Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 20:16:56 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: AASWOMEN for August 27, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of August 27, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
This week's issues:

1. Comment Period on Pasadena Recommendations to Promote Equity
2. Carnegie-Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowship
3. Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship
4. APS Congressional Science Fellowship
5. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

1. Comment Period on Pasadena Recommendations to Promote Equity
From: AASWOMEN Editors

We remind readers that the draft of "The Pasadena Recommendations to 
Promote Equity in Astronomy" is available to AAS members for review 
and comment for only three more weeks.  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. Carnegie-Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowship
From: John Mulchaey

                       Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship
                Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University

The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the
Department of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton University invite
applications for a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in astronomy, to
begin in September, 2005.  The Fellow is expected to work for two
years in Princeton and two years at the main offices of the
Observatories in Pasadena; the timing of these stays will be
negotiated by the Fellow and the host institutions once the position
is offered.

The Carnegie-Princeton Fellow is expected to carry out original
research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, either
independently or in collaboration with staff, faculty or students at
the host institutions. The principal selection criteria will be
outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future
achievement, although preference will be given to researchers working
in those areas in which Carnegie and Princeton have active research

The Fellow will have access to all of the resources and facilities of
both institutions. In particular, Carnegie operates the Las Campanas
Observatory in Chile, which includes the twin 6.5-meter Magellan
telescopes, the 2.5-meter Dupont and 1.0-meter Swope telescopes, and
provides an excellent environment for observational astrophysics and
cosmology.  The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton is a
major partner in the Apache Point Observatory, the Sloan Digital Sky
Survey, and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, and, together
with research groups in the Physics Department and the nearby
Institute for Advanced Study, offers an unparalleled environment for
research in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. The fellowship
provides support for observing, travel, computing and publications,
and the observing facilities will be accessible for the entire
duration of the fellowship.

Further information on the host institutions is available at 


Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and research
plan, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to
BOTH the Observatories and to Princeton by 1 December 2004.  The
research plan should address how the applicant intends to use the
resources and facilities available at both host institutions.
Preference for a starting host institution and the proposed timing of
the stays at each institution should also be stated. Selection of the
successful candidate will be made by a joint Carnegie-Princeton

All applicants will automatically be considered for all postdoctoral
positions at Princeton and for the Carnegie Fellowship at The 
Observatories; however, they should clearly state in the cover letter 
that they wish to be considered for the Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship. 
Applications should be sent to both of the following addresses:

Dr. W. Freedman, Director, Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship, Carnegie
Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Prof. S. Tremaine, Chair, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton
Hall, Princeton NJ 08544-1001

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
Action Employers.

For questions or additional information, please send email to 
For information about applying to Princeton, please link to:

3. Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship
From: John Mulchaey

Carnegie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Astronomy
813 Santa Barbara St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Email Inquiries:

Attention: Dr. John Mulchaey, Chair, Fellowship Committee

We invite applications for The Carnegie Fellowship at the Carnegie
Observatories in Pasadena, California, to begin 1 September 2005.

The fellowship is intended to encourage long-term research in
observational or theoretical astronomy and/or instrumentation. We are
particularly interested in applicants who have received their
Ph.D. degree within the past three years. Fellowships are awarded for
one year and may be renewed for two additional years. The successful
applicant must have completed the Ph.D.  requirements before assuming
the fellowship.

Carnegie observing facilities include the two 6.5-meter Magellan
telescopes, the 2.5-meter du Pont telescope and the Swope 1.0-meter
telescope all at Las Campanas, Chile.  Fellows will have access to
these facilities on the same basis as the scientific staff. The
Carnegie Fellowship provides ample support for observing, travel,
computing, and publications.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a
brief essay describing the applicant's current research, and a
research proposal based on the facilities available at the
Observatories. In addition, applicants should arrange for three
letters of reference to be sent directly to the above address by the
MEETING FOR INTERVIEWS, as these play an important role in the
selection. An application package and a description of the facilities
at the Observatories may be obtained at 

E-mail inquiries may be sent to

Applications, letters of reference, and all supporting material must
be received before 1 December 2004. Send application to Dr. John
Mulchaey Chair, Fellowship Committee at the above address.

All applications for the Carnegie-Princeton fellowship will also be
considered for this fellowship. Applicants may submit a separate
research statement tailored for the Carnegie fellowship if they chose.
However, it is not necessary to submit other application materials in
duplicate. In particular, only one copy of the reference letters is

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an Equal Opportunity

4. APS Congressional Science Fellowship
From: Shirley Wilson

[Note: On Saturday afternoon, August 28, the web site 
seems not to be accessible from some locations; we advise readers 
to check this site again during the week if they have problems
initially. -- eds.]


The American Physical Society is currently accepting applications
for the Congressional Science Fellowship Program. Fellows serve
one year on the staff of a senator, representative, or congressional
committee. They are afforded an opportunity to learn the legislative
process and explore science policy issues from the lawmakers'
perspective.  In turn, Fellows have the opportunity to lend scientific
and technical expertise to public policy issues.

Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in physics or a closely
related field, a strong interest in science and technology policy and,
ideally, some experience in applying scientific knowledge toward
the solution of societal problems.  Fellows are required to be US
citizens and members of the APS.  

Term of appointment is one year, beginning in September of 2005 with 
participation in a two- week orientation sponsored by AAAS.  Fellows 
have considerable choice in congressional assignments.  

A stipend of $50,000 is offered in addition to allowances for 
relocation, in-service travel, and health insurance premiums.

Application should consist of a letter of intent of approximately 2
pages, a list of key publications, a 2-page resume and three letters
of reference.  Please see the APS website 

for detailed information on materials required for applying and 
other information on the program.

All applications must be postmarked by January 17, 2005 and
should be sent to the following address:
APS Congressional Science Fellowship Program
C/o Jackie Beamon-Kiene
APS Executive Office
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3843

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