the department as it grows. In 
addition, the chair will be responsible for teaching two courses per year and 
carrying out the necessary administrative duties within the department and 
college. The chair position is a four-year term.

RANK & SALARY: Twelve month, tenured position with the rank of professor. 
Competitive salary plus benefits. Start-up funds will be negotiated.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Physics offers the B.S.  and M.S. degrees in 
physics. The Department also offers a teacher certification option and 
pre-professional programs in engineering and architecture. The faculty of 6 
full-time and one part-time members serve approximately 25 undergraduate 
majors, 10 graduate majors and 50 pre-engineering students, as well as
offering a large number of general education and service courses.  All majors 
are encouraged to participate in research activities. For further information, 
visit the website at

APPLICATION: Each candidate should send a letter of application, a curriculum 
vita, statements regarding teaching experience and philosophy, including 
evidence of excellence, a proposed research program and how it will involve 
students, a statement of administrative philosophy, and four letters of 
reference, including one that specifically addresses administrative and 
leadership ability.
Reply to: Search Committee; Department of Physics, Western Illinois 
University; 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455-1390.  Screening of 
applicants will begin no earlier than December 1st, 2003. Applications must be 
received by February 1st, 2004.

THE UNIVERSITY: Located in Macomb (population 19,000) with a campus in the 
Quad Cities (Moline, IL), Western Illinois University offers a caring and 
supportive learning environment to more than 13,000 students in the heart of 
west central Illinois.  Western provides the low student-to-faculty ratio of 
17:1 and an average class size of 25 students. Western's 689 professors teach
95 percent of all undergraduate as well as graduate courses. The WIU-QC offers 
undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1,500 students.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that 
spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad 
spectrum of people, including minorities, women, and persons with 
disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, 
color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, 
disability, or veteran status.

6. Faculty Position, Theoretical Particle Physics-Astrophysical Applications, 
   The University of Kansas

> From WIPHYS November 14, 2003

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
Kansas seeks applicants for a tenure track assistant professor
position in the field of theoretical particle physics that includes
astrophysical applications. Candidates who complement the existing
programs in particle theory, astrophysics, and cosmology are
particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely
related field is required, and must be completed by August 2004.
Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral experience,
a strong record of research, and commitment to excellence in
teaching. A start-up package is included.

Interested individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a
brief description of their research plan and teaching philosophy, and
to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Stephen
Sanders, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The
University of Kansas, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082 Malott
Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045. Applications will be reviewed beginning
January 1, 2004, but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The
University of Kansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity

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