AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 22, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
 
This week's issues:

1. AASWOMEN - Spread the word!

2. Beyond Bias and Barriers: Follow-up Stories

3. Contributions to STATUS are welcome! 

4. Chandra Postdoctoral Fellowships

5. 2 Tenure Track Openings at the University of Washington

6. Tenure-Track Position in Planetary Sciences – U. Colorado

7. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position - Western Washington U.

****** The following positions were taken from WIPHYS **********

8. Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity 

9. 2 Tenured or Tenure Track Openings at Texas A&M University

10. Assistant or Associate Professor, U. of Missouri- St. Louis

11. Faculty Position at the University of California, San Diego

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

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1. AASWOMEN - Spread the word!
From: Pat Knezek [pknezeknoao.edu]

For those of us at colleges and universities, the fall semester has begun, 
and new students, faculty, and staff have arrived.  Many other institutions 
also experience an influx of new employees around this time of year.  The 
CSWA would like to encourage you to spread the word about the AASWOMEN weekly 
electronic newsletter to new students and/or staff.  Signing up is easy and 
FREE (see the directions below, and at the end of every edition of the
newsletter).  It's a great way to find out about issues of interest to ALL 
scientists, with an emphasis on those that impact women.  Submissions are 
welcome, as are suggestions for topics to explore.  Please alert your 
colleagues to this opportunity!

How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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2. Beyond Bias and Barriers: Follow-up Stories
From: Pat Knezek [pknezeknoao.edu]

The National Academies report "Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Promise 
of Women in Science and Engineering," which was released September 18, 2006 
(see item #3 of the September 15, 2006 AASWOMEN) has been generating 
substantial publicity.  Here are links to several interesting articles:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/09/19/news/women.php

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060918/ts_nm/science_women_dc_4

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14868473/site/newsweek/

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3. Contributions to STATUS are welcome! 
From: Fran Bagenal [bagenallasp.colorado.edu]

Previous issues will give you ideas of the type of articles we publish - 
biographies of women astronomers, articles on women in science (not just 
astronomy), opinion pieces, policy issues, advice to young scientists, 
book reviews, "snippets", artwork and, last but not least, Notes from a 
Life - a short piece describing an incident (preferably with some lesson 
learnt) in the writer's life (published anonymously). We try to include as 
much original material as possible. But if you see a good article that you 
think the STATUS readership may have missed, please suggest it to the Editor. 

Deadlines: initial submissions are due March 1st and October 1st for June and 
January issues respectively. Contact the Editor:

Fran Bagenal 
Bagenalcolorado.edu
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4. Chandra Postdoctoral Fellowships
From: Nancy Evans (evanshead.cfa.harvard.edu)

The Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) is pleased to announce the annual competition for 
the Chandra Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, in cooperation with host 
institutions throughout the United States. The primary objective of the Program 
is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral research on problems that are 
broadly related to the scientific mission of the Chandra X-ray Observatory and 
compatible with the interests of the Host Institutions. This program is open to 
applicants of any nationality who earn doctoral degrees between January 1, 2004 
and September 1, 2007 in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines. The 
Fellowships are tenable at any U.S. institution where Chandra-related research 
can be carried out.

The Fellowship is initially for two years, with the expectation of a third year, 
contingent upon performance and available funding. Subject to the availability 
of NASA funding up to 5 Chandra Fellows will be appointed this year, through 
grants to United States institutions. 

The Call for Proposals for the Fellowship Program, which includes detailed 
Program policies and application instructions, is available at 

http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/

An application includes a cover form, research proposal, letters of reference, 
curriculum vitae, and other relevant materials as detailed in the instructions. 
Full instructions for submitting applications through the web are contained in 
the Call for Proposals.                              

The application deadline is 2 November, 2006 (5:00 pm EST). The Chandra Fellow 
appointments are expected to begin on or about 1 September 2007. Women and 
members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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5. 2 Tenure Track Openings at the University of Washington
From: Ann Nelson [anelsonphys.washington.edu]

I would like to bring attention to 2 tenure track job openings in astrophysics, 
neutrino physics, or experimental high energy physics at the University of 
Washington. More information may be found at

http://www.phys.washington.edu/jobs/FacultySearch.htm

Note that this might be a nice possible solution for a 2-career couple.

We will start reviewing applications on Oct 1, and will continue until the 
position is filled.  The sooner a complete application is received, the better, 
but all applications received before Dec 15 will receive a review, and later 
applications may be considered as well.

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6. Tenure-Track Position in Planetary Sciences – U. Colorado
From: Fran Bagenal [bagenallasp.colorado.edu]

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado 
is searching to fill a tenure-track faculty position in planetary sciences. The 
area of interest is open, but should complement the existing strengths within 
the planetary program. Areas of particular interest include planetary geology, 
geophysics, or geochemistry, outer-solar-system satellites, and extrasolar 
planets. Potential for involvement in future spacecraft missions and experiments 
is particularly valued. The position is likely to be filled at the Assistant 
Professor level, although a more-senior appointment may be possible in 
exceptional circumstances. LASP is a research institute in the Graduate School 
at CU; the successful candidate will share an affiliation with the most 
appropriate academic department, possibly including Astrophysical and Planetary 
Sciences, Geological Sciences, or Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences. 

For more information on LASP and its programs, see

http://lasp.colorado.edu 

For a description of our planetary sciences research and academic program, see

http://lasp.colorado.edu/planetary 

To apply, submit a letter of application, a current c.v., and the names of three 
references to: 

Chair, Planetary Sciences Search Committee 
LASP/Campus Box 392 
University of Colorado 
Boulder, CO 80309-0392 

or submit by email to planetary-searchlasp.colorado.edu. 
We will begin to consider applications on 1 November 2006 and will continue 
until the position is filled. 

The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in 
education and employment. 

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7. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position - Western Washington U.
From: Kristen Larson [larsonkphysics.wwu.edu]

The Physics and Astronomy Department of Western Washington University invites 
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astronomy or 
astrophysics starting September 2007.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in 
astronomy, astrophysics or physics.  Candidates should be actively engaged in 
research in observational astronomy with a strong publication record, should 
have experience teaching and be qualified and eager to teach upper and lower 
division physics courses.

Post-doctoral experience is desired. A successful applicant will be expected to 
pursue an on-campus research program that will involve undergraduate students 
and provide projects for physics majors. She or he will also be expected to 
write grant proposals to gain outside support. Applicants should submit (1) a 
detailed cover letter describing their background and why they would be a good 
match for our position, (2) Statement of research interests, (3) Statement of 
teaching philosophy, and (4) a full CV including the names, addresses, e-mail 
addresses and phone numbers of three professional references (Do not send 
recommendation letters; they will be requested only for semifinalists.)  

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by 
December 1st, 2006.  All application materials and inquiries should be addressed 
to:  

Dr. Jim Stewart
Search Committee Chair
Physics and Astronomy Department
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA  98225-9164
(e-mail: jstewartphysics.wwu.edu) 

For more information, please see the department's web site:

http://www.physics.wwu.edu

WWU is an AA/EOE employer.

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8. Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity 
From: WIPHYS September 19, 2006

As part of a continuing commitment to advance scholars from underrepresented 
groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the 
availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years.  
The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups 
(including, in the physical sciences, women) for possible tenure track 
appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research 
universities. 

Postdoctoral scholars will participate essentially full-time in research and may 
teach at most one course per year.  Applications for study in any discipline 
represented at the University are welcome. The Department of Physics and 
Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages 
candidates interested in any of the subfields represented in its research 
activities. To apply, see

http://www.physics.unc.edu/research/

The stipend will be $35,625 per calendar year.  Health benefits are available.  
Some funds are available for research expenses, including travel.  Students who 
are members of underrepresented groups and who will have completed their 
doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2007, and no earlier than July 1, 2003 are 
eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent 
residents. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina and places 
emphasis on underrepresented minorities.

A complete application will include curriculum vitae, sample publications and/or 
dissertation chapters, three letters of recommendation, an application, a 
statement of research plans and a separate statement of why you should be 
selected for the program. Applications can be found at 

http://research.unc.edu/red/postdoc.html

If recommendation letters accompany application materials they should be in a 
sealed envelope.

All materials should be sent to the 

Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
CB# 4000, 312 South Building
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-4000

and must be postmarked by Thursday, January 4, 2007.  Incomplete or late 
applications will not be accepted.

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9. 2 Tenured or Tenure Track Openings at Texas A&M University
From: WIPHYS September 21, 2006

The Department of Physics at Texas A&M University has opened a search for at 
least two new tenured and tenure-track positions in astronomy and astrophysics.  
These positions are part of the university’s Reinvestment Plan to increase total 
faculty ranks on campus by 20%, including positions in all areas of science. The 
department is looking to fill positions in any area of astronomy and 
astrophysics, observational or theoretical, including cosmology, large scale 
structure, supernovae, stellar populations, star formation, and instrumentation. 
Our department is committed to establish a vigorous program in astronomy and is 
an active member of the Giant Magellan Telescope Project. We expect to make a 
number of appointments over the next few years.

We seek outstanding candidates in any of these areas to submit an application 
for one of these positions.   Applications for these positions will be accepted 
until the positions have been filled. Applicants in all areas will be given 
careful consideration, with the most important factor being the candidate's 
potential for excellence in research and teaching.  Successful candidates will 
assume full teaching responsibilities at the graduate and undergraduate levels 
and are expected to conduct vigorous research programs.   Each applicant should 
submit vita; publication list; description of future research plans; teaching 
statement; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 
at least three references (six references for senior faculty appointments) by 
e-mail (in Word or .pdf formatted attachments) to facultysearchphysics.tamu.edu 
or by regular mail to

Nicholas B. Suntzeff
Chair of the Astronomy Search Committee
Department of Physics
Texas A&M University
4242 TAMU
College Station, Texas  77843-4242

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10. Assistant or Associate Professor, U. of Missouri- St. Louis
From: WIPHYS September 19, 2006

The Department of Physics & Astronomy, UM-St. Louis, seeks applications for a 
tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment as Associate or Assistant Professor 
of Physics.  The candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related 
field.  He/she will be expected to teach physics at the introductory and 
advanced levels and conduct an active research program in 
computational/theoretical physics, preferably in an area that overlaps with 
existing research programs in astrophysics, biophysics, or materials physics 

http://www.umsl.edu/~physics/

The candidate will have the opportunity for collaboration with the campus' 
Center for Molecular Electronics (nanoscience) and Center for Neurodynamics 
(nonlinear dynamics in neural systems). Applicants should have a strong track 
record of research and scholarly activities and will be expected to direct 
research projects at the Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate levels.  

Submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, and 
arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: 

Prof. Bruce Wilking, Chair
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63121
FAX : (314) 516-6152
email: bwilkingumsl.edu 

Consideration of applications will begin November 15, 2006 and continue until 
the position is filled. 

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity 
employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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11. Faculty Position at the University of California, San Diego
From: WIPHYS September 20, 2006

The Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) 
invites applications for an assistant professorship in theoretical high energy 
physics, starting July 1, 2007. We are, in particular, interested in applicants 
researching physics beyond the standard model.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. 
in physics, an outstanding record of research accomplishment, and ability and 
interest in undergraduate and graduate instruction. 

Applicants should submit via mail only (no emails will be considered) a brief 
statement of their current and future research interests, a curriculum vitae, 
and a list of publications to:  

High Energy Search Committee
UCSD Department of Physics 
THE-WLS MC-0354
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0354 

Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under 
separate cover. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2006, and will 
continue until the position is filled.  UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through 
diversity. For more information, please see:

http://physics.ucsd.edu

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