AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of January 27, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
This week's issues:

1. Sigma Xi Grant Writing Course

2. APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors


3. Tenure-Track Faculty Position , Experimental High Energy Physics/

      Particle Astrophysics, Colorado State University

4. Faculty Position in Atmospheric Physics, University of Maryland, 

      Baltimore County

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

1. Sigma Xi Grant Writing Course
From: Andrea Schweitzer (schweitzfrii.com)

Are you facing the many challenges of securing funds for your
research?  To help our members meet these challenges, we have
developed the SIGMA XI GRANT WRITING COURSE, a five-day program
designed specifically for scientists and engineers.  This course
will help you hone your skills in communicating and marketing your
research to federal, foundation and corporate funding sources as
well as provide you with bonus information on networking,
interviewing and building your CV.  Our specialized curriculum can
give you an edge when competing in today's market.

The Tidewater Virginia Chapter of Sigma Xi and The Grantsmanship
Center, Inc. will co-host a Sigma Xi Grant Writing Course March
6-10, 2006 at Christopher Newport University.  Participants will
work on their own proposals during a week of intensive instruction,
discussion, group work, practice review sessions and interaction
with expert panelists.  Only 20 total slots are still available -

You can read the course description at

For accommodations in the Newport News area, visit:

We hope you or your colleagues will take advantage of this excellent
career training opportunity.  Please contact me for any additional
information not provided in the links above.

Jenny Zilaro
Manager, Early Career Services, Sigma Xi Postdoctoral Survey
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
3106 East NC Highway 54, PO Box 13975
RTP, NC 27709
919-547-5214, 800-243-6534 x214

2. APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
From: WIPHYS of January 23, 2006

[Note: The web site listed in WIPHYS did not work on the afternoon of
 January 27, and there was a note that the site was undergoing
 maintenance.  However, the relevant link was found at the slightly
 different address given below.  If this fails for some readers, try
 replacing "positron2" by "www" in the link below. --eds.]

The American Physical Society (APS) is pleased to offer the APS Scholarship
for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors."  The goal of the program is to
encourage minority students to major in physics and graduate with physics
degrees.  The scholarship consists of $2,000 for new students, and $3,000
for renewal students.  The hosting department receives $500.  In addition,
students will be paired with professional physicists who will serve as

Any African American, Hispanic American, or Native American high school
senior, college freshman or sophomore, who is a US citizen or permanent
resident, and who is majoring or planning to major in physics, may apply.

Applications and more information on this scholarship can be found at
http://positron2.aps.org/educ/com/scholars/index.cfm.  The postmark
deadline for completed applications is February 3, 2006.  Questions may be
directed to the scholarship administrator, Arlene Modeste Knowles at
301-209-3232 or Knowlesaps.org .

3. Tenure-Track Faculty Position , Experimental High Energy Physics/
      Particle Astrophysics, Colorado State University
From: WIPHYS of January 23, 2006

[Note: The direct link to the physics department, at the address given
 at the end of this item, was not working on January 27, 2006. --eds.]

The Department of Physics at Colorado State University invites applications
for a tenure-track faculty position in Experimental High-Energy
Physics/Particle Astrophysics, to start in fall 2006.  The position is
expected to be at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, but a senior
appointment is possible if appropriate.  The successful candidate should
have a PhD in physics or a related field, an outstanding research record,
the potential to lead an independent and vigorous research program, and a
commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate
levels.  The Department has leading roles in the planning of the Pierre
Auger North Observatory to be sited in southeast Colorado, and the UNO and
DUSEL underground facilities which may also be sited in Colorado.  We are
interested in candidates in areas related to these facilities and in
experiments including, but not limited to, dark matter searches,
accelerator and non-accelerator neutrino experiments, and high energy
cosmic rays.  Applicants should submit online a curriculum vita, a list
of publications, a description of an envisioned research program, a
statement of teaching goals/interests, and the names and contact
information of three references at
https://www.natsci.colostate.edu/searches/physics/ .
Alternatively, applications may be sent to HEP/PA Search Committee Chair,
Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins,
CO 80523-1875.  The search will remain open until the position is filled,
but applications should be received by January 31, 2006 to receive full
consideration.  For more information see
http://www.physics.colostate.edu .
Colorado State University is an EO/AA employer.

If you would like more details or have questions please contact Siu Au Lee,
professor of physics at Colorado State University, either by email
saleelamar.colostate.edu or by phone (970) 491-6389.

4. Faculty Position in Atmospheric Physics, University of Maryland, 
      Baltimore County
From: WIPHYS of January 26, 2006

Subject to funding approval, the Department of Physics invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant professor position in atmospheric physics to
begin in January 2007.  Candidates with specialization in satellite remote
sensing, visible and infrared radiative transfer, algorithm development,
and use of these tools to study atmospheric composition are preferred.  We
seek candidates who have shown capacity to establish a vigorous, externally
funded research program.  The appointment is expected to broaden and
complement existing research programs in active and passive remote sensing
and dynamical modeling.  Additional collaborative research opportunities
exist with affiliated faculty from the UMBC/NASA GSFC Joint Center for Earth
Systems Technology (http://www.jcet.umbc.edu/ ).  In exceptional cases, the
appointment may be made at a higher rank.  A Ph.D. in Physics or in a closely
related field and the ability to teach effectively the undergraduate and 
graduate physics curriculum are required.  Postdoctoral experience is 
desirable and start-up funds are available.  The department currently 
consists of 19 tenure-track faculty, over 45 graduate students and 
approximately 80 majors.  The department offers a BS in Physics, and
both MS and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Physics and in Applied Physics.
Research expenditures currently exceed $6M per year.  (For more information
see http://physics.umbc.edu ).

Please submit an application letter, a resume, research and teaching plans
and the names and addresses of at least three references to Prof. Raymond
Hoff, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Physics, UMBC, 1000
Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250, Email: hoffumbc.edu.  The
selection process will begin April 3, 2006 and will continue until the
position is filled.  The department is especially interested in candidates
who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through research, teaching and service.  UMBC is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.

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