Subject: AASWOMEN for September 24, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of September 24, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
This week's issues:

1. How Should We Post Job Listings?

2. AIP History Center Donations Sought

3. Gilbert and Jaylee Mead Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University

4. Postdoctoral or Research Fellow, Australian National University

5. Program Specialist, Physics/Astronomy, Ohio State University at Lima

6. Lecturer Position in Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

7. Physics, Tenure-Track (Experimentalist), St. Olaf College

8. Assistant Professor, Computational/Theoretical Physics, Bryn Mawr

9. Assistant Professor, Physics, Goucher College

10. Tenure-Track Physics Position, Vassar College

11. Tenure-Track Astronomy Faculty Position, San Diego State University

12. Tenure-Track Position in Astronomy, University of Toledo

13. Tenure and Tenure-Track Positions, Texas A&M University

14. NOAO Job Opportunities

15. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

1. How Should We Post Job Listings?
From: AASWOMEN Editors

Discerning readers will note a large number of job listings posted in
this edition of AASWOMEN.  To date, we have proceeded on the assumption 
that any institution that goes to the effort to submit postings to
AASWOMEN (or to WIPHYS, if relevant to astronomy) should have a single
notice posted.  However, it also is the case that as more institutions
become aware of these electronic publications, it can be a fairly easy
step to submit a job posting as an effort to acquire a more diverse
candidate pool, and that this may or may not reflect an exceptionally
strong commitment to considering diversity in the hiring decision.

The editors do not want to be in the business of evaluating submissions
to see which ones should be published in AASWOMEN.  At the same time,
we don't want to bore our readership by including many postings that
they could read just as easily in the AAS Job Register.  The default 
will be to continue as we have been.  Alternatively, we could publish
a brief note on each position, with a web citation to the details of 
each job listing.  We invite comments, by e-mail to, 
from readers who have opinions about how we should handle this issue.

2. AIP History Center Donations Sought
From: AASWOMEN Editors

[Note: This seems like a worthy cause, and we advertise it here because 
it might supply an opportunity for people to donate materials that will
enable the AIP History Center to emphasize appropriately the role of
women in the development of physics and astronomy. -- eds.]

Give Us Your Dirty Old Books!

The Niels Bohr Library at the American Institute of Physics is looking
for book donations that will help give us a well-rounded collection of
texts, lab manuals, physical science monographs, instrument catalogs,
and published correspondence in the areas of the history of physics,
astronomy and geophysics.

We welcome books from the 19th and 20th centuries that cover the history
of physics and allied fields, biographies, institutional histories,
instrument catalogs, instructional materials, and social aspects of the
scientific community. Successive editions of textbooks are particularly
important to us, and we welcome conference proceedings.

We will cover the shipping costs for your donation.

If you have books you wish to donate to our library, please contact
Spencer R. Weart, Director, at, Fax 301-209-0882, or 
Niels Bohr Library, American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, 
College Park, MD 20740.

3. Gilbert and Jaylee Mead Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University
From: Meg Urry

The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications
for the Gilbert and Jaylee Mead Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy  and
Astrophysics, to be awarded to a young scientist of exceptional ability
who will have received her/his Ph.D. by Summer 2005 in observational,
theoretical, or experimental astronomy or astrophysics. The Fellowship
is for two years, renewable for a third, and offers competitive salary,
benefits, and research funds. Conveniently located between New York  City
and Boston, Yale offers a world-class intellectual environment and
access to front-line astronomical facilities, including WIYN, the  SMARTS
telescopes, Chilean telescopes (through collaboration with the Univ. de
Chile), and the Palomar-QUEST survey. The Mead Postdoctoral Fellow will
be free to carry out his/her own program of research, although
preference will be given to research interests that align with those of
the Yale astrophysics faculty (see
Active research at Yale includes solar astrophysics, nuclear  astrophysics,
astrometry, stellar evolution, galactic structure, black holes, local
group galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, multiwavelength surveys
(QUEST, GOODS, COSMOS, MUSYC), active galaxies, galaxy evolution,
large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, and cosmology.

Applications consisting of curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a
brief description of the anticipated research program should arrive by
November 15, 2004 at this address:
     Mead Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
     Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
     P.O. Box 208121
     New Haven, CT 06520-8121
     (FAX: 203-432-3824)
Candidates are welcome to contact relevant Yale faculty in advance
to discuss the proposed research program and/or email inquiries may
be directed to Meg Urry, YCAA Director ( Candidates
should also arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to arrive
by November 15. Yale is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity  Employer,
and applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

4. Postdoctoral or Research Fellow, Australian National University
From: Theresa Gallagher

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian
National University (ANU) seeks a motivated, independent researcher to work 
on one or more of the following topics with the Director, Professor Penny
Sackett, and others: a) theoretical, observational, or interpretive studies 
of extrasolar planets; b) stellar streamers in external galaxies and their
relationship to dark matter; c) transit searches for extrasolar planets 
using the ultra-wide field (5 square deg) ANU Skymapper telescope (to see 
first light in mid-2006).

RSAA operates the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories and has a
highly successful instrumentation program.  RSAA staff have access to
Australia's radio and optical astronomical facilities/partnerships 
(including the Australia National Telescope Facility, the Anglo-Australian 
Telescope and Gemini) and world-class ANU supercomputing facilities.

Appointment:  2-3 years at Postdoctoral or Research Fellow level,
  depending on qualifications and experience.
Salary range:  $AUD52,863 - $AUD70,106 pa plus generous superannuation
  provisions and relocation allowance.
Start date:  between 1 February 2005 and 1 September 2005.
Prior to submission, selection documentation and information on how to
  apply must be sought from: (ANU job
  reference number RSAA2531)
Enquiries about the position:
Closing date for receipt of applications and referee reports: 30 Nov. 2004

The ANU is an EEO employer.

5. Program Specialist, Physics/Astronomy, Ohio State University at Lima
From: WIPHYS of Sep. 24, 2004

The Ohio State University at Lima is seeking a Lab Coordinator in
Physics and Astronomy beginning in September 2005.  This
position includes substantial responsibilities for teaching, as well as
lab and equipment management, and outreach.  The minimum
education requirement is a Master's Degree in either Physics or
Astronomy, with the ability to teach in physics or both areas.  A
Ph.D. and/or ability to also teach astronomy is preferred.  The
successful candidate will teach an undergraduate course in
physics for non-science majors, physics labs in two tracks for
algebra and calculus-based introductory physics classes, and
possibly two astronomy courses.  Lab coordinator duties include
maintenance, repair, purchase and upgrade of equipment for student
labs and demonstrations; and coordination with the department in
Columbus concerning the development of new equipment. The
candidate will be responsible for ensuring compliance of the physics
collection with all applicable rules (e.g. OSHA), and will support
outreach efforts. This is a 12-month position at 75% FTE for
physics only or 100% FTE for both physics and astronomy, with
teaching duties comprising about 70% and lab management and
outreach about 30% of the responsibilities.  Salary starting rate is
$34,000 to $45,000 with full benefits (for 12-month 100% FTE)
based on qualifications.  

The Ohio State University at Lima is a Regional Campus in The
Ohio State University system. Please direct questions about this
position to Dr. Sabine Jeschonnek at: 

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2005 and continue
until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted on-line,
during the first week of October, November, December or January,
at:  Please include in your on-line
application a cover letter which includes a statement of teaching
philosophy, and a resume with the names and addresses of three
references.  Questions regarding the online application process
should be directed to Nadine Miller at: 

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

6. Lecturer Position in Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
From: WIPHYS of Sep. 22, 2004

The Department of Physics invites applications for a long-term, 
non-tenure-track position of Lecturer.  The primary responsibility
of the successful candidate will be to teach introductory calculus-
based  physics courses, including one or more honors sections, and
to supervise the graduate teaching assistants assigned to these
courses.  However, the opportunity to teach other physics courses
is likely to occur in later years.

Applicants should have at least a Master's degree in physics, 
although preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in 
physics or a related field.

Salary for the position is expected to be in the low to mid-$40K 
range for the nine-month academic year.  This salary can be 
supplemented by additional teaching in the summer program.  The 
starting date for the position is August 2005, although it is 
possible that this might be moved to January 2005, under special 

The UMBC Physics Department currently has 20 faculty members,
44 graduate students, more than 75 majors, and annual research 
expenditures greater than $6M. For more information go to

To apply, send an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement 
of teaching philosophy and if possible a teaching portfolio, and the 
names, addresses and email information of at least three references 
to Dr. Robert C. Reno, Chair of the Search Committee, Physics 
Department, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250. 
The  selection process will begin on October 11, 2004 and will
continue until the position is filled.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can 
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UMBC community. 
UMBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

7. Physics, Tenure-Track (Experimentalist), St. Olaf College
From: WIPHYS of Sep. 20, 2004

Full time (1.0 FTE) Tenure-Track Position starting September 1, 2005.  
We anticipate that the appointment will be made at the rank of assistant 
professor but qualified applicants holding the rank of associate 
professor will be considered.

Primary Responsibilities: Teach broadly throughout the physics curriculum, 
contribute to the development of our laboratory teaching program, and offer 
undergraduate research opportunities for experimental investigations in 
physics or at the interface between physics and other disciplines.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required; 
1-2 years of teaching or post-doctoral research experience is desirable.  
We seek a candidate with (1) demonstrated interest in high-quality 
undergraduate teaching and commitment to liberal arts education, including 
the connections between physics and other fields of study, (2) experience 
with modern laboratory techniques and instrumentation applicable to 
laboratory curriculum development, and (3) potential for conducting an 
active program of experimental research with undergraduate participation 
and enhancing the array of opportunities available to our students.

Email inquires about the position are welcome and can be addressed to the 
search committee chair, David Nitz ( However, please note 
that electronic submission of application materials will not be accepted.

Required Application Materials:
- Cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in the position 
- Curriculum Vitae, including names and contact information for
    references who will be submitting recommendation letters (see
- Official copies of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts 
- Statement describing interest and goals in liberal arts science
    teaching, including laboratory teaching 
- Research plan, including apparatus needs and anticipated undergraduate 
- References: Applicants must arrange for the submission of three letters 
    of recommendation, which should collectively address the applicant's 
    qualifications and potential for both teaching and research.

Hard copy of these materials should be mailed to
David Nitz, Professor of Physics
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098

Review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2004 and continue 
until the position is filled.  Candidates who are selected as semifinalists 
will be asked to submit a written 1-2 page reflection on the College's mission 
statement, which can be found online at 

8. Assistant Professor, Computational/Theoretical Physics, Bryn Mawr
From: WIPHYS of Sep. 22, 2004

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of 
Assistant Professor, which will begin September 2005. We seek a 
candidate with a Ph.D. in computational or theoretical physics who 
will thrive in a challenging atmosphere that combines teaching in 
courses, seminars and laboratories at all levels with independently 
defined research in collaboration with undergraduate and graduate 
students.  At present, the department has experimental programs in 
chemical physics, and atomic and molecular physics. Collaborative 
projects involve members of the department and colleagues in other 
departments and neighboring institutions. The successful candidate 
must propose an independent research program that, after a
reasonable  initial period, will attract outside funding.  Start-up
funds will be available. 

Bryn Mawr College is a small liberal arts institution with a strong
undergraduate program in physics for women and coeducational
programs at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Please see for more detailed information
about the institution and the department. 

By December 1, 2004 please submit a letter of application including
a CV, a statement of teaching interests, a research plan (with
budget) including how students can be involved, and arrange for
three (3) letters of reference to be sent by standard mail to: Ann
Daudert, Search, Department of Physics, Bryn Mawr College, 101
N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899. 

Bryn Mawr College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action 
employer.  The College particularly wishes to encourage
applications from individuals interested in joining a multicultural
and international academic community. Minority candidates and
women are especially encouraged to apply.

9. Assistant Professor, Physics, Goucher College
From: WIPHYS of Sep. 24, 2004

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure track
faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall
Semester 2005 (Pending final approval by 10/31/2004.) Candidates
must have Ph.D. in Physics but the search is not restricted to
particular areas of research. Applicants should have a strong
interest in undergraduate teaching and the ability to develop a
research program. Start-up funds for research will be available.
Applications are requested by December 1, 2004 deadline. Send
complete resume, official transcripts and names of three references
to Human Resources (Physics Position), Goucher College, 1021
Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204. Goucher College is a
highly selective, coeducational, private liberal art institution in
Baltimore, Maryland. 

10. Tenure-Track Physics Position, Vassar College
From: WIPHYS of Sep. 24, 2004

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College invites 
applications for a tenure-track position in physics at the assistant 
professor level beginning in September 2005. Vassar College is an 
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants should have 
a Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, or a related engineering field; 
teaching experience is preferred.  Preference will be given to 
experimental physicists who can perform research on campus. The 
successful candidate is expected to engage undergraduate students in 
laboratory-based research, and to teach all levels of undergraduate 
physics courses, including upper level lab courses.  Teaching load is 
5 courses/year. The department consists of five physicists and two 
astronomers; their research specialties are detailed on the department 
homepage as well as Preference will be given to
candidates who can interact with other members of the department
in their research. 

Vassar College is a liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2400
students.  The 1000-acre campus is located in Poughkeepsie, 70 miles 
north of New York City along the Hudson River. Candidates should send 
(1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of interest and experience in 
teaching, and (3) a statement of plans for research, including 
undergraduate research projects, and (4) arrange for three letters of 
recommendation to be sent to the department. Deadline for applications is 
Jan. 17. Salaries are competitive. Department of Physics and Astronomy, 
Box 745, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0745, Attention: Professor Debra Elmegreen, 
Chair. Tel: (845) 437-7340; email

11. Tenure-Track Astronomy Faculty Position, San Diego State University
From: Amy Simon-Miller

The Department of Astronomy at San Diego State University (SDSU) is 
offering a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant 
Professor to begin Fall 2005.  At present, the Department consists of 
five full-time teaching faculty and one research faculty, and offers 
both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Astronomy. We seek an astronomer 
with a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience, with expertise in galactic and 
extragalactic astronomy, to complement the research interests of the 
current faculty, which include both stellar (interacting binary stars, 
astrophysics of stars in clusters) and extragalactic (AGN) astronomy.
SDSU ( has a strong commitment to instruction, and the 
successful candidate will teach courses ranging from introductory 
undergraduate to graduate level in galactic and extragalactic astronomy.  
The successful candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous research program.  
SDSU operates Mount Laguna Observatory ( 
located approximately 50 miles from campus. Currently, the largest 
instrument is a 1-meter reflector, which is outfitted with CCD and 
Near-IR cameras for direct imaging, and CCD Cassegrain and grism 
spectrographs.  Competitive salaries are commensurate with
experience.  For full consideration, applicants should submit by 
December 31, 2004 a curriculum vita, a brief narrative describing their 
research interests and teaching experience, and have three letters of 
reference sent to:

Prof. Allen W. Shafter, Chair Search Committee
Department of Astronomy
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-1221.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not 
discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national 
origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability or 
veteran status, including veterans of the Vietnam era.

12. Tenure-Track Position in Astronomy, University of Toledo
From: Karen Bjorkman

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Toledo invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level,
to begin in August 2005. We are seeking an astronomer with expertise in star
formation and infrared observations who can complement existing theoretical
and observational efforts in astronomy and astrophysics. This position is
the first of three planned new hires in astronomy/astrophysics over the next
three years. Faculty members in the department are expected to develop
strong externally-funded research programs which involve both graduate and
undergraduate students. A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics, plus
postdoctoral experience, is required. An established history of external
funding would be a plus. Successful applicants will be expected to
demonstrate excellent teaching and communication skills and a commitment to
quality teaching at all levels, including the introductory level. We
particularly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

Questions or requests for further information about the position may be
addressed to Prof. Karen Bjorkman, Search Committee Chair ( ). Prospective applicants can learn more about the
department from our web page, , and
information about the university, . Applicants should
submit a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names,
addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of at least three references
to: Chair, Astrophysics Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Physics &
Astronomy, MS #111, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390. The
application deadline is January 20, 2005.

The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer and Educator

13. Tenure and Tenure-Track Positions, Texas A&M University
From: WIPHYS of Sep. 20, 2004

The Physics Department at Texas A&M University has opened searches for 
fourteen new tenured and tenure track positions to be filled over the next 
four years. These positions are part of the University's Reinvestment Plan 
to increase total faculty ranks on campus by 20% over the next five years. 
The department is looking to fill positions in any area of physics, 
including Condensed Matter Physics (theory and experiment), Nanoscience, 
Nuclear Physics (experiment), Particle Physics (theory and experiment) 
and Quantum Optics (theory and experiment). In addition, as part of
this faculty expansion, the department is also building a new
program in Observational Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology.

We would like to encourage outstanding candidates in any of these areas 
to submit an application for one of the above-mentioned tenure track 
positions. Applications for these positions will be accepted until the 
positions have been filled. Our priorities for hiring for the fall of 2005 
are in the following areas: Observational Astronomy, Astrophysics, Condensed 
Matter (theory and experiment), High Energy Physics (theory and experiment) 
and Nuclear Physics (experiment).

Applicants in all areas will be given careful consideration, with the most 
important factor being the candidate's potential for excellence in research 
and teaching. Successful candidates will assume full teaching 
responsibilities at the graduate and undergraduate levels and are expected 
to conduct a vigorous research program.  Applicants should send vita, 
publication list, description of future research plans, and names of at least 
three references (six references for senior faculty appointments) to

Chair of the Promotions, Tenure, and Appointments Committee
Department of Physics, Texas A&M University
4242 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4242.

Please indicate in your cover letter for which area(s) you wish to apply. 
Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 
The University is further dedicated to the goal of building a culturally 
diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working 
in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from 
women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In addition, 
as part of the faculty Reinvestment Program, Texas A&M University is able 
to be responsive to the particular needs of dual career couples. The
Department of Physics is especially interested in candidates who can 
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through 
their research, teaching and/or service.  

14. NOAO Job Opportunities
From: Dottie Poczulp

NOAO announces the following job opportunities at NOAO and NSO:

- Electronic Engineering Manager, NOAO in Tucson, AZ
- Scientific Programmer, NOAO in Tucson, AZ or La Serena, Chile
- Structural/Mechanical Engineer, NOAO in Tucson, AZ
- Instrumentation Engineer, NSO in Sunspot, NM
- Senior Software Engineer, NSO in Tucson, AZ

For details, please visit: 

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