AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of December 23 & 30, 2005 & January 6, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
 
This week's issues:

1. CSWA Session at the January AAS meeting in Washington D.C.

2. Correction for STATUS contact information

3. Education Resource for Scientists and E/PO Professionals

4. Call for Nominations: Weizmann Women & Science Award

5. NOAO Job Openings

6. Faculty Lecturers for te Summer Science Program campuses in Ojai, CA and 
   Socorro, NM 

*** FOLLOWING POSITIONS WERE TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***

7. Tenure-Track Instructor, University of British Columbia

8. Visting Assistant Professor of Physics, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, 
   Bucknell University

9. Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University Moorhead

10. Two Tenure Track Positions, Department of Physics and Astronomy at 
    Eastern Kentucky University

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

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1. CSWA Session at the January AAS meeting in Washington D.C.
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu)

I want to invite everyone to join us for the CSWA session on Wednesday, 
January 11, 2006 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Salon 3.  (Note the new day!)  The 
session will focus on the progress of women in astronomy and physics 
worldwide. Laura Kay (Barnard College) and Rachel Ivie (AIP) will report on 
the Second IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, which was held 
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from May 23-26, 2005, as part of the World Year of 
Physics: WYP2005. This second conference was dual themed: (1) Women in 
Physics: Advancing Participation, and (2) Sharing Research Contributions. 

In addition, Rachel Ivie (AIP) will present a summary of the Statistical 
Research Center of the American Institute of Physics report "Women in Physics 
and Astronomy, 2005" released in February 2005. Dr. Ivie was the author of the 
report, which concluded that women are not under-represented on physics and 
astronomy faculties, as is usually assumed. There will be time for discussion 
after the presentations.  

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2. Correction for STATUS contact information
From: Fran Bagenal (fran.bagenallasp.colorado.edu)

In the last AASWOMEN newsletter the contact for sending your mailing address 
to get a hard copy of STATUS was incorrect. It should be
membershipaas.org

In the meantime, you can download the .pdf at
http://www.aas.org/~cswa/pubs.html

Apologies,
Fran Bagenal
Editor, STATUS

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3. Education Resource for Scientists and E/PO Professionals
From: Cherilynn Morrow (morrowSPACESCIENCE.ORG)

www.scientistsineducation.org is a new website, recently launched by the NASA 
Broker at the Space Science Institute, which provides access to a variety of 
resources that support people working to integrate scientific research and 
education.  This website includes useful tools such as: EPOP (Education and 
Public Outreach Partner Directory), TrASE (Travel Awards for Scientists in 
Education), information about proposal writing, professional development 
opportunities, and more!

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4. Call for Nominations: Weizmann Women & Science Award
From: WIPHYS of January 3, 2006

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science is pleased to 
invite nominations for the Wiezmann Women & Science Award.  Established in 
1994, the award is given to honor an outstanding woman scientist in the US 
who has made significant contributions to the scientific community, and to 
create more visible role models.  Details on how to nominate an individual 
can be found at 
http://www.weizmann-usa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=gin_women .  
Nominations are due January 27, 2006.  

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5. NOAO Job Openings
From: NOAO Human Resoources (hrnoaonoao.edu)

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory has the following positions
open, which may be of interest to the readers of AASWOMEN.  For details
on the postitions, please see http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html .`

Data Aide - Job #769 - Spitzer Space Telescope Data
Observing Technician - Job #771 - Kitt Peak Observatory

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6. Faculty Lecturers for te Summer Science Program campuses in Ojai, CA and 
   Socorro, NM 
From: Cherilynn Morrow (morrowSPACESCIENCE.ORG)

The Summer Science Program campuses in Ojai, CA and Socorro, NM are seeking 
faculty to lecture in astronomy, general physics, and calculus.  See 
http://www.summerscience.org/contactus/jobs.php for more information.
 
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7. Tenure-Track Instructor, University of British Columbia
From: WIPHYS of December 19, 2005

The Science One Program at the University of British Columbia is seeking 
applications for four tenure-track instructor positions, one each in Physics, 
Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.  Please see full job ad and contact info 
at: http://www.science.ubc.ca/docs/UBCScienceAdNov2005.pdf#view=fit 

(These instructor positions are tenure track, but as some people may not be 
familiar with such appointments, please see 
http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty_relations/recruitmentguide/titles/with_review.html 
for details.

Janis McKenna, Professor, Dept Physics and Astronomy
University of British Columbia
Until August 2006 at: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
janisphysics.ubc.ca 

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8. Visting Assistant Professor of Physics, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, 
   Bucknell University
From: WIPHYS of December 19, 2005

The Department of Physics & Astronomy has an opening for an assistant 
professor beginning August 2006.  This is a two-year entry-level leave 
replacement position with the possibility of an extension to a third year.  
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy (or 
equivalent) and potential for excellence in teaching.  (ABD candidates will 
be considered.)  The Department of Physics & Astronomy has a history of 
actively involving students in research projects.  Candidates will be 
expected to teach at all levels of the curriculum.  Bucknell is a highly 
selective, predominately undergraduate, private university with 3500 students 
and a Physics & Astronomy Department with 11 permanent faculty.  Support 
includes an electronics shop and a machine shop, and fully networked 
computers.  Application materials include a resume, a statement that 
addresses your potential as a teacher and your scholarly interests, and three 
letters of recommendation.  Application materials should be sent to David 
Schoepf, Chair, Department of Physics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, 
PA 17837 (schoepfbucknell.edu).  For full consideration, applications and 
all supporting materials should be received by February 1, 2006.  Bucknell 
University encourages applications from women and members of minority groups 
(EEO/AA).

David C. Schoepf , Chair                
Department of Physics & Astronomy       
Bucknell University
schoepfbucknell.edu
www.bucknell.edu/Academics/Colleges_Departments/Academic_Departments/Physics/index.html 

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9. Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University Moorhead
From: WIPHYS of December 27, 2005

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Minnesota State University
Moorhead is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the
rank of assistant professor. Full details can be found at the
department's web site http://physweb.mnstate.edu ; briefly we are
seeking someone who can build on current strengths of the department and
make use of existing facilities, such as a 16" telescope, vacuum
deposition chamber, and NMR spectrometer.

The number of majors in our department is growing and the department is
moving into newly renovated facilities next fall.

Review of completed applications begins Jan 10, 2006.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Sincerely,

Matt Craig
-- 
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Minnesota State University Moorhead
(218) 477-2439 (voice)
(218) 477-2290 (fax)

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10. Two Tenure Track Positions, Department of Physics and Astronomy at 
    Eastern Kentucky University
From: WIPHYS of January 6, 2006

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University 
invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of 
assistant professor beginning August 14, 2006. A PhD in Physics, Astronomy 
or a related field is required by the start date.  Candidates in any area of 
Physics or Astronomy will be considered, although preference will be given 
to experimentalists, astronomers or astrophysicists. Successful candidates 
are expected to conduct research with undergraduates.  Candidates must show 
promise of quality teaching at all undergraduate levels, and be capable of 
teaching courses in general-education physics and astronomy, pre-engineering, 
and upper-level physics for majors to students with highly diverse 
backgrounds.  Current departmental research interests are in computational 
solid-state physics and nonlinear dynamics, in experimental atomic physics, 
and in physics education.  

Applicants should submit the following to the search committee:  letter of 
interest, current CV,  undergraduate and graduate transcripts, description of 
research plans which include the involvement of undergraduates, a statement 
of teaching philosophy and interests, any evidences of past teaching 
effectiveness and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 
three references.  Application materials should be sent to:  Dr. Mark L. 
Biermann, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Moore 351, Eastern 
Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY 40475.  Email 
applications containing the same materials and inquiries should be sent to 
mark.biermanneku.edu.  The review of candidates will begin March 6, 2006 
and continue until all positions are filled.  We strongly encourage 
applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in physics.  Eastern 
Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its 
faculty, staff, and student body.  In keeping with this commitment, the 
university welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who 
support diversity.

Dr. Mark L. Biermann, Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
mark.biermanneku.edu 

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