Subject: AASWOMEN for October 15, 2004
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:57:29 -0700

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of October 15, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad

This week's issues:

1. Comments on AASWOMEN Job Postings, continued

2. Regarding the Women in Astronomy Database

3. Resources for studying astronomy in Argentina?

4. Career Breaks/Re-Entry

5. Professional Skills Development for Women Physicists

6. CSWP Activities

7. Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Cosmology - The University  
of
    Chicago

8. Six Postdoctoral Positions in Astrophysics at Princeton University

9. Jansky Fellowships 2005

*** FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***

10. Postdoctoral Position in Cosmology Physics Department, Syracuse  
University

11. Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship, Experimental Nuclear/Neutrino
     Physics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12. Junior Faculty Appointment in Theoretical Physics, Harvard  
University

13. Faculty Position, High Energy Theoretical Physics, University of
     California, Davis

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

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1. Comments on AASWOMEN Job Postings, continued
From: AASWOMEN Editors

[Note: We received this response after last week's issue had been sent,  
so
it is published here individually.]

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From: Susan Simkin simkinpa.msu.edu
RE: Job Postings in AASWOMEN

Many long years ago, when the idea of hiring women reared its head for  
the
first time I was asked if I would apply/submit a vita for a few  
positions at
various universities. Since, at the time, I was knocking around from  
one 3-6
month "post doc" to the next I was happy to do so and since jobs were  
scarce
I was not too discouraged when I received "Thank you for your interest,
however..." letters from these places.

Unfortunately I soon began receiving lots of letters from places where  
I had
NOT applied thanking me for my interest, even indicating that I had  
made the
"shortlist" (many for positions in various physics disciplines where I  
had
no interests what so ever.) After talking with people I knew at some of  
the
places involved I came to realize that the people doing the hiring were
trying to make their higher ups happy by having a woman on the "short  
list"
and that my vita was being Xeroxed and passed around by people (men) who
were being "helpful" to their colleagues. My solution was to take time  
out
of my hectic life and send letters to the Deans/Presidents/Provosts of  
the
places involved telling them that my "short listed" name was a scam. I  
am
sure I made lots of friends that way!

So this cynical, retired professor has a question: "What makes you so  
sure
that people writing to AASWOMEN are really interested in hiring a  
woman??

Sue Simkin

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2. Regarding the Women in Astronomy Database
From: Amy Simon-Miller amy.simonnasa.gov

[Eds. Note: This refers to item #3 in the October 8, 2004 issue of  
AASWOMEN
where Meg Urry urged women to join the Women in Astronomy Database.]

As a side note, I get requests a few times a year to download the entire
database for someone running job searches, making speaker lists, etc.
Sometimes someone will find it easier to search/print in a different  
format
than the database currently allows. I usually grant these requests once
confirming there is a legitimate use for the information. So it is  
important
that women enter themselves and keep their entries up to date.  I am  
still
hoping to expand the search/format capabilities, along with some
administrative upgrades.

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3. Resources for studying astronomy in Argentina?
Jo Pitesky jo.piteskyjpl.nasa.gov

I've received an email from a young woman in Argentina who is  
interested in
studying astronomy with the goal of working for NASA. She's currently
studying medicine. She writes that "the place where astronomy is  
studied is
too far away from where I live."

Any advice or suggestions for her?

Thanks,

Jo Pitesky

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4. Career Breaks/Re-Entry
From: WIPHYS of October 11, 2004

I have a website where I am collecting information of use to
scientists (women, esp. physicists) who have had break in their
career, or who want/need a break. By career break, I mean that
they were not employed full-time as a scientist for some period of
time.

I would like to list people who have sucessfully done this and who
would be willing to talk to others who are in the middle of such a
break or are considering their options.

The webpage has the persons name, field, type of break, current
position and email or website (whatever they prefer). You can go
to my website (home.earthlink.net/~papagena/) and follow the
"career breaks" link to see what I have already.

Any help finding people who would like to be listed is appreciated.
Thank you,
Elizabeth Freeland

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5. Professional Skills Development for Women Physicists
From: WIPHYS of October 13, 2004

APS will offer one-day workshops for tenured women physicists
prior to the 2005 March and April meetings. The workshops will
be conducted by professional facilitators and will cover
communication and negotiation skills, besides offering a special
opportunity for networking. APS has received a grant from the
National Science Foundation that will allow it to offer participants a
stipend to help cover the cost of travel and hotel Future workshops
are planned for untenured women faculty (2006) and senior women
physicists in industry and national labs (2007). Information on the
workshops and how to apply can be found at
http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/skills/ . Deadline to apply for the
March workshop is December 1; deadline for the April workshop is
February 1.

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6. CSWP Activities
From: WIPHYS of October 13, 2004

Thank you for subscribing to the Women in Physics (WIPHYS)
listserve! Did you know that, besides the listserve, the Committee
on the Status of Women in Physics sponsors a variety of programs
of interest to women in physics, including invited talks at the March
and April meetings, professional skills development workshops,
travel grants for women speakers, a women speakers list, and the
Climate for Women in Physics site visit program. CSWP
publications include the Gazette newsletter (spring and fall) and the
full-color brochure for middle-school students, "Physics in Your
Future". Information on these programs and activities may be
found on the committee's website at
http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/index.cfm

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7. Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Cosmology - The University  
of
    Chicago
From: Helen Pates hpatescfcp.uchicago.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Cosmology

Astronomy and Astrophysics and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics  
at
The University of Chicago

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in
theoretical astrophysics and cosmology with Dr. Andrey Kravtsov at the
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, the University of Chicago. We
seek candidates with a recent PhD in physics, astrophysics, or related
field and experience in theoretical modeling, high-performance
computing, numerical simulations and their analysis.  Preference will
be given to the applicants with experience with cosmological
simulations.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Dr. Kravtsov and other
researchers on various aspects of theoretical modeling of galaxy
clusters with a special emphasis on comparisons of models to the
observations by the Chandra telescope. The applicant will also be
encouraged to pursue independent research.  The Department of
Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological  
Physics
at the University of Chicago host an active research group in
observational and theoretical cosmology and provide a very stimulating
research environment. For details about the position and department,
http://astro.uchicago.edu/~andrey/misc/postdoc.html

A Curriculum Vitae, list of publications, a brief (~3 pages) summary
of the past research, a one-page statement of current and future  
research
interests, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent  
to
compcosmokicp.uchicago.edu, or Professor Andrey Kravtsov, Astronomy and
Astrophysics Department, 5640 South Ellis Avenue - LASR 215, Chicago, IL
60637.

Applications received by December 1, 2004, will receive full
consideration.  The position is offered initially for two years with a
possible extension for the third year. The start date is negotiable
but could be as early as March 2005 or earlier. The University of  
Chicago
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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8. Six Postdoctoral Positions in Astrophysics at Princeton University
From: Jill Knapp gkastro.princeton.edu

Dear all:

The following is a summary of the six postdoctoral positions available  
in
Astrophysics at Princeton University for 2005. Details can be found at
Dept website:

http://www.astro.princeton.edu

click on "Job Opportunities".

Two of these positions, the Spitzer Fellowship and the postdoctoral  
position
with Bruce Draine, are departmental. Three are joint (the  
Carnegie-Princeton
fellowship, the Physics-Astrophysics position with Lyman Page and David
Spergel, and the Princeton-PUC position). The Science and Technology
Council Fellowship is offered by all science and engineering departments
at Princeton. You can make a common application for all positions except
the STC position, which has its own application procedures, but please  
say
in your covering letter which position(s) you're interested in. Please  
also
send your application to both institutions for the Carnegie-Princeton  
and
Princeton-PUC positions. Deadlines are Dec 1.


I'm happy to answer any questions on any of the above.

cheers

Jill Knapp
gkastro.princeton.edu


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(1) Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences
Peyton Hall; Ivy Lane
Princeton, NJ 08544 USA
Tel: 609-258-3803
FAX: 609-258-1020
URL: http://www.astro.princeton.edu
Email Submission Address: postappastro.princeton.edu
Email Inquiries: postappastro.princeton.edu

Attention: Scott D. Tremaine, Chair

For information about applying to Princeton, please
link to: http://www.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm. EEO/AAE.
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(2) Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics

Applications should be sent to the above address.
Attention: Bruce T. Draine

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(3) Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship
Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University

Applications 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 University, Princeton NJ 08544-1001

For questions or additional information, please send email to
c-pfellowociw.edu or postappastro.princeton.edu
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(4) Joint Physics and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Professors Lyman Page and David Spergel
Department of Physics
Jadwin Hall, Washington Rd
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-0708

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(5) Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Astronomy-Princeton University and
Ponticicia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Email Submission Address: postappastro.princeton.edu

Email Inquiries: postappastro.princeton.edu

Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
URL:http://www.astro.princeton.edu
Attention: Scott Tremaine, Professor and Chair

Applications should be sent to BOTH the following addresses: Prof. S.
Tremaine, Chair, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall,  
Princeton NJ
08544-1001, USA; and L. Infante, Department of Astronomy and  
Astrophysics,
P. Universidad Catolica, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile (e-mail  
address:
postdocastro.puc.cl).

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(6) 2005 Science and Technology Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The 2005 Council on Science and Technology Postdoctoral  
Research/Teaching
Fellowship Program is now open for applications. The application  
deadline
is December 1, 2004.

Detailed information and applications are available on the Council's  
website:
     http://www.princeton.edu/~stcweb/

This fellowship program brings top young scientists who are interested
in teaching to Princeton University. The Fellows are supported for
up to three years, during which they conduct research with a Princeton
University science or engineering faculty member while working closely
with an experienced faculty teacher in teaching, curriculum development
or innovative laboratory design. The teaching component is typically one
semester per year.
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9. Jansky Fellowships 2005
From: Amy Simon-Miller amy.simonnasa.gov

Jansky Fellowships 2005

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) announces the 2005
postdoctoral Jansky Fellowship program that provides outstanding
opportunities for research in astronomy. The Jansky Fellows formulate
and carry out investigations either independently or in collaboration
with others within the wide framework of interests of the Observatory.
Prior radio experience is not required and multi-wavelength projects
leading to a synergy with NRAO instruments are encouraged. The NRAO
also encourages applications from candidates with interest in radio
astronomy instrumentation, computation, and theory.

The starting salary will be $48,000 per year with an appointment
duration of two years that may be renewed for a third year. There is
a research budget of $7,000 per year for travel and computing
requirements. In addition, page charge support, as well as vacation
accrual, health insurance, and a moving allowance are provided.

Up to three appointments will be made annually for positions at any
of the NRAO sites (Socorro, NM; Green Bank, WV; and Charlottesville,
VA). The Jansky Fellows are encouraged to spend time at universities
working with collaborators during the course of their fellowship. In
addition, up to three Jansky Fellow appointments will be made
annually for positions that may be located at a US university or
research institute. Frequent and/or long term visits to the NRAO
sites are encouraged.

The NRAO web site at
http://www.nrao.edu/administration/directors_office/jansky- 
postdocs.shtml
provides a description of the application process and other relevant
details. The candidates must receive their PhD prior to beginning the
appointment.

The deadline for applications and letters of recommendation is
November 15, 2004. The NRAO is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/H/V).

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10. Postdoctoral Position in Cosmology Physics Department, Syracuse  
University
From: WIPHYS of October 11, 2004

The Cosmology group of the Physics Department expects to have
an opening for a postdoctoral research associate beginning in
September 2005, subject to funding. The group consists of
Professors Cristian Armendariz-Picon and Mark Trodden, plus
postdoctoral associates and graduate students and has close ties to
both the particle physics and gravity groups. Candidates with
experience and interests in any aspect of cosmology will be
considered. Particular attention will be given to those candidates
with interests overlapping with members of the groups. Applicants
with relevant experience should have three letters of
recommendation sent to: Ms. Penny Davis, 201 Physics Building,
Syracuse University, 13244-1130 USA (davisphysics.syr.edu,
315-443-3901, FAX: 315-443-9103). They should also submit a
CV and a short description of their research interests. All materials
must be received by December 31, 2004. Electronic application
materials are welcome. Syracuse University is an affirmative action
/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups and
women are especially encouraged to apply.

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11. Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship, Experimental Nuclear/Neutrino
     Physics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
From: WIPHYS of October 11, 2004

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professorship in experimental nuclear physics to
commence in July 2005. We seek candidates with expertise in the
general areas of neutrino physics and/or the search for dark matter.
As part of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL),
we are members of the KamLAND, MAJORANA and LENS
collaborations. Although the successful candidate need not be
involved with these experiments, we look for individuals who are
capable of playing a leading role in the ongoing development of
non-accelerator based nuclear physics at UNC. Our group
also has programs in nuclear astrophysics and few-body physics as
well as a significant theoretical effort in neutrino physics. An
extensive array of experimental facilities is located at TUNL, and
the successful candidate will join a Triangle area research
community also involved in the Super-Kamiokande, K2K and T2K
neutrino experiments. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae,
publication list and a statement of research interests. These
materials and four letters of recommendation should be sent to
Chairman, Nuclear Physics Search Committee, Department of
Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
NC 27599-3255, USA. Applications will be screened beginning
December 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled.
UNC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and under-
represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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12. Junior Faculty Appointment in Theoretical Physics, Harvard  
University
From: WIPHYS of October 11, 2004

Applications are invited for faculty appointments in theoretical high
energy physics, broadly defined, at Harvard University. The initial
appointment as assistant professor for the academic year 2005-2006
would normally be for a term of five years, with promotion (to
untenured associate professor and subsequently to tenured
professor) possible for outstanding candidates. Applications should
be sent by the end of December 2004 to:

Theoretical Search Committee
c/o Ms. Bonnie Currier
Department of Physics
Harvard University
Jefferson Physical Lab., Rm. 370
17 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list,
and a brief research statement. Candidates should ask three
referees to send professional evaluations. Harvard University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications
from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

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13. Faculty Position, High Energy Theoretical Physics, University of
     California, Davis
From: WIPHYS of October 13, 2004

The Dept. of Physics at the University of California, Davis invites
application for a faculty position in theoretical high energy physics.
The targeted starting date for appointment is July 1, 2005. The
successful candidate will be the second of three appointments in the
High Energy Frontier Theory Initiative (HEFTI). Priority will be
given to candidates with recognized leadership in this area and the
ability to help plan and implement HEFTI. The complete text of
this announcement may be read at
http://www.physics.ucdavis.edu/Employment.html Applications
should be received no later than January 3, 2005.

Shirley Chiang, Chair
Dept. of Physics, UC Davis

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