AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of November 11, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
This week's issues:

1. Solicitation of Input for Future STATUS

2. Post-Docs and Motherhood

3. Second IUPAP Conference on Women in Physics

4. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

5. Tenure Track Opening at Indiana University

6. Planetary Science Position at Chicago State University

7. Research Positions at Ctr. for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Swinburne U.

8. Faculty Positions at Clemson


9. Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Southern Maine

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

1. Solicitation of Input for Future STATUS
From: Fran Bagenal (bagenalcolorado.edu)

As we pull together the Jan 2006 issue of STATUS, I would like to solicit
input for the June 2006 issue. In particular, we are gathering different
perspectives on how institutions are - or are not - addressing issues of
family and work. We have 3 articles in the January issue and we encourage
others to add their response/comments/alternative perspectives.

I have also come across a couple of books for which I am seeking reviews:

The Two-Body Problem: Dual-Career-Couple Hiring Practices in Higher Education
by Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Susan B. Twombly, Suzanne Rice (The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 2003)

Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering, eds. Abrose, Dunkle, Lazarus,
Nair, Harkus (Temple Press, 1997). This is a compilation of ~5-page
biographies of ~50 accomplished women in science and engineering, most with 2
fabulous "then and now" pictures.

These are academic hardbacks and not exactly cheap - but you might persuade
your library to purchase a copy. Reviews of other interesting books (somewhat
related to women and astronomy).

Drafts of articles for the June 2006 issue should be submitted to me by March

Fran Bagenal, Editor, STATUS

2. Post-Docs and Motherhood
From: WIPHYS of November 7, 2005

Join an online discussion about whether women who hold postdoctoral positions
in the sciences jeopardize their careers if they have babies. Chronicle of
Higher Education 
http://chronicle.com/forums/colloquy/read.php?f=1&i=5740&t=5740 . 
(companion article may require subscription to read).

3. Second IUPAP Conference on Women in Physics
From: WIPHYS of November 8, 2005

The Second IUPAP Conference on Women in Physics has its resolutions approved
by the IUPAP General Assembly in Cape Town.  

The Working Group on Women in Physics has its mandate renewed  until 2008.
Thanks to the work of Beverly Hartline and Ariel Ribeiro the URL of the
proceedings are 
on line at http://proceedings.aip.org/proceedings/confproceed/795.jsp 

Warm regards
Marcia Barbosa
Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics

4. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
From: Brianne Miers (bmiersaaas.org)

DEADLINE: 10 January 2006

There's no better way to serve society with your scientific expertise! These
year-long fellowships in Washington D.C., which begin 1 September, provide
scientists and engineers with a unique public policy learning experience and
an opportunity to apply their knowledge and analytical skills to national and
international issues in the policy realm. Career-advancing opportunities are
available with Congress and more than a dozen federal agencies. The six
fellowship areas are:

*	Congressional
*	Diplomacy
*	Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
*	Global Stewardship
*	Health, Education & Human Services
*	National Defense & Global Security

Eligibility & Criteria
AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of
geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives. Fellows come from a
range of sectors, including academia, industry, and non-profits, representing
a spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on
sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Fellows also have ranged in
age from late twenties to early seventies. Regardless of background, career
stage, or age, successful applicants must:

*	Be highly qualified doctoral-level scientists (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, and
*	other terminal degrees), in any physical, biological, medical, or
*	social science, any field of engineering, or any relevant
*	interdisciplinary field (individuals with a master's degree in
*	engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional
*	experience also may apply);
*	Have solid scientific and technical credentials and the endorsement of
*	three references;
*	Hold U.S. citizenship;
*	Show a commitment to applying their scientific or technical expertise
*	to serve society;
*	Be good communicators, both verbally and in writing, to
*	decision-makers and non-scientific audiences; and 
*	Demonstrate integrity and good judgment and display leadership
*	qualities.

NOTE: Some program areas and agencies seek additional qualifications. See the
website for details.

Placements are available in Congressional offices, the Department of Energy,
the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the
Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, the National
Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of
State, the Agency for International Development, the Army Corps of Engineers,
the Department of Agriculture, and other federal offices.

Fellowship Support
Annual stipends begin at $64,000. Fellows receive a relocation allowance,
health insurance reimbursement, a travel allowance, support for placement, an
eight-day intensive orientation, and a year-long program of professional
development activities that include monthly seminars, training workshops,
networking gatherings, and a year-end wrap-up event.

AAAS accepts only online applications. Please visit the AAAS Fellowships
website for full details on criteria, guidelines, program areas, application
instructions, and to access the online application. The deadline is 10 January

Enhancing Public Policy, Advancing Science Careers

5. Tenure Track Opening at Indiana University
From: Caty Pilachowski (catypastro.indiana.edu)

The Astronomy Department at Indiana University Bloomington invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning
Fall 2006.  The full advertisement for the position and other
information are available on our departmental website at
www.astro.indiana.edu.  We note here that our department, the IU campus,
and the Bloomington community have much to offer that may be especially
appealing to readers of AASWomen.  Our department is small, close-knit,
and friendly, and we value good teaching and community service, as well
as excellence in research.  Indiana University is a partner in the
consortium that operates the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope and the WIYN
0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak, which offer excellent facilities for
research.  Our campus offers a rich, diverse culture, a strong program
of scholarship in teaching and learning, and a beautiful environment.
The City of Bloomington is a vibrant community with good schools and
lively cultural traditions, surrounded by state parks and state and
national forests, and offering great opportunities for hiking.  If you
are on the market for a faculty position, take a look at what we offer.
Please feel free to contact us about the position.  

6. Planetary Science Position at Chicago State University
From: Kim Coble (coblehyde.uchicago.edu)

beginning in August 2006 at the Assistant Professor level in the area of
Planetary Science.

Responsibilities include teaching and assessing physical science, earth
science, and astronomy classes, contributing to course and curriculum
development, participating in departmental governance and contributing to 
departmental community service and outreach. The successful candidate will
be expected to develop a research program that involves undergraduates,  
work with local institutions, such as the Adler Planetarium, in areas of
mutual interest and pursue external support for their efforts.

All applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of application in an area of
physics, planetary science, astronomy, geology, or related field. 
Experience in education research and assessment is desired but not
required. Experience in mentoring undergraduate research students,
experience in teaching undergraduates and/or experience in working with
students from diverse backgrounds are preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2006 and continue until
February 1, 2006.

Send a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching interests, statement of
research interests and list of references by electronic submission to Dr.
Michael N. Mimnaugh, Chairman, Department of Chemistry and Physics, at   
m-mimnaughcsu.edu. Do not send letters of reference at this time.

For more info, visit http://www.csu.edu/chemistryandphysics/
and http://www.csu.edu/eeo/jobdescription/asstprofphys.htm

7. Research Positions at Center for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Swinburne
      University of Technology
From: Annie Hughes (annie.hughesgmail.com)

The Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing is pleased to announce a
major expansion phase with several new ongoing Astronomy Researcher

In recognition of its research successes, the Centre has recently been
awarded `Tier 1 Research' status, along with four other premier
research Centres within the university. Tier 1 status brings with it a
commitment of more than $1.5M over the next 5 years for new staff
positions. In addition, the Supercomputer hosted by the Centre will be
upgraded with an additional $2M funding. Several other exciting
initiatives are underway or planned.

The Centre is looking to hire researchers, from levels B (Lecturer) to
E (Full Professor). Applicants should have an outstanding record of
research publications and grant successes. Experience with PhD student
supervision is an advantage. The area of research is open, with
observers and theoreticians given equal consideration. We particularly
encourage applicants that will complement and overlap with the
existing research strengths of the Centre (see
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au). A PhD in Astronomy or a related field
is required. Exceptional applicants may be offered a high starting
level, up to Full Professor.

The successful applicants will join an active research group of some
30 astronomers and PhD students in Australia's most rapidly growing
astronomy department. Swinburne astronomers regularly obtain observing
time on the AAT, Gemini, HST, Parkes and other world-class telescopes.
We host one of Australia's fastest supercomputers and a Square
Kilometre Array research group. Astronomy visualisation and public
outreach are also key strengths of the Centre.

Applications, to reach Prof. Bailes by 15th Dec. 2005, should include:
a brief resume, grant and publication list, a 1 page summary of
current research interests and future plans, plus the names/email
addresses of 3 potential referees. Please also indicate the level of
position you are applying for. Electronic applications are preferred.
We anticipate conducting interviews of the short-listed applicants
early in the new year.

Please see the Centre webpage for more details: http://astronomy.swin.edu.au

General enquiries can be made to the Centre Director Prof. Matthew
Bailes (mbailesastro.swin.edu.au) or Deputy Director Prof. Duncan
Forbes (dforbesastro.swin.edu.au).

8. Faculty Positions at Clemson
From: Jeremy King (jking2clemson.edu)

Clemson University anticipates hiring over 100 faculty this year, and 300
faculty over the next 5 years. While none of the current year's positions are
in astronomy (a list of positions can be found at http://positions.clemson.edu
and will also appear in an upcoming Chronicle of Higher Education
advertisement), the Clemson astro group would be happy to share with
astro-spouses of potential applicants in these other fields information about
the University and local environment, as well as what we know about spousal
hires.   The Scientist magazine has just named Clemson as the number one
institution in its annual "Best Places to Work in Academia" survey; Clemson is
also the fifth most affordable college town to live in according to
ColdwellBanker's recent Most Affordable College Towns listing.  For additional
information:  Jeremy King (jking2clemson.edu). 

9. Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Southern Maine
From: WIPHYS of November 8, 2005

Applications are invited for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Southern Maine
(contingent upon funding).

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate
education and will be expected to teach introductory physics for non-science
majors as well as upper-division physics courses and laboratories. In
addition, he/she will be expected to carry out an active program of
scholarship/research, preferably leading to external funding and/or involving
undergraduate students in this activity. Opportunities to form
interdisciplinary collaborations exist and are encouraged. We hope to attract
staff who share a commitment to diversity, and an active examination of ideas
that can provide our students with a greater understanding of the richness and
complexity of our society.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required. 

USM has three campuses, one in the city of Portland (population 64,249), one
in the rural town of Gorham (population 4,141), and one in Lewiston/Auburn
(population Lewiston: 35,690, and Auburn: 23,203). Most physics classes are on
the Portland campus. The Department of Physics offers a B.A. in Physics, with
about 3 graduates per year; the majority of the Department's teaching is in
service courses.

Send current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarship
plans, and at least three letters of reference to: Jerry LaSala, Chair,
Department of Physics, RE: 301, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300,
Portland, ME 04104. We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2005.

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