Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 14:54:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: aaswliststsci.edu

Subject: AASWOMEN for June 25, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of June 25, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
 
This week's issues:
1. Postings Related to Political Issues
2. Report on Astronomy Workforce Session in Denver
3. Possible Gatherings for Women in Physics/Science
4. NSERC University Faculty Award, McMaster University
5. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. Postings Related to Political Issues
From: AASWOMEN editors

We received a request for posting a note asking members to call their 
Congressional representatives regarding an upcoming vote on the Federal 
Marriage Amendment.  We consider this an issue that may be of interest 
to our subscribers, but it does not seem specifically relevant to 
astronomy or astronomy careers.  Since this newsletter is written under 
the auspices of the AAS, we try to be very careful about advocating 
particular political points of view.  Therefore, we are declining to
run this submitted posting.  We do not have a specific written policy 
for types of postings that should be run in AASWOMEN, but use our own 
judgment regarding political items.  We invite comments from any 
interested readers who might wish to suggest a formal policy or to 
disagree with our current informal policy.

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2. Report on Astronomy Workforce Session in Denver
From: AASWOMEN editors

[Thanks to Neal Evans for pointing this out to the CSWA. -- eds.]

The 18 June issue of Science contains a short note on Kevin Marvel's
talk at the Astronomy Workforce Session during the Denver AAS meeting
earlier this month.  See the sidebar on page 1741, entitled 
"Women ascend."

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3. Possible Gatherings for Women in Physics/Science
> From WIPHYS of June 21, 2004

[The following items are from a discussion thread begun last week, with a
WIPHYS submission regarding a possible Women in Physics gathering in the
Chicago area.  For WIPHYS subscribers, note that WIPHYS appears to have an 
incorrect e-mail address for the sender of the first message. -- eds.]

*******MESSAGE ONE ********
AWIS IN CHICAGO AREA

Dear Elizabeth
To make your task of having a get-together easier I recommend
you contact the three Illinois chapters of AWIS
(http://www.awis.org/network/chapter3.html) 
to find out when their meetings occur and how many physicist members they 
have.  Here in Palo Alto, California we've had a very active AWIS chapter
since 1985 and I (and 100s more women scientists) have found it a
marvelous source of support, professional development education
and scientific information.
Cherrill Spencer
SLAC, Stanford, CA

*******MESSAGE TWO *********
ELECTRONIC MEETING
Another women's organization to which I belong has automated
just such an idea and made it available nationwide with a few
keystrokes at 
http://www.meetup.com/ .  
How many women in physics nationwide would like to start meeting?  
I would certainly like to try it in the DC/Baltimore/NoVa area.  
Linda Perry
lindacperrysbcglobal.net

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4. NSERC University Faculty Award, McMaster University
> From WIPHYS of June 21, 2004

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at McMaster University
invites applications from women and Aboriginal peoples for a
tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, which
will commence July 2005. The successful candidate will be
nominated for an NSERC University Faculty Award
(http://www.nserc.ca/sf_E.asp?nav=sfnav&lbi=c7 )
and must meet NSERC's eligibility criteria for this award. The 
goal of the University Faculty Awards Program is to decrease the 
under-representation of women and Aboriginal peoples in faculty 
positions in the natural sciences and engineering by encouraging 
Canadian universities to appoint very promising researchers in 
those groups to tenure-track or tenured positions in science and 
engineering.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, a strong research record, an 
excellent aptitude for undergraduate and graduate teaching, and be
a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The competition is open
to any subfield of physics or astronomy that fits with the
Department's interests and plans (see 
http://www.physics.mcmaster.ca ) .

Applications from outstanding experimentalists are particularly
encouraged.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research 
interests and plans, a statement regarding teaching, and arrange for
three letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. A. John Berlinsky,
Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University,
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1. E-mail and
FAX applications will not be accepted. Complete applications must
be received by August 15, 2004.

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity
within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.
The University encourages applications from all qualified
candidates, including women, members of visible minorities,
Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with
disabilities.

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