AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of October 12, 2007 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. Century of Physics posters still available 
 
2. APS Child Care Grants 
 
3. Senior Visualization Lab/Planetarium Designer and Technician 
 
4. Lecturer in Astronomy Position at Georgia Southern University 
 
5. Tenure Track Position in Astronomy at Wesleyan University 
 
*** FOLLOWING POSITIONS WERE TAKEN FROM WIPHYS *** 
 
6. Postdoctoral Research Position, Syracuse University 
 
7. Tenure-Track Position, University of Wisconsin-Stout 
 
8. Tenure-Track Position, University Of Wisconsin-Stout 
 
9. Faculty Position, Brown University 
 
10. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
11. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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1. Century of Physics posters still available 
From: WIPHYS October 10, 2007 
 
This set of eleven posters was designed for the APS Centennial in 1999. 
A few sets are still available for purchase. To order, please download 
the Century of Physics Timeline Posters Order Form (PDF).  Price is $50 
(US and Canada) including shipping and handling. International orders 
can be costly and are calculated individually,  so please email 
timelineaps.org for details before ordering if you are outside the US 
or Canada.  Posters can be seen at 
http://timeline.aps.org/APS/Panorama.cfm . 
 
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2. APS Child Care Grants 
From: WIPHYS October 11, 2007 
 
Thinking about attending the APS March Meeting in New Orleans?  Small 
grants of $200 are available to assist meeting attendees who are 
bringing small children. Applications must be received by Jan 15 to be 
considered by a subcommittee of the CSWP.  If the number of requests 
exceeds the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in 
the early stages of their careers.  If you are interested in sharing 
child care, there is also a Bulletin Board to connect with other 
parents. Details at 
http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/general.cfm 
 
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3. Senior Visualization Lab/Planetarium Designer and Technician 
From: Thomas Balonek  (tbalonekmail.colgate.edu) 
 
Colgate University invites applications for the new position of Senior 
Visualization Lab/Planetarium Designer and Technician associated to its new 
Visualization Laboratory and Planetarium. Colgate University is a private 
liberal-art college with an enrollment of about 2800 students. It is located 
in the village Hamilton, in Central New York State. 
 
The primary responsibility of the Senior Visualization Lab/Planetarium 
Designer and Technician will be to operate, program, and assist faculty and 
students across the curriculum in the creation of content for the Evans & 
Sutherland Digistar 3 laser projection system in the newly constructed Ho 
Science Center Visualization Lab. The facility is a state of the art 3D 
Digital Theater with complete planetarium capabilities. The senior 
visualization lab/planetarium designer and technician will be the main point 
of contact between Colgate and Evans & Sutherland for the hardware and 
software maintenance of the Digistar 3 system as well as an active 
participant in any relevant user groups or professional organizations. The 
senior visualization lab/planetarium designer and technician will also help 
to plan and produce outreach activities and events utilizing the 3D Digital 
Theater for the community and regional school systems. This position will 
reside in the Ho Science Center and will report to the Director of Academic 
Technologies within Information Technology Services (ITS). 
 
Qualifications (Education and Experience): 
--Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 
--Knowledge and experience in high level scripting languages such as HTML, 
XML, and Flash 
--Experience designing 2D and 3D graphics 
--Ability to interact with and train faculty and students from all academic 
disciplines and with a variety of skill levels 
--Aptitude for science and mathematics 
--Good public speaking and interpersonal skills 
--Must be available to work some evenings and weekends 
--Must be capable of working effectively and collegially with a diverse 
group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis 
 
Additional Preferred Qualifications: 
 --Experience operating and programming a planetarium, visualization 
laboratory, or 3 dimensional interactive environment 
--Experience with Adobe Creative Suite applications 
--Knowledge of astronomy 
--Advanced degree 
 
For questions and inquiries contact: 
Prof. Thomas Balonek   tbalonekmail.colgate.edu 
 
To apply and for complete details go to: 
http://careers.colgate.edu 
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY. If you need assistance applying online, please 
call Human Resources at 315-228-7565. 
 
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4. Lecturer in Astronomy at Georgia Southern University 
From: Clayton Heller [chellergeorgiasouthern.edu] 
 
The Department of Physics in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and 
Technology invites nominations and applications for the position of 
Lecturer in Astronomy. Georgia Southern University, an institution of 
the University System of Georgia, is the largest and most comprehensive 
center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia. Georgia 
Southern University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the 
Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/Research institution. A 
residential university serving over 16,000 students in Fall 2006, 
Georgia Southern's hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience 
emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student 
success. 
 
Position Description: Reporting to the Department Chair, the Lecturer 
position will be expected to perform the duties of a regular, 
tenure-track faculty member. The teaching assignment will be primarily 
in the astronomy curriculum and may include a section of Introductory 
Astronomy which has a large (250-300) enrollment. The successful 
candidate will be encouraged to teach and/or develop advanced 
undergraduate courses in their area of expertise as the Department is 
currently developing a concentration in astronomy as part of a physics 
undergraduate degree. Applicants with demonstrated proficiency in any 
area of astronomy or astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The position 
is a 9-month appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate 
with qualifications and experience. Lecturer faculty are appointed to an 
annually renewable contract with renewal based upon an annual 
performance evaluation by the department chair. 
 
Required Qualifications: 
(1) PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics with expertise in 
astronomy, or a related field by August 1, 2008. (2) Ability to 
establish an active and productive research program involving 
undergraduates. (3) Demonstrated command of written and spoken 
English. (4) Evidence of teaching and research abilities. (5) Ability to 
contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, 
and University. 
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
(1) At least one year experience teaching astronomy at the 
college/university level. (2) Experience teaching a large section of 
General Astronomy. (3) Experience teaching a diverse student population. 
 
Screening of applications begins Nov. 12, 2007 and continues until the 
position is filled. The position starting date is Aug. 1, 2008. A 
complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications 
cited above; a current curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, 
telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional 
references. Other documentation may be requested. Georgia Southern 
University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in 
diverse academic and professional communities. Applications and 
nominations should be sent to: 
 
Dr. Clayton Heller, Search Chair, Search #53880 
Department of Physics 
Georgia Southern University 
P.O. Box 8031 
Statesboro, GA 30460-8031 
Electronic mail: chellergeorgiasouthern.edu 
Telephone: 912-681-5111 
 
More information about the institution is available through 
http://www.georgiasouthern.edu,  http://cost.georgiasouthern.edu/physics, 
 or at  http://Chronicle.com/jobs/profiles/911.htm . 
Georgia Southern University seeks individuals who are committed to 
excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the 
University and beyond. Finalists will be required to submit to a 
background investigation. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia 
Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need 
reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search 
process should contact the Associate Provost. 
 
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5. Tenure Track Position in Astronomy at Wesleyan University 
From: William Herbst [wherbstwesleyan.edu] 
 
AAS Job Register Job ID No. 24021 
 
Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track position as 
Assistant Professor of Astronomy. The ideal candidate will have a 
Ph.D. plus 2 to 6 years of post-doctoral experience. We seek a person 
who can teach across the curriculum, extend the research areas and 
techniques covered by the department, interact well with existing 
faculty and involve undergraduate and graduate students in forefront 
research. The Astronomy Department graduates about 4 majors per year and 
sends about 50% on to graduate study. We also run a small MA program 
that has been quite successful in preparing students, including those 
with non-traditional backgrounds, for admission to 
Ph.D. programs. Applicants should submit a cover letter, cv and research 
statement. They should also arrange to have three letters of 
recommendation sent to the search committee. The deadline for receipt of 
all application materials is Dec. 15, 2007. Wesleyan University is an 
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We strongly encourage 
applications from women and underrepresented minorities. 
 
Email Submission Address: astrosearchwesleyan.edu 
Email Inquiries: wherbstwesleyan.edu 
 
Closing Date for receipt of all application materials: Dec. 15, 2007 
 
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6. Postdoctoral Research Position, Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics and Data 
Analysis, Syracuse University 
From: WIPHYS October 9, 2007 
 
The Syracuse Gravitation and Cosmology Group invites application for a 
postdoctoral research position in gravitational-wave astrophysics and 
data analysis, starting September 1, 2008 or possibly earlier. The 
initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years 
contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. The 
Syracuse Gravitation and Cosmology Group consists of faculty members 
Cristian Armendariz-Picon, Duncan Brown, Mark Trodden, Peter Saulson, 
Richard Schnee, 2 postdocs and 8 graduate students. The group has a 
broad range of research interests including gravitational wave 
phenomenology and data analysis, theoretical and experimental cosmology, 
gravitational-wave detector characterization and experimental 
techniques, and relativity theory. The group has a strong connection to 
the Cornell-Caltech numerical relativity group through Duncan Brown. The 
Syracuse group has excellent computing facilities and has recently 
purchased a 320 CPU core Intel Xeon cluster for gravitational wave data 
analysis and source modeling. The successful candidate's research will 
be focused on searches for gravitational waves in data from the Laser 
Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), development of new 
data analysis techniques for ground and space-based gravitational-wave 
detectors, and the physics of gravitational-wave sources. Applicants 
should send a cover letter, a statement of research interests, and a 
curriculum vitae, and arrange to have at least three letters of 
recommendation sent via email to: dabrownphysics.syr.edu or via regular 
mail to: Prof. Duncan Brown, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, 
Syracuse, NY 13244, USA. Application materials should be submitted by 
December 15, 2007 for full consideration, but the screening process will 
continue until the position is 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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7. Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor in Physics, University Of 
Wisconsin-Stout 
From: WIPHYS October 9, 2007 
 
The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, 
invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level position for 
Assistant Professor in Physics beginning August 2008.  A Ph.D. in 
Physics, Physics Education, or closely related field is required when 
contract starts.  Applicants should have a strong potential and 
commitment to undergraduate teaching. Willingness to seek outside 
funding is desired.  UW-Stout is a laptop campus and willingness to use 
technology in the classroom is required. Construction on a new science 
building will begin at UW-Stout in June 2008.  Additional information 
can be found at   http://physics.uwstout.edu   or by contacting the search 
committee chair Dr. Laura McCullough at mcculloughlwstout.edu. 
Applications must be received by November 5, 2007.  The University of 
Wisconsin-Stout values diversity and strives to attract qualified women 
and minority candidates.  EO/AA. 
 
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8. Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor in Geology or Physics, 
University Of Wisconsin-Stout 
From: WIPHYS October 9, 2007 
 
The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic 
University, invites applications for a tenure track, entry level 
position for Assistant Professor in Geology or Physics beginning 
August 2008.  A Ph.D. in Geology, Geoscience Education, Geotechnical 
Engineering, Physics, Physics Education, or closely related field is 
required when contract starts.  Applicants should have a strong 
potential and commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Duties will 
include teaching introductory physics and willingness to seek outside 
funding is desired.  UW-Stout is a laptop campus and willingness to 
use technology in the classroom is required.  Construction on a new 
science building will begin at UW-Stout in June 2008.  Additional 
information can be found at  http://physics.uwstout.edu   or by 
contacting the search committee chair Dr. Alan Scott at the email 
scottauwstout.edu.  Applications must be received by November 5, 
2007.  The University of Wisconsin-Stout values diversity and strives 
to attract qualified women and minority candidates.  EO/AA. 
 
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9. Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics/Cosmology/Astroparticle 
Physics, Brown University 
From: WIPHYS October 10, 2007 
 
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 2008. We 
are looking for candidates with both demonstrated accomplishment in 
research, the potential for excellence in teaching, and promise for 
future achievements. Applicants who would also benefit from interaction 
with existing experimental and theoretical efforts in astrophysics, 
cosmology, astro-particle and high energy physics are encouraged. 
 
Current faculty at Brown are very active across the fields of cosmology, 
astrophysics, particle astrophysics and high energy physics. The 
research includes leading efforts in investigation of dark energy, and 
dark matter as well as studies of large-scale structure and galaxy 
formation.  Specific projects include: using large scale gravitational 
lensing surveys with direct involvement in DLS and JDEM/Destiny, a 
comprehensive program of CMB observations (including polarization 
measurements) using WMAP, MBI and EBEX, and a parallel program of 
sub-millimeter surveys using BLAST-pol. There is an active program of 
direct dark matter detection using CDMSII, XENON10 and LUX experiments. 
Detector development for the next generation x-ray satellite missions is 
also being pursued. High energy experimental research is focused on the 
LHC and Tevatron, including searches for Higgs, SUSY, dark matter, extra 
dimensions and black holes. The high energy theory group is active in 
quantum gravity (including applications to black holes and the very 
early universe), QCD, string theory and numerical approaches to quantum 
field theory. 
 
We particularly welcome applications from women and minorities. Each 
application should include a curriculum vitae, 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.  Materials can 
also be sent (in pdf format) to physics_search071brown.edu. Inquiries 
about this position should also be directed to this 
address. Applications received before December 15, 2007 will receive 
full consideration.  Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. 
 
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11. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
Past issues of AASWOMEN are available at 
 
http://www.aas.org/cswa/AASWOMEN.html 
 
Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered. 
 
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