AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of August 18, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz

This week's issues:

1. Women in Senior Management article

2. Observatory Technician Position at U. of Toledo

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

3. Named Professorship, U. Pittsburgh, Department of Physics and Astronomy

4. Faculty Positions in Cosmology, U. Pittsburgh, Physics and Astronomy

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

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1. Women in Senior Management article
From: Sangeeta Malhotra (sanstsci.edu)

An interesting article in the Washington Post on what happens to the 
wage gap when women are in senior management (needs a free subscription). 
answer: the gap diminishes

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/12/AR2006081200858_pf.html

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2. Observatory Technician Position at U. of Toledo
From: Karen Bjorkman (karenastro.utoledo.edu)

Observatory/Research Laboratory Technician
The University of Toledo

(Job # 998696):  This position has the responsibility for supporting the
Ritter Observatory and the research laboratories in McMaster Hall. Duties
include maintaining Ritter Observatory's 1-meter  reflecting telescope and
associated optical, mechanical, electronic, and computer systems, maintaining
vacuum systems in research labs, and overseeing the purchases of compressed
gases and liquid nitrogen for the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

This position will require occasional night and weekend work and will require
working at various heights, manipulating heavy equipment, lifting 35 lbs
regularly and climbing ladders.

A successful candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree in mechanical or
electrical engineering, physics, or astronomy and 2-5 years of experience in
an academic or industrial R&D or engineering capacity.   Previous experience
in equipment design and construction, working with telescopes, CCD systems,
vacuum systems, and handling of optical fibers is strongly preferred.

The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000 per year.

To apply, submit a cover letter (include position title and job #), a resume,
as well as the names and contact information for three professional
references to: The University of Toledo, Human Resources Department, Toledo,
Ohio 43606-3390; Fax (419) 530-1490; or email recruitutoledo.edu.  Use 
only one method of application.

Resumes must be received by Friday, September 1, 2006.

The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer and Educator.
  
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3. Named Professorship, U. Pittsburgh, Department of Physics and Astronomy
From: WIPHYS of August 15, 2006

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh
invites applications from outstanding individuals for the chaired Mellon
Professorship of Physics and Astronomy. This tenured appointment, which is
subject to budgetary approval, would begin with the Fall term 2007, or
thereafter.

Applicants should have achieved a high level of prominence in their respective
fields, be internationally recognized, and be at the tenured level or the
equivalent. Further, applicants should also have demonstrated ability to build
and successfully fund a creative, independent, and broad-based research
program and to provide cohesion with existing efforts. The successful
candidate will likely have an established record as an educator having
demonstrated teaching effectiveness at both the graduate and  undergraduate
levels.  Outstanding candidates working in all active areas of physics and
astronomy are encouraged to apply. Some preference will be given to the
interdisciplinary fields of cosmology and/or astroparticle physics, quantum
information, and biophysics research. These are areas in which the department
is currently building or wishes to build strength.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by
December 31, 2006.  However, applications will be accepted until the position
is filled.  Applicants should email PDF documents (preferably a single
document) containing curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research
interests and a list of references to pasearch+mellonpitt.edu.  The
University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are
especially encouraged to apply.
  
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4. Faculty Positions in Cosmology, U. Pittsburgh, Physics and Astronomy
From: WIPHYS of August 15, 2006

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh
invites applications for two new faculty members in cosmology. These
tenure-stream positions will be at the Assistant Professor level, starting on
or after September 1, 2007, subject to budgetary approval.

We are seeking candidates with strong physics backgrounds who will complement
current research strengths in theoretical cosmology and extragalactic
astronomy. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in
survey astronomy and in numerical cosmology, but we will consider candidates
with any area of specialization within cosmology. The department is a member
of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey collaboration and is a participant in the
Atacama Cosmology Telescope project. In addition to research accomplishments
and future promise, candidates must show potential for a high degree of
teaching effectiveness at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by
October 16, 2006.   However, applications will be accepted until the positions
are filled.  Applicants should email PDF documents (preferably a single
document) containing curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and
a brief teaching statement to pasearch+cosmopitt.edu.  In addition,
applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to:
Cosmo Search Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA  15260.  The University of Pittsburgh is an
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority
groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

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