Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 20:08:09 -0500 (EST)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
Subject: AASWOMEN for November 19, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of November 19, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
 
This week's issues:

1. Possible AASWOMEN Distribution Problems

2. November 26/December 3 Combined Issue

3. Back issues of STATUS and AASWOMEN

4. Canadian Universities to Address Gender Imbalance

5. MentorNet Wins Cisco Technology Award

6. Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astronomy, Florida Inst. of Technology

7. Astronomer Positions, STScI

8. Astronomy/Observatory/Optics Positions, Adecco Technical

*** FOLLOWING POSITIONS WERE TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***

9. Instructor Position in Physics, University of South Florida

10. Assistant Professor of Physics, Drew University

11. Visiting Assistant Professors, Denison University

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

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1. Possible AASWOMEN Distribution Problems
From: AASWOMEN Editors

We occasionally receive notes from individuals who did not receive
a particular issue of AASWOMEN.  We occasionally have problems with
our automatic mailer, and seem to have had particular trouble with
the October 29 issue.  This issue was re-sent a few days ago, but we
know that not everyone on the list got the re-sent version either.
We will re-post the table of contents for that issue in a later item.

Please let us know if you do not receive an expected issue, by e-mail
to aaswomenstsci.edu.  Have some patience, since the Friday-dated
issues often aren't prepared until the following weekend, or even
Monday.

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2. November 26/December 3 Combined Issue
From: AASWOMEN Editors

Please note that there will be no issue of AASWOMEN distributed for
November 26, due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.  Instead,
we will distribute a 2-week combined issue on (or a couple days later
than) December 3.  Those who have job ads that they wish to submit in the
next two weeks should recognize that the postings are not likely to become 
available via AASWOMEN until approximately December 6.

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3. Back Issues of STATUS and AASWOMEN
From: AASWOMEN Editors

Want to check a detail in an article you read in STATUS?  Think you 
might have missed an issue of AASWOMEN, such as the October 29 issue
referred to above?  The CSWA posts back issues on
its web site.  Please see:
http://www.aas.org/~cswa/pubs.html .
Check it out! 

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4. Canadian Universities to Address Gender Imbalance
From: Meg Urry meg.urryyale.edu

"Universities beginning to address gender imbalance in national
research chairs program."  For an article on this topic, see

http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20041116/01/

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5. MentorNet Wins Cisco Technology Award
From: WIPHYS of November 19, 2004

Recognized as an organization that effectively uses a network to
create sustainable, competitive differentiation in the marketplace,
MentorNet, the e-mentoring network for women in science and
engineering, was named a Grand Prize winner in the non-profit
category of the Cisco Growing with Technology Awards 2004. 
Winners were announced during a ceremony in San Francisco on
November 16.  

MentorNet relies entirely on email and the internet to support one-
on-one mentoring relationships for thousands of women in
engineering and science. The program uses technology to link
undergraduate and graduate students at universities across the U.S.
and in several other countries with professionals in industry,
government, and higher education.  MentorNet's work has proven
that productive mentoring can occur through e-mail, and it serves
as a leading model of best practices for mentoring.  More
information can be found at 
www.MentorNet.net .

The Cisco Growing with Technology Awards program was created
to recognize small and medium-sized organizations that
demonstrate how networking technology solutions can effectively
address business challenges. The winners of the program serve as
role models and best practices for other businesses that want to use
technology to fuel growth and compete more effectively. A panel of
10 judges selected 15 winners in five categories from more than
700 applications.

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6. Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astronomy, Florida Inst. of Technology
From: Terry Oswalt toswaltfit.edu

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stellar Astronomy/Astrophysics
FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Department of Physics & Space Sciences
150 W. University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901
USA
Tel: 321-674-7325
FAX: 321-674-7482 Email Submission Address: toswaltfit.edu
Email Inquiries: toswaltfit.edu
The closing date for receipt of applications: 12/31/2004

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in observational 
stellar astronomy to work with Prof. Terry Oswalt. The focus of the 
research is on the empirical determination of chromospheric activity vs.
age relation among late type main sequence stars using the cooling times of
white dwarf companions as a chronometric index.  The research independently
tests the activity vs. age relation derived from clusters and expands the 
age range covered by at least a factor of two.  The research 
responsibilities will include planning and execution of observations, 
reduction and analysis of photometric and spectroscopic data, and 
publication and presentation of results. A PhD in astronomy or astrophysics 
is required at the beginning of employment.  Experience with stellar optical 
spectroscopy, binary/cluster populations, stellar evolution, and/or stellar 
dynamics is desirable. The Research Associate will be resident in Melbourne. 
The position is initially for one year, and potentially renewable for up to 
three years, depending  upon performance and the availability of funding. 
The start date can be flexible, but qualified candidates who are available 
in early 2005 will be considered first.

The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to participate in
the Department's graduate and/or undergraduate teaching activities, to use 
the SARA 0.9m automated telescope at Kitt Peak (www.saraobservatory.org) 
and to contribute to the construction of a similar automated telescope on 
the Melbourne campus in 2005 (see www.fit.edu/pss)

Please send a curriculum vita, publications list, and summary of research
experience and interests, and arrange for three professional references to 
be sent, to Professor Terry Oswalt at the contact address above.

All applications received before December 31 will be given full
consideration; thereafter applications will only be considered as 
necessary to fill the position.

Florida Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.

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7. Astronomer Positions, STScI
From: Daniela Calzetti calzettistsci.edu

                TENURE-TRACK ASTRONOMERS AT STScI

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) expects to have a
tenure-track opening for an astronomer in the coming year.  These
positions require excellence in research in astronomy/astrophysics and
an ability to further the mission of the Institute. The qualifications
we are now seeking are experience in infrared imaging and/or
spectroscopy, infrared instrumentation, coronography, and/or detector
development. Applications are encouraged from both junior and senior
astronomers, as the experience and accomplishment of the successful
applicant will determine the level of the appointment.  Tenure-track
astronomers spend 50% of their time on personal research and 50% in
support of the science mission of the Institute.  Our professional
environment is stimulating and intended to facilitate independent
research. STScI supports postdoctoral, graduate student and visitor
programs, workshops and meetings, and has excellent computer,
technical and library infrastructure. Salaries and benefits are
commensurate with those at AURA member Universities.

Tenure-track astronomers work in key areas throughout the Institute
including instrument support, user support, observation planning and
scheduling, education and public outreach, and archival support.  In
particular, astronomers help to establish and maintain the calibration
of the current suite of instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope
(HST) and provide assistance to HST users in executing their research
programs with the telescope.  In addition, we are increasingly
involved in the design and planning of the James Webb Space Telescope.
staff transfers are common and allow flexibility in
assignments.

Candidates for these positions must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
in astronomy, physics, or planetary science, and have considerable
postdoctoral research experience with an established record of
independent research.  STScI is committed to equal opportunity: women
and minorities are strongly urged to apply.

Send your curriculum vitae and bibliography, along with a signed
letter of application and a brief statement of how you think working
at STScI may further your research and functional goals, and arrange
to have three letters of recommendation sent to the address below.
Applications received by December 3, 2004 will receive full
consideration.

           SCIENTIST-TRACK ASTRONOMERS AT STScI

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) expects to have a
scientist-track opening for an astronomer in the coming year. Ability
to make technical contributions to the HST mission is the primary
qualification we seek, but research accomplishments are also
important. Expertise in infrared imaging and/or spectroscopy, infrared
instrumentation, coronography, detector development or physical optics
is required. Scientist-track astronomers spend about 80% of their time
in support of the science mission of the Space Telescope Science
Institute. The remaining time is expected to be used for independent
astronomical research or to support innovative projects. External
grant funding may also be used to facilitate these independent
studies. The initial appointment is for three years, with the
possibility of extensions. The academic environment is similar to
other AURA member universities, encompassing a wide variety of
meetings and workshops. Scientist-track staff have access to a number
of programs which support research, including visitor, postdoctoral
and graduate-student programs, and access to an extensive
infrastructure of computer and library facilities.

Scientist-track astronomers work in key areas throughout the Institute
including instrument support, user support, observation planning and
scheduling, education and public outreach, and archival support.  In
particular, astronomers help to establish and maintain the calibration
of the current suite of instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope
(HST) and provide assistance to HST users in executing their research
programs with the telescope.  In addition, we are increasingly
involved in the design and planning of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Internal staff transfers are common and allow flexibility in
assignments.

Candidates for these positions must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
in astronomy, physics, or planetary science, and have considerable
postdoctoral research experience with an established record of
independent research.STScI is committed to equal opportunity: women
and minorities are strongly urged to apply.

Send your curriculum vitae and bibliography, along with a signed
letter of application and a brief statement of how you think working
at STScI may further your research and functional goals, and arrange
to have three letters of recommendation sent to the address below.
Applications received by December 3, 2004 will receive full
consideration.

Human Resources Office
Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Attn: Employment Officer
EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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8. Astronomy/Observatory/Optics Positions, Adecco Technical
From: Amy-Simon Miller simonlepasm.gsfc.nasa.gov

Deployment Lead - Familiar with the construction and operation of
observatories and small telescopes.  Experience in the management of
government contracts.  Direct supervision of small teams of
scientists/engineers.  Background in electro-optical systems, telescope
design and manufacture, laser and optical technologies, sensor 
technologies.  Masters or Doctorates degree in Astronomy, Physics, 
Electrical Engineering or a related field.  Minimum 10 years of experience 
preferred.

Research & Development Lead - Background in basic research and technology
development, telescope design, electro-optical sensors, laser technologies,
electro-optical concepts.  Experience in the management of government
contracts.  A doctorates degree in one of the following or a related 
field: Physics, Optical Engineering, Astronomy, Electrical Engineering.  
Minimum 10 years of experience preferred.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Experience in the design of 
telescopes, opto-mechanical systems, and basic mechanical design.  
Background in manufacturing, fabrication techniques, operation of mill and 
lathes preferred.  CAD experienced required, finite element analysis 
preferred.  A bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical 
Design.  10 years of experience preferred.

Deployment/Systems Integration Engineers (3) - Background in the design,
fabrication and installation of telescope systems, hands-on electro-optical
hardware experience, telescope operations, systems integration, control
feedback systems, electronics and electro-optical sensors.  A bachelor's
degree in Electrical Engineering, Astronomy, Physics or a related field.  
5 years of experience preferred.

Optical Engineer - Background in electro-optical design, telescope design
and manufacture, laser and optical technologies, physics, ZEMAX and optical
software programs, sensor technologies (PSD, CCD, CMOS, etc.).  Doctorates
degree in Optical Engineering preferred.  Minimum 5 years experience with
doctorates or 10 years without doctorates degree.

Scientific Programmer/Data Analyst - Background in programming in C, C++,
Java, VHDL and FORTRAN.  Educational or practical experience in astronomy,
astrometry, orbital mechanics, electro-optical sensors, physics.  
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy or related field.  
Minimum 5 years experience preferred.

Senior Electro-Optical Design Engineer - Background in electro-optical
design, telescope design and manufacture, laser and optical technologies,
physics, ZEMAX and optical software programs, sensor technologies.
Doctorates degree in Optical Engineering preferred.  Minimum 5 years
experience with doctorates or 10 years without doctorate degree.

Senior Laboratory Scientist - Background in electro-optics, optical bench
layout, sensors design and sensor technologies, laser and optical
technologies, optical test methodology, deformable mirrors, spectrometers,
optical design.  Degree in one of the following or a related field: 
Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering.  Masters or Doctorates degree 
preferred.  Minimum 5 years of direct experience.

Software Engineer - Background in programming in Java, C++ and VHDL.
Knowledge in satellites, observatories, data analysis, data retrieval and
archiving, data reduction, web design and visual display design.  
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related 
field.  Minimum 5 years experience preferred.

Orbital Mechanics/Data Analyst - Background in programming in Java C, 
C++, VHDL and FORTRAN.  Experience in satellite orbit determination, 
satellite tracking data, astronomy, astrometry, optical sensors and 
physics.  Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or related 
field.  Minimum 5 years experience preferred.

Contact: Laura Rebmann
Director of Recruitment

Adecco Technical
ASB Tower
1001 Bishop Street, #2370
Honolulu, HI  96813
tel (808) 533-8889
fax (808) 523-7506
lrebmannadecco-hawaii.com

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9. Instructor Position in Physics, University of South Florida
From: WIPHYS of November 17, 2004

The Department of Physics at the University of South Florida
invites applications for a renewable 12-month non-tenured faculty
position at the Instructor level, to start no later than August 2005.
An applicant must have an earned doctorate in Physics or a related
field. The successful candidate must provide evidence of
outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level and be able to
contribute to undergraduate curriculum development. The ability to
contribute to supervision of undergraduate physics labs and
undergraduate advising is preferred. In addition, ability to teach
astronomy is a plus. Applicants should send detailed vitae, a
statement of teaching philosophy, student/peer evaluations of
teaching, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to
Prof. M.K. Kim, Chair of Instructor Search Committee,
Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
33620 by January 19, 2005. 

http://www.cas.usf.edu/physics.

According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding them
are open to the public. USF is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-
action, equal-access employer and complies with the Americans
with Disabilities Act. Women and minorities are particularly
encouraged to apply.

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10. Assistant Professor of Physics, Drew University
From: WIPHYS of November 19, 2004

Tenure-track position, pending budget approval, beginning
September 2005.  Strong interest in all levels of undergraduate
physics teaching in a liberal arts setting.  The four-member
department seeks candidates who will be responsible for operation
of our small observatory, teach introductory astronomy, and who
can establish an independent research program in a small college
environment, involving undergraduate research students.  See
www.depts.drew.edu/phys/   for additional departmental and college 
information.  For the last several years, Drew University has had a 
majority of women physics majors in our very active liberal arts department.   
Send cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, 
curriculum vitae, transcripts of graduate work, and three letters of 
reference to Search Committee, Physics Department, Drew University, 
Madison, NJ 07940.  Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
committed to excellence through diversity.          

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11. Visiting Assistant Professors, Denison University
From: WIPHYS of November 19, 2004

The Denison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites 
applications for two visiting assistant professorships for one-year 
positions to replace faculty on sabbatical leave for the 2005-06 
academic year.  The possibility of extending one position for a
second year will be considered in the Fall 2005 based on
department needs.  We seek candidates with a Ph.D. degree in
Physics who are vitally interested in teaching physics and/or
astronomy at both the beginning and advanced undergraduate
levels.  Denison University is a highly selective liberal arts college
with 2000 students, located in Granville, Ohio, 30 minutes from
Columbus, Ohio. Our department graduates 6 - 8 physics majors a
year, and our six department faculty have research interests that
include star-formation, extragalactic jets, negative ions, atomic
spectroscopy, electronic polymers, and photonic crystals.  Facilities
include excellent equipment for both teaching and research, 
first class on-site experimental labs, a link to the Ohio
Supercomputer, an observatory, a planetarium, and a well-equipped
machine shop.  Additional information may be obtained from our
web site at   http://www.denison.edu/physics/.  

Applicants should submit vita, graduate school transcript, a
description of teaching interests and experience, and three (3)
letters of reference to Chair, Search Committee, Department of
Physics and Astronomy, Denison University, Granville, OH  43023. 
Applications complete by January 30th, 2005, will receive full
consideration; however, applications will be reviewed until the
positions are filled.   Applications accepted by post only.   Denison
is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and 
strongly encourages applications from women and minority
candidates.

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