Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 11:46:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for April 2, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of April 2, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
This week's issues:
1. Non-academic careers
2. Postdoc in Ground-based Gamma-ray Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia Univ.
3. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Rowan University
1. Non-academic careers
From: Cindy Taylor

[This continues a discussion on women outside academia, and whether they
 are being inadequately recognized in statistics related to the number of
 women leaving the field. -- Eds.]

I've been enjoying the discussion on the non-academic careers discussion. 
I am in a more unusual position in that I am in academia - but at the high 
school level, not at the college level!  So I am in the unusual position 
of not being counted, yet are visible to students.

I teach at a private high school.  In the science department of 19 
teachers, 8 of us have Ph.D.'s  in astronomy/physics, chemistry, and 
biology.  The Ph.D.'s are equal in gender.

Granted the percentage of Ph.D.'s who go into high school teaching is 
rather small compared to the percentage who go into industry, but I did 
want to point out an alternative category of "academia".  Also, I would 
like to point out that high school teachers can have an even greater 
influence on kids because we encourage them to pursue physics and 
astronomy in college.

-Cindy Taylor, Ph.D.
 Lawrenceville School

2. Postdoc in Ground-based Gamma-ray Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia Univ.
From: Reshmi Mukherjee

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research scientist to work in
ground-based gamma-ray astronomy at Barnard College, Columbia University.
We are members of the STACEE collaboration, which is operating a detector at
Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, NM. The detector has recently been
completed, and we are engaged in a multi-year observing campaign targeting
active galactic nuclei, supernova remnants, and other sources at energies
between 50 and 500 GeV. We also plan to participate in the forefront
ground-based experiment, VERITAS.  In addition, we are involved in the
analysis of archival gamma-ray data from EGRET and expect to be involved in 
GLAST. Barnard College is a four year liberal arts college affiliated with 
Columbia University.  The candidate will be a member of the Columbia 
astrophysics laboratory and will have access to the facilities at Nevis Labs.

The successful candidate will work at Barnard College, travel to Albuquerque
to work on STACEE, have the opportunity to work on the analysis of data from
STACEE and on simulation studies for VERITAS. We encourage candidates with
experimental backgrounds in astronomy/astrophysics or particle/nuclear
physics to apply. A Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in physics or astronomy is
required. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV and a statement of
research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be
sent to:
  Prof. Reshmi Mukherjee
  Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
  Barnard College
  3009 Broadway
  New York, New York 10027

The position is available immediately. Applications will be considered until
the position is filled.  The position is initially for 2 years with an 
opportunity for extension, contingent upon performance.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications
from women and individuals from underrepresented groups.

3. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Rowan University
> From WIPHYS 30 March 2004:

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, College
of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Rowan University (full-time temporary,
one-year appointment, contingent upon budget appropriations). 
Starting date: September 1, 2004.  Responsibilities include teaching
introductory undergraduate courses and laboratories. Teaching
assignment may include Physics I and II with Calculus and Algebra
based, Intro to Astronomy and Physics of Everyday Life.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics or related
discipline and previous teaching experience required.  SALARY
RANGE: Competitive

The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers the following
programs: BS in Physics, BS in Physical Sciences with
specializations in General Science, and minors in Physics &
Astronomy. The department presently consists of eleven physicists
and astronomers. We recently moved to a $44 million new
science building with the only planetarium in south New Jersey. 
Review of applications will begin in April 15, 2004 and continue
until the position is filled. Send letter of application, a curriculum
vita, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Eduardo Flores, Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701 

Equal Opportunity Employer.