AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of August 5 and August 12, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
 
This week's issues:

1. "Women Unite to Improve Physics Culture"

2. Astronomy and Physics Enrollments and Degrees for 2003

3. Funding Opportunity for NVO-Enabled Research Initiatives

4. NRAO Jansky Postdoctoral Program

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

5. Director, Project Management & Engineering Division, Argonne Natl. Lab

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

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1. "Women Unite to Improve Physics Culture"
From: Jim Ulvestad  julvestanrao.edu 

The August 2005 issue of Physics Today carries an article entitled "Women
Unite to Improve Physics Culture" on page 29.  This article is a report 
on the Second International Conference on Women in Physics, held in May.  
Subscribers can get on-line access via http://www.physicstoday.org/ .

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2. Astronomy and Physics Enrollments and Degrees for 2003
From: Jim Ulvestad  julvestanrao.edu 

The August 2005 issue of Physics Today also summarizes briefly the
American Institute of Physics statistical report on physics and astronomy
degree production in 2003.  The complete report is available at
http://www.aip.org/statistics/trends/reports/ed.pdf .  Note that
the report indicates that 46% of the astronomy bachelors degrees awarded
in 2003 went to women; this is more than twice the fraction of bachelors
degrees in physics awarded during the same year.

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3. Funding Opportunity for NVO-Enabled Research Initiatives
From: Bob Hanisch  hanischstsci.edu 

The US National Virtual Observatory project is initiating a program of
community research support, entitled "NVO Research Initiatives".  The
principal objective is to seed NVO-enabled research and to expand NVO
applications by providing financial support for small, start-up research
projects.  The areas of research to be supported by this program may be in
any subfield of astronomy and astrophysics, but particular attention should
be given to use of NVO-enabled facilities and tools in carrying out the
proposed research.  The total amount of stipends to be awarded will be
approximately $400,000, and the amount of each research stipend will be
$25,000 for one year.  Proposals are due by 1 October 2005.  Additional
information and proposal submission instructions are available at the US NVO
project web site,  http://www.us-vo.org/ .

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3. NRAO Jansky Postdoctoral Program
From: Tavia Dillon  tdillonnrao.edu 

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) seeks applicants for its
2006 Jansky Postdoctoral program; an announcement of this program is
attached.  Including the Jansky fellowship, the NRAO is committed to
increasing the number of women and minorities in scientific, professional 
and managerial classifications.  A complete listing of current open 
positions at NRAO can be found at
http://www.nrao.edu/administration/personnel_office/careers.shtml . 
In addition to enhanced recruitment efforts, the NRAO Diversity Committee 
is reviewing the Pasadena Recommendations from the Women in Astronomy-II 
meeting to determine what policies and practices at the Observatory need to 
be modified to implement these recommendations as effectively as possible.

*** Jansky Fellowships 2006 ***

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) announces the 2006
postdoctoral Jansky Fellowship program that provides outstanding 
opportunities for research in astronomy. The Jansky Fellows formulate 
and carry out investigations either independently or in collaboration 
with others within the wide framework of interests of the Observatory. 
Prior radio experience is not required and multi-wavelength projects 
leading to a synergy with NRAO instruments are encouraged. The NRAO 
also encourages applications from candidates with interest in radio 
astronomy instrumentation, computation, and theory.

The starting salary will be $49,000 per year with an appointment 
duration of two years that may be renewed for a third year. There is 
a research budget of $7,000 per year for travel and computing 
requirements. In addition, page charge support, as well as vacation 
accrual, health insurance, and a moving allowance are provided.

Up to three appointments will be made annually for positions at any 
of the NRAO sites (Socorro, NM; Green Bank, WV; and Charlottesville, 
VA). The Jansky Fellows are encouraged to spend time at universities 
working with collaborators during the course of their fellowship. 
In addition, up to three Jansky Fellow appointments will be made 
annually for positions that may be located at a US university or 
research institute. Frequent and/or long term visits to the NRAO 
sites are encouraged.

The NRAO web site at
http://www.nrao.edu/administration/directors_office/jansky-postdocs.shtml
provides a description of the application process and other relevant 
details.  The candidates must receive their PhD prior to beginning 
the appointment.

The deadline for applications and letters of recommendation is 
November 15, 2005. The NRAO is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/H/V).

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5. Director, Project Management & Engineering Division, Argonne Natl. Lab
From: WIPHYS of August 2, 2005

Argonne National Laboratory seeks applications from highly qualified
candidates for the position of Director, Project Management & Engineering
(PME) Division.  Argonne is one of the preeminent multidisciplinary research
facilities in the country located about 25 miles southwest of Chicago and 
operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy's 
Office of Science. 

The person selected reports to the Laboratory COO and has responsibility for
directing the PME Division through long-range planning, preparation of
initiatives, establishment of policy and priorities and interaction with the
Laboratory's research divisions.  In addition, provides Laboratory-level
centralized planning, program management, engineering, construction, and
project management services for the effective utilization, improvement,
acquisition, and disposition of infrastructure in support of Argonne's
mission.

We invite applications from individuals with demonstrable expertise managing 
a multifunctional engineering organization with comprehensive knowledge of 
site and facilities planning, engineering, and construction as performed 
within the DOE environment. The successful candidate should have a 
Master's in engineering or equivalent with at least 10 years of relevant 
management experience. Registration as a professional engineer or 
certification as a Project Management Professional is required.

Argonne offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.  For full
consideration, please apply by August 31, 2005.  Send your resume and salary
history to  pmesearchanl.gov.  For additional information please visit 
our web site at http://www.anl.gov/ .

Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our
workforce.

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