AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of December 17, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
 
This week's issues:

1. December 24/December 31 Combined Issue

2. Balancing Faculty Careers and Family Work

3. More on Mary Somerville

4. Professional Skills Development Workshop

5. CSWP Events at APS March Meeting

6. Postdoc in Survey Science & Image Processing, University of Washington 

7. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Washington

8. Faculty Position, Physics Education Research, Florida International U.

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

9. Physics Instructor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

10. Assistant Professor of Physics, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA

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

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1. December 24/December 31 Combined Issue
From: AASWOMEN Editors

Please note that there will be no issue of AASWOMEN distributed for
December 24, due to the Christmas holiday.  Instead, we will prepare a 
2-week combined issue for December 24 and 31.  This issue probably will
be distributed on about December 29 or December 30.  Happy holidays to all!

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2. Balancing Faculty Careers and Family Work
From: Stephanie Wachter wachteripac.caltech.edu

The current issue of Academe, the Bulletin of the American Association of
University Professors, has a series of articles about balancing faculty
careers and family work that may be of interest. Topics include: closing 
the baby gap; how childbearing affects tenure; balancing work and family; 
how a healthy balance of work and family life will attract better 
professors; family-friendly policies and the research university; and 
working part time after tenure. The full articles are available through 
the AAUP website, at
www.aaup.org/publications/Academe/index.htm .

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3. More on Mary Somerville
From: Michele Kaufman RALLISmps.ohio-state.edu

[Last week's edition included a note about reviews of two books on Mary
Somerville and her works.  More info below. -- eds.]

There was a fascinating article about Mary Somerville in the February 
1987 issue of Sky and Telescope. Mary Somerville and Caroline Herschel 
were elected honorary members of the previously all-male Royal 
Astronomical Society in 1835.

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4. Professional Skills Development Workshop
From: WIPHYS of December 14, 2004

There is still time to apply for the Professional Skills Development
Workshop to be offered April 15, 2005 in Tampa!  CSWP is pleased to offer 
one-day workshops for tenured women physicists prior to the 2005 March and 
April APS meetings.  The workshops will be conducted by professional 
facilitators and will cover communication and negotiation skills, besides 
offering a special opportunity for networking.  Information on the workshops 
and how to apply can be found at http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/skills/ . 

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5. CSWP Events at APS March Meeting
From: WIPHYS of December 14, 2004

CSWP plans a variety of events in connection with the APS Annual Meeting 
March 21-25 in Los Angeles.  Besides invited talks, these will include a 
networking breakfast on March 22 (co-sponsored with the Forum on Industrial 
and Applied Physics) and a reception on March 23 (co-sponsored with the 
Committee on Minorities).  Details will be posted here, as well as on the 
CSWP website  http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/index.cfm  and the APS March
Meetings website  http://www.aps.org/meet/MAR05/ .

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6. Postdoc in Survey Science & Image Processing, University of Washington 
From: Marcel Agueros aguerosastro.washington.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Astronomy Department, Box 351580
Seattle, WA 98195-1580 USA

Tel: 1-206.543.2888
Fax: 1-206.685.0403
Email Submission Address: officeastro.washington.edu

Email Inquiries: ivezicastro.washington.edu
Attention: Prof. Zeljko Ivezic

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of
Washington starting preferably on July 1, 2005, and no later than Sep  1,
2005, for the duration of three years, pending continuing funding. The
responsibilities of this position include work on critical research  issues
related to the design and construction of image processing pipeline for
the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (www.lsst.org). The successful
applicant will be a part of the U.W. LSST design and development group
which includes Zeljko Ivezic, Andrew Becker, Suzanne Hawley and Russell
Owen, and operates in a close collaboration with LSST research groups  led
by Chris Stubbs at Harvard University, Robert Lupton at Princeton
University, and John Haggerty at Brookhaven National Laboratory. At a
minimum, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a closely related
field. Experience with image processing, analysis of large data sets,  and
computer science applications in astronomy is preferred, but not
necessary.

Please send a 2-page statement of professional qualifications,  interests,
goals, and accomplishments; a curriculum vitae; bibliography; and the
names of three people who will send a letter of reference directly to  the
Department. Priority will be given to complete applications (with  letters)
received by March 15, 2005. Documents will be accepted electronically  in
pdf format sent to  officeastro.washington.edu, with subject line  "LSST
Research Fellow application (your name)".

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action  employer. 

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7. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Washington
From: Marcel Agueros aguerosastro.washington.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Astronomy Department, Box 351580
Seattle, WA 98195-1580 USA

Tel: 1-206.543.2888
Fax: 1-206.685.0403
Email Submission Address: officeastro.washington.edu

Email Inquiries: ivezicastro.washington.edu
Attention: Prof. Zeljko Ivezic, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee

The Astronomy Department of the University of Washington seeks to fill  a
tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Astrophysics starting  in
2005, and no later than 2006. The Department wishes to strengthen its
strategic orientation toward survey astronomy, and seeks a leader in  any
area of astrophysics whose scientific interests include the mining and
analysis of large data volumes.

The responsibilities of this position include developing a vigorous
program of original research, helping to provide scientific leadership  in
survey astrophysics pursued by the department, mentoring of Ph.D.
students, and course design and teaching modern astronomy at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.  At a minimum, applicants must have  a
Ph.D. in Astronomy or a closely related field, postdoctoral research
experience involving astronomy or astrophysics, and a strong record of
original published research. The position is offered in the Astronomy
Department; however a shared appointment with another department at  U.W.
can be considered after tenure is conferred. In exceptional  circumstances,
appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level may be
considered for candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to  mentoring
underrepresented students in the sciences.

All faculty, postdocs, and graduate students have access to the Apache
Point Observatory's 3.5-m telescope (100 nights annually), the Sloan
Digital Sky Survey data, and powerful parallel computing facilities.   U.W.
is a founding partner of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope that  will
become operational in about 2012. Interdisciplinary research is   strongly
encouraged with other departments and programs on campus,  including
physics, statistics, computer science, earth and space sciences,  and
astrobiology. See www.astro.washington.edu for details.

Please send a 2-page statement of professional qualifications,  interests,
goals, and accomplishments; a curriculum vitae;  bibliography; and the
names of three people who will send a letter of reference directly to  the
Department. Priority will be given to complete applications (with  letters)
received by February 15, 2005.  Documents will be accepted  electronically
in pdf format sent to officeastro.washington.edu, with subject line
"faculty application (your name)".

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty  and
strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.  The
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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8. Faculty Position, Physics Education Research, Florida International U.
From: Caroline Simpson simpsoncgalaxy.fiu.edu

The Physics Department at Florida International University
invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor starting August 2005. Especially well-qualified applicants may be
considered for a more senior position.

The successful candidate will work in Physics Education Research and
provide leadership for the education outreach component of the Inter-
Regional Grid-Enabled Center for High-Energy Physics Research and Education
Outreach (CHEPREO).  CHEPREO is a unique project that brings together
network- and grid-enabled elementary particle physics research,
international collaboration, and intensive education outreach to form a
community of scholars. The education outreach activities include education
reform and high-energy physics research using CERN's Compact Muon Solenoid
(CMS) experiment as the centerpiece for high school students, high school
teachers, undergraduate and graduate students.  The center will provide
summer salary as well as a reduced teaching assignment for the first three
years.   More information is available on the center's website
(www.chepreo.org), or by contacting Professor Laird Kramer 
(305-348-6073/Laird.Kramerfiu.edu).

Currently the department (www.fiu.edu/physics) has 21 faculty in
theoretical and experimental groups in astronomy, AMO physics, biophysics,
condensed matter, nuclear-particle-lattice QCD physics, polymer physics,
and quantum-optics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a
vigorous research program, attract external funding, and teach courses at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Interested candidates should send their complete curriculum vitae including
a summary of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference
to be sent directly to the Physics Education Research Committee, Department
of Physics, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami,
FL 33199. Applications must be submitted before January 31, 2005.

Florida International University is an equal opportunity, equal access,
affirmative action employer.  Minorities, persons with disabilities, and
women are especially encouraged to apply. 

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9. Physics Instructor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
From: WIPHYS of December 14, 2004

The College of DuPage has a tenure track opening for a motivated physics 
educator.  Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 
The College is located in suburban Chicago, near the Fermi National 
Accelerator Laboratory and has a growing physics team.  The department is 
very supportive of innovative teaching methods including Peer Instruction, 
Real Time Physics MBL labs and Physics by Inquiry. Additional information 
about the department can be found at  http://www.cod.edu/physics . 

Minimum Requirements include: A strong dedication to physics and science 
education, Masters degree in Physics, experience teaching Physics at the 
college level with experience teaching at a community college preferred. 

To apply for this position #12026,  please send: an application form,  
student or photocopies of transcripts,  a cover letter, a statement 
describing how your educational philosophy is supportive of the goals of a 
two year college, and  a resume to: 
College of DuPage, Human Resources, 
Faculty Recruiting, 425 Fawell
Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. 

Only complete application packets will be given full consideration by the 
search committee.  You may submit your application, cover letter and resume 
on-line by visiting our website at  www.cod.edu/gen_info/hum_res . If you 
apply on-line, you must mail photocopies of your transcript separately to 
complete your application materials.

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10. Assistant Professor of Physics, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA
From: WIPHYS of December 17, 2004

[This ad mentions a closing date that is not listed within the ad.  The
web site gives a First Review Date of January 24, 2005, which may be the
"closing date." -- eds.]

The Eureka campus of College of the Redwoods seeks an Assistant Professor 
of Physics.  Anticipated start date for this position is fall semester 
2005.  The successful candidate for this full-time, tenure-track position 
will teach our full range of physics courses: the trigonometry-based, 
general physics courses; the calculus-based, engineering physics courses; 
and the general education physics course, for non-science majors.  Evening, 
weekend, and off-site courses may be included in the regular teaching 
assignments. 

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out various departmental, 
college-wide, and community-related nonteaching duties such as curriculum 
development and committee work. In addition, the successful candidate will 
be expected to interact regularly both with colleagues from within the Math, 
Science, and Engineering Division and with colleagues from other divisions.

Education: A master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics from an 
accredited institution; OR a bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy AND a 
master's degree in engineering, geophysics, mathematics, or meteorology; OR 
the equivalent.  Desirable: College teaching experience, especially at the
community-college level.

Complete details on the position and how to apply can be found at
http://www.redwoods.edu/HumanResources/jobs.asp .  The completed College of 
the Redwoods application form and all supporting documents must be received 
in the Office of Human Resources by 5 p.m. on the closing date.  
Applications are available at our web site at  www.redwoods.edu  or contact:
Office of Human Resources
College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Road
Eureka, CA 95501-9300
707.476.4140   

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