Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 16:56:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: AASWOMEN for November 5, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of November 5, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad

This week's issues:

1. Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics

2. Postdoc. Positions with the Submillimeter Array: CORRECTION

3. Physics Dept. Chair, Univ. of Toronto

4. IBM Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

5. Asst. Prof., Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha

6. Asst. Prof., Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Indiana Univ. South Bend

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

1. Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
From: Jim Ulvestad

Readers of the October 2004 Physics Today may have seen reviews
of two books on Caroline Herschel, reviewed by Nina Byers.
It might be of interest to check out the web site mentioned in
a box adjacent to the review; this web site is a discussion of
the Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics, compiled
by Dr. Byers.  Note that the web site listed in Physics Today
has been replaced by a permanent address at

There is a specific listing of six women in the category of
Astrophysics: Margaret Burbidge, Jocelyn Burnell, Sandy
Faber, Henrietta Levitt, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, and
Vera Rubin.  Associated links summarize their contibutions,
important publications, and other honors.

-- Jim Ulvestad --

2. Postdoc. Positions with the Submillimeter Array: CORRECTION
From: David Wilner

The Web address for more information should have been

(i.e., hawaii rather than harvard).

3. Physics Dept. Chair, Univ. of Toronto
From: Helen Smith

The Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto seeks a highly
qualified candidate to serve as Chair of the Department of Physics. With a
complement of approximately 50 faculty across three campuses, the Department
of Physics is one of the leading research departments in North America.
Excellent facilities support research across a wide spectrum, from exploration
geophysics to theoretical cosmology, from condensed matter to particle
physics. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research are abundant, as many of
the graduate faculty in Physics are cross-appointed to other Departments
and Institutes of the University, such as the Departments of Chemistry,
Astronomy and Astrophysics and Geology and the prestigious Canadian Institute
for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). 

We seek an individual with a reputation as an outstanding scientist with a
vigorous research program, demonstrated leadership and administrative
abilities and a commitment to excellence in research and teaching as measured
by the highest standards of the discipline.  The successful candidate will be
a strong leader and advocate for the Department within the University and on
the national and international scenes. 

The Faculty welcomes applications and nominations.  Nominations should include 
the reasons for the nomination and a list of appropriate referees. Applicants 
should include a letter describing a vision for a large and diverse department,
a current curriculum vitae and the names of four referees (or arrange for four 
letters of reference to be sent to the address below).  Applications and 
nominations should be addressed to Professor Pekka K. Sinervo F.R.S.C., Dean,
Faculty of Arts and Science Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto,
Room 2005, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G3. Review of
applications and nominations will begin in December and will continue until
the position is filled. Those received by December 15, 2004 will be given
first consideration. For more information about the Department, the Faculty
and the University, we invite you to access the following web sites: ; ; and
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group
members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of
sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

4. IBM Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
From WIPHYS for Nov. 4, 2004

Information on the 2005 APS/IBM Research Internship for
Undergraduate Women is now available!  These summer
internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long, and
include in addition a $2,500 grant, plus the opportunity to work
with a mentor at one of three IBM research locations. 
Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2005.  Complete
details on the program and how to apply are available at

5. Asst. Prof., Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha
From WIPHYS for Nov. 2, 2004

The Dept of Physics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites
applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Asst. Professor
effective August 2005.  The successful applicant should
demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching at all levels of a rigorous
undergraduate curriculum, a strong ability to communicate with a
diverse student body, and a good command of the English
language.  Candidates with a PhD in any area of Physics will be
considered.  Preference will be given to those a) who are able to
collaborate with our faculty in condensed-matter theory or in
astrophysics/astronomy research, and b) with demonstrated ability
to attract research funding.  Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications.  Interested applicants should submit a letter
describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae,
publications list and contact information for three references.  All
applications materials must be submitted online at the University
website: .  Review of applicants will
begin January 18, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

UNO is a metropolitan university serving Nebraska and neighboring
states.  The physics department has several unique channels for
teaching and outreach including a planetarium, a NASA Educator's
Resource Center, and an extensive summer science camp for middle
school students.  Further information can be found at 

The University and department have a strong commitment to
achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  We are particularly
interested in receiving applications from members of under-
represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of
color to apply for this position. 

6. Asst. Prof., Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Indiana Univ. South Bend
From WIPHYS for Nov. 4, 2004

The Dept. of Physics and Astronomy seeks candidates for a tenure-
track assistant professor position beginning in August 2005.  A
PhD in physics or astronomy and postdoctoral research experience
are required.  Preference will be given to applicants whose
research would strengthen the department's existing research
efforts in astro-particle physics, particle physics, nuclear physics,
string theory, or high-pressure condensed matter physics, and to
applicants in astrophysics. Visit for more
information about our department. We are seeking candidates with
active and continuing research programs and a commitment to
undergraduate education.  The standard teaching load is 9 contact
hours per week. To apply, send curriculum vitae, current
publications list, statement of research interests, statement of 
teaching philosophy, and a list of three references (names,
addresses, and e-mail addresses) to Dr. Monika Lynker, Chair,
Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics and
Astronomy, Indiana University South Bend, 1700 Mishawaka Ave,
South Bend, IN 46634-7111; electronic submissions should use  Closing date for full consideration is 1 Dec.
2004.  IUSB is an equal opportunity and affirmative action

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