AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of October 26, 2007 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson 
This week's issues: 
1. Chronicle essay on childcare and non-working mothers 
2. New Science Building Advice Sought 
3. Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Western Washington University 
4. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
5. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
1. Chronicle essay on data related to childcare and non-working mothers 
From: Kenneth Rumstay, Valdosta State University 
There's an interesting Point of View essay on page B20 of the October 
19th Chronicle of Higher Education. It's by Nora Newcombe, a professor 
of psychology at Temple University; she discusses hard data (or rather 
its dearth) related to childcare and nonworking mothers. 
2.  New Science Building Advice Sought 
From: WIPHYS October 25, 2007 
We are in the process of building a new science building 
on our campus and I'm on the committee that is working with the 
architects. I'd be grateful for any tips and advice from members of this 
list that has had experience with the process of building new labs, 
classrooms, and offices. 
Asa Bradley 
Spokane Falls Community College 
Email: AsaBspokanefalls.edu 
Web: www.spokanefalls.edu 
3. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Western Washington University 
From: WIPHYS Oct. 24, 2007 
The Physics/Astronomy Department at Western Washington University 
invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in 
Physics Education Research, starting September 2008. Applicants must 
hold a Ph.D. degree in physics. Candidates should be actively engaged 
in research with a strong publication record and must have a minimum of 
one year of experience in teaching undergraduate physics courses, 
preferably at the upper and lower division levels. 
A successful applicant will be expected to: i) teach upper- and 
lower-division physics courses and graduate and undergraduate courses in 
science education in the Science, Math, and Technology Education (SMATE) 
program at WWU, ii) pursue a research program that will involve 
undergraduate students and provide projects for physics majors, iii) 
write grant proposals to gain outside support. 
Applicants should submit (1) a detailed cover letter describing their 
background, a statement of research interest, and teaching philosophy; 
(2) a full CV including the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and 
telephone numbers of three professional references. (Do not send 
recommendation letters; they will be requested only for semifinalists.) 
The review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2007, and the 
position will remain open until filled. 
All application materials and inquiries should be addressed to: 
Dr. Brad Johnson 
Chair, Physics/Astronomy Department 
Western Washington University 
Bellingham, WA 98225-9164. 
e-mail: bljohnsophysics.wwu.edu 
The Department's Web site is at 
visit http://www.smate.wwu.edu/smate/ for SMATE 
WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 
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