AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of June 23, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz

This week's issues:

1. UCSC Chancellor Denice Denton dies

2. International InterAcademy Council activity on women in science

3. ADVANCE Executive Director, University of Arizona

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

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1. UCSC Chancellor Denice Denton dies

The Editors of AASWOMEN and members of the CSWA were deeply saddened to 
learn that Dr. Denice Denton, Chancellor of the University of California,
Santa Cruz, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2006.  Noted CSWA member Amy
Simon-Miller "I was very sad to read this about Denice Denton.  It's a 
great loss for women in science/engineering." An article from CNN in
available at:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/06/25/ca.chancellors.death.ap/index.html

There will be a special mini-issue of AASWOMEN later this week to honor
some of Dr. Denton's accomplishments, especially with regards to women in
science and engineering.

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2. International InterAcademy Council activity on women in science
From: John Mather (John.C.Mathernasa.gov) & Amy Simon-Miller 
      (Amy.Simon@nasa.gov)

[Eds. note:  The entire pdf report is available at:
http://www.interacademycouncil.net/CMS/Reports/Women4Science.aspx]

In the NAS news I came across a pointer to this international InterAcademy 
Council activity on women in science:

http://www.interacademycouncil.net/?id=11210

Cheers!

John

A link to the press release associated with the publication of the study
can be found at:

(http://www.nas.edu/morenews/20060620.html) 

Amy Simon-Miller

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3. ADVANCE Executive Director, University of Arizona
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu)

ADVANCE Program - Executive Director (Job # 35208)

The University of Arizona is seeking applicants for the position of Executive 
Director of the ADVANCE Program. The position will begin on August 1, 2006, 
pending budgetary approval.  The job will be open until filled and review of 
applications will begin on June 27, 2006.

The goal of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program is to increase
the participation of women in the scientific and engineering workforce
through the increased representation and advancement of women in academic
scientific and engineering careers. The University of Arizona's ADVANCE
program has three themes: (1) fostering the scientific and leadership careers 
of women, (2) promoting responsibility for gender equity among faculty and 
administrators, and (3) equipping the institution for sustainable 
transformation.

The executive director will be tasked with:
* Coordinating the activities for the workgroups associated with each theme
such as a variety of workshops, lectures series and funding competitions.
* Managing work flow; managing the program staff including graduate research
assistants and administrative staff.
* Ensuring conformity with the National Science Foundation reporting;
preparing periodic reports for NSF and recording program progress and status; 
preparing other reports for UA management or outside agencies.
* Scheduling and implementing the program work plan and overseeing daily
operations and coordinating activities.
* Scheduling and preparing materials for meetings with internal groups and
external advisory boards.
* Providing other support to the research program as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master's degree or equivalent experience in appropriate field or a
discipline funded by the National Science Foundation; and,
* Three years of administrative or program experience; OR,
* Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:
* PhD in an appropriate field or a discipline funded by the National Science
Foundation.

To apply, please complete an on-line application for job #35208 at
http://www.uacareertrack.com (http://www.uacareertrack.com/) . Please be
prepared to attach a CV, a letter of interest, a writing sample, and names
of three references.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of
Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages
applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and
backgrounds.

University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer--M/W/D/V.

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