Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 13:04:01 -0500 (EST)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
Subject: AASWOMEN for November 21, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of November 21, 2003
eds. Patricia Knezek & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. Historically Interesting Female Astronomers (fwd)
2. Review of Whaley book?
3. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
4. Postdoctoral Positions in High-Energy Theory, University of Toronto
5. Assistant Professor in Astronomy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
6. Tenure track position in Computational Astrophysics at CWRU
7. Faculty Positions - University of British Columbia

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1. Historically Interesting Female Astronomers (fwd)
From: Andrea Schweitzer schweitzfrii.com

A friend of mine who teaches astronomy asked this question, and I'd love to 
have input from the broader astronomy community.

I've already suggested Maria Mitchell and Dorrit Hoffleit and Hypatia, and 
given Ken the link:
http://www.womanastronomer.com/women_astronomers.htm
But I'm curious what other names and web resources I might have missed!

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From: Ken VanLew vanlewknlamar.colostate.edu
Subject: Historically Interesting Female Astronomers

I'm wanting to expand my PowerPoint titled Man with the Golden Nose which
features Brahe, Kepler, & Erastosthenes as male astronomers and Cannon,
Leavitt, and Bell as female astronomers. Would you have 2 or 3
additional female astronomers and possibly good sources who were
important both historically and as role models? I'm considering Humason
& Hubble as the males to add, but if you have better suggestions for
males, I'd be interested in them also. Thanks, Ken

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Thank you for your suggestions!
Andrea Schweitzer
Little Thompson Observatory
schweitzerfrii.com

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2. Review of Whaley book?
From: Monica Green Monica.GreenASU.EDU

Hello!

Has anybody reviewed the following book yet? I'd be interested to know whether
it's reliable enough to assign as a reference text in my undergraduate survey.
Currently, there's no general overview available besides the unusable
*Hypatia's Heritage*.

Thanks!

Monica Green
Professor of History
Arizona State University


Women's History as Scientists
A Guide to the Debates
Leigh Ann Whaley

ABC-Clio, 2003

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3. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

> From WIPHYS of November 19, 2003

APS and IBM will again co-sponsor a research internship program
for undergraduate women in physics and related fields in the
summer of 2004. The internships are salaried positions typically 10
weeks long, and include in addition a $2,500 grant, plus the
opportunity to work with a mentor at one of three IBM research
locations. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2004. Complete details
on the program and how to apply are available at
http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/ibmintern.html

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4. Postdoctoral Positions in High-Energy Theory, University of Toronto

> From WIPHYS of November 19, 2003

The high-energy theory group at the University of Toronto plans to
make up to four postdoctoral appointments, starting in the fall of
2004. These positions have an initial appointment of two years,
which may be extended to a third.

The high-energy theory group currently consists of Bob Holdom,
Kentaro Hori, Michael Luke, Pat O'Donnell, Amanda Peet and
Erich Poppitz, five postdocs and seven Ph.D students. The current
interests of the group cover a wide range of topics in particle
physics and string theory, including QCD, b physics,
supersymmetry, strong gravity and string theory. We anticipate that
the postdoctoral positions will be distributed among these fields.
More information may be found at www.physics.utoronto.ca. Our
group also benefits from close contacts with the Canadian Institute
for Theoretical Astrophysics, the Fields Institute, the Department of
Mathematics and the nearby Perimeter Institute for Theoretical
Physics.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a list of publications,
and a brief description of their research interests. Priority will be
given to applications received by December 12, 2003, although
applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are
filled. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters
of recommendation received by the deadline. Applicants should
send all materials to the faculty member whose interests most
closely match their own:

Prof. {B. Holdom, K. Hori, M. Luke or A. Peet}
Department of Physics
University of Toronto
60 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A7.

Note: If documents are sent by e-mail, then they must be ready for
printing and readable on any operating system. PDF format is
preferred; PostScript is also OK.) The text of this advertisement is
on the web at
http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~luke/postdocad.html

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5. Assistant Professor in Astronomy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
From: George Rhee grheephysics.unlv.edu

Assistant Professor in Astronomy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Department of Physics
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4002

Attention: Chair, Astronomy Search Committee

The Physics Department at UNLV invites applications for a tenure-track 
Assistant Professorship in astronomy starting August 2004. The successful 
applicant must have a PhD in astronomy or a related area and is expected to 
teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as carry 
out an active, independent research program. Preference will be given to 
applicants whose primary interest overlaps departmental research areas and who 
have at least two years post doctoral experience.  Salary will be commensurate 
with qualifications and experience.  Position is contingent upon funding. 
Start-up funding will be available.

Current research interests in the astronomy group include stellar evolution, 
interstellar medium, clusters of galaxies, and star formation.  Department 
facilities include a distributed computing laboratory. Las Vegas has easy 
access to the major astronomical centers in the southwest US.  Additional 
information about the department may be obtained from our web site,
http://www.physics.unlv.edu/.

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
Applications should arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent via
email to: grheephysics.unlv.edu.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2004. The position
will remain open until filled.

Affirmative action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through 
diversity.  For more information see the UNLV World Wide Web site at:
http://www.unlv.edu

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6. Tenure track position in Computational Astrophysics at CWRU
From: Heather Morrison heathervegemite.astr.cwru.edu

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Astrophysics
Case Western Reserve University

The Department of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University is
seeking to fill a tenure-track position in astrophysics, at the level of
Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in candidates who
are active in the fields of computational astrophysics and/or
observational data mining, and whose research interests include the
formation and evolution of galaxies, a major focus of current Case
Astronomy department research. Department members also study the
structure and dynamics of the Milky Way and other galaxies, chemical
abundances and evolution, and telescope and instrument design. Research
facilities include the recently refurbished Burrell Schmidt telescope at
Kitt Peak and a parallel processing Beowulf supercomputing cluster.
Particle astrophysics and cosmology is also a research focus in the Case
Department of Physics.

Case is committed to undergraduate education, and we are seeking
candidates who will share that commitment. Applicants should provide a
curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and plans, and a
statement of teaching experience, aspirations, and goals. Please have
three letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below.
Applications are due no later than January 15, 2004. Case Western
Reserve University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We are extremely interested in women and minority applicants.

Dr R. Earle Luck
Dept of Astronomy
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH 44106

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7. Faculty Positions - University of British Columbia

> From WIPHYS November 17, 2003

1) Faculty Position in Theoretical Particle Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
British Columbia invites applications from outstanding candidates in
theoretical particle physics for a tenure-track faculty position
beginning July 1, 2004, subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants should have a strong, creative and independent research
program preferably covering a broad range of topics in
phenomenology within and beyond the standard model. The
Department currently has active research programs in related
areas including string theory, QCD, gravitation, astrophysics,
cosmology and experimental particle physics.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, relevant
postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and an
aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. It is
expected that the successful candidate will be appointed at the level
of Assistant Professor, but a higher rank may be considered for
applicants with exceptionalqualifications.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is
committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified
persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
residents will be given priority. Applicants should send a curriculum
vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, and arrange to
have three reference letters sent directly to:
     Chair, Particle Theory Search Committee
     Department of Physics and Astronomy
     University of British Columbia
     Vancouver BC
     Canada V6T 1Z1

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, 2004.
Information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy may be
found on the web at: www.physics.ubc.ca.
Applications will NOT be accepted by e-mail.

2) Faculty Position in Cosmology

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
British Columbia invites applications from outstanding candidates in
all areas of observational or experimental cosmology for a tenure-
track faculty position beginning July 1, 2004, subject to final
budgetary approval. The successful candidate will be expected to
lead a strong, creative and independent research program in
cosmology, which complements the existing strengths of the
department. UBC has groups working in related areas of
Astronomy, Cosmology and Theoretical Physics, details of which
can be found on the Departmental web-site. Particular facilities with
current and future access for Canada include ALMA, CFHT,
Gemini, HST, JCMT (SCUBA-2) and JWST.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, relevant
postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and an
aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. It is
expected that the successful candidate will be appointed at the level
of Assistant Professor, but a higher rank may be considered for
applicants with exceptional qualifications.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is
committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified
persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
residents will be given priority. Applicants should send a curriculum
vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, and arrange to
have three reference letterssent directly to:
     Chair, Cosmology Search Committee
     Department of Physics and Astronomy
     University of British Columbia
     Vancouver BC
     Canada V6T 1Z1

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 5, 2004.
Information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy may be
found on the web at: www.physics.ubc.ca. Applications will NOT
be accepted by e-mail.

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