Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 18:39:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for September 3, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of September 3, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
This week's issues:

1. A study on the effects of delaying parenthood for women - health effects

2. Computational Astrophysics Program

3. NSF Grant Opportunity

4. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Chicago

5. Dean of College of Science, Texas State University, San Marcos

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1. A study on the effects of delaying parenthood for women - health effects
From: Patricia Knezek

A brief article about the social and economic benefits of delaying parenthood
draws some interesting conclusions about the impact on women's health.  The
article can be found at: 

2. Computational Astrophysics Program
From: Janice Amar

The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA is holding a
scientific program in Spring 2005 on Grand Challenge Problems in
Computational Astrophysics ( meant to
bring together leading researchers in the fields of astronomy and
mathematics from around the world. You may already be aware of IPAM's
work, but if not, IPAM is an NSF-funded national research institute
whose goal is to promote interdisciplinary interactions between
mathematicians and scientists in other fields. As you will note from
the above web page, the program has been conceptualized and organized by
leading researchers in the computational astrophysics field. People
working in this field are involved in a rich array of research and we
would like to tap into your collective expertise to stimulate thinking,
dialogue and interdisciplinary research.

Grand Challenge Problems in Computational Astrophysics runs from March
7 to June 10, 2005, and presents a wealth of opportunities for
collaboration. The semester includes a set of tutorials, four major
topical workshops, and a large number of seminars and other research
activities. The tutorials are intended as an in-depth introduction to
the subject, accessible both to those with a mathematics background and
to those with an astrophysics background. The program ends with a
culminating workshop at UCLA's scenic Lake Arrowhead Conference Center,
a forum for numerical astrophysicists to interact on a wide range of

IPAM has its own building, designed by Frank Gehry, located in the
center of the UCLA campus and built with inviting open spaces to
encourage productive and stimulating discussions. Long-term
participants in IPAM programs derive the maximum benefit from
Institute's excellent environment for research and collaboration, and
are provided with:

* funding to support their stay at IPAM: this usually includes
housing assistance and airfare, and a teaching buyout is often possible;
* office space and computing facilities;
* resources for organizing spontaneous activities throughout the
program: seminars, mini-workshops, bringing in other visitors, etc.;
* many interesting people to collaborate with: senior and junior,
and from numerous scientific disciplines.

Financial support is available for scientists at all levels, from
students to senior faculty, and for periods from one week to the full
14-week program. Promoting the careers of women and minority
mathematicians and scientists is an important part of IPAM's mission,
and we welcome their applications. Please consult our website for further details and for
application information. 

Allon Percus
Associate Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics 

3. NSF Grant Opportunity

>From WIPHYS of Aug. 31, 2004

This posting was forwarded to me by a colleague. It appears one
can subscribe to these postings; I can find out if anyone is

NSF, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management Headquarters
Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Grant

Kathy Harkay
Argonne National Laboratory 

4. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Chicago
From: Helen Pates

Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago

KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The KICP invites applications for one or more NSF Funded Postodoctoral
Research Fellowships from young scientists of exceptional ability and 
promise who will have received a PhD. in Physics, Astrophysics or related 
fields by September 2005. The appointee(s) will be expected to conduct 
original research in experimental or theoretical cosmology in an 
interdisciplinary environment. The initial appointment is for one year, 
renewal annually, for up to three years. Our positions have competitive 
salaries and carry faculty level benefits. Institute Fellows have the 
freedom to work on any of the efforts in our Institute.

Research at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), based at 
the University of Chicago, is focused on interdisciplinary topics in
cosmological physics: characterizing the Dark Energy, studying the
inflationary era, and understanding the highest energy cosmic rays. Studies 
of the CMB (polarization anisotropies and the Sunyaev-Zel'dovic effect) and 
Cosmic Infrared Background; analysis of Sloan Digital Survey and other 
large-scale structure data; high energy astrophysics with photons and 
cosmic rays, direct detection of Dark Matter particles and numerous topics 
in theoretical cosmology constitute the current slate of activities. The 
KICP also has active visitors, symposia, and education/outreach programs. 
Information about the KICP can be found at

An application consisting of a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of
research interests, and at least three letters of recommendation
should be sent to or to Bruce Winstein,
Director, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60637.

The application deadline is December 1, 2004 for positions that will
begin in the Summer or Fall of 2005.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 

5. Dean of College of Science, Texas State University, San Marcos

>From WIPHYS of Aug. 31, 2004

Texas State University-San Marcos invites applications for the
position of Dean of the College of Science. Texas State University,
a comprehensive university offering its nearly 27,000 students
undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level instruction includes
eight undergraduate colleges and The Graduate School. The
University is located in San Marcos, a city of over 36,000 residents
in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, 27 miles from Austin and 45
miles from San Antonio.

The College of Science is made up of six separate academic
departments. They are Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry,
Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Technology. Each
department offers a variety of bachelors and masters degrees with
Biology offering a Ph.D. in Water Resources. In all, thirty-three
bachelors degrees, twenty masters degrees, and one Ph.D. are
currently offered. Further plans include significant expansion of
engineering programs and Ph.D. programs in Computer Science
and Math Education. There are over 2,200 undergraduate and 350
graduate students and approximately 150 faculty in the College of

The Dean is responsible for academic leadership of the College in
its efforts to recruit, retain, and evaluate diverse faculty, and
promote their professional development; to provide high quality
instructional programs; to increase scholarly and grant activity; to
carry out academic activities of departments and programs such as
strategic planning and budget preparation and execution; to
approve student degree programs and certify candidates for
graduation; to promote collaborative relationships with industry and
other organizations; and to direct the college's fundraising and
development activities.

The successful applicant will serve as the chief academic officer and
administrative officer of the College of Science and report to the
Provost of the university. Applicants or nominees should have a
doctoral degree, relevant administrative experience, and an
outstanding teaching and scholarly record appropriate for an
appointment at the rank of Professor in one of the departments in
the College. Relevant corporate or industrial experience will be
considered with the appropriate academic credentials.

The 12 month salary for the Dean of Science is competitive.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2004. The search
will continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated
appointment date of September 1, 2005. Nominations and
applications should be forwarded to the Chair, Dean of Science
Search Committee, Texas State University, 601 University Drive,
San Marcos, Texas 78666. Applicants should include a letter of
intent, vita and a list of three references.

Texas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Texas
State University is committed to increasing the number of women
and minorities in faculty and administrative positions.