AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 29 and October 6, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
 
This week's issues:

1. L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

2. Call for Mentors – MentorNet

3. Conference: Advancing the Status of Diverse Women in STEM

4. Workshop for Women in Industry and Government Labs

5. Submillimeter Array Postdoctoral Fellowships 2007

6. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow, U. of Chicago

7. Astrophysics Faculty Positions, Georgia Institute of Technology

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

8. Early Universe Cosmology Postdoc Search, The University of Chicago

9. Tenure-Track Position, Astron or Astrophys, Western Washington U.

10. Faculty Position, Theo. Astrophy/Cosmology/Astroparticle Phys, Brown U.

11. Tenure Track Position in Mathematical Physics, Creighton U.

12. Assistant Professor in Physics, U. of North Carolina at Asheville 

13. Tenure Track Position, Gravitational Wave Physics/Cosmology, Syracuse U.

14. Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Physics Department, U. of Michigan 

15. Tenured Physics Faculty Position, Fairfield University

16. Virginia Tech Faculty Position in Astrophysics/Cosmology

17. Faculty Positions in Physics, James Madison University

18. Asst Professor, Physics Department, Bryn Mawr College

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

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1. L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science
From: WIPHYS September 25, 2006

The L'OREAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards 
program that annually recognizes and rewards five American women at the start of 
their scientific careers.  In the past, the highly selective postdoctoral 
fellowship program has awarded $20,000 grants to each of five recipients 
annually. Beginning in 2007 however, the fellowship grants will increase in 
value to $40,000 per recipient.

Launched in 2003 as the USA component of the UNESCO-L'OREAL International 
Fellowship program, the US Fellowship aims to 1) raise awareness of the 
contributions of women to the sciences, 2) identify exceptional female 
researchers in the US to serve as role models for younger generations.  Now in 
its fourth year, the L'ORÉAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science program 
announces the 2007 call for applications.  Since its launch in May of 2003, the 
U.S. Fellowship program, which complements the company's international 
L'ORÉAL-UNESCO for Women in Science program has recognized and rewarded 
exceptionally talented young women engaged in breakthrough scientific research.

The L'ORÉAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science are awarded to women engaged in 
basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including 
computer science), engineering and mathematics.  Candidates who would like to 
apply may visit the L'ORÉAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science site at 

http://www.lorealusa.com/_en/_us/ 

to obtain more information about program eligibility and requirements.  
Applications are available in downloadable and online formats. 

The call for application period is from August 14 - October 31, 2006  Closing 
Date: October 31, 2006.

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2. Call for Mentors – MentorNet
From: WIPHYS October 5, 2006

The MentorNet One-on-One Mentoring Programs are a chance to make a big 
difference in the life of a student in as little as 20 minutes a week. Please 
consider being a MentorNet e-mentor.

MentorNet seeks science and engineering professionals in industry and 
government, either currently active, on leave, or retired, to mentor engineering 
and science community college, undergraduate, and graduate students, 
particularly women and underrepresented minorities, who are interested in 
pursuing a professional future in the fields of engineering and science.  
MentorNet also seeks tenured faculty members to mentor graduate students, 
postdocs and untenured faculty pursuing faculty careers.

MentorNet currently has over 500 motivated proteges from colleges and 
universities from around the world seeking the advice of an e-mentor.

Mentoring relationships last 8 months. Because mentors and students communicate 
entirely by email, they can communicate wherever and whenever they choose. 
MentorNet92s research-based programs have proven effective by providing "real 
world" information, encouragement, advice, and access to networks for students, 
and particularly for those underrepresented in engineering and science fields.  

How can you volunteer to be a mentor?

1) Join the MentorNet Community at

http://www.mentornet.net/join

2) Follow the One-on-One Mentoring Programs links to create a mentor profile.

Since 1998, MentorNet has matched more than 16,000 proteges and mentors.  We 
hope you will join them!  For more information, please go to 

www.MentorNet.net

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3. Conference: Advancing the Status of Diverse Women in STEM
From: WIPHYS September 29, 2006

We are pleased to remind/announce that we were able to get the committee to 
extend the “Call for Papers” deadline until September 30, 2006. Many of you may 
have been notified earlier.

Jackson State University (JSU) will host a national conference on Advancing the 
Status of Diverse Women in STEM November 11-12, 2006. The Conference is hosted 
by JSU’s Jake Ayers Institute for Research (JAIR) in Urban Higher Education. 
JAIR serves as the research arm for the Executive PhD (EPhD) in Urban Higher 
Education. The EPhD Program prepares faculty and mid/entry level executives to 
become senior leaders who will address equality challenges like the 
under-representation of minorities in STEM. Women scientists and engineers of 
color are still virtually invisible today, caught in the gap between separate 
programs for women and for minorities. As a result there is almost no research 
on women of color in STEM occupations.

Please join us in spreading the word about the conference and, encouraging 
attendance and participation. Don’t hesitate to call if you have questions. See: 

http://www.jsums.edu/~ephd/stem/ 

for complete details. Thank you. Glad to hear from you.

May Francis (Fran) Bridges
Assistant Director, EPHD/JAIR
JSU Box 17209~Jackson, MS 39217
1230 Raymond Road
Jackson, MS 39204
601-979-1811 (V); 601-914-0074 (Fax)
www.jsums.edu/~ed/ephd/ 

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4. Workshop for Women in Industry and Government Labs
From: WIPHYS October 6, 2006

The American Physical Society will offer a one-day workshop for senior women 
physicists in industry and government labs on March 4 (Denver) in association 
with the 2007 APS annual meetings.  We hope to receive funding for a second 
workshop on April 13 (Jacksonville, FL) prior to the APS April Meeting.

The workshop will offer professional training on effective negotiation, 
communication and leadership skills, as well as a special opportunity for 
networking.  Participants may receive a stipend of up to $800 towards hotel and 
travel expenses.   Details are now posted on the CSWP website at 

http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/skills/ 

along with information on how to apply.  To ensure maximum interaction, the 
workshops will be limited in size.

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5. Submillimeter Array Postdoctoral Fellowships 2007
From: David Wilner [dwilnercfa.harvard.edu]

The Submillimeter Array (SMA), a collaborative project of the Smithsonian 
Astrophysical Observatory and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and 
Astrophysics (Taiwan), is a radio-interferometer located at an altitude of 4,000 
m near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. It consists of eight 6 m diameter 
antennas configurable to achieve sub-arcsecond resolution, and is in routine 
operation in two low-frequency atmospheric windows, centered at 220 and 300 GHz, 
and a high frequency window at 650 GHz. The SMA is now being equipped with 
receivers that will extend the low frequency coverage up to 430 GHz and enable 
enhanced polarization capability throughout the 330-350 GHz frequency range. For 
more information about the SMA, see 

http://sma-www.harvard.edu 

Applications are invited for two SMA postdoctoral fellowships beginning in the 
fall of 2007. Fellowships are for a period of two years, with the possibility of 
a one-year extension. These positions are aimed chiefly at research in 
submillimeter astronomy, and the successful candidates are expected to propose 
and participate in science observations with the SMA. The current major areas of 
study include: the formation, kinematics, and chemistry of protostellar disks 
and outflows, AGN's, energetics of normal and luminous galaxies, and solar 
system studies. It is expected that both positions will be based at the 
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge.  However, candidates 
with a desire to be located at the SMA facility at the University of Hawaii, 
Hilo, are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in astronomy or a related field. Practical 
experience in millimeter or submillimeter wavelength astronomy, radio 
interferometry, instrumentation, or experience in any applicable branch of 
astrophysical theory is desirable. Questions should be directed to Dr. David 
Wilner at dwilnercfa.harvard.edu. Applications, including a curriculum vita, statement 
of research interest, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to 
Jennifer Barnett, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden Street, 
Cambridge, MA 02138 before 15 December 2006 for full consideration. Note that 
applicants for other CfA fellowships are not automatically forwarded to the SMA 
Fellowship Selection Committee. AAE/EOE.

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6. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow, U. of Chicago
From: Helen Pates [hpatescfcp.uchicago.edu]

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) invites applications for one 
or more NSF Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellows from young scientists of 
exceptional ability and promise who will have received a PhD. in Physics, 
Astrophysics or related fields by September 2007. There are no teaching 
responsibilities with this position.  The appointee(s) will be expected to 
conduct original research in experimental, numerical or theoretical cosmology in 
an interdisciplinary environment.  The initial appointment is for one year, 
renewal annually, for up to three years. These positions carry the rank of 
Research Associate (Instructor) and have competitive salaries and faculty-level 
benefits. Institute Fellows have the freedom to work on any of the efforts in 
our Institute. 
	  
Research at KICP, based at the University of Chicago, is focused on 
interdisciplinary topics in cosmological physics: characterizing the Dark 
Energy, studying the inflationary era, understanding the formation of galaxies 
and structure in the Universe and understanding the highest energy gamma and 
cosmic rays. Experimental studies of the CMB (polarization anisotropy and the 
Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect) and Cosmic Infrared Background; analysis of 
cosmological data including CMB data and large-scale structure survey data; 
analysis of Sloan Digital Sky Survey data; high energy astrophysics with photons 
and cosmic rays; direct detection of Dark Matter particles and numerous topics 
in theoretical cosmology constitute the current slate of activities.  The KICP 
is seeking to expand the fellowship program to include researchers working on 
innovative data analysis techniques for large-scale structure, CMB, and other 
cosmological data. The KICP also has active visitors, symposia, and edu!
 cation/outreach programs. Information about the KICP can be found at 

http://kicp.uchicago.edu/
	  
An application consisting of a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research 
interests, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to 
centerfellowkicp.uchicago.edu or to Stephan Meyer, Director, Kavli Institute for 
Cosmological Physics, 5640 S.  Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.  All 
recommendation letters should be sent via email from the recommender to the 
email above.  Electronic submission (pdf or Ghostscript files) of all 
application documents is greatly preferred. 
	  
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2006 for positions that will 
begin in the Summer or Fall of 2007.  The position will remain open until 
filled. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer. 

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7. Astrophysics Faculty Positions, Georgia Institute of Technology
From: Lori Sheridan [lori.sheridanphysics.gatech.edu]

As part of an ongoing expansion the School of Physics seeks to fill several 
faculty positions in astrophysics. The astrophysics program will add to existing 
programs in the areas of atomic, molecular and optical physics, biophysics, 
condensed matter physics and nonlinear physics. Our interests include 
gravitational physics (experiment and theory, including numerical relativity) 
galactic and stellar astrophysics, including planetary formation and detection, 
and cosmology. The ability to teach physics effectively at both the 
undergraduate and graduate levels is required. Applicants at all levels, 
including women and minority candidates, are encouraged to apply. Positions are 
available from Fall 2007 and complete application packages should be submitted 
by November 30, 2006. Applications received past this date will be considered 
until the positions are filled.
 
Entry level and advanced level candidates should initiate their application by 
going to our website at: 

http://www.physics.gatech.edu/ 

and clicking on the Faculty Search Icon. Detailed instructions will be found 
there. (Alternative tel. contact: 404-894-5200.) The Georgia Institute of 
Technology, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action 
/ Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Physics
837 State Street
Atlanta, GA 30332-0430

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8. Early Universe Cosmology Postdoc Search, The University of Chicago
From: WIPHYS October 5, 2006

Contingent on funding, we seek candidates with a recent Ph.D. in physics, 
astrophysics, or related fields to pursue theoretical research in early Universe 
cosmology.  Faculty members working in early Universe cosmology are Josh 
Frieman, Wayne Hu, Rocky Kolb and Michael Turner. Current research activities 
include dark energy and its phenomenological probes; dark matter; CMB; 
inflation; cosmological applications of strings, branes and extra dimensions.  
Our group has strong ties to the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at 
Chicago and the Fermilab Astrophysics Group.

A Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests, and three letters of 
recommendation should be sent to

Early Universe Cosmology Postdoc Search
Attn:  Ms. Stacy Cummings
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The University of Chicago
5640 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637-1433

Applications received before December 1, 2006 will receive full consideration 
for positions that will begin in the Fall of 2007.  The University of Chicago is 
an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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9. Tenure-Track Position, Astron or Astrophys, Western Washington U.
From: WIPHYS September 22, 2006

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) The Department's Web site is at 

http://www.physics.wwu.edu

WWU is an AA/EOE employer.

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10. Faculty Position, Theo. Astrophy/Cosmology/Astroparticle Phys, Brown U.
From: WIPHYS September 22, 2006

The Department of Physics at Brown University invites applications for an 
Assistant Professor position in Theoretical Astrophysics/Cosmology/Astroparticle 
Physics starting in the academic year 2007. We are looking for candidates with 
both demonstrated accomplishments in research and teaching, and promise for 
future achievements. Applicants who would benefit from interacting with existing 
experimental and theoretical efforts in astrophysics/cosmology/astroparticle 
physics are encouraged. We particularly welcome applications from women and 
minorities. Each application should include a curriculum vita and a statement of 
research and teaching plans. Arrangements should be made to have three letters 
of recommendation sent. Applications and letters of recommendation should be 
directed to: Chair TACAP Search Committee, Department of Physics, Box 1843, 
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912.  Applications received before 
December 15, 2006 will receive full consideration.

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11. Tenure Track Position in Mathematical Physics, Creighton U.
From: WIPHYS September 27, 2006

The Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for 
the Clare Boothe Luce Professorship which is designed to increase the 
representation of women in the sciences and engineering. The position is 
restricted to candidates who meet the requirements set down by the Henry Luce 
Foundation.

The position is for a tenure-track assistant professor in differential geometry, 
mathematical physics, relativity, or related area. Candidates must have a Ph.D. 
prior to chair appointment and a research record commensurate with the 
expectations of a chair position at this rank.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic institution that encourages 
applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can 
contribute to its distinctive educational traditions.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of research 
program and goals, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of 
recommendation independent of the applicant to Luce Search Committee Chair, 
Department of Mathematics, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178-2090. Review of 
completed dossiers will begin November 1, 2006 and will continue until a 
suitable candidate is selected. 

Creighton University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women 
and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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12. Assistant Professor in Physics, U. of North Carolina at Asheville 
From: WIPHYS September 27, 2006

The Department of Physics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville 
(UNCA), North Carolina’s public liberal arts university, invites applications 
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2007. The ideal 
applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy by August 2007, with a 
background in experimental physics, observational astronomy, or physics 
education research. The candidate will be expected to participate in teaching 
innovative courses for the general student. Strong preference will be given to 
applicants with a demonstrated commitment to coordinate their professional 
activities with K-12 outreach and the preparation of science teachers. 

Asheville is a culturally vibrant city located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of 
western North Carolina. UNCA takes pride in offering a quality education to its 
select 3000 undergraduates, and is a national leader in promoting undergraduate 
research. Class size is small, and a distinguished faculty enthusiastically 
supports the liberal arts model of combining teaching with scholarship. 

Letters of application should include a curriculum vitae; names and addresses of 
three people writing letters of recommendation; a statement addressing the 
candidate’s research plan at an undergraduate liberal arts institution; plus a 
statement concerning the candidate’s philosophy of undergraduate teaching and 
learning. Applications and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. 
Randy Booker, Chair, Department of Physics, UNC Asheville, CPO#2430, One 
University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804. Applications should be received before 
January 15, 2007 to ensure full consideration. The University of North Carolina 
at Asheville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, 
minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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13. Tenure-Track Position, Gravitational Wave Physics/Cosmology, Syracuse U.
From: WIPHYS September 29, 2006

As part of a significant growth in this area, building on our established 
strengths in gravitational wave physics and theoretical cosmology, we invite 
applications for assistant professorships in experimental or observational 
cosmology, in theoretical gravity/cosmology, and in experimental gravitational 
wave physics. Candidates for the gravitational wave positions may be specialists 
in data analysis or in hardware development. Strong applicants from all areas of 
observational and theoretical cosmology will be considered, particularly those 
with connections to ongoing efforts in the department. The gravitational wave 
effort at Syracuse is headed by Prof. Peter Saulson, Spokesperson for the LIGO 
Scientific Collaboration. The theoretical cosmology group consists of Professors 
Mark Trodden, Cristian Armendariz-Picon, and Kaustubh Agashe. Successful 
candidates will join an energetic and growing group focused on multi-messenger 
cosmology.  

Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, 
and statements of research and teaching interests as attachments in an e-mail to 
facultysearchphysics.syr.edu.  Alternatively, materials can be mailed to: Faculty 
Search Committee, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 
13244-1130 USA. Please be sure to label your application as "Cosmology" or 
"Condensed Matter." Applicants are also asked to arrange for three or more 
letters of reference to be sent to the same address. 

All applicants should have a substantial record of research accomplishments and 
a strong interest and ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and 
undergraduate levels. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2006, and 
will continue until the positions are filled. Syracuse University is an 
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups and 
women are especially encouraged to apply.

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14. Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Physics Department, U. of Michigan 
From: WIPHYS October 2, 2006

The Physics Department at the University of Michigan anticipates that a tenure 
track faculty position will be available with a September 2007 starting date.  
The position is a tenure track Assistant Professorship with a university year 
appointment.  We are considering applications in all areas of physics 
represented in the department: High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, 
Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO), Cosmology, Astrophysics, Biophysics, 
and Theoretical Physics.  We are particularly interested in applicants working 
in the areas of Astrophysics, Cosmology, Condensed Matter, or AMO.  We will be 
considering both experimentalists and theorists for this position. Information 
about our research areas can be found at 

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/physics/ 

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in physics.  Women and 
minorities are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate is expected to 
establish an independent research program and to contribute effectively to the 
Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.  Applicants should 
submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of present and future research 
plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and the names of at 
least three persons who can provide letters of recommendation. Applications in 
PDF format can be e-mailed to physics.searchumich.edu  or can 
be mailed to:

Professor Myron Campbell, Chair
Department of Physics
450 Church Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040

For full consideration applications should be received between September 1, 2006 
and November 1, 2006.  

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer.  
The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

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15. Tenured Physics Faculty Position, Fairfield University
From: WIPHYS October 3, 2006

The Department of Physics at Fairfield University invites applications for a 
full-time, tenured faculty position, beginning Fall 2007, at the rank of 
Associate Professor or Professor, with rank depending on qualifications and 
experience. The candidate must demonstrate the drive, experience, desire, and 
vision to become Department Chair in the immediate or near future.

We seek physicists with wide-ranging interests in a number of areas of today’s 
modern physics spectrum. A new colleague will share responsibility for teaching 
introductory General Physics, upper division courses for majors, and core 
courses for non-science majors. Applications from all pure and applied research 
fields will be considered, with preference for condensed matter or materials 
science, astrophysics, biophysics, quantum optics, nano-scale science, imaging 
science, or computational physics.

A candidate for tenured faculty is expected to demonstrate a proven and 
extensive track record as an effective teacher in all areas at the undergraduate 
level, and to demonstrate a record of successful and leading edge research 
programs involving undergraduate students, with supporting grants. Evidence of 
academic and collegial leadership as qualifications for becoming Chair are 
essential.

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a very closely allied 
discipline, teaching experience, and a commitment to liberal arts undergraduate 
education and research in the tradition of a comprehensive Jesuit university, 
with an active and pluralistic faculty and student body. Successful candidates 
will teach up to three courses/labs per semester, demonstrate a commitment to a 
forward-looking and accomplished research agenda, enjoy mentoring students, and 
engage in departmental, university, and professional service. Potentials for 
student involvement in interdisciplinary collaborative research are pluses, as 
are experience with distance and Web-based learning and effective use of 
computation in teaching.

For positions at the Associate Professor or Professor levels, including possible 
candidates for Department Chair, appropriate demonstrations of professional 
achievement are essential, including track records of research, superb teaching, 
innovative approach to teaching, and leadership. Salary, benefits, and faculty 
development resources at Fairfield University are highly competitive. The 
Physics Department is in a building mode.

Fairfield University, a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university, is located 
in the shoreline town of Fairfield in southwestern Connecticut, close to many 
collaborative academic and cultural institutions, with New York City about 1 
hour away, New Haven, CT about 30 minutes away, Brookhaven Lab about 1.5 hours 
away, and the Boston and Philadelphia areas about 2.5 hours away.

For full consideration, please send (1) a letter of application including a 
statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, 
(3) one set of recent teaching evaluations, (4) three confidential letters of 
reference to: Professor David R. Winn, Chair, Department of Physics, Fairfield 
University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195. Review of 
applications will begin on December 1, 2006.

Fairfield University is an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and 
members of historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to 
apply.

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16. Virginia Tech Faculty Position in Astrophysics/Cosmology
From: WIPHYS October 3, 2006

The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech anticipates a tenure-track opening in 
observational or theoretical astrophysics/cosmology to start in the fall of 
2007.  We seek to strengthen and complement our related research efforts at 
Virginia Tech which include a search at low frequencies for sources of 
radio-transients (e.g., gamma-ray bursts, primordial black holes), 
optical/near-infrared recombination-line observations of the warm ionized 
interstellar medium, measurements of the solar neutrino spectrum and neutrino 
oscillation experiments, particle phenomenology and fundamental studies in 
quantum field theory and quantum gravity.  Appointments at the level of 
Assistant Professor are strongly preferred but exceptional candidates at more 
senior levels will be considered. Further information can be found at 

http://www.phys.vt.edu

and questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. John H. Simonetti, 
Chair, Astrophysics Search, Physics Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 
24061-0435, (540) 231-8740, email: jhsvt.edu. 
Applications must be submitted online at 

https://jobs.vt.edu/ 

(search posting #061109). The application package should include a cover letter, 
resume, and a statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for (at 
least) three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to the Search 
Chair. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2007, and continue until 
the position is filled. Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and the recipient 
of an NSF Advance grant which opens up a wide range of networking and 
development opportunities to women in science and engineering 

(http://www.advance.vt.edu)

The physics department offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring 
program, to its junior faculty. Individuals with disabilities desiring 
accommodations in the application process should notify Kim Dix, Physics 
Department, (540) 231-7566, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.

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17. Faculty Positions in Physics, James Madison University
From: WIPHYS October 5, 2006

The James Madison University Physics Department invites applications for three 
tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning 
August 2007. The department has 16 full-time faculty members and about 90 
students in our multi-track baccalaureate program. In May 2005, the department 
moved into a new Physics and Chemistry building. In excess of $2.7M has been 
spent equipping the department in this modern facility. Additional information 
is available online about JMU at 

www.jmu.edu 

and about the department at 

http://csma31.csm.jmu.edu/physics/

The successful candidates will teach at all levels of the physics curriculum, 
including courses for non-science majors, and be expected to carry out 
externally fundable research with undergraduates. Applications will be accepted 
from all fields of physics and astronomy. Departmental research interests 
include soft condensed matter, materials science, computational physics, 
nuclear/particle physics and astronomy. Postdoctoral experience is highly 
desirable. A demonstrated record of teaching physics and physical sciences to 
majors or non-majors is required. An earned Ph.D. is required by August 2007. 
Applications are submitted via the web. For details on applying for this 
position, visit 

Http://csma31.csm.jmu.edu/physics/html/faculty_search

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2006. Applications will be 
received until the positions are filled. JMU is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications from 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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18. Asst Professor, Physics Department, Bryn Mawr College
From: WIPHYS October 5, 2006

The Bryn Mawr College Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track 
position at the rank of Assistant Professor, which will begin September 2007.  
We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. in physics, preferably a theorist, who will 
thrive in a challenging atmosphere that combines teaching in courses, seminars 
and laboratories at all levels with independently defined research in 
collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students.  At present, the 
department has experimental programs in chemical physics and atomic and 
molecular physics.  

Collaborative projects involve members of the department and colleagues in other 
departments and neighboring institutions.  The successful candidate must propose 
an independent research program that, after a reasonable initial period, will 
attract outside funding.  Start-up funds will be available.  Please see 

http://www.brynmawr.edu/physics

for more detailed information about the institution and the department.  By 
December 1, 2006 please submit a letter of application including a CV, a 
statement of teaching interests, a research plan (with budget) including how 
students can be involved, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent 
by standard mail to: Professor Peter Beckmann, Tenure-Track Search, Department 
of Physics, Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899.  
We will not accept applications or letters of recommendations by email.  

Located in suburban Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a highly selective 
liberal arts college for women who share an intense intellectual commitment, a 
self-directed and purposeful vision of their lives, and a desire to make 
meaningful contributions to the world.  Bryn Mawr comprises an undergraduate 
college with 1,200 students, as well as coeducational graduate schools in some 
humanities, sciences, and social work.  The College supports faculty excellence 
in both teaching and research, and participates in consortial programs with the 
University of Pennsylvania, and Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges.  

Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action employer. Minority 
candidates and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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