Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 15:13:56 -0500 (EST)
Subject: AASWOMEN for November 12, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of November 12, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad

This week's issues:

1. UK's Royal Society offers relocation fellowships

2. Spitzer Observation Planning Workshops

3. IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics, Heidelberg

4. CSWP Plans Variety of Programs

5. Tenure-Track Job in Groningen, NL - Rosalind Franklin Fellowships

6. Tenure-track faculty position in Astronomy - Youngstown State University


7. Position in Experimental High Energy Physics, University of Colorado at 

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

1. UK's Royal Society offers relocation fellowships
From: Omar Almaini

The UK's Royal Society have a new 1-year fellowship scheme to help
scientists who are moving to follow a partner within the UK.

"The relocating partner does not have to be a scientific researcher.
Salary and research expenses will be provided in order for the applicant
to relocate and continue their research career with the minimum of
disruption. It is expected that the transitional funding provided by the
fellowship will allow time for the applicant to apply for long-term
support or negotiate a permanent position."

For more details:

"They are open to European Economic Area citizens living in the UK, plus
Non-EEA citizens who have been working and resident in the UK for at least
3 years".

2. Spitzer Observation Planning Workshops
From: Luisa Rebull

With the Spitzer GO-2 Call for Proposals having recently been issued, 
please let us draw your attention to our upcoming observation planning 
workshops for Spitzer Cycle 2. 

Space is still available at these workshops.  Even if you personally don't 
wish to attend, we ask that you might forward this announcement to your 
colleagues in your department, group, or center, or your collaborators, who 
might be interested in attending.

2004 Dec 6 and 7 -- JPL Office in Washington, DC
2005 Jan 9 -- San Diego, CA (immediately preceding the 205th AAS Meeting)
2005 Jan 12 -- ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

In addition, we will be conducting "mini-workshops" at the following
universities, possibly near you:

2004 Nov 30 -- University of Washington, Seattle
2004 Dec 2 -- University of Chicago
2004 Dec 10 -- University of Central Florida (Orlando).

More information can be found at our Workshops webpage, 

or email us at .

Thank you very much.  
Spitzer Observer Support Team

3. IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics, Heidelberg
From: Catrina M. Hamilton-Drager

Dear Colleagues,

the recently founded
** International Max-Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic **
**          Physics (IMPRS) at the University of Heidelberg          **
invites for applications for its Ph.D. program.

The school is located in Heidelberg (Germany), one of the most beautiful
old university towns in Europe.

The school offers outstanding research and training opportunities with
excellent instrumental, observational, and theoretical research
facilities at five first-rate institutes, namely

 -- the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA),
 -- the Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK),
 -- the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA),
 -- the Astronomisches Recheninstitut (I.f. Astronomical Computing, ARI),
 -- the Landessternwarte (State Observatory) Heidelberg (LSW).

The main research topics at these institutions are:
Planet and star formation - extrasolar planets and substellar objects
- astrometry - formation, evolution and dynamics of galaxies - active
galactic nuclei and massive black holes - gravitational lensing
- cosmology and structure formation - high energy astrophysics, cosmic
rays and search for non-baryonic dark matter - state-of-art instrumenta-
tion for astronomy and astroparticle physics.

IMPRS at the University of Heidelberg has established a comprehensive
course program including regular lectures, seminars, invited guest
lectures, or advanced summer schools. The Ph.D. research projects will
be supervised by scientists at one of the participating institutes.

IMPRS Heidelberg is open for students from all countries world wide and
offers several 3-year Ph.D. fellowships available for international and
national students.  Interested students are invited to apply by 
15 January 2005 for the academic year starting in September 2005.
In general, applicants should have a Masters or Diploma in Physics or
Astronomy (or equivalent) including a corresponding thesis. Successful
applicants will receive financial support through a PhD fellowship.

For details on IMPRS Heidelberg and the application procedure, please,
check our web-site at

Feel free to download a poster of IMPRS Heidelberg and distribute it in
your institute or among colleagues and students:    ( 90kB)  (400kB)

Thank you in advance for your support.

With kind regards,

Christian Fendt
Coordinating Scientist
International Max Planck School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at
the University of Heidelberg

4. CSWP Plans Variety of Programs

>From WIPHYS of November 10, 2004

Mark your calendars - CSWP will sponsor or co-sponsor a variety of events 
at the APS March meeting to be held March 21-25, 2005 in Los Angeles.  
These will include a professional skills development workshop for tenured 
women physicists (a few spaces still remain!), invited technical talks, 
and a networking breakfast with speaker.  Information will be posted on the 
Meetings Dept. website at as it becomes

Did you know CSWP publishes a newsletter, the Gazette, twice a year?  Other 
programs and projects include a climate for women in physics site visit 
program, a summer research internship for undergraduate women (with IBM), 
and a travel grants program for women speakers.  Details at . This page is often updated, so 
please check back often!   

5. Tenure-Track Job in Groningen, NL - Rosalind Franklin Fellowships
From: Meg Urry

This was sent to a group of women physicists (associated with the IUPAP 
meeting), of which I am one. Sounds like a good position.


Rosalind Franklin Fellowships for women in Arts and Sciences
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands

To promote the participation of women in Liberal Arts and Natural
Sciences the University of Groningen offers a prestigious fellowship
programme, named after Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray studies of DNA
were crucial to solving its structure. Five fellowships are available in
the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
For further information see

- a Ph.D and post-doctoral experience, preferably in different research
institutions (Dutch applicants should have post-doctoral experience
outside the Netherlands). 
- publications in top international scientific journals 
- experience in supervising research projects 
- the ability to successfully compete for external research funding 
- affinity to teaching 
- evidence of international recognition

Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent,
externally funded research program in collaboration with colleagues at
the University of Groningen and elsewhere. They will also be expected to
participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching
programme of the Faculty. 

The 5-year fellowship comprises an annual starting salary of 50000 EURO
gross (full time position), and an accompanying research grant of 200000
EURO. During these five years the fellow will be expected to concentrate
on research with teaching duties comprising at most 20% of the time. 

Following a favourable evaluation at the end of the first 5 years the
fellow will be awarded tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate
Professor. After a further 5 years another evaluation will take place
and if this proves favourable, promotion to full professor will follow. 

- a complete curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications 
- a list of five self-selected "best papers" (not copies of the papers) 
- up to 5 keywords describing your research area 
- a 3 page statement of research accomplishments and future research
- a letter of motivation 
- a list of names, addresses (including e-mail) and telephone numbers of
three persons who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation.

Dr. L.J.A. van Putten (e-mail:
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
University of Groningen
Nijenborgh 4
NL-9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands

THE DEADLINE is January 15, 2005

6. Tenure-track faculty position in Astronomy - Youngstown State University
From: Patrick Durrell

Assistant Professor of Astronomy (tenure-track)
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
United States
Tel: 330 941 3616
FAX: 330 941 3121

(University website)
(YSU Human Resources website)
Email Submission Address:
Email Inquiries:
The closing date for receipt of applications: 02/01/2005

Attention: G. William Sturrus, Chairperson Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking applicants for a
tenure-track faculty position available August 2005. Candidate must
have a PhD in Astronomy or Astrophysics, a strong commitment to
undergraduate teaching in both astronomy and physics, and be prepared
to pursue an active research program involving undergraduate
majors. The Department is home to the 150-seat Ward Beecher
Planetarium and has a small roof-top observatory. Send an application
letter, curriculum vitae, official academic transcript, contact
information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy,
and a research plan to Astronomy Search Committee, Department of
Physics and Astronomy, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
44555-3616. The position will remain open until filled; applicant
screening will begin December 15, 2004.   Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply. For complete posting information and hiring
requirements visit

YSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.

7. Position in Experimental High Energy Physics, University of Colorado at 

>From WIPHYS of November 10, 2004

The Department of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites 
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in 
Experimental High Energy Physics to start August 2005.  Candidates with 
research interests in any area of the field will be considered. The 
successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program 
and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should 
submit a current curriculum vitae and a summary of current and proposed 
research, and should arrange to have at least three letters of reference 
sent directly to:

Experimental High Energy Search
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Physics, 390 UCB
Boulder CO 80309-0390

For full consideration all application materials, including letters of 
reference, should be received by January 15, 2005, but applications will 
continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The University of 
Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education 
and employment. In that spirit, applications at all levels will be 
considered from those who would strengthen the Department's diversity.

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