Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 16:54:53 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for July 30, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of July 30, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
This week's issues:
1. Reminder: Draft Pasadena Recommendations Posted
2. More on the GAO report on Title IX and Women in Science
3. Assistant Professorship, University of Michigan Physics Department
4. Director of Programs, MentorNET
5. Legislative Assistant Position (Science), Capitol Hill
1. Reminder: Draft Pasadena Recommendations Posted
From: Patricia Knezek and the CSWA

A reminder that the draft of "The Pasadena Recommendations to Promote Equity 
in Astronomy" is now available to AAS members for review and comment. We 
have already gotten some very useful comments and suggestions, and we look
forward to hearing more.  In order to view the document, one has to login to 
the AAS members-only website.

Under Links, click on the 'The Pasadena Recommendations to Promote Equity
in Astronomy' Link. Comments should be emailed to
   Patricia Knezek (
and cc'd to
   Amy Simon-Miller (
The CSWA will accept comments and suggestions on the current draft until
September 17, 2004. The committee will then review and incorporate the
community input with the goal of presenting the revised draft to the AAS
Council in January 2005. 

2. More on the GAO report on Title IX and Women in Science

[As with the original notification, this information was provided to us by 
Debra Rolison. -- Eds.]

As noted in the previous issue of AASWOMEN (July 23, 2004) the Government 
Accountability Office has released (on 19 July 2004) the congressionally 
requested report on Title IX compliance in science.  The report is entitled 
"Gender Issues:  Women's Participation in the Sciences Has Increased, but 
Agencies Need to Do More to Ensure Compliance with Title IX". 

The report can be directly referenced at: 

Accompanying last week's release of the GAO report was a press conference
held the morning of 22 July.

Speaking at the press conference were Marcia Greenberger (Co-Director of 
the National Women's Law Center, Washington, DC), Nancy Hopkins (Professor 
of Molecular Biology, MIT), and Donna Nelson (Professor of Chemistry, 
University of Oklahoma).

Those readers of AASWOMEN who attended the "Women in Astronomy II: Ten 
Years After" conference in Pasadena in June 2003 may recall Donna Nelson's
excellent presentation on gender and minority statistics in the sciences.
She is hosting on her website links to transcripts of the news release and
the statements read at the press conference, and links to relevant data 
(the MIT Study, the Nelson Diversity Surveys). 

You can view this information at:

3. Assistant Professorship, University of Michigan Physics Department
From: Tim McKay

The Physics Department at the University of Michigan anticipates that a
tenure track faculty position will be available with a September 2005
starting date. The position is the Norman M. Leff Assistant Professorship. 
We are considering applications in all areas of physics represented in the 
department: High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic Molecular 
and Optical Physics (AMO), Astrophysics, Biophysics, and Theoretical 
Physics. We are particularly interested in applicants working in the areas 
of Theoretical Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Theory, String Theory, AMO 
Theory or High Energy Theory.

Information about our research areas can be found at . Candidates are required to have a
doctoral degree in physics. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 
The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research 
program and to contribute effectively to the Department's undergraduate and 
graduate teaching programs.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of present
and future research plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, 
and the names of at least three persons who can provide letters of 

Applications should be sent to:
Professor Myron Campbell, Chair
Department of Physics
500 E. University Ave
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1120

For full consideration applications should be received between September
1, 2004 and December 1, 2004. The University of Michigan is a
non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer. The University is
responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

4. Director of Programs, MentorNET

> From WIPHYS of 27 July 2004

MentorNet ( is an innovative nonprofit organization 
building on the Internet and related technologies to match women students 
in engineering and related sciences with professionals in industry, 
government and academia for structured mentoring relationships conducted 
via email. The current staff of 6 is a diverse group of talented, 
mission-focused, creative, collaborative, self-starting team players, 
seeking colleagues who share these characteristics and want to work hard, 
delivering high quality, effective services and measurable results. The 
position is based in San Jose, CA.

The Director of Programs is responsible for designing, developing,
implementing, managing, and refining all of MentorNet's programs, with 
special responsibility for the overall program direction, coordination, 
communication and leadership. The ideal candidate will also have a sense 
of social entrepreneurship, and the ability to take a complex project 
from concept to implementation and sustainability. Ph.D., program 
development and management, strong written communications skills, and 
other relevant experience required. See 

for complete job description, requirements, and application procedures 
or contact me directly.

Jennifer Dockter, Ph.D., Director of Programs
c/o College of Engineering
San Jose State University
tel: (408) 924-3319
fax: (408) 924-4069

5. Legislative Assistant Position (Science), Capitol Hill

> From WIPHYS of 27 July 2004

Congressman Ehlers is seeking candidates for a Legislative Assistant to 
handle Science Committee issues in his personal office.  The person would 
be responsible for advising the Congressman and developing policy on all 
scientific issues that are before Congress.  In addition, the person would 
be responsible for staying abreast of developments in the different fields 
of science and briefing the Congressman on new issues or discoveries 
relevant to federal policy, working with the various scientific 
organizations on policy and scientific issues, and representing the 
Congressman's views to the scientific community. The qualifications for 
the position include: A PhD is required; background in science policy;
strong writing, communication, and networking skills; ability to keep 
abreast of research in different fields of science; knowledge of
PowerPoint; and experience in the federal legislative process.  Please 
e-mail resume and CV (as appropriate) to, 
with the subject "Ehlers Science Position". No phone calls or faxes please.