AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 16 & 23 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz

This week's issues:

1. Final (we hope!) Take:  AASWOMEN listserv moving 

2. RAND report on Federal R&D investment

3. AAS Prize Nominations

4. CSWP Fall 2005 Gazette Posted

5. Chandra Postdoctoral Fellowships

6. Postdoctoral Positions at Princeton University
   a. Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics
   b. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Astrophysics 
   c. Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories and 
      Princeton University
   d. Southern Cosmology Survey Postdoctoral Fellowships 
   e. Astronomical Software Scientist at Princeton University

7. Assistant Professor in Astrophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder

8. Tenure Track Astronomer Positions -- National Radio Astronomy Observatory

9. NRAO Assistant Director (Site Director, Green Bank)

10. Assistant Professor position, University of Texas at Austin

11. Director of Program/Project(s):  Maui/Kauai

****** The following positions were taken from WIPHYS **********

12. Faculty Position, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, SUNY

13. One Year Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Gettysburg College

14. Tenure Track Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Gettysburg College

15. Faculty Position in Astronomy/Astrophysics, Ohio University

16. NEW INSTRUCTIONS!! How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. Final (we hope!) Take:  AASWOMEN listserv moving 
From: Patricia Knezek  knezeknoao.edu 

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".  This 
will be the LAST issue that will be issued from both servers.  After this, 
issues will only be sent from the AAS listserv. If you DO NOT receive an
issue for next week, September 30, 2005 by Monday, October 3, 2005, please
email me at knezeknoao.edu (replace  with @) and I will look into it.
Once again, 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.  

New instructions for submission, subscribing, and unsubscribing are as
follows:

[Please remember to replace "" in the below e-mail addresses.]

To submit to AASWOMEN:
   send email to aaswomenaas.org
All material sent to that address will be posted unless
you tell us otherwise (including your email address).

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   send email to majordomoaas.org, with message in the BODY
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2. RAND report on Federal R&D investment
From: Debra Rolison  rolisonnrl.navy.mil 

Greetings, all.

It's published!

The RAND Corporation report that assessed gender differences in the 
distribution of external Federal research and development funding was 
released on 14 September 2005.

As you may recall, thanks to amendments inserted by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) 
into the bill to reauthorize the National Science Foundation for FY03-FY07 
(signed by President Bush in December 2002; Public Law No: 107-36), the 
funding distribution report was one of two requested by Congress with respect 
to gender differences for male and female faculty.  The second study (Gender 
Differences in Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty 
 http://www7.nationalacademies.org/cwse/Gender_differences.html ) is underway 
by the National Research Council; the next committee meeting is scheduled for 
6-7 October 2005.

The PDF of RAND Corp's 6-page report "Gender Differences in Major Federal 
External Grant Programs" is available for free at 
 http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2005/RAND_TR307.sum.pdf .

As many of us predicted, RAND reports "no differences in the amount of 
funding requested or awarded" with respect to gender by the National Science 
Foundation (RAND looked at grants funded from 2001-2003).

This lack of gender difference was also observed for grants awarded by the 
U.S. Dept of Agriculture.

And for the National Institutes of Health?  Not so fast!!

Even after eliminating very large awards and controlling for age, academic 
degree, institution, grant type, institute, and year, RAND reports that 
women receive only 83% of what men receive in NIH grants.

The release of the RAND report has spurred Senator Wyden to add an amendment 
to the Commerce, Science and Justice Appropriations legislation currently 
before the U.S. Senate in order to add RAND's recommendations with respect to 
data collection/disaggregation by the federal R&D funding agencies.

As noted in Senator Wyden's press release on the RAND Corp. report and his 
proposed amendment 
 http://wyden.senate.gov/media/2005/09142005_new_titleIX_compliance.html ,

	"the Departments of Defense and Energy kept so little information 
         about their $9 billion in annual grant funding that RAND was forced 
         to drop those agencies from the study."

Senator Wyden further notes:  "I don't see how Federal agencies can possibly 
be in compliance with Title IX if they don't even track the gender of their 
grant applicants, and Congress certainly can't oversee compliance without 
this basic information.  It's time to make certain that these appropriated 
taxpayer dollars are being distributed in accordance with Federal law, in a 
way that gives a basic fair shake to every applicant."

Stay tuned!!

All the best,
Debra

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3. AAS Prize Nominations Update
From: Ivan King  kingastro.washington.edu 

[Eds.:  This refers to the announcement in the AASWOMEN issue of August
26, September 2 & 9 2005 of the upcoming deadline for AAS Prize
Nominations.]

When I attempted to make a nomination for the Van Biesbroeck Prize, John 
Graham told me that it is now biennial, and will not be awarded this year. 
It now alternates with the Tinsley Prize, which will be awarded this year.

Ivan King

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4. CSWP Fall 2005 Gazette Posted
From: WIPHYS of September 23, 2005

The Fall 2005 issue of the CSWP Gazette Newsletter is available as a pdf file 
at  http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/gazette/ .  Copies will be mailed out to 
subscribers shortly.  If you would like to be put on the mailing list to 
receive your very own copy, please send an email to womenaps.org   There 
is no charge to subscribe.  This newsletter is produced by volunteer writers 
and editors, and has a circulation of about 4,000 copies per issue.  Items 
featured in the Gazette include updates on CSWP activities and programs, book 
reviews, statistical reports, and articles on programs designed to increase 
the participation of women and girls in science.  Suggestions for articles or 
book reviews are always welcome; please contact Sue Otwell in the APS office 
at otwellaps.org for details. 

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5. Chandra Postdoctoral Fellowships
From: Nancy Evans  evanshead.cfa.harvard.edu 

Chandra Postdoctoral Fellowships
Chandra X-Ray Center
E-mail: fellows@head.cfa.harvard.edu
WWW: http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/

Attention: Chandra Fellowship Program Office

The Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) is pleased to announce the ninth competition 
for the Chandra Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, in cooperation with host
institutions throughout the United States. The primary objective of the
Program is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral research on problems
that are broadly related to the scientific mission of the Chandra X-ray 
Observatory and compatible with the interests of the Host Institutions. This
program is open to applicants of any nationality who earn doctoral degrees 
between January 1, 2003 and September 1, 2006 in astronomy, physics, or 
related disciplines. The Fellowships are tenable at any U.S.  institution 
where Chandra-related research can be carried out.

The Fellowship is initially for two years, with the expectation of a third 
year, contingent upon performance and available funding. Subject to the 
availability of NASA funding up to 5 Chandra Fellows will be appointed this 
year, through grants to United States institutions. 

The Call for Proposals for the Fellowship Program, which includes detailed 
Program policies and application instructions is available on the World Wide 
Web at http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/ .  An application includes a cover 
form, a research proposal, letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, and
other relevant materials as detailed in the instructions.  Full instructions 
for submitting applications through the web are contained in the Call for 
Proposals.                              

The application deadline is 9 November, 2005 (5:00 pm EST).  The Chandra 
Fellow appointments are expected to begin on or about 1 September 2006. 
Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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6. Postdoctoral Positions at Princeton University
   a. Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics
   b. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Astrophysics 
   c. Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories and 
      Princeton University
   d. Southern Cosmology Survey Postdoctoral Fellowships 
   e. Astronomical Software Scientist at Princeton University
From: Mindy G. Lipman  lipmanPrinceton.EDU 

a. Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544 USA
Attention:  M. Lipman
Tel: 609-258-3803
FAX: 609-258-1020
Email Submission Address:  postappastro.princeton.edu
Email Inquiries:  postappastro.princeton.edu
URL:  http://www.astro.princeton.edu

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites 
applications for the Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in 
Astrophysics.  The Spitzer Fellow is expected to carry out original research 
in astrophysics, independently or in collaboration with Princeton faculty, 
postdoctoral fellows or students.  The fellowship is intended primarily to 
support researchers in theoretical astrophysics, but exceptional candidates 
in observational astronomy are encouraged to apply.  The fellowship includes 
a substantial annual research fund.

Princeton astronomers with research interests in theoretical astrophysics 
include Neta Bahcall (large-scale structure, clusters of galaxies), Renyue 
Cen (cosmological simulations), Bruce Draine (interstellar dust, interstellar 
medium), Jeremy Goodman (dynamics, gamma-ray bursts, scintillation), J. 
Richard Gott (cosmology, general relativity), James Gunn (cosmology), Russell 
Kulsrud (primordial magnetic fields, plasma physics), Jeremiah P. Ostriker 
(formation and evolution of large-scale structure), Bohdan Paczynski 
(gravitational microlensing, gamma ray bursts), David Spergel (CMB, particle 
astrophysics, cosmology, galaxy dynamics, planets), James Stone (MHD, star 
formation), Scott Tremaine (planetary and galaxy dynamics), and 15-20 
postdoctoral fellows and research staff.  There are also strong research 
groups in the Physics Department and at the nearby Institute for Advanced 
Study.  The expected starting date is 1 September 2006.

Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory 
performance, for a total of up to three years.  Applicants should send a 
curriculum vitae, bibliography and statement of research interests, and 
arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the above address, by 
December 1, 2005.  All applications will automatically be considered for all 
postdoctoral fellowships available in the department, but please state which 
positions you are interested in.  For information about applying to Princeton, 
please link to:  http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm 
EEO/AAE

b. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Astrophysics 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544 USA
Attention:  M. Lipman
Tel: 609-258-3803
FAX: 609-258-1020
Email Submission Address:  postappastro.princeton.edu
Email Inquiries:  postappastro.princeton.edu
URL:  http://www.astro.princeton.edu

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites 
applications for a research postdoctoral position, starting any time but no 
later than September 1, 2006.  An eligible applicant should have a Ph.D. in 
astronomy, physics or computer science.  The successful applicant will work 
with Dr. Renyue Cen in fields closely related to cosmological hydrodynamic, 
radiation-hydrodynamic, and magnetohydrodynamic simulations.  The successful 
candidate is also expected to have had substantial experience with programming 
languages (Fortran, C, C++, ...) widely used in scientific computing.  We have 
excellent local computing facilities as well as access to larger 
supercomputing facilities. 

Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory 
performance, for a total of up to three years.  Applicants should send a 
curriculum vitae, bibliography and statement of research interests, and 
arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by December 1, 2005, to 
M. Lipman, Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton 
Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544.  All applications will automatically be considered 
for all postdoctoral fellowships available in the department, but please state 
which positions you are interested in.  For information about applying to 
Princeton, please link to:  
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm 
EEO/AAE

c. Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories and 
   Princeton University

The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Department 
of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton University invite applications for a 
four-year postdoctoral fellowship in astronomy, to begin in September, 2006.  
The Fellow is expected to work for two years in Princeton and two years at the 
main offices of the Observatories in Pasadena; the timing of these stays will 
be negotiated by the Fellow and the host institutions once the position is 
offered.

The Carnegie-Princeton Fellow is expected to carry out original research in 
any area of astronomy or astrophysics, either independently or in 
collaboration with staff, faculty or students at the host institutions.  The 
principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments and 
promise of future achievement, although preference will be given to 
researchers working in those areas in which Carnegie and Princeton have active 
research interests.

The Fellow will have access to all of the resources and facilities of both 
institutions.  In particular, Carnegie operates the Las Campanas Observatory 
in Chile, which includes the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the 2.5-meter 
Dupont and 1.0-meter Swope telescopes, and provides an excellent environment 
for observational astrophysics and cosmology.  The Department of Astrophysical 
Sciences at Princeton is a major partner in the Apache Point Observatory, the 
Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, and, 
together with research groups in the Physics Department and the nearby 
Institute for Advanced Study, offers an unparalleled environment for research 
in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology.  The fellowship provides support 
for observing, travel, computing and publications, and the observing 
facilities will be accessible for the entire duration of the fellowship.

Further information on the host institutions is available at 
http://www.ociw.edu/ and http://www.astro.princeton.edu.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and research plan, 
and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to BOTH the 
Observatories and to Princeton by 1 December 2005.  The research plan should 
address how the applicant intends to use the resources and facilities 
available at both host institutions.  Preference for a starting host 
institution and the proposed timing of the stays at each institution should 
also be stated.  Selection of the successful candidate will be made by a joint 
Carnegie-Princeton committee.

All applicants will automatically be considered for all postdoctoral positions 
in the Astrophysical Sciences department at Princeton University and for the 
Carnegie Fellowship at The Observatories; however, they should clearly state 
in the cover letter that they wish to be considered for the Carnegie-Princeton 
Fellowship.  Applications should be sent to both of the following addresses:

Dr. W. Freedman, Director, Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship, Carnegie 
Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Prof. S. Tremaine, Chair, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, 
Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544-1001

For questions or additional information, please send email to
c-pfellowociw.edu or postappastro.princeton.edu

For further information about applying to Princeton, please link to:  
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  

d. Southern Cosmology Survey Postdoctoral Fellowships 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544 USA
Attention:  M. Lipman
Tel: 609-258-3803
FAX: 609-258-1020
Email Submission Address:  postappastro.princeton.edu
Email Inquiries:  postappastro.princeton.edu
URL:  http://www.astro.princeton.edu

We invite applications for 3-4 postdoctoral research associate positions 
starting September 1, 2006 for a multi-institutional postdoctoral program 
funded by the NSF Partnership for International Research and Education 
(PIRE).  The candidates should be exceptional experimental, observational or 
theoretical cosmologists.  The postdoctoral fellows will be based at Rutgers 
University, The University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University and will 
work with collaboration members at these US institutions as well as at 
Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Chile) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal 
(South Africa).  We seek candidates with proposed research programs based on 
SZE data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (www.hep.upenn.edu/act), optical 
data from SALT and other ground-based telescopes with a scientific focus on 
fundamental cosmology, or related theoretical or observational studies of 
galaxy formation and evolution and galaxy clusters.  Possible projects include 
experimental and theoretical work on the CMB, secondary CMB effects, clusters 
of galaxies, galaxy evolution, stellar populations at high redshift, and weak 
lensing.  It is expected that at least one successful applicant will be based 
at each of the three US institutions, which are located within an hour of each 
other, allowing for frequent collaborations and meetings.  The three US 
universities encompass a body of approximately 80 postdoctoral researchers, 
faculty and graduate students working in cosmology and extra-galactic 
astronomy.  Further, there will be a very strong collaboration with our South 
African (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and Chilean (Universidad Catolica) 
partners in the PIRE program.  An annual summer school is being organized in 
each of the hemispheres and long stays in Chile and South Africa will be 
supported and strongly encouraged.  There will be significant funds for 
travel.  

Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory 
performance, for a total of up to three years.  Applicants should send a 
curriculum vitae, bibliography and statement of research interests, and 
arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Mindy Lipman, 
Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, 
Princeton, NJ 08544  by December 1, 2005.  Applications will automatically be 
considered for all postdoctoral fellowships available in the Astrophysical 
Sciences department at Princeton.  For further inquires contact:  Jack Hughes 
(jphphysics.rutgers.edu), David Spergel (dnsastro.princeton.edu) and 
Raul Jimenez (rauljphysics.upenn.edu).  For further information about 
applying to Princeton, please link to:  
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm.  
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e. Astronomical Software Scientist at Princeton University

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544 USA
Attention:  M. Lipman
Tel: 609-258-3803
FAX: 609-258-1020
Email Submission Address:  postappastro.princeton.edu
Email Inquiries:  postappastro.princeton.edu
URL:  http://www.astro.princeton.edu

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, expects to 
have one or more positions in the area of software development and support for 
the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and testing of photometric and 
spectroscopic data obtained by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a 
multi-institutional project to carry out an imaging and redshift survey, and 
other possible current and future large astronomical instrumentation projects.
SDSS measures the sky at five bands, u,g,r,i, and z, using a large format CCD 
array, and spectra are obtained by a pair of multi-fiber spectrographs.  The 
data reduction is done by a series of automated pipelines which calibrate and 
correct the data, find and measure objects, and produce digital catalogues, 
images and spectra for science analysis.  We expect to carry out development, 
testing and support work in the following areas: running the pipelines; 
efficient algorithms for object measurement; quality analysis; co-addition of 
multiple imaging data; comparison and subtraction of images from multiple 
passes across the sky; automated searches for variable objects; algorithms to 
find rapidly varying or fast moving objects; global photometric calibration; 
spectrophotometry; and determination of stellar parameters (temperature, 
metallicity, spectral type, gravity, and radial velocity).  Much of this work 
will be in support of SDSS-II, whose science goals include the studies of 
large scale cosmological structure, the kinematic and chemical structure and 
merger history of the Milky Way galaxy, and the characterization of supernova 
light curves in the range z = 0.05 - 0.35. 

We seek persons with knowledge of optical astronomy at faint levels, CCD data, 
handling of large data sets, efficient automated data reduction, image 
analysis, and stellar spectroscopic analysis.  The work includes algorithm 
development; evaluating the scientific performance of pipeline code; writing 
robust, efficient code (primarily on Unix platforms in C); and running and 
maintaining pipeline code. Experience in TCL, C++ and software engineering 
practices and/or in instrumentation and optical telescope hardware and 
software is desirable.  The appointment(s) will be made to the scientific or 
technical staff at a level and salary commensurate with experience, for an 
initial period of one year which can be renewed for one or more years 
depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.  The 
candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in (preferably) astrophysics, physics, 
mathematics or computer science. 

Please send your vita, list of publications, detailed description of relevant 
experience, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to
Mindy Lipman 
Department of Astrophysical Sciences  
Princeton University
Peyton Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544    USA

We will begin to evaluate applications on December 1, 2005 and will accept 
them thereafter until suitable candidates are found.  These positions are 
offered subject to the availability of funding.  Applications received by 
December 1 will automatically be considered for all postdoctoral fellowships 
available in the department.  Further information about the SDSS is available 
via http://www.sdss.org or by email from gkastro.princeton.edu    For 
further information about applying to Princeton, please link to:  
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm     
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7. Assistant Professor in Astrophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder
From: Beth Livesay  Beth.Livesaycolorado.edu 

Assistant Professor in Astrophysics
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
391 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309

Tel: 303-492-2338
E-mail submission:   beth.livesaycolorado.edu (.doc or .pdf format)
E-mail inquiries:    wcashorigins.colorado.edu

Attention:  Dr. Webster Cash, Chair of the Search Committee

The Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS) invites 
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2006.  The 
search is open to all areas of astrophysics.  We are particularly interested 
in candidates working in extragalactic observational astronomy, theoretical 
astrophysics, high energy astrophysics and instrumental astronomy. 

The APS department is affiliated with several research centers and institutes 
(CASA, JILA, LASP) and offers a diverse set of resources for teaching and 
research, including access to observational, instrumental, and theoretical 
facilities. CU is a consortium member of the ARC 3.5-meter telescope at Apache 
Point Observatory.  We also have excellent facilities for development of 
space- and ground-based hardware.  This position requires a commitment to 
teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs and the ability to develop 
and conduct an independent research program.  

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a 
short description of research and teaching interests. Please include the names 
and contact information for three persons who can be contacted for references. 
E-mail applications plus hard-copy are recommended.  We will begin considering 
applications on December 1, 2005, and we will accept applications until the 
position is filled.  The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to 
diversity and equality in education and employment.

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8. Tenure Track Astronomer Positions -- National Radio Astronomy Observatory
From: Tavia Dillon  tdillonnrao.edu 

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites outstanding
applicants for tenure track astronomer positions. In the next few years,
the NRAO expects to make one or two appointments per year. Appointments
are not restricted to radio astronomers.

Research areas of interest include cosmology and the early universe,
dark energy and dark matter, the Cosmic Microwave Background, thermal
and kinetic SZ effects, structure formation, the epoch of re-ionization,
formation and evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies,
gravitational lensing, active galactic nuclei and compact objects,
pulsars and GRB's, the interstellar and intergalactic medium, formation
of stars and planets, solar system astrophysics, astrochemistry and
astrobiology. Both observers and theorists are encouraged to apply, and
experimentalists are also welcome. Women and minorities are especially
encouraged to apply. The NRAO will help explore employment opportunities
for spouses.

The NRAO aims to recruit new staff members who will lead at the
frontiers of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Appointments will be considered
for Charlottesville, VA, where the North American ALMA Science Center
(NA-ASC) operated by the NRAO is located; for Green Bank, WV, site of
the 100-m GBT; and for Socorro, NM, the Operations Center for the Very
Large Array (eventually EVLA) and the Very Long Baseline Array.

The candidates should have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related
field, and a plan of active independent research. Besides maintaining a
vigorous program of individual research, all members of the NRAO
scientific staff are expected to contribute to the operation and future
development of the Observatory to provide cutting edge facilities for
the astronomical community.

The appointment is for an initial period of three years, renewable and
with the possibility of eventual tenure, in a system parallel to that in
a research university. In exceptional cases, a more senior initial
appointment can be considered.

Applications should include a statement of research interests and plans,
a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and the names of five
scientists who have agreed to send in letters of reference. The
application and letters of reference should be sent to:  Director's
Office, NRAO, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903, USA. For
full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2005.

The NRAO is operated by Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) under
cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. The NRAO is
an equal opportunity employer.

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9. NRAO Assistant Director (Site Director, Green Bank)
From: Tavia Dillon  tdillonnrao.edu 

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites applications for
the position of NRAO Assistant Director for Green Bank Operations (Site
Director, Green Bank). This position is responsible for all activities at the 
Green Bank, WV site, most importantly the management of Green Bank Telescope 
(GBT) operations. In addition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for 
providing leadership in scientific program development and facility upgrades 
at the Observatory. The Assistant Director will also participate in NRAO-wide 
senior management activities. Requirements include a Ph.D. in astronomy, 
astrophysics, physics, or a related field, as well as extensive experience in 
a research organization. Applicants should have a strong record of
achievement and leadership in radio astronomy and significant management
experience. In addition, excellent interpersonal skills and communication 
skills are required. 

The position is available starting January 1, 2006. Further information
can be found at www.nrao.edu on this and other positions. Applications
should be sent to the Director's Office, NRAO, 520 Edgemont Road,
Charlottesville, VA 22093-2475 and should include: a letter with a
presentation of qualifications for the position, a description of research 
and technical interests and plans, the names of five scientists who may serve 
as references, and a curriculum vitae. All application materials received at 
the above address by November 15, 2005 will receive full consideration. The 
National Radio Astronomy Observatory is operated by Associated Universities, 
Inc. (AUI) under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. 
The NRAO is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/H/V).

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10. Assistant Professor position, University of Texas at Austin
From: Don Winget  chairastro.as.utexas.edu 

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin invites 
applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the assistant professor 
level to begin in the 2006-2007 academic year. Applicants from all fields of 
astronomy and astrophysics will be welcomed.  We are especially interested in 
applicants who will use or catalyze use of our facilities: telescopes at the 
W. J. McDonald Observatory; the 9.2-m Hobby-Eberly telescope; the 
general-purpose 2.7m and 2.1m telescopes; and the wide-field imaging 0.8m 
telescope; the department also participates in the Caltech Submillimeter 
Observatory, 10-m class Southern African Large Telescope, space-based 
observatories, and the Giant Magellan Telescope consortium. Computational 
facilities available include the newly commissioned "Wrangler" cluster at the 
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), a parallel computing machine 
consisting of 256 EMT64 processors.

The Department seeks a candidate who can conduct a vigorous research program, 
teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and interact 
constructively with researchers with related interests in the department and 
the McDonald Observatory.  Our perceptions of the applicant's research 
excellence rather than their field of specialization will dominate our 
considerations.

Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, a description of 
their research accomplishments, an outline of their present and future 
research interests, and a curriculum vita with a list of publications to the 
following address:

John Scalo, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Astronomy
1 University Station, C1400
Austin TX 78712-0259

Tel:  (512) 471-3302
Fax:  (512) 471-6016
Email Inquiries:  searchastro.as.utexas.edu

Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation (minimum of three 
letters) to be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee. To assure full 
consideration, applications should be completed by December 1, 2005.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values 
diversity in its work force.  Women, minorities and faculty couples are 
encouraged to apply.

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11. Director of Program/Project(s):  Maui/Kauai
From: Laura Rebman  lrebmannadecco-hawaii.com 

Aloha,
 
I had contacted you a few months back regarding the large recruiting effort 
we are managing for a leading high-tech company based here in Honolulu. Our 
client, which is building deployable telescopes here in Hawaii and 
world-wide, is one of the fastest growing and most successful technology 
firms in the state, and is attracting international acclaim.  

We still have quite a few senior openings available, and just received this 
new requisition; a Director of Programs for the islands of Kauai and Maui 
(description following). This is a critical position, and presents a truly 
unique and exciting opportunity! The salary range for this position falls 
around 150K, plus full benefits and some relocation assistance. 
 
I would sincerely appreciate if I can again ask to distribute this 
information to your fellow colleagues.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Thanks,
Laura
 
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
 
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM/PROJECT(S):  MAUI/KAUAI
Position Purpose Summary:
To provide leadership, team building, and mentorship to satellite offices in 
a manner that is a consistent with corporate strategies, ethics, and goals.
To manage and lead multiple business units and programs with highly qualified,
technical professionals of diverse backgrounds.
To act as key customer interface on multiple programs to build business 
relationships as well as to ensure customer quality control on program 
deliverables.

Essential Functions:
Provides strategic direction and leadership in developing and executing 
mission critical, cross-functional corporate initiatives.
Mentors and develops program/project managers, develops positive 
relationships among staff, and creates synergistic cross-functional teams.
Works with managers to clearly define program/project objectives and 
implements measures to allow staff, managers, and senior executives to 
regularly track milestones and performance.
Establishes and maintains good relationships with government and commercial 
customers leading to strong product/program definition and successful 
execution.
Develops good relationships with all members of the senior management team.
Routinely reports to the COO on program/project status, and, when necessary, 
corrective actions necessary to meet program/project goals as well as 
corporate goals and objectives.
Designs and implements standardized project management processes and 
procedures in a manner that is consistent with company-wide processes and 
procedures.
Determines the economic value of initiatives and garners commitment of 
affected parties to achieve financial, strategic, and objective goals.
Performs other related duties as required.

Education Requirements:
Engineering, Physics, or Business Management of Information Technology 
Degree, Masters preferred, PhD a plus.

Type and Years of Related Experience Required:
Exceptional leadership, people, and communication skills required.
Experience in successfully overseeing the growth and management of remote or 
satellite offices and/or business units.
Strong program and/or project management experience with good organizational 
skills.
15+ years of progressive engineering design experience, with at least 5 
years of Director/senior-level management experience in aerospace or related 
industry.
Demonstrated ability to provide well-developed, strategic thinking and 
direction in a fast-paced, high growth environment, managing growing and 
diverse business units.
Technically astute, business oriented engineering manager with proven 
abilities.
Background demonstrates successful, progressive experience managing people 
of diverse backgrounds and leading the successful implementation of 
multi-year, multi-site enterprise system projects.
Able to thrive in chaos and to fit in well within an informal "startup 
company" environment.
Desire to provide senior management within a horizontal and non-traditional 
organizational structure.
Willing to provide hands-on management and technical leadership where 
required.
Strong track record of implementing communication strategies that optimize 
process change acceptance and implementation.
Experience in developing strategic plans, including financial risk 
assessments for discussion and analysis at executive management level.
Must be a U.S. citizen and have (or able to obtain) government security 
clearance.
 
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12. Faculty Position, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, SUNY
From: WIPHYS of September 15, 2005

The Department of Physics invites applications for a faculty position in 
theoretical cosmology starting in September 2006.  We seek applicants with an 
outstanding record of research and scientific leadership, have excellent 
communication skills or other evidence of teaching ability such as prior 
teaching experience and who are also committed to excellence in teaching. 
Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience, and attractive start-up 
funding will be available.  

Theoretical Cosmology - Assistant/Associate Professor. We are particularly 
interested in candidates who will complement current research efforts at the 
interface between astrophysics/cosmology and high energy theory. Applicants 
should have postdoctoral experience and a strong record of publications in 
professional journals and show promise of initiating and sustaining creative 
research and of obtaining external funding. Senior applicants should have 
evidence of sustained research and continuous grant activity in cosmology.

Prospective applicants should submit a full résumé, which includes a list of 
publications, a detailed research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy and 
arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to Chair, 
Cosmology Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics, University at 
Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260-1500 by the 
initial deadline date of December 1, 2005. Applications received before the 
deadline date will receive full consideration, and applications will continue 
to be reviewed until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to 
submit applications by e-mail to cosmology-searchphysics.buffalo.edu (pdf 
format preferred). We especially welcome applications from qualified members 
of protected groups. The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer/Recruiter.

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13. One Year Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Gettysburg College
From: WIPHYS of September 16, 2005

The Physics Department at Gettysburg College invites applications for a 
one-year faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in the 
fall of 2006.  Preference will be given to those candidates with previous 
teaching experience and who are able to involve undergraduates in their 
research.  The Department of Physics has six full-time faculty.  Current areas 
of active experimental research include nuclear physics, plasma physics, and 
observational astronomy, but applicants from all areas of experimental physics 
are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate must demonstrate enthusiasm 
and proficiency for teaching undergraduate physics, including introductory 
courses, laboratories, and courses for non-science students.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics.  Interested candidates should 
submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching goals, and the 
names and addresses of three references (at least one of whom can address the 
candidate's teaching ability) to Laurence A. Marschall, Chair, Department of 
Physics, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (e-mail address: 
marschalgettysburg.edu).   Consideration of applicants will begin 
February 1.   

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 
90 minutes of the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area.   Established in 
1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with 
an enrollment of 2,500 students.  Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and 
especially invites applications from members of any group that has been 
historically underrepresented in the American academy.  The College assures 
equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of 
race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and 
disability. 

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14. Tenure Track Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Gettysburg College
From: WIPHYS of September 16, 2005

The Gettysburg College Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure 
track position in astronomy and astrophysics at the assistant professor level, 
beginning in August 2006. Candidates should be able to contribute to both the 
astronomy and physics curriculum, and are expected to actively involve 
undergraduates in their research. A successful candidate must also demonstrate 
enthusiasm and proficiency for teaching undergraduates, including both 
non-science majors as well as minors in astronomy, along with some courses in 
physics.  Available facilities include access to the NURO (Flagstaff) 0.8-m 
telescope at Lowell Observatory, as well as an on-campus 0.4-m telescope with 
a research-grade CCD camera, and smaller telescopes for instructional 
purposes.  

A  Ph.D. degree in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field of physics, is 
required. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statements 
of research and teaching goals, and the names and addresses of three 
references (at least one of whom can address the candidate's teaching ability) 
to Laurence A. Marschall, Chair, Department of Physics, Gettysburg College, 
Gettysburg, PA 17325 (e-mail address: marschalgettysburg.edu).   
Consideration of applicants will begin December 1.   

[See description of college in Item #13 above] 

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15. Faculty Position in Astronomy/Astrophysics, Ohio University
From: WIPHYS of September 23, 2005

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio University invites 
applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Astronomy/Astrophysics 
beginning in September 2006. The opening is at the Assistant Professor level, 
but a more senior appointment is possible depending on qualifications and 
experience. Applications from all areas of astronomy and astrophysics are 
welcome; individuals with expertise related to cosmology are particularly 
encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience, 
and a strong record of independent research. The successful candidate is 
expected to initiate and maintain a vigorous research program and be an 
effective teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The new 
faculty member will join the Astrophysical Institute (ApI), which, together 
with the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP), has received 
substantial internal research funds for a joint initiative to study the 
structure of the universe on all scales. Details of the research interests and 
activities of ApI and INPP can be found on the departmental web-site, 
www.phy.ohiou.edu, under Research.  

The Department of Physics and Astronomy currently has 28 regular faculty 
members and approximately 70 students in its graduate program. The principal 
research areas are astronomy/astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter 
physics, nanoscience, and nuclear/particle physics. Applications should be 
sent to: Prof. Thomas Statler, Astrophysics Search Committee, Department of 
Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979. Applications 
should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and a 
statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange for at least three 
letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address. Review of 
applications will begin December 1, 2005, and will continue until the position 
is filled. Ethnic minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. 
Ohio University is an AA/EO employer.

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