AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of November 24 & December 1, 2006 
eds. Patricia Knezek & Joan Schmelz 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. Responses to "Yes, Virginia, Discrimination and Harassment Do Still Happen" 
 
2. Re: The Hidden Giants  
 
3. Call for Nominations -- 2007 AWIS Fellows 
 
4. Physics Today article on jobs at liberal arts colleges 
 
5. Herschel Open Time Key Program Workshop 
 
6. CSWP/FIAP Networking Breakfast  
 
7. Support Astronomer, W.M. Keck Observatory 
 
8. Multiple Faculty Positions at Stony Brook University 
 
****** The following positions were taken from WIPHYS ********** 
 
9. Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago 
 
10. Tenure Track Faculty in Experimental Space Physics 
 
11. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Astrophysics, Lehigh University 
 
12. Two Job Openings, Rhodes College, Memphis TN 
 
13. Associate Professor with Tenure, University of Chicago, Dept. of 
    Astronomy & Astrophysics 
 
14. Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, School of Natural Sciences,  
    University of California, Merced 

15. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
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1. Responses to "Yes, Virginia, Discrimination and Harassment Do Still Happen" 
 
[Eds. note:  The responses below were sent to us about item #1 in the 
November 17, 2006 issue of AASWOMEN.  We repeat the scenarios described in 
that issue below before the responses.  Additional comments and suggestions  
are welcome!] 
 
From AASWOMEN of November 17, 2006: 
1) Unethical conduct by a superior - your superior (boss, advisor, mentor,  
senior collaborator, etc.) has turned on you; the reasons could be sexual,  
personal, or professional. He starts to poison the community against you.  
You hear that he is spreading rumors or writing negative comments in letters  
of recommendation. As a result, you may never get a(nother) job in  
astronomy. What do you do? 
 
2) Inappropriate behavior in a professional setting - You meet a colleague  
at a conference/observing run/review panel/etc. He seems interested in your  
work and suggests that the two of you might collaborate on a project. He  
arranges to be alone with you on that pretense, and then he propositions you  
and gropes you. You're shocked. You have no interest in anything but a  
professional relationship. Now you can't concentrate on what you came to do  
because you're always looking out for him and trying to make sure you're  
never alone with him again. What do you do? 
 
Responses: 
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From: Anonymous 
 
My advice to the superior problem is to document EVERYTHING.  Times, places,  
nature of the incident, comments made.  Save emails, etc.  You need to have  
documentation if you do try to file a harassment claim.  Obviously you  
wouldn't ask for letters of recommendation from this person again, but it  
helps to have other colleagues/supervisors that can counter any damage that 
has been done, to the extent possible. 
 
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From: Anonymous 
 
If you are a graduate student and the unethical conduct is by your supervisor, 
there is usually a grievance procedure available at your university. 
 
If the unethical conduct is by, say, a post-doc, mentor, collaborator, etc. 
there isn't a grievance procedure.  For this case, here are suggestions: 
 
- Inform your supervisor(s) immediately, asking that they keep this a private  
  matter.  In particular they should NOT talk to the offender until a  
  procedure for dealing with the situation is worked out.  Letting them know  
  early on however lets them protect you.  
 
- Contact your university about possible procedures.  Interestingly the people  
  in the know are likely to be the psychological counselors or doctors.  They  
  will have helped people who have been through this and will have suggestions  
  based on experience (albeit second hand).  They can also give you some  
  emotional and psychological support. 
 
- If the administration suggests you start a grievance procedure against your  
  supervisor for not protecting you, do NOT start such a procedure... you need  
  your supervisor! 
 
- An example of a procedure is an official but private meeting, to talk about  
  the situation, with you, your supervisor(s), the student officer (or some  
  other departmental official) and the offender.  This can be organized by the  
  departmental official. The meeting needs to have an official element in  
  order for the offender to feel the need to attend. 
 
- Determine what you want the result of the procedure to be.  The offender  
  will not be fired - that will remain a fantasy.  But their behaviour to you  
  and others can be constrained by their colleagues.  Perhaps you want them to  
  change their behaviour or to create a situation in which they can't behave  
  the same way to other people.  For example, the people in the procedure  
  outlined above will now be witnesses who have insight into the offender  
  which will limit the offender's ability to be given positions of  
  responsibility, etc.  If your expectations are realistic, then you can be  
  both satisfied and proud of the outcome. 
 
- Expect the people involved in the procedure will want to be open to both  
  parties.  Expect them to want to mediate between you and the offender. A  
  natural response for them is to want to say that both of you were at some  
  fault and both of you can take some constructive action to repair the  
  situation.  This is unfair and may victimize you - let them know that you  
  feel victimized if this accommodation aspect gets out of hand.  But you  
  probably want open, kind people for this procedure - so the discomfort  
  produced is worth it. 
 
- It is not helpful to have "allegations" flying about over which a community  
  can take sides. Also you don't want to have the offender make you "look bad  
  for slandering him." So keeping it quiet is important.  Therefore chose only  
  1 or 2 close friends to confide in, who will agree to keep it quiet. Also  
  select just a few key people, who support you and who the offender respects,  
  to be involved in the procedure. This removes the situation from the realm  
  of gossip. It allows the offender to save face and change their behaviour if  
  the behaviour isn't known broadly. 
 
- Counteract the rumours with action rather than words.  If the offender is  
  saying that you can't accomplish something, then do it and prove him wrong.   
  The offender is probably spreading rumours about other people too. When  
  those people learn of the slander against them, they won't take his rumours  
  about you seriously either.  Also you are dealing with fellow, intelligent  
  scientists - they both demand proof and like to figure things out for 
  themselves. So given a bit of time (o.k. months) most of the people working  
  in your area won't believe him anyway. 
 
- Avoid any contact with the offender.  Your supervisor(s) may be able to  
  help with this. If the offender increases his unwanted behaviour, perhaps  
  they can arrange for you to do some collaborative research at another  
  institution until the procedure takes place. 
 
- Needless to say, one should have this miserable situation documented and  
  to be prepared with this information at the meeting - even though most  
  documentation won't be used because the offender will by this point be  
  known to be offending.  Also hopefully it will be a discussion.  However  
  if there are witnesses to the incidents, find out if they would be willing  
  to be around in case the people at the procedure would like to talk to  
  them. Or, even better, perhaps your supervisor(s) could arrange to talk to  
  them in private before hand. 
 
- Celebrate surviving this!  Don't let it get you down about your field of  
  discipline. Do your research with your supporters in mind -- they are your  
  true colleagues. 
 
Best of luck and big hugs to anyone in this situation!  
 
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From: Kelly Korreck (kkorreckcfa.harvard.edu) 
 
Scenario 1:   
One piece of advice for the problem with one ill-willed advisor is to have 
2 if not 3 senior recommenders so that one person's opinion won't be the 
end of your career. A two phd advisor situtation might be very beneficial. 
It is very hard when first starting out to have these types of 
relationships with senior scientists but if at all possible, make an 
effort to relate yourself to their work and get to know them so you do 
have someone always in your corner.  The other thing to do is to confront 
this person, not aggressively or tearfully but assertively ask if you have 
done something wrong and perhaps what you could work on to make yourself a 
better scientist.  Most of the time there will be no concrete answer but 
you will feel better knowing that it isn't you its them! 
 
Scenario 2:  It happens more often than you think.  I met a mid-career 
scientist at a conference and he asked if I was interested in a post-doc. 
I luckily had a position for the next few years so I suggested others who 
I knew were looking and suggested that we all work together on a project. 
Since we do complimentary work, he contacted me afterwards to see if I 
would be at the next conference and if we could meet up then.  Well of 
course I would meet with him and bring along a few of my other collegues 
that could collaborate with us.  I got to the conference and he started 
acting strange and wanted to "take me out to dinner". Since we were all on 
per diem, I wanted to catch up with my other collegues, and I caught on 
that he wanted something other than a collaboration, I told him no and 
that it was very wrong to ask since at one time he offered me a position 
that would have made him my boss.  Luckily he was not the persistant type 
and simply said he would leave me alone. 
 
However, the way he did it (and in front of a senior faculty memeber that 
I work with) seem to lay all the "blame" on me for this "misunderstanding".  
This was what made me most angry about the whole thing is that how it was  
put on me as something I did or something I should be ashamed of or  
"guilty" of.  I did nothing wrong. Anyone in a similar situation needs to  
realize that it isn't them it is the "system"/"pursuer" that are wrong.  
Being clear is key - there is no question in my mind that I was not  
interested in anything but a working relationship.  I don't state this to  
every male collegue I work with but those who seem more interested in me  
than proper, I simply remind them that we have a working relationship and  
I don't date anyone I work with.  I have to admit that I also have worn a  
ring on my left hand for a while to drive the point home to another  
co-worker. 
 
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2. Re: The Hidden Giants  
From: Sethanne Howard (sethannehmsn.com) 
 
[Eds. note:  This refers to item #2 of the November 17, 2006 issue of  
AASWOMEN.] 
 
I want to thank Helmut Abt for sending the information to aaswomen about  
this book.  I didn't receive the last issue for some reason so I haven't seen  
the note, but the book, "The Hidden Giants", contains over 400 short bios of  
women in science and technology from 2300 BCE forward.  It was published on  
October 17, 2006.  It is for sale on Amazon.com and Borders.com but is  
cheaper when bought directly from the publisher at www.lulu.com.  I wrote it  
to document all the background information for the web site on 4,000 years of  
women in science www.astr.ua.edu/4000ws which is brain child of Dr. Howard  
(retired) and Dr. Crocker (at the U of Alabama).  Thanks again to Helmut and  
thanks to aaswomen for mentioning it.  
 
Sethanne Howard, sethannehmsn.com 
 
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3. Call for Nominations -- 2007 AWIS Fellows 
From: Amy Simon-Miller (simonlepasm.gsfc.nasa.gov) 
 
Note that last year, Meg Urry was a recipient.  The nomination procedure  
is relatively painless, and I encourage any of our members, who are also 
members of AWIS, to submit!  (The nominees do not have to be AWIS members.) 
 
Amy 
 
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Dear AWIS Member, 
 
Launched in 1996 as part of the 25th anniversary celebration for AWIS, the  
Fellows Program aims to recognize and honor women and men who have  
demonstrated exemplary commitment to the achievement of equity for women in  
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 
 
Fellows represent all segments of society including government, business,  
education, and the non-for-profit community. Since the first cohort of  
Fellows in 1996, AWIS has selected 119 women and men to be honored as Fellows. 
 
AWIS Fellows are nominated by an AWIS member, recommended by the Selection  
Committee, and elected by the AWIS Executive Board. Members of the Selection  
Committee are appointed by the President of AWIS and serve in an advisory  
capacity.  Nominees need not be AWIS members. 
 
To see a full description of the nomination process and to submit your 
nomination, please visit http://www.awis.org/about/FAQ.html. 
 
Deadline for nominations is December 15, 2006. 
 
Donna J. Dean 
President 
 
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4. Physics Today article on jobs at liberal arts colleges 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu) 
 
The November 2006 issue of "Physics Today" includes the article "Hunting 
for jobs at liberal arts colleges" by Suzanne Amador Kane and Kenneth Laws. 
Those in the job market might find this very useful - and not just for  
looking for jobs at liberal arts colleges! 
 
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5. Herschel Open Time Key Program Workshop 
From: Kris Sellgren (sellgrenastronomy.ohio-state.edu) 
 
Announcement of a Workshop on Herschel Key Project Opportunities 
 
The NASA Herschel Science Center (NHSC) would like to bring to your attention  
a workshop that is being organized to present the Herschel Key Program  
proposal opportunity and related supporting information. This workshop will  
be convened by the European Space Agency's Herschel Science Centre (HSC) at  
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 20 and 21 February 2007. The workshop is  
co-sponsored by the HSC and the NHSC, and supported by the Herschel Instrument 
Consortia. This will be the major event of its kind, though other forums will  
be organized for the AAS meetings in 2007. 
 
Further details can be found in the associated PDF file (First Announcement)  
here: http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Herschel/workshop.shtml 
and through the HSC website: http://www.rssd.esa.int/Herschel/ 
 
The NHSC is encouraging meaningful participation by the US community, and  
especially by those considering a Herschel Key Project proposal for the Open  
Time.  We have therefore set aside funds to support travel by US-based  
scientists that wish to attend and participate. 
 
A two-page letter requesting funding will be required. The request should  
include at a minimum the purpose of attendance and an abbreviated CV,  
including institutional affiliation and current position. Please email a PDF  
file with your request to the NHSC at  
herschel_kpworkshopipac.caltech.edu by Dec 15, 2006. 
 
Available funds are finite, so the precise level of support will depend on  
the number of attendees.  We will strive to support as many participants as  
possible, subject to requests reaching us by the deadline above. We will  
strive to inform those selected for funding by mid-January 2007 in order  
that travel planning can be made. 
 
As stated in our previous eNewsletter, the NHSC will host an Observation  
Planning Workshop in Pasadena to assist investigators in use of Herschel  
Proposal Preparation Tools. The NHSC will have a booth at the Seattle AAS  
meeting in January 2007, and we are planning a splinter session in which  
the Herschel KP AO and other Herschel related information will be discussed. 
 
We will provide additional information via email and our webpages as these  
events approach and plans are finalized. 
 
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6. CSWP/FIAP Networking Breakfast  
From: WIPHYS of November 28, 2006 
 
CSWP and the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) will co-sponsor  
a networking breakfast from 7:30-9:30 am on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at the  
APS meeting in Denver.  Both men and women are welcome to attend.  Enjoy a  
delicious full breakfast and hear an informal speaker.  Cost: $15.  $5 for  
physics students, thanks to FIAP's generosity.  Please pre-register at  
http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/special.cfm as there may be only limited  
space for walk-ins.  The breakfast will be held in the Convention Center to  
allow those who wish to attend invited sessions.   
 
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7. Support Astronomer, W.M. Keck Observatory 
From: Kathy Muller (kmullerkeck.hawaii.edu) 
 
The W. M. Keck Observatory (WMKO), which operates the world's two largest  
optical/infrared telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea, seeks a Support  
Astronomer.  
 
The Observatory supports a very active, popular, and exciting program in  
Adaptive Optics (AO), including a laser guide star (LGS) facility, and is  
interested in expanding its support for this program.  We also have eight  
facility instruments in regular use: DEIMOS, a widefield optical multislit  
imager and spectrograph; ESI, an optical, moderate resolution spectrograph  
with imaging capability; HIRES, a high-resolution optical spectrograph with  
UV sensitivity and a new 3CCD detector mosaic; LRIS, a low-resolution optical  
multislit spectrograph and imager with UV and polarimetry capabilities; NIRC,   
a near-infrared camera with speckle imaging capability; NIRC-2, a   
near-infrared camera and spectrograph used with natural guide star (NGS-)  
and LGS-AO; NIRSPEC, a high-resolution near-infrared spectrograph with  
low-resolution mode; and OSIRIS, a newly commissioned integral field unit  
spectrograph that works with the NGS- and LGS-AO systems. A number of other  
instruments are in the design or development phases for future delivery to  
the Observatory.  
 
The Support Astronomers are responsible for the support of visiting  
astronomers using the instruments; the maintenance, calibration, and   
improvement of the instruments; and participation on instrument building  
teams during development and commissioning of future instruments. The Support  
Astronomers work primarily at WMKO headquarters in Waimea, with occasional  
work at the Mauna Kea summit as required. The successful applicant is  
expected to spend roughly 80% of their time in this role.  
 
Required minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and at  
least two years of experience with astronomical instrumentation at a major  
research observatory.  The Ph.D. must be held at the time of appointment.  
Familiarity with all aspects of modern astronomical instruments, observing  
techniques, and data reduction, particularly in AO or other high angular  
resolution astronomy, are all extremely relevant. Candidates must be capable  
of working effectively with visiting observers and coordinating  
multi-disciplinary instrument commissioning and maintenance teams.   
 
This is a regular position with a competitive, comprehensive benefits   
package including relocation assistance and private school (K-12) tuition  
support for dependent children. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and  
experience. A fraction of the incumbent's time may be designated for personal  
research. In particular, the Support Astronomers are encouraged to take part  
in a regular program of collaborative research projects with the Observatory  
Director and each other, making use of the unique facilities available at  
WMKO.  
 
The application deadline is January 31, 2007. Employment is conditional  
on successful completion of drug tests and a high altitude  physical. Mail or  
fax resumes, references, and salary history to:  Support Astronomer, WMKO,  
65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, HI 96743; Fax (808) 885-4464 or   
employmentkeck.hawaii.edu. Additional information about WMKO may be found  
on our web site at www.keckobservatory.org.  EEO/M/F/D/V 
 
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8. Multiple Faculty Positions at Stony Brook University 
From: Katy Flint (kflintnotes.cc.sunysb.edu) 
 
Multiple Faculty Positions in Physics and in Computational Physics or  
Astronomy at Stony Brook University 
 
The Stony Brook Department of Physics and Astronomy has 4 open searches for  
faculty. 
 
First, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is hiring three tenure-track  
assistant professor positions: 
 
One position is in theoretical nuclear or theoretical heavy ion physics. 
 
One position is in experimental condensed matter physics focused mesoscopic 
and nanoscale structures and devices, possibly benefiting from existing 
nanofabrication facilities in our department (see, e.g., 
http://squid.physics.sunysb.edu/ ). 
 
One position is in collider-based high energy physics focused on experiments  
to be carried out with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. 
 
For more information on these three positions, visit our online application  
gateway at http://www.physics.sunysb.edu/Physics/AsstProfSearches/. 
 
In addition, Stony Brook has announced a search for 6 super-computational  
people who will get faculty positions in some department.  Physics and  
Astronomy is part of the competition for these positions, but we are  
restricting our search to the tenure track assistant professor level within  
the focus areas of astrophysics, materials, and nanoscience/devices. 
 
For information on this search, follow the link on the Stony Brook Physics  
and Astronomy web page (http://www.physics.sunysb.edu/Physics/).  Inquiries  
about the computational physics and astronomy search can be directed to  
Philip Allen, chair of the Physics and Astronomy ad hoc search committee, at  
philip.allenstonybrook.edu 
 
The 4 open searches will give us some flexibility in dealing with 2-body 
problems.  We are indeed particularly eager to find women and minority 
candidates. 
 
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9. Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago 
From: WIPHYS of November 30, 2006 
 
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Women in Science and Engineering  
System Transformation (WISEST) project, an NSF ADVANCE awardee, would like to  
advertise a a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position, designed for  
underrepresented minority women who have recently earned their PhDs in the  
natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics.    
 
Applications are invited from US citizens and permanent residents who have  
earned their PhD after August 2001, and will be accepted until the positions  
are filled. To learn more about this opportunity visit the WISEST website,  
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/wise/wisest.htm, or contact: 
 
Claudia Morrissey, MD, MPH 
WISEST Director 
morrisseuic.edu  
 
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10. Tenure Track Faculty in Experimental Space Physics 
From: WIPHYS of November 29, 2006 
 
The Geophysical Institute and the Physics Department at the University of  
Alaska Fairbanks seek applicants to fill a joint tenure-track position in  
experimental space physics and/or aeronomy. The position will carry  
significant responsibility for research at the Geophysical Institute (6.75  
months plus 3 summer months) as a member of the Space Physics and Aeronomy  
Group and for teaching as a faculty member of the Physics Department (2.25  
months; equivalent to one course per year).  The appointment is intended at  
the level of assistant professor.  Appointments to higher rank may be  
considered for qualified candidates. The successful applicant will pursue  
externally funded research in upper atmospheric, ionospheric and/or  
magnetospheric physics, with particular emphasis on experimental and  
observational methods. The candidate will also display a strong interest in  
teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. Preference will be given to 
candidates with experience in instrumentation on sounding rockets or  
satellites. Other areas of research consistent with the interests of the  
Geophysical Institute's Space Physics and Aeronomy Group will also be  
considered during the evaluation, for example incoherent scatter radar  
experiments.  Research facilities include an instrumentation laboratory,  
machine and electronic shops at the Geophysical Institute, and the Poker Flat  
Research Range with the Davis Science Center and one face of the NSF's  
Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar.  Opportunities exist for  
collaboration with other groups within the Geophysical Institute, such as  
Atmospheric Sciences, as well as other units of the University, notably the  
School of Engineering and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center.   
 
A complete job description and application instructions can be found at the  
following web page: www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57525 .   
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Yancey, HR Consultant,  
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757320,  
Fairbanks, AK  99775-7320, (907) 474-7791 or  
e-mail: Lisa.Yanceygi.alaska.edu. 
 
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action  
Employer.  
 
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11. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Astrophysics, Lehigh University 
From: WIPHYS of November 29, 2006 
 
The Department of Physics at Lehigh University invites applications for a  
tenure-track position in astrophysics at the assistant professor level  
beginning in August 2007. Candidates should have a strong interest in an  
academic career combining research and teaching at both the undergraduate and  
graduate levels. The search is open to all specializations in astrophysics.  
The Department of Physics has research programs in astrophysics, atomic and  
molecular physics, biophysics, condensed-matter physics, nano-structures,  
non-linear optics and photonics, plasma physics, and statistical physics. In  
addition to M.S. and Ph.D. programs, the Department offers undergraduate  
degrees in physics, astrophysics, and astronomy. The College of Arts and  
Sciences at Lehigh is especially interested in qualified candidates who can  
contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the  
diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh offers excellent  
benefits including domestic partner benefits.  
 
Applicants should send a cover letter with a research plan, statements on  
teaching philosophy and goals, a curriculum vitae and names and affiliations  
of three references to: Chair, Astrophysics Search Committee, Department of  
Physics, Lehigh University, 16 Memorial Drive East, Bethlehem, PA 18015 or by  
email to inphyslehigh.edu. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity  
Affirmative Action Employer.  
 
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12. Two Job Openings, Rhodes College, Memphis TN 
From: WIPHYS of November 30, 2006 
 
The Department of Physics at Rhodes College invites applications for a 
full-time, renewable two-year position beginning Fall 2007. Rhodes College  
is a highly selective, national liberal arts college located in Memphis,  
Tennessee.  The successful applicant must demonstrate an enthusiasm for  
teaching and the ability to teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate  
physics curriculum, and have interest in developing and teaching at least  
one course for non-science majors.  Candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or  
astronomy will be considered, and preference will be given to candidates  
who can diversify faculty expertise within our physics department  
(www.rhodes.edu/physics/).  This is primarily a teaching position, and  
therefore no start-up funds for research are available, however the  
Department of Physics has considerable resources for faculty and student  
development.  
 
Applicants should send their CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation 
(preferably ones that speak to the candidate's teaching abilities), and a  
statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Ann Viano, Department of Physics,  
Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112. Review of completed  
applications will begin on January 15, 2007. Rhodes College is an equal  
opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce and strongly  
encourages applications from women and minority candidates 
(http://www.rhodes.edu/about/376.asp ). 
 
The Department of Physics at Rhodes College invites applications for a 
tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2007.  
The successful applicant must demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and the  
ability to teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate physics curriculum.  
Candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy will be considered, and  
preference will be given to candidates who can diversify faculty expertise  
within our physics department and who have interdisciplinary interests.   
Rhodes College is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college, and  
the Department of Physics has considerable resources for faculty and student  
research.  Research startup funds are available. See www.rhodes.edu/physics  
for information about our physics department. Applicants should send their 
CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching  
philosophy and a description of research interests stating explicitly how  
they can involve undergraduate students in their research to Dr. Brent  
Hoffmeister, Chair, Department of Physics, Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway,  
Memphis, TN 38112. We will begin reviewing completed applications on  
December 4, 2006. Rhodes College is an equal opportunity employer committed to  
diversity in the workforce and strongly encourages applications from women and  
minority candidates (see http://www.rhodes.edu/about/376.asp ). 
 
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13. Associate Professor with Tenure, University of Chicago, Dept. of 
    Astronomy & Astrophysics 
From: WIPHYS of December 1, 2006 
 
The University of Chicago Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics is seeking  
faculty candidates whose research focuses on fluid dynamics and plasma  
astrophysics, and with extensive experience in numerical simulations.  Must  
have Ph.D. and 5 years of post-graduate research experience.  Send CV &  
research interests to: Jennifer Smith, University of Chicago, Dept. of  
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 5640 S. Ellis, Chicago, IL 60637; or  
jmsmithoddjob.uchicago.edu.  The University of Chicago is an Affirmative  
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 
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14. Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, School of Natural Sciences,  
    University of California, Merced 
From: WIPHYS of December 1, 2006 
 
The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus in  
Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of  
the University of California and the first American research university built  
in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide  
teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers   
new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral  
levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and  
Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.  The School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced  
(http://naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track   
Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics (http://appliedmath.ucmerced.edu),  
starting July 1, 2007. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with  
expertise in modeling, applied analysis, scientific computing, or related  
areas. Special attention will be paid to applicants who participate in   
interdisciplinary research and could contribute to one or more of the campus  
research initiatives in the natural sciences, engineering and/or social  
sciences.   
 
The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal   
opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the   
achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The   
University is supportive of dual career couples. 
 
Qualifications: A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in Applied Mathematics  
or a related scientific field, demonstrated excellence in research and  
teaching, and strong interpersonal communication skills. 
 
 Salary: Negotiable, based on the University of California pay scale. 
Closing Date: December 15, 2007. 
To Apply: Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter  
2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research 4) statement of teaching and  
5) a list of four (4) referees, one of whom would be willing to address  
teaching abilities, with contact information including mailing address,  
phone number and e-mail address. 
 
Please do not submit individual letters of recommendation.  Applications  
must be submitted (preferably in pdf format) through our online application  
system at http://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/academic/position.jsf?positionId=705 
 
For more information please contact Professor Boaz Ilan, search committee  
chair, at bilanucmerced.edu. 
 
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