AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of December 10, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
 
This week's issues:

1. More on Title IX and Science

2. Jocelyn Bell Burnell Presidential Address

3. Follow-up on the compiled responses for advice to students applying 
   to grad school & request for further aide

4. Review of books on Mary Somerville and her works

5. Supporting Women in Physics in Developing Countries

6. Postdoctoral/Research Fellow in Stellar Astrophysics, RSAA, ANU

7. Postdoctoral Fellow in Extragalactic Astronomy, RSAA, ANU

*** FOLLOWING POSITION WAS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***

8. Asst. Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough

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

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1. More on Title IX and Science
From: Debra Rolison rolisonnrl.navy.mil

Greetings, all.

   you will find fresh news courtesy of MentorNet  
about the campaign "Women in the Sciences: Left Out, Left Behind". The 
campaign was launched on November 18 by the National Women's Law Center 
and Women's Prerogative.

For direct connection to the NWLC notice on the campaign, please go to:
http://www.nwlc.org/details.cfm?id=2056§ion=newsroom.  This page also
links to a university status/contact site page
http://www.womensprerogative.org/womeninsciences/ where you can learn 
more about how your favorite university is faring with respect to the 
number of women on STEM faculties and couple to a direct write-in contact 
to the school and the Federal Government.

all the best,

Debra

PS:  Remember that Title IX is about fair access to resources -- and in
science those resources are money, space, facilities, and most 
importantly high-quality *students*.  The Federal Government is not the 
only supplier of resources in the STEM realm and thus Title IX-like 
actions can be undertaken as well by foundations, professional societies, 
universities, colleges, companies, departments.  There are other pressure 
points than the Feds:  find them and use them.

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2. Jocelyn Bell Burnell Presidential Address
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu

Jocelyn Bell Burnell's Presential Address 2004 to the Royal Astronomical
Society appears in Astronomy & Geophysics, December 2004, Volume 45, Issue 6.  
It is entitled "A Celebration of Women in Astronomy" and makes for 
interesting and very entertaining reading.

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3. Follow-up on the compiled responses for advice to students applying 
   to grad school & request for further aide
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu

In response to a string of requests, Fran Bagenal colorado.edu>
has posted her STATUS article "Applying to Graduate School" off of her
website. See: http://dosxx.colorado.edu/~bagenal

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4. Review of books on Mary Somerville and her works
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu 

The 02 December 2004 issue of Nature has an excellent review by Patricia
Fara of two books dedicated to British scientist Mary Somerville and her 
contributions to physics and astronomy.  The books are "Mary Somerville and 
the World of Science" by Allan Chapman, and "Collected Works of Mary 
Somerville" edited by James A. Secord. The review can be found on page 553.

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5. Supporting Women in Physics in Developing Countries
>From WIPHYS of 9 December 2004

he IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics has received funding to launch a 
fourth round of the IUPAP program to fund the attendance of women from 
developing and eastern European countries at regional conferences and 
schools this fall. We expect to be able to fund 25 women up to a maximum of 
$800 each.

Applications for these grants should be received no later than 
February 28, 2005. Recipients will be chosen by the IUPAP Working Group on 
Women in Physics in March, and we will notify everyone in April, 2005. Only 
women physicists from Eastern Europe or developing countries may apply. Due 
to limited funding those who have received a grant in the past, under this 
program, are not eligible for a second grant.

Those interested in applying for a grant should submit the following
information, preferable by e-mail as a WORD document or as text within the 
e-mail. Please do not send as a pdf file.

1. Complete contact information including name, address, e-mail and phone:
2. Years since your Ph.D (or undergraduate degree for graduate students).
3. Brief description of the conference or workshop you wish to attend 
(including date of conf., place to be held, & website if available)
4. Brief statement of how attending the conference will enhance your career.
5. Letter of recommendation -
6. A breakdown of the amount of money (up to $800 US) required to attend 
(Ex: Airfare, registration fee, meals).

Send all information to Jackie Beamon-Kiene at, beamonaps.org by 
February 28, 2005.

Sincerely,
Marcia Barbosa, Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
Judy Franz, IUPAP Secretary General and Liaison, Working Group on Women in 
Physics 

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6. Postdoctoral/Research Fellow in Stellar Astrophysics, RSAA, ANU
From: Theresa Gallagher terrymso.anu.edu.au

Postdoctoral or Research Fellow
Research School of Astronomy (RSAA)
Australian National University

RSAA invites applications for a Postdoctoral or Research Fellowship in 
stellar astrophysics to work in the research group of Dr Martin Asplund.  
The successful candidate will participate in a research program aimed at 
modelling stellar atmospheres and spectral line formation and applying 
these state-of-the-art techniques to abundance analyses of Galactic bulge 
and halo stars.  The research is part of a vigorous international 
collaboration with access to excellent observing (eg AAT, Gemini, VLT, 
McDonald) and supercomputing facilities.  Both observational and 
computational/theoretical candidates with interests in either of the above 
sub-projects are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should have a strong 
background in one or more of the following areas:  numerical hydrodynamics, 
radiative transfer, non-LTE line formation, observational high-resolution 
optical/IR stellar spectroscopy, data reduction, stellar abundance analysis 
techniques.
Appointment:  3 years
Salary range:  $AUD52,863 - $AUD70,106 pa (depending on level of
qualifications and experience), plus generous 17% superannuation, plus
relocation allowance and research funds for travel and computing equipment.
Start date:  2005
Application:  Prior to submission, selection documentation and information 
on how to apply must be sought from:  http://info.anu.edu.au/hr/jobs 
(ANU job reference number RSAA2673), or from: 
academic.services.rsaaanu.edu.au.
Enquiries about the position:  martinmso.anu.edu.au
Closing date: 31 January 2005.  Candidates should arrange for three letters 
of recommendation to be sent to: academic.services.rsaaanu.edu.au by the 
closing date.

The ANU is an EEO employer.

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7. Postdoctoral Fellow in Extragalactic Astronomy, RSAA, ANU
From: Theresa Gallagher terrymso.anu.edu.au

Postdoctoral or Research Fellow
Research School of Astronomy (RSAA)
Australian National University

RSAA invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in extragalactic
astronomy.  The successful candidate will join Frank Briggs (RSAA), Matthew
Colless (AAO) and Jayaram Chengalur (NCR-TIFR) in an Australian Research
Council sponsored project to explore the relationship between star 
formation and gas consumption in galaxies as a function of redshift.  RSAA 
is part of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National 
University (ANU) and operates the Mount Stromlo and the Siding Spring 
Observatories.  In addition, 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 
ANU supercomputing facilities.
Appointment:  3 years
Salary range:  $AUD52,863 - $AUD56,569 pa, plus generous 17% superannuation,
plus relocation allowance.
Start date:  by July 2005 preferred
Application:  Prior to submission, selection documentation and information 
on how to apply must be sought from:  http://info.anu.edu.au/hr/jobs 
(ANU job reference number RSAA2674), or from: 
academic.services.rsaaanu.edu.au.
Enquiries about the position:  fbriggsmso.anu.edu.au, or collessaao.gov.au
Closing date: 31 January 2005.  Candidates should arrange for three letters 
of recommendation to be sent to: academic.services.rsaaanu.edu.au by the 
closing date.

The ANU is an EEO employer.

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8. Asst. Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough
>From WIPHYS of 8 December 2004

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences in the
University of Toronto at Scarborough seeks candidates for a
tenure-stream Assistant Professor in the Physics and Astrophysics
group in the field of solar system planetary physics/astrophysics to
begin July 1, 2005. The appointed faculty member will join a
physics/astrophysics group developing a new concentration in
planets, both solar and extrasolar. This group will work in close
collaboration with existing groups in environmental and earth
science and in chemistry with particular emphasis on planetary
processes.

We are seeking candidates who have outstanding research records
to augment the present research strengths and who have a
demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching. The person
appointed will be able to hold graduate appointments in one or both
of the Graduate Department of Physics and the Graduate
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, each of whom has
active research groups in related areas. We also
encourage close ties with the Canadian Institute for Theoretical
Astrophysics (http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/), hosted by the
University of Toronto.

The successful candidate will be located in the Department of
Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto
at Scarborough and will be expected to teach and develop courses
in physics and astrophysics, as well as in areas of special interest to
her / him. Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
is required.

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences fosters
close collaboration among the groups in chemistry, environmental
and earth science, and physics and astrophysics. Further information
can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~physsci

 The University of Toronto (http://www.utoronto.ca/)
offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of
the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.

The University 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.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae plus a statement of
current research interests with future plans, and have at least three
referees send letters, by January 14, 2005 to:
Charles C. Dyer, Chair,
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario, M1C 1A4 Canada

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