AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of December 15, 2006 
eds. Patricia Knezek, Joan Schmelz, Geoffrey Clayton, & Hannah Jang-Condell 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. New AASWOMEN editors 
 
2. Interview Request 
 
3. Hopkins Endorses Gender Parity 
 
4. Flexibility is Key to Success 
 
5. Bioastronomy 2007: Molecules, Microbes, and Extraterrestrial Life 
 
6. Data Reduction Specialist - NOAO 
 
7. Postdoctoral Research Associates - NOAO 
 
8. Project Coordinator for Science Education Consortium at the Allen  
   Telescope Array  
 
9. NRAO Assistant Director 
 
10. Faculty Job in Theoretical Physics, York University 
 
11. Project Manager - NSO 
 
****** The following positions were taken from WIPHYS ********** 
 
12. Tenure-Track Asst. Professor, Physics/Math, Creighton University 
 
13. Deputy to the Lab Director, Argonne National Lab 
 
14. Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Minnesota  
    State University, Mankato 
 
15. Closing Date Extended: Deputy Director, Division of Physics, NSF 
 
16. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
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1. New AASWOMEN editors 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu) & Joan Schmelz  
 
We would like to welcome CSWA members Hannah Jang-Condell and Geoff Clayton  
as new co-editors of the AASWOMEN weekly electronic newsletter.  Both have 
kindly volunteered their time.  Once they have settled in to the job, Pat 
Knezek plans to roll off as co-editor, and focus more attention on some other  
areas of interest to the CSWA.  We welcome them both aboard! 
 
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2. Interview Request 
From: Debra L. Davis (saturna2earthlink.net) 
 
I received the following email and hope some of you may be able to assist her.  
Thank you. 
  
Clear skies! 
Debra 
*********************** 
theWoman Astronomer 
www.womanastronomer.com 
Where women are the stars! 
*********************** 
 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Nancy Hirsch (Nancy.Hirschkaplan.com) 
To: saturna2earthlink.net 
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:07 AM 
Subject: interview request 
 
Hello, 
 
I am working on a book for Kaplan Publishing that focuses on helping students  
decide which careers to pursue. We've researched a list of "hot" careers, both  
in terms of what students are interested in pursuing, and jobs with tremendous  
growth potential. High on the list are careers in science, and I would like to  
find an astronomer who might be willing fill out a short interview about how  
they decided on their career and how they achieved success. This is a great  
opportunity to give students some exposure to your field. 
 
I have a list of questions that I would be happy to email. I would appreciate  
any help at all you might be able to provide. 
 
I can be reached by email or phone 212-505-7611. I look forward to hearing  
from you. 
 
Thank you, 
 
Nancy Hirsch 
 
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3. Hopkins Endorses Gender Parity 
From: WIPHYS of December 11, 2006 
 
A newly-released study recommends that Johns Hopkins University make efforts  
to achieve 50% representation of females in senior faculty and leadership  
positions by 2020.  The three year study found that Hopkins lags behind similar 
research institutions specifically in the recruiting and hiring process.  For  
example, the study found that in 2005, women comprised 51% of the student body, 
yet only 36% of the full-time faculty.  The study suggests that more attention  
should be focused on issues such as career flexibility and that a special  
emphasis should be placed on recruiting and hiring women for leadership  
positions, which are noted to have a higher turnover rate than faculty  
positions http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/11/21/hopkins  
(thanks to the AWIS Washington Wire for this item www.awis.org )  
 
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4. Physics Today article on jobs at liberal arts colleges 
From: WIPHYS of December 13, 2006 
 
"Women in science credit flexibility as key to career succes", Cornell  
Chronicle OnLine 
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Dec06/women.science.sh.html  
 
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5. Bioastronomy 2007: Molecules, Microbes, and Extraterrestrial Life 
From: Karen Meech (meechIfA.Hawaii.Edu) 
 
Bioastronomy 2007: Molecules, Microbes, and Extraterrestrial Life  
San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 16-20,2007. 
 
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/UHNAI/bioast07.htm  
Early registration deadline: January 15, 2007  
Abstract / travel support deadline: February 15, 2007 
 
This meeting is the ninth meeting in a series of meetings that have been  
organized by the International Astronomical Union's Commission 51 on  
Bioastronomy. The series of Bioastronomy meetings have played an important  
role in integrating the broader interests and techniques of both astronomy  
and biology to understand the origin and evolution of our solar system, and  
of living systems in the universe. The theme of the 2007 meeting, "Molecules,  
Microbes and Extraterrestrial Life", deals with topics relevant both to solar  
system origins as well as to the origin of life. 
 
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6. Data Reduction Specialist - NOAO 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu) 
 
Reposted:  Job #805 
 
Kitt Peak National Observatory, a division of the National Optical Astronomy  
Observatory (NOAO), solicits applications for the position of a Data Reduction  
Specialist to work with Dr. Buell T. Jannuzi, Acting Director of Kitt Peak  
National Observatory, on data from NOAO and spaced based telescopes (including  
the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-Ray  
Observatory), being used to study the formation and evolution of galaxies and  
the physical properties of the intergalactic medium. Experience with IRAF data  
reduction and analysis packages or another sophisticated data  
reduction/analysis packages is required.  Applicants with experience with IDL  
and/or other software packages used in analyzing astronomical data sets will  
be given preference.  Tasks will include working with Dr. Jannuzi to process  
imaging and spectroscopic data sets using existing software, testing new  
software under development, and assisting in the preparation of data products  
for public release and inclusion in scientific publications.  Applicants  
should have a bachelor's degree in astronomy or other physical science.   
Applicants should have the ability to work independently and keep careful  
records of their efforts and progress. 
 
The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as possible.  
Initial term of employment will start immediately and be for two years pending  
a successful review of performance near the end of the first year. It is  
likely the position will be available for more than two years, pending  
continued availability of funding for the position. Salary will be  
commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant. 
 
Interested applicants please send a brief letter describing your experience  
and interests, and contact information for two references. We will begin  
reviewing applications as they arrive and continue to accept applications  
until the position is filled.   
 
Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native Americans living on or 
near the Tohono O'Odham reservation 
 
NOAO/NSO foster a diverse research environment. 
Women and candidates from under represented minorities are particularly 
encouraged to apply.  We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment 
Opportunity Employer. 
 
To apply, please send electronic resume to: hrnoaonoao.edu 
(In the subject line, please reference Position Title and Job #) 
 
Mailing address: 
Human Resources Office 
National Optical Astronomy Observatory 
(Include Position Title and Job #) 
P.O. Box 26732 
Tucson, AZ 85726-6732 
 
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7. Postdoctoral Research Associates - NOAO 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu) 
 
Reposted:  Job #806 
 
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) in Tucson, Arizona, invites  
applications for two or more postdoctoral researchers in observational galaxy  
evolution. 
 
One or more positions will be available for work with Mark Dickinson and  
colleagues on science from a new Spitzer Legacy survey, a deep/wide  
far-infrared survey of cosmological star formation and AGN activity. This  
project, which is currently lacking a catchy acronym, has been awarded 397  
hours with Spitzer/MIPS to survey 0.5 square degrees in two main fields: the  
Extended Chandra Deep Field South (ECDFS), and the Extended Groth Strip  
(EGS/AEGIS). 70 micron imaging for 0.05 square degrees in GOODS-N is also being 
completed. The program will study high redshift, dust obscured star formation  
and AGN using the deepest and most extensive 70 micron Spitzer data, as well as 
24 micron data with "near-GOODS" depth. The survey fields have extensive,  
multiwavelength data from Spitzer, Chandra, HST, and ground-based telescopes.  
Successful applicants will be expected to take leading roles in research  
projects, as well as to help with the data reduction and analysis, and to work  
with supporting data from other facilities or new observing programs. This  
survey begins collecting data in late August 2006, and will continue through  
summer 2007. Successful candidates could begin work immediately, and applicants 
who would be available soon are strongly encouraged to apply. However, this is  
not a requirement. 
 
Another position will be available for work with Arjun Dey, Buell Jannuzi, Mark 
Dickinson, and others, on "intersurvey" research, analyzing data from  
complementary wide-field and deep surveys such as the NOAO Deep Wide-Field  
Survey (NDWFS), the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS), the new  
Spitzer Legacy MIPS survey described above, and perhaps others. Combining the  
strengths of these surveys, which cover a wide swath of area/depth parameter  
space, will make it possible to address questions in galaxy evolution utilizing 
large samples spanning a wide range of redshift and environment. We intend to  
focus on studies generally beyond the scope of any individual survey, such as  
the evolution of rare populations, clustering evolution, and environmental  
dependencies of galaxy evolution. The successful applicant will be largely able 
to determine the direction of the research program based on their interests. 
 
Applicants are sought with interest and experience in observational studies of  
galaxy formation, evolution, and clustering. Expertise in any of the following  
topics would be preferred: optical and near-infrared spectroscopy of distant  
galaxies, photometric redshift estimation, interpretation of galaxy properties  
from broad-band spectral energy distributions, star formation and stellar  
populations at high redshift, and the interplay between star formation and AGN  
activity. Skills for analyzing and organizing complex, multiwavelength data  
sets are a plus. Appointments are initially for one year, with extension for up 
to three years contingent on performance and funding. Applicants should submit  
a CV, a list of publications, and a statement of current and future research  
interests electronically and reference Postdoctoral Research in Observational  
Galaxy Evolution, by 30 October 2006. Early applications will be considered  
immediately for the Spitzer Legacy survey positions. Please arrange to have  
three letters of reference sent electronically (preferred) or by mail to the  
address shown below. Applications will be considered for all of the positions  
described here, but please state if you have a preference or special interest  
among these projects. Questions may be directed to Mark Dickinson,  
mednoao.edu. 
 
Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native Americans living on or  
near the Tohono O'Odham reservation 
 
NOAO/NSO foster a diverse research environment. 
Women and candidates from under represented minorities are particularly  
encouraged to apply.  We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment  
Opportunity Employer. 
 
To apply, please send electronic resume to: hrnoaonoao.edu 
(In the subject line, please reference Position Title and Job #) 
 
Mailing address: 
Human Resources Office 
National Optical Astronomy Observatory 
(Include Position Title and Job #) 
P.O. Box 26732 
Tucson, AZ 85726-6732 
 
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8. Project Coordinator for Science Education Consortium at the Allen  
   Telescope Array  
From: Jill Tarter (tarterseti.org) 
 
No. 23329  
 
Project Coordinator for Science Education Consortium at the Allen Telescope  
   Array  
SETI Institute  
515 N. Whisman Road  
Mountain View, CA 94043  
USA  
Tel: 650-961-6633  
FAX: 650-961-7099  
URL1:www.seti.org/jobs  
Email Submission Address: ATAjobsseti.org  
Email Inquiries: ATAjobsseti.org  
The closing date for receipt of applications: 01/31/2007  
 
Attention: Victoria Schwerin, Human Resources Assistant  
 
The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) is the next generation centimeter wave  
interferometer telescope now being constructed at the University of California, 
Berkeley, Hat Creek Radio Observatory in Northern California. The ATA is an  
important part of the SETI Institute mission and a joint project with the UC  
Berkeley Radio Astronomy Laboratory. Its technological innovations enable very  
fast survey speeds and allow it to support a diverse set of simultaneous  
observing programs across  a extremely wide frequency range at the same time  
(see e.g. DeBoer et al (2004) The Allen Telescope Array, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5489,  
Ground-based Telescopes, J.M.  Oschmann ed, pp. 1021-1028.)  
 
The ATA seeks an outstanding applicant for the position of ATA Science  
Education Consortium Liaison. The liaison is expected to interact directly with 
faculty, students, and administrators at as many as two dozen high quality  
undergraduate institutions in the US and abroad to facilitate their access to  
cutting edge research by using the ATA to enhance their science and engineering 
curriculum. In this new position, the liaison will also work with college  
administrators to help them identify funds to finance their participation in  
the Consortium. The liaison will be the primary link between the students and  
educators at the undergraduate institution and the other partners in the ATA,  
the SETI Institute and UC Berkeley Radio Astronomy Lab. He/she will schedule  
observations, arrange data reduction teams, organize training workshops and  
travel logistics to the ATA as the students and the other investigators on the  
ATA team pursue Radio Astronomy and SETI research.  
 
Candidates with superb social and presentation skills, a Ph.D. in astronomy or  
other relevant physical sciences and a passion for undergraduate science  
education are encouraged to apply. Strong interest in SETI and astronomy are a  
must. The successful applicant will have demonstrated the ability to succeed in 
a self-directed setting. The candidate should be committed to involving  
undergraduates in exciting radio astronomy research, instrument construction,  
data analysis, algorithm  development, and provide the creative leadership in  
developing institutionally appropriate programs where students can take part.  
 
The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand, and explain the  
origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. It is a private,  
nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education, and public  
outreach. Founded in 1984, the Institute today employs over 140 scientists,  
educators and support staff.   
 
SETI Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
For consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML version of your resume,  
cover letter, and references to ATAjobsseti.org  
 
Open until filled. 
 
Important Email Applicants: The subject field of your email must include ATA  
Project Coordinator.   
 
Or fax to: 650-961-7099  
 
To apply by mail, send your CV and cover letter to:  
SETI Institute  
ATA Project Coordinator  
515 Whisman Road Mountain View, CA 94043  
 
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9. NRAO Assistant Director 
From: Fonda Bryant (fbryantnrao.edu) 
 
NRAO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 
Site Director New Mexico Operations 
  
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites application for the  
position of Site Director for New Mexico Operations (NRAO Assistant Director)  
from astronomers interested in providing scientific and programmatic leadership 
to two major facilities at the Observatory.  The NRAO operates as a single  
Observatory with a suite of complementary and forefront telescope facilities  
(GBT, EVLA, VLBA and ALMA). With the facilities and other related resources,  
the NRAO aims to enable the general astronomical community to conduct forefront 
research using radio astronomy techniques. 
  
This position is responsible for all activities based at the Socorro, NM site,  
including most importantly the oversight of VLA / EVLA and VLBA operations.   
The Assistant Director is responsible for EVLA Construction via the EVLA  
Project Manager as well as for the implementation of EVLA Operations.  In  
addition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for providing leadership  
in scientific program development, user support, and facility upgrades for the  
EVLA and the VLBA.  The Assistant Director will also be engaged in developments 
leading towards the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Observatory-wide senior  
management activities.  
  
Requirements include a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or a related  
field, as well as extensive experience in a research organization.  Applicants  
should have a strong record of scientific achievement and leadership in  
astronomy and significant management experience.  In addition, excellent  
interpersonal and communication skills are required.  Women and minorities are  
especially encouraged to apply.  The position is available starting September  
1, 2007, or potentially earlier.  Further information can be found at  
www.nrao.edu for this and other positions. 
  
Applications should be sent to the Director's Office, NRAO, 520 Edgemont Road,  
Charlottesville, VA 22093-2475, USA, and should include: a letter with a  
presentation of qualifications for the position, a description of research and  
technical interests and plans in the context of EVLA and VLBA scientific  
operations and future development, the names of five scientists who may serve  
as references, and a curriculum vitae.  All application materials received at  
the above address by February 28, 2007 will receive full consideration.  The  
National Radio Astronomy Observatory is operated by Associated Universities,  
Inc. (AUI) under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. 
  
  
The NRAO is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged  
to apply.  (M/F/H/V). 
  
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10. Faculty Job in Theoretical Physics, York University 
From: Pat Hall (phallyorku.ca) 
 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University in Toronto invites  
applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level,  
effective July 1, 2007.  We are searching for highly qualified candidates with  
a strong record of research. The department is particularly interested in  
theory relevant to high-energy colliders and/or related phenomenology, particle 
astrophysics and cosmology.  The successful candidate will be expected to  
develop strong, externally funded research programs and to contribute to  
teaching physics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The  
successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and be suitable for prompt appointment  
to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. 
 
Current areas of research in theoretical particle physics in the Department of  
Physics and Astronomy include quantum field theory, lattice gauge theory, QCD  
sum rules and chiral perturbation theory.  The department is also involved in  
experimental programs at CERN, DESY and Fermilab.   Further information about  
the Department and the University can be found at our website:   
www.physics.yorku.ca.   
All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 
 
The review of applications will commence on March 1st, 2007.  Applicants should 
forward a curriculum vitae, an outline of their research plans and single  
copies of three publications, and arrange for three reference letters to be  
sent to: 
 
Chair, Search Committee 
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
128 Petrie Science and Engineering Bldg. 
York University 
4700 Keele St. 
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 
CANADA 
Telephone:  (416) 736-5249 
FAX:  (416) 736-5516 
Email: phasyorku.ca 
 
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer.  The Affirmative Action  
Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can  
be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.  All  
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and  
Permanent Residents will be given priority. 
  
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11. Project Manager - NSO 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu) 
 
Reposted:  Job #819 
 
The National Solar Observatory is seeking an engineering professional to  
manage telescope and instrument projects at the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope  
and Kitt Peak SOLIS Tower (KPST) on Kitt Peak, Arizona. General duties will  
include supervision of technical and engineering staff, management of budget  
and schedule, evaluation of individual performance, communication with science  
staff, users and user committees, and collaboration with other solar programs  
and projects, such as the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) synoptic  
program and the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) project.   
 
As the projects manager for Kitt Peak operations, the candidate will work with  
the project and program scientists of the Synoptic Optical Long-term  
Investigations of the Sun (SOLIS) program to ensure proper operation of the  
Vector Spectromagnetograph (VSM) and Integrated Sunlight Spectrometer (ISS)  
instruments and completion of the Full-Disk Patrol (FDP) solar disk imager, as  
well as assisting with the release of data products to the community. The  
candidate will also work with the NSO Array Camera (NAC) instrument scientist  
to aid completion of projects relating to acquisition of near- and mid-IR  
spectroscopy and polarimetry data. For example, a major upgrade to the  
existing control system of the McMath-Pierce telescope is planned to ease  
operations and improve pointing and tracking accuracy. 
 
The qualified candidate shall have at a minimum a B.S. degree in engineering  
or related field and eight years experience, preferably with evidence of  
leadership and/or management skills. To apply, send letter of application  
w/ CV & names & addresses of 3 professional references. 
 
Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native Americans living on or  
near the Tohono O'Odham reservation 
 
NOAO/NSO foster a diverse research environment. 
Women and candidates from under represented minorities are particularly  
encouraged to apply.  We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment  
Opportunity Employer. 
 
To apply, please send electronic resume to: hrnoaonoao.edu 
(In the subject line, please reference Position Title and Job #) 
 
Mailing address: 
Human Resources Office 
National Optical Astronomy Observatory 
(Include Position Title and Job #) 
P.O. Box 26732 
Tucson, AZ 85726-6732 
 
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12. Tenure-Track Asst. Professor, Physics/Math, Creighton University 
From: WIPHYS of December 13, 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 who would be comfortable 
teaching in both physics and math.  The position is envisioned as a joint  
appointment in physics and mathematics, with the goal of encouraging  
cooperation and collaboration between the two departments.  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 January 1, 2007 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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13. Deputy to the Lab Director, Argonne National Lab 
From: WIPHYS of December 13, 2006 
 
Argonne National Laboratory seeks applications from highly qualified candidates 
for the position of Deputy to the Laboratory Director. Argonne is one of the  
preeminent multidisciplinary research facilities in the country located about  
25 miles southwest of Chicago and is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory  
managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC. 
 
The Deputy to the Laboratory Director will serve as a member of the key  
executive team and reports to the Laboratory Director.  He/she directs  
laboratory-wide policy development, manages and coordinates programmatic and  
operational reviews, and provides daily oversight of the Office of the Director 
support functions including Technology Transfer, Internal Audit, Legal,  
Counterintelligence, Government Affairs, Communications and Public Affairs,  
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, and serves as  
troubleshooter for the Laboratory Director and Deputy Laboratory Director. 
 
The successful candidate should typically have an advanced formal education  
supplemented by progressively responsible executive or management experience  
in a research and development facility.  He/she must have the ability to obtain 
a Q security clearance.  Considerable knowledge of DOE and multi-program  
laboratory R&D activities preferred. 
 
Argonne offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.  For full  
consideration, please apply by January 15, 2007.  Send your resume and salary  
history to dtldanl.gov.  For additional information please visit our web  
site at www.anl.gov.  Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value  
diversity in our workforce. 
 
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14. Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Minnesota  
    State University, Mankato 
From: WIPHYS of December 13, 2006 
 
Date of Notice: November 20, 2006 PRF # 08016 
Date of Appointment: July 1, 2007, or as soon thereafter as possible. 
Application Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2007. 
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.  
 
Responsibilities: Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks an energetic and  
dynamic leader for the position of Dean of the College of Science, Engineering  
and Technology. The Dean will provide vision and leadership for the College;  
serve as the chief administrator and executive officer for the college and  
report directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs; provide academic  
and administrative planning and budgeting; administer collective bargaining  
agreements; implement college and university policies, recruit, develop and  
evaluate faculty and staff; maintain positive student relations; oversee  
academic program reviews and maintain external accreditations (e.g., ABET);  
fundraise and procure grants; maintain and develop external connections,  
collaborations and partnerships; provide oversight for procurement and  
maintenance of college equipment and facilities; promote, develop and  
encourage cultural diversity initiatives; and mentor department chairpersons,  
center directors and faculty.  
 
Qualifications: 
- Ph.D. in discipline represented in the college. 
- Experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and service  
commensurate with rank of professor in discipline represented in the college. 
- Basic understanding of different technologies, disciplines and methodologies  
of research as they relate to the college programs. 
- Experience in building public and/or private partnerships.  
- Record of securing external funding. 
- Record of program assessment and improvement. 
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
- Experience at, or above, the department chairperson level or equivalent. 
- Record of successful cultural diversity initiatives. 
- Ability to work effectively with and build consensus among a diverse faculty, 
student body and administration. 
- Understanding of the mission and goals of a comprehensive institution. 
- Dedication to advancement in excellence of undergraduate and graduate  
education. 
- Strong support of faculty and student research opportunities. 
- Collegial/participatory management style.  
 
Other Considerations: 
- Experience with collective bargaining agreements. 
- Active professional involvement within Science, Engineering, Technology  
and/or Education organizations. 
- National/international recognition as a scholar and leader. 
- Ability to acquire/align resources to achieve strategic goals. 
- Commitment to academic innovation and integrity. 
 
Related Information: 
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology consists of nine  
departments: Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology; Biological  
Sciences; Chemistry and Geology; Computer and Information Science; Electrical  
and Computer Engineering and Technology; Interior Design and Construction  
Management; Mathematics and Statistics; Mechanical and Civil Engineering; and  
Physics and Astronomy. The Dean also oversees the Minnesota Center for  
Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence, and five applied research Centers: 
Water Resources Center, Minnesota Center for Automotive Research, Minnesota  
Center for Rapid Prototyping, Center for Pervasive Computing and Communication, 
and the Minnesota Center for Renewable energy. The College of SET has  
approximately 170 faculty and staff. Support staff includes the Student  
Advising Coordinator and a College Development Director. The college is home  
to forty-six undergraduate, twelve pre-professional, and nine graduate  
programs. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a comprehensive university of  
14,000 students located at the bend of the Minnesota River, 85 miles southwest  
of the Twin Cities. 
 
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:  
http://www.mnsu.edu. Employment for this position is covered by the personnel  
plan for MnSCU Administrators which can be found at:  
http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/LR/index.html  
 
To apply: 
Send a letter of application addressing each of the qualifications above;  
completed Application for Employment form (see:  
http://www.mnsu.edu/humanres/forms/unclassapp.pdf ; current curriculum vitae;  
a separate statement of your leadership philosophy; unofficial transcripts  
(official transcripts required before interview); and the names, addresses  
(including e-mail), and telephone numbers of five professional references to  
address below. A hard copy of application is preferred but if submitting  
electronically please use PDF format condensed into one file addressing each of 
 the qualifications above.  
Name: Chair, CSET Dean Search Committee Phone: (507) 389-1333  
Office of Academic Affairs TTY: (800) 627-3529 or 711  
Minnesota State University, Mankato FAX: (507) 389-5859  
315 Wigley Administration Center E-mail: cheryl.templemnsu.edu  
Mankato, MN 56001  
 
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15. Closing Date Extended: Deputy Director, Division of Physics, NSF 
From: WIPHYS of December 15, 2006 
 
The closing date for NSF receipt of applications for Deputy Director, Division  
of Physics, has been extended to January 18, 2007.  Announcement is for a  
career appointment.  Position is also announced on a one-to-three year limited  
term appointment basis in S20070016A-LTD and on an Intergovernmental Personnel  
Act assignment basis in S20070016A-IPA. 
 
Statement of Duties:  Serves as Deputy Division Director in the Division of  
Physics (PHY), Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS).  The  
Division contributes to NSF's mission by supporting wide-ranging, major basic  
research programs, primarily at U.S. universities and colleges, in Atomic,  
Molecular, Optical, and Plasma Physics, in Elementary Particle Physics, in  
Gravitational Physics; in Nuclear Physics, in Particle and Nuclear  
Astrophysics, in Theoretical Physics, in Education and Interdisciplinary  
Research, and in Physics at the Information Frontier.  Types of activities  
supported include major research facilities, university-based facility user  
groups, and individual and group awards in these areas of physics.  Within the  
Division, the Deputy Division Director works with the Division Director in  
providing leadership and management to the Division's programs and assists the  
Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as  
preparation of budget submission for Congress and recruitment of scientific  
staff.  Externally, the Deputy Division Director represents the Physics  
Division in a variety of NSF-wide and interagency activities related to  
research and education, and in interactions with the physics community.  The  
Deputy Division Director assumes the Division Director's role in the absence  
of the Division Director.   
 
The opening is announced as both a permanent position and two 
classes of temporary position.  The different links are provided below. 
 
Deputy Director, Division of Physics, ES-1301, MPS/PHY  (Closes: 
1/18/07) URL : http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/s20070016/s20070016altd.pdf  
 
Deputy Director, Division of Physics, ES-1301, MPS/PHY  (Closes: 
1/18/07) URL : http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/s20070016/s20070016aipa.pdf  
 
Deputy Director, Division of Physics, ES-1301, MPS/PHY  (Closes: 
1/18/07) URL : http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/s20070016/s20070016ac.pdf  
 
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