AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of August 26, September 2 & September 9 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz

This week's issues:

1. Take II:  AASWOMEN listserv moving 

2. Chronicle of Higher Education information on colleges affected by
   Hurricane Katrina

3. AAS Prize Nominations

4. Rebecca Forrest Wins Blewett Scholarship

5. Information on Career Breaks in Science

6. Postdoctoral or Research Fellows at the Australian National University
   a. Supernovae and gamma ray bursts
   b. Sky Mapper Telescope and associate Southern Sky Survey

7. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Rank of Research Associate

8. NOAO Job Openings

****** The following position was taken from WIPHYS **********

9. Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of 
   Michigan

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

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1. Take II:  AASWOMEN listserv moving 
From: Patricia Knezek  knezeknoao.edu 

As announced in the August 19, 2005 issue of AASWOMEN, the CSWA is moving 
its listserv from STScI to a new home at the AAS.  Unfortunately, our first
attempt at sending an isse from the AAS was unsuccessful.  Like last time, 
this current issue of AASWOMEN is being sent BOTH from the AAS listserv AND the
STScI listserv.  The Subject title will include either "AAS" or STScI".  
We thank all those subscribers who get two issues this week for their patience 
while we determine who still needs to be transferred to the AAS listserv.  
We will include information in a future AASWOMEN about new accounts for 
submission, subscribing, and unsubscribing, as soon as all those details are 
available.  

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2. Chronicle of Higher Education information on colleges affected by
   Hurricane Katrina
From: Patricia Knezek  knezeknoao.edu 

[Eds. Note: It does not appear that you must subscribe to the Chronicle
of Higher Education to access these web sites.]

*  KATRINA UPDATE: The Chronicle has set up a special page for
   announcements from colleges affected by the hurricane, and
   from associations and government agencies. Check regularly for
   updates.
   --  SEE http://chronicle.com/katrina

*  TO DISCUSS the effects of the hurricane and to exchange
   information, go to our online forum.
   --  SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/forums/list.php?f=19

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3. AAS Prize Nominations
From: Patricia Knezek  knezeknoao.edu  

As noted in the AAS Electronic Newsletter #153, the AAS Prize Nominations
are due by 1 October 2005.  This includes Russell Lectureship, Pierce
Prize, Warner Prize, Tinsley Prize, Weber Award, Heineman Prize, Van
Biesbroeck Prize, Education Prize, and the Cannon Award.  If you know of
a worthy candidate, please consider nominating him or her.  More information
on the prizes can be found at http://www.aas.org/grants/awards.html .

All nominations should be sent to the Secretary of the AAS:

John A. Graham
Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution of Washington
5241 Broad Branch Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20015

Forms were published in the August 2005 AAS Newsletter and 
are available in the Members Only section of the AAS website.

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4. Rebecca Forrest Wins Blewett Scholarship
From: WIPHYS of September 7, 2005

Rebecca Forrest of the University of Houston has been named the winner of the 
first M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics. The scholarship is 
designed to assist women who have interrupted their research careers due to 
family demands. The scholarship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 
which can be used toward dependent care, salary, travel, equipment, and 
tuition and fees.  

Details at http://www.aps.org/media/pressreleases/090205.cfm .

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5. Information on Career Breaks in Science
From: WIPHYS of September 8, 2005

Hello Everyone,

This email is about career-break information, but I feel I should start by 
introducing myself.  My name is Elizabeth Freeland.  I had a break of several 
years from doing research, and I changed fields from cond. matter to hep.  
Currently I have a 1-yr AAUW fellowship to do research in collaboration with 
people in the lattice QCD group at Fermilab.  With the announcement of the 
Blewett Scholarship http://www.aps.org/media/pressreleases/090205.cfm   I 
thought this would be a  good time to publicize information I have gathered 
about career breaks. 

Website: I have a website at: home.earthlink.net/~papagena/CareerBreaks.html
where I've gathered information about career breaks in science: general info, 
grant info, people who have done it etc.  If you have any interest in career 
breaks I encourage you to take a look at it.  Also, if you have any new ideas 
or information to add please email me at careerbreaksearthlink.net.  This 
is the only site in the U.S. which focuses on resources for career breaks in 
science so I'd like it to be as complete as possible.

Presentation: This past winter I gave a 45 min presentation at a women-in-SEM
workshop.  I spoke about my own experiences being in and out of research, I 
discussed steps individuals can take to help others or plan their own break, 
and I reviewed suggestions for institutions interested in making breaks 
possible and smoother.  I would be happy to give this or a similar talk at 
other workshops, so please contact me for more information if you are 
interested.

Mailing List: I would like to create a mailing list as a support/mentor group 
for physicists who are in the middle of a break and would like to return to 
research.  If you are interested please email me at 
careerbreaksearthlink.net .

bye,
Elizabeth Freeland
home.earthlink.net/~papagena/CareerBreaks.html

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6. Postdoctoral or Research Fellows at the Australian National University
   a. Supernovae or gamma ray bursts
   b. Sky Mapper Telescope and associate Southern Sky Survey
From: Theresa Gallagher  terrymso.anu.edu.au 

a. Supernovae and gamma ray bursts

Australian National University
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA)

RSAA invites applications for a Postdoctoral or Research Fellow to work on 
supernovae and gamma ray bursts.  The successful candidate will work with 
Prof Brian Schmidt and Dr Bruce Peterson on a program to understand the 
physics of supernovae and gamma ray bursts, and using them as cosmological 
probes.  Work will take place on independent projects, as well as within the 
Essence Project (which is using SN Ia to measure the equation of state of 
Dark Energy) and the REACT GRB network.  

The candidate should possess a PhD in astronomy or a related field and have 
expertise in one or more of the following areas:  Optical/IR photometry and 
spectroscopy, supernovae and gamma ray burst observations, supernovae physics, 
observational cosmology.  It is preferable for the position to be taken up in 
the first half of 2006.

Appointment:  2 years fixed term at postdoctoral or research fellow level, 
depending on qualifications and experience.
Salary:  $AUD52,863 - $AUD70,106 plus generous (17%) superannuation and a 
relocation allowance.
Selection criteria must be obtained prior to application and may be obtained 
from:  http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/jobs/ (ref:  RSAA2999) 
or from:  academic.services.rsaaanu.edu.au
Enquiries about the position:  Prof Brian Schmidt (brianmso.anu.edu.au)
Closing date:  1 October 2005

Candidates should arrange for at least 2 referees to submit their reports 
directly to: academic.services.rsaaanu.edu.au, by the closing date.

b. Sky Mapper Telescope and associate Southern Sky Survey

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA)
Australian National University

RSAA invites applications for a Postdoctoral or Research Fellow to work on 
the Sky Mapper Telescope and associate Southern Sky Survey.  

The successful candidate will work with Prof Brian Schmidt, Prof Mike 
Bessell, Dr Paul Francis and Dr Stefan Keller on a program to carry out a 
6-colour multi-epoch survey of the entire southern sky using the new Sky 
Mapper Telescope.  The candidate will be expected to help develop the data 
pipeline, help commission the telescope, and use the southern sky dataset 
in their own scientific program.  More information on the Sky Mapper 
telescope is available at:  http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/skymapper.  

The candidate should possess a PhD in astronomy or a related field, have 
expertise in optical imaging, photometry and/or astrometry, and have 
developed programming skills in one or more of the following languages: C, 
PERL, python, SQL.  It is preferable for the position to be taken up in the 
first half of 2006.  

Appointment:  3 years fixed term at postdoctoral or research fellow level, 
depending on qualifications and experience.
Salary:  $AUD52,863 - $AUD70,106 plus generous (17%) superannuation and a 
relocation allowance.
Selection criteria must be obtained prior to application and may be obtained 
from:  http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/jobs/index.php, 
or from academic.services.rsaaanu.edu.au.
Enquiries about the position:  Prof Brian Schmidt (brianmso.anu.edu.au)
Closing date:  1 October 2005

Candidates should arrange for at least 2 referees to submit their reports 
directly to: academic.services.rsaaanu.edu.au by the closing date.

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7. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Rank of Research Associate
From: Helen Pates  hpatescfcp.uchicago.edu 

The KICP invites applications for one or more NSF Funded Postdoctoral 
Research Fellows (at the rank of Research Associate) from young scientists 
of exceptional ability and promise who will have received a PhD. in Physics, 
Astrophysics or related fields by September 2006.  The appointee(s) will be 
expected to conduct original research in experimental, numerical or 
theoretical cosmology in an interdisciplinary environment.  The initial 
appointment is for one year, renewal annually, for up to three years. Our 
positions at the rank of Research Associate have competitive salaries and 
carry faculty-level benefits. Institute Fellows have the freedom to work on 
any of the efforts in our Institute.
 
Research at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), based at 
the University of Chicago, is focused on interdisciplinary topics in 
cosmological physics: characterizing the Dark Energy, studying the 
inflationary era, and understanding the highest energy gamma and cosmic 
rays. Experimental studies of the CMB (polarization anisotropy and the 
Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect) and Cosmic Infrared Background; analysis of 
cosmological data including CMB data and large-scale structure survey data; 
analysis of Sloan Digital Sky Survey data; high energy astrophysics with 
photons and cosmic rays; direct detection of Dark Matter particles and 
numerous topics in theoretical cosmology constitute the current slate of 
activities.  The KICP is seeking to expand the fellowship program to include 
researchers working on innovative data analysis techniques for large-scale 
structure, CMB, and other cosmological data. The KICP also has active 
visitors, symposia, and education/outreach programs. Information about the 
KICP can be found at http://kicp.uchicago.edu/.
 
An application consisting of a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research 
interests, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to 
centerfellowkicp.uchicago.edu or to Stephan Meyer, Director, Kavli 
Institute for Cosmological Physics, 5640 S.  Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.  
 
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2005 for positions that 
will begin in the Summer or Fall of 2006.  The position will remain open 
until filled.
 
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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8. NOAO Job Openings
From: Laura Fiorentino  laurafnoao.edu 

[Eds. note:  We display here only the job titles of open positions that we
felt would be of interest to our readers.  More information on these 
individual positions, as well as any other open positions through NOAO may
be found at: http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html .]

- Post Doctoral in Star & Planet Formation
- GONG Postdoctoral Research Assoicate
- Assistant or Associate Scientist - NSO
- Solar Astronomer
- Post Doctoral/Visiting Scientist - NSO

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9. Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of 
   Michigan
From: WIPHYS of August 29, 2005

The Physics Department at the University of Michigan anticipates that a 
tenure track faculty position will be available with a September 2006 
starting date.  The position is a tenure track Assistant Professorship with 
a university year appointment.  We are considering applications in all areas 
of physics represented in the department: High Energy Physics, Condensed 
Matter Physics, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO), Astrophysics, 
Biophysics, and Theoretical Physics.  We are particularly interested in 
applicants working in the areas of Astrophysics, Biophysics, Complex Systems, 
Condensed Matter or Soft Condensed Matter, or AMO.  We will be considering 
both experimentalists and theorists for this position.  Information about our 
research areas can be found at http://www.physics.lsa.umich.edu/.  Candidates 
are required to have a doctoral degree in physics.  Women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate is expected to establish an 
independent research program and to contribute effectively to the Department's 
undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.  Applicants should submit a 
curriculum vitae, a brief statement of present and future research plans, a 
statement of teaching experience and interests, and the names of at least 
three persons who can provide letters of recommendation. Applications in PDF 
format can be e-mailed to physics.searchumich.edu  or can be mailed to:
Professor Myron Campbell, Chair
Department of Physics
450 Church Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040

For full consideration applications should be received between September 1, 
2005 and November 1, 2005.  The University of Michigan is a 
non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer.  The University is responsive 
to the needs of dual career couples.

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