AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of November 18, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
 
This week's issues:

1. Two articles in the Scientist on women in academia

2. Postdoctoral or Research Fellow in Stellar Spectroscopy, ANU

3. Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Astronomy at Colgate University

4. Plaskett Fellowships at the National Research Council Canada's 
   Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

5. EVLA Project Manager

6. Head, North America ALMA Science Center

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1. Two articles in the Scientist on women in academia
From: Amy Simon-Miller (simonlepasm.gsfc.nasa.gov)

[Eds. Note:  The first article, "Women on the Rise," by Kate Fodor. The 
second, "A Decade of Progress for Women in Science ..." is by Nancy Hopkins.
Both articles are well worth reading.]

http://www.the-scientist.com/2005/11/07/s14/1

http://www.the-scientist.com/2005/11/07/s17/1

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2. Postdoctoral or Research Fellow in Stellar Spectroscopy, ANU
Theresa Gallagher (terrymso.anu.edu.au)

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Australian National University

Postdoctoral or Research Fellow in Stellar Spectroscopy

Salary Range: $AUD56035 - $AUD74313 pa plus generous 17% super and relocation 
allowance

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) at ANU invites 
applications for a Postdoctoral / Research Fellowship in stellar spectroscopy 
to work in the research group led by Martin Asplund, Mike Bessell and John 
Norris. The fellowship is for two years, or two+two years for suitably 
qualified candidates and pending satisfactory performance. The anticipated 
starting date is before September 2006.

The successful candidate will join an exciting and successful ongoing research 
program aimed at discovering and analysing the chemical compositions of the 
first generations of stars. The project involves both wide-field 
low-resolution spectroscopic and photometric surveys, medium-resolution 
spectroscopic follow-up confirmation of metal-poor star candidates and finally 
abundance analyses using high-resolution spectra obtained with 4-10m 
telescopes. The research is part of a vigorous international collaboration 
with access to excellent observing (eg AAT, Gemini, VLT, Subaru, Keck and 
RSAA-operated 1-2m class telescopes) and supercomputing facilities. We are 
particularly seeking candidates with experience in observational stellar 
spectroscopy, data reduction, abundance analysis techniques and/or stellar 
atmospheres. Interests and expertise in stellar nucleosynthesis and galactic 
chemical evolution would be useful.

The successful applicant will be encouraged and given time to also pursue an 
independent research program.

Appointment: Fixed term (2 years or 2+2 years) at Postdoctoral or Research 
Fellow level depending on level of qualifications and experience, with a 
starting salary in the range $AUD56035 - $AUD74313 pa plus 17% superannuation, 
a generous relocation allowance and research funds for travel and computing 
equipment.

Selection criteria: must be obtained prior to application from 
http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/jobs, or http://info.anu.edu.au/hr/jobs or from 
Rebecca.Nobleanu.edu.au. 

ANU position reference: RSAA3147
Enquiries:
Martin Asplund, T: +61 2 6125 8041, E: martinmso.anu.edu.au
Mike Bessell, T: +61 2 6125 0268, E: bessellmso.anu.edu.au
John Norris, T: +61 2 6125 8034, E: jenmso.anu.edu.au

Closing date: 6 January 2006

Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to 
Rebecca.Nobleanu.edu.au by the closing date.

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3. Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Astronomy at Colgate University
From: Thomas Balonek (Tbalonekmail.colgate.edu)

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Astronomy position at Colgate University

Colgate University's Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications 
for a two year postdoctoral teaching fellow position in observational 
astronomy to begin in the fall of 2006. A Ph.D. in astronomy or a related 
discipline, and an interest in undergraduate teaching, is required. The 
fellow will be expected to teach a three course load per academic year while 
at the same time engaging in a vigorous research program with undergraduate 
student participation. Teaching will include courses in astronomy at the 
introductory and upper level, plus supervision of students in their junior 
and senior research projects. Colgate is located in a charming and affordable 
rural community in upstate New York. Candidates should send a letter of 
application describing their teaching and research objectives, a curriculum 
vitae, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the address 
below. At least one person providing a recommendation should be able to 
address the candidate's teaching qualifications, and at least one should be 
very familiar with the candidate's research experience and potential for 
supervising students in undergraduate research. Inquiries may be made by 
email but formal application must be made by mail. All materials should be 
received by January 20, 2006. Colgate University is an Affirmative 
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse 
faculty and staff further the university's educational mission.
 
send applications to:
Thomas Balonek, Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
COLGATE UNIVERSITY
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

telephone: (315)-228-7723
email: tbalonekmail.colgate.edu
http://departments.colgate.edu/physics/

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4. Plaskett Fellowships at the National Research Council Canada's 
   Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
From: Jim Hesser (jim.hessernrc.gc.ca)

I'd like to call attention to participants in this forum of the pending 
deadline (2 December) for Plaskett Fellowship applications.  These 
Fellowships, tenable at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, 
B.C., are made to outstanding recent doctoral graduates in astrophysics or a 
closely related discipline to conduct independent research in a stimulating, 
collegial environment located in a truly spectacular area.  In addition to 
highly competitive benefits and salary, Fellows receive support for observing 
and conference travel, page charges, and have access to professionally 
managed computers and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, which is home to 
the Canadian Virtual Observatory and data archives from, e.g., CFHT, CGPS, 
FUSE, HST, Gemini, JCMT.  Fellows are eligible to apply for Canadian time on 
CFHT, FUSE, Gemini & JCMT, to use the optical and radio telescopes operated 
by NRC-HIA in Victoria and Penticton, and/or to apply for time on other 
facilities with open proposal processes. NRC-HIA is a leading developer of 
instrumentation for ground- and space-based telescopes (e.g., ALMA, CFHT, 
Gemini, JCMT, JWST, TMT), and Fellows are welcome to participate in 
development or commissioning of new instruments. For extensive background 
information and application information, see 
http://plaskett.hia-iha.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/.
 
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5. EVLA Project Manager
From: Tavia Dillon (tdillonnrao.edu)

The Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA) Project is a project costing
approximately $73M to enhance the performance of the VLA radio telescope.
This enhancement involves a complete replacement of all electronic and
software systems, enabling increases of an order of magnitude or more in
telescope sensitivity and spectral capability. The project is almost at
its halfway point in schedule and funding. More information about the
EVLA Project may be found at http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/evla/ .

The position of Project Manager reports to the NRAO Assistant Director
for Socorro Operations and is responsible for overall management of
electronics and software development and implementation to ensure that
all schedule, budget, and performance goals are achieved.
Responsibilities include: oversee Project Office staff who compile
project schedule and budget data; monitor project progress and adjust
resource allocations to meet project milestones; assess technical and
schedule risk in project and manage contingency funds to ameliorate the
risk; report project progress and financial status to the AUI Board of
Trustees, NSF, EVLA Advisory Committee and other NRAO committees as
required; coordinate with project international partners in Canada and
Mexico; coordinate with VLA Operations staff to minimize adverse impact
for ongoing scientific operations; when required, provide leadership to
select between alternate solutions to technical problems.

This is a project position which is scheduled to end in approximately
2010.

Advanced degree in the physical sciences or engineering required. Proven
ability to manage substantial technical projects required. Experience
with and use of professional management tools and procedures required.
Prior experience with radio astronomy instrumentation desired.

Please send cover letter and resume specifying CV2326 to Human
Resources, NRAO, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, Va 22903 or
electronically to resumesnrao.edu.

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6. Head, North America ALMA Science Center
From: Tavia Dillon (tdillonnrao.edu)

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is searching for an
astronomer to head the North American ALMA Science Center located at
Charlottesville, Virginia. The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter
Array (ALMA) is an international joint facility of the ALMA Executives
for North America (NRAO/AUI), Europe (ESO), and Japan (NAOJ), currently
under construction in Chile, with full operations commencing in 2012.
The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) at the NRAO is the portal
to ALMA for the North American scientific community. Further information
on ALMA can be found at http://www.alma.nrao.edu.

The Head of the NAASC has the overall responsibility, and scientific
leadership, for the development and operations of the Center and
fostering optimum science use of ALMA by the North American scientific
community, including overseeing the development of the North American
ALMA Regional Center and a taking a leading role in the development of
the ALMA Operations concept for North America.

The NAASC will serve the North American (US and Canada) ALMA users from
proposal submission through data archiving, distribution, and analysis;
soliciting community advice on operation and future development of ALMA;
and sponsoring scientific conferences, training programs, schools, and
special events that foster development of the user community. It will
participate in the future development of ALMA capabilities and conduct
the ALMA education and public outreach activities in the United States.

This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent in Astronomy, Physics, or
related fields. A scientific vision for ALMA, and communication and
organizational skills are required. Research experience with
millimeter-wave interferometry and an understanding of the research
requirements of astronomers are important. Prior experience in
management, and budget development and control is highly desirable, as
is a background in supporting users of astronomical observatories or
data/science centers.

The NAASC Head reports to the ALMA Project Director of the NRAO during
the ALMA construction period and to the Deputy Director eventually. This
position is for a period of three years and is renewable.

Candidates interested in applying for this position should send a cover
letter and resume with the names of 5 individuals who can serve as
references to: R. D'Angio, Human Resources Manager, NRAO, 520 Edgemont
Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475.

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