AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of August 3, 2007 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Geoffrey Clayton, & Hannah Jang-Condell 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. STATUS articles solicited 
 
2. Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling 
 
3. Asst. Prof., Experimental High Energy Astrophysics, The Univ. of Iowa 
 
4. Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Plasma Theory, The University of Iowa 
 
5. Stanford Fellowship 
 
6. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
 
7. Space Telescope Science Institute 
 
8. NOAO Computer Programmer 
 
9. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
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1. STATUS articles solicited 
From: Fran Bagenal (bagenallasp.colorado.edu) 
 
Contributions to STATUS are welcome. 
 
Previous issues will give you ideas of the type of articles we publish 
- see http://www.aas.org/cswa/STATUS.html 
Such articles include biographies of women astronomers, articles on women in 
science (not just astronomy), opinion pieces, policy issues, advice to young 
scientists, book reviews, "snippets", artwork and, last but not least, Notes 
from a Life - a short piece describing an incident (preferably with some 
lesson learnt) in the writer's life (published anonymously). We try to 
include as much original material as possible. But if you see a good article 
that you think the STATUS readership may have missed, please drop me a line. 
 
Specifically..... I am thinking of putting together a piece on advice to a 
recent PhD - "So, you have a PhD -  Now what?"   For example: how to 
prioritize projects, focus or explore, quality vs. quantity in publishing, 
when to apply for faculty positions, behind every successful scientist 
there's.... what?  What else should I be doing (or not doing)? How do I find 
out about "alternative" career paths to the "standard" academic track? 
Please pass on any advice you think might be helpful for Dr. Joan Doe, PhD, 
Astophysics, TopNotch U. 
 
Deadlines: initial submissions are due October 1st for the January issue. 
Contact the Editor, Fran Bagenal (bagenal at colorado.edu). 
 
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2. Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling 
From: Hannah Jang-Condell (hannahalum.mit.edu) 
 
This is a very interesting article on how women are discouraged  
from negotiation.  When women try to bargain for more, they  
are generally penalized for that in future interactions.  It goes a  
long way toward explaining why women are reluctant to initiate  
negotiations in the first place! 
 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/29/AR2007072900827.html 
 
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3. Assistant Professor - Experimental High Energy Astrophysics - 
The University of Iowa 
From: Cornelia C Lang (cornelia-languiowa.edu) 
 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/) 
at the University of Iowa is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor 
to begin Fall 2008.  We invite applications from persons experienced in 
space-based high energy astrophysics, specifically in the development of 
instrumentation and the analysis and interpretation of observations. 
Duties of the position will consist of teaching courses at all levels, 
establishment of an active research program, and pursuit of external 
funding.  A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline is 
required and post-doctoral research experience is desirable.  Iowa has a 
long history in building space-based instrumentation with instruments 
currently on Cassini and Mars Express and in development for Juno and 
the Radiation Belt Storm Probes.  This hire is intended to strengthen 
the Department's new program in space-based high energy astrophysics. 
 
Interested applicants should send a CV, statements of research and 
teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three 
references to: 
 
Chair, Astrophysics Search Committee 
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
The University of Iowa 
Iowa City, IA 52242-1479 
 
Applications should arrive prior to November 15, 2007 to receive full 
consideration.  Electronic applications in pdf format are acceptable and 
can be sent to christine-stevensuiowa.edu. 
 
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly 
committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the 
University, College, and Department reflect this commitment.  Women and 
members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to 
apply.  The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer. 
 
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4. Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Plasma Theory - The University of Iowa 
From: Cornelia C Lang (cornelia-languiowa.edu) 
 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physics.uiowa.edu) 
at The University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track 
assistant professor to begin Fall 2008.  All areas of theoretical plasma 
physics will be considered.  Current research in the department includes 
plasma kinetics and transport, waves in shear flows, linear and 
nonlinear wave interactions, dusty plasmas, strongly-coupled plasmas, 
plasma sources, atmospheric-density plasmas, biomedical applications and 
other topics. Closely related efforts within the Department include 
space plasma physics, physics of the solar corona, and plasma astrophysics. 
 
Please send a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and 
have letters from three references (include names on the CV) sent to 
Chair, Plasma Faculty Search Committee, Department of Physics and 
Astronomy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1479.  Electronic 
applications in pdf format are acceptable and can be sent to 
christine-stevensuiowa.edu. 
 
A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. For full consideration 
application materials should arrive by December 15, 2007. 
 
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly 
committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the 
University, College, and Department reflect this commitment.  Women and 
members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to 
apply.  The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer. 
 
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5. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University 
From: Meg Urry (meg.urryyale.edu) 
 
The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford 
University hosts around 7 leading scholars each year.  Generally, 
they will be tenured or tenure-track faculty, but we are also open to 
considering postdoctoral fellows and high fliers from industry and 
business.  Faculty would be expected to join us for one, two or three 
academic quarters. Each Research Fellow will be offered a stipend of 
up to $60,000 depending on status, plus office space, library access 
and so on.  All the practical details of our Fellowship Program, and 
more about the Clayman Institute, are at: http://gender.stanford.edu .  
The closing date for the current round of applications is October 
29, 2007. 
 
The Clayman Institute is currently focusing on gender / women 
in the STEM fields.  We have a particular interest in "gendered 
innovations" - that is, where the introduction of gender analysis 
into science and engineering can change the nature of knowledge 
itself, for example by challenging existing preconceptions, 
encouraging new ways to look at old problems, or even changing or 
creating fields of research. 
 
Applications are sought from scholars working in the following areas 
of research: 
 
Gendered Innovations in Knowledge. While much has been written on 
women in science and engineering, especially the difficulty of 
recruiting and retaining women in these areas, the challenge now is 
to integrate the insights of gender studies into scientific theory 
and practice. We welcome research proposals that address how gender 
analysis, when turned to science and engineering, can profoundly 
enhance human knowledge. This is where the action is today. The key 
questions are: How has gender analysis sparked creativity by opening 
new questions for future research? How can employing gender as a tool 
of analysis lead to new knowledge? To better understand what we are 
looking for, see Londa Schiebinger, Has Feminism Changed Science? 
(Harvard University Press, 1999), part III, or Signs, Journal of 
Women in Culture and Society, 28 (2003):859-922 on "Feminism Inside 
the Sciences." 
Title IX in Science and Engineering. Title IX applies to all areas of 
federally-funded education, including science and engineering. 
Researchers working on the use of Title IX, in particular identifying 
criteria for assessing institutional compliance with Title IX, in the 
sciences are invited to apply. 
Gender in the Physical and Technical Sciences, and Math. Any project 
addressing questions concerning gender in physics, chemistry, math, 
geosciences or computer science. 
Gender in Engineering and Computer science. 
Gender in Environmental Sciences. 
Gender in the Life Sciences and Biotechnology. 
Medicine and Women's Health. 
Clustering in Scientific Subfields. Women tend to cluster in 
particular sciences, such as the life sciences, and in particular 
subfields of science or engineering (for example, there are many more 
women in civil than in electrical engineering). We welcome 
applications that investigate what it is about particular fields that 
attract or repel women. 
 
If you have any questions, our Program Manager, Jane 
Gruba-Chevalier, would be happy to help.  She can be contacted at 
jmgrubastanford.edu. 
 
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6. KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow  
at the Rank of Research Associate (Instructor) 
From: Helen Pates (hpateskicp.uchicago.edu) 
 
The KICP invites applications for one or more NSF Funded Postdoctoral 
Research Fellows (at the rank of Research Associate (Instructor)) from 
scientists of exceptional ability and promise with a PhD. in Physics, 
Astrophysics or related fields between September 2004 and September 2008. 
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. Research 
Associate (Instructors) are appointed to renewable one-year terms and may be 
considered for promotion.  Research Associate (Instructors) may hold this 
rank for no more than four years. Our positions at this rank carry a 
competitive salary and benefits package. Institute Fellows have the freedom 
to work on any of the efforts in our Institute. 
 
Research at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (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 education/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 
centerfellow2007kicp.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 November 15, 2007 for positions that 
will begin in the Summer or Fall of 2008.  The position will remain open 
until filled. 
 
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer. 
 
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7. Space Telescope Science Institute Vacancy Announcement  
From: Monique Miskimon (miskimonstsci.edu) 
 
The Space Telescope Science Institute has vacancies for Scientists  
to join our multi-cultural staff in Baltimore, MD.  STScI is  
sharing these vacancy announcements with committee members in the  
hopes that you will partner with us to help us meet our recruitment  
needs. 
 
The Institute strives to provide career opportunities for women and  
minorities and create a diverse work environment.  We thank you in  
advance for reviewing our announcement and sharing it with any  
interested parties. 
 
If there any questions regarding the Space Telescope Science  
Institute or these employment opportunities, please contact  
Christine Rueter, our Senior Employment Administrator at (410)  
338-5089. 
 
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9. NOAO Computer Programmer 
From: Pat Knezek (pknezeknoao.edu) 
 
Job Title - Computer Programmer 
Job No. 853 
Center - NOAO 
Location - Tucson, AZ 
Date Posted 07/27/2007 
 
NOAO Major Instrumentation Program searches for a Computer Programmer 
to assist in the development and maintenance of computer systems 
supporting applications, instrument control, data acquisition, data 
reduction and analysis, data storage and distribution, management and 
administrative functions, and electronic communication and document 
generation.  Requirements: Bachelor degree in computer science, 
mathematics, engineering, or physical science - or equivalent 
combination of education and experience, analytical ability, effective 
verbal and written communication skills, ability to function in an 
unstructured and dynamic work environment with attention to details 
and commitment to achieving high quality results. Knowledge of C 
and/or C++ and Tcl and/or python or other comparable command languages 
and experience with Linux, or other comparable multi-user, 
multi-process operating systems. 
 
When applying for this position please refer to the job title and job 
number.  Electronic submission preferred. 
 
Send resume to: 
 
Human Resources Office 
National Optical Astronomy Observatory 
P.O. Box 26732 
Tucson, Arizona 85726-6732 
Email: hrnoaonoao.edu 
FAX: 520-318-8494 
 
NOAO and NSO are affirmative action and equal employment opportunity 
employers. Preference granted to qualified Native Americans living on 
or near the Tohono O'Odham reservation.  NOAO and NSO foster a diverse 
research environment. Women and candidates from under represented 
minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. 
 
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