AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of November 9, 2007 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. AAS Meeting Childcare Grant Deadline 
 
2. National Girls Collaborative Project November 14 Webcast 
 
3. Congressional Hearing on Women in Science and Engineering 
 
4. Job Opportunities at Swinburne University, Australia 
 
*** FOLLOWING POSITION WAS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS *** 
 
5. Faculty Position in Particle/Astroparticle Physics Experiment,  
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
 
6. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
7. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
1. AAS Meeting Childcare Grant Deadline 
From:  Hannah Jang-Condell [hannahastro.umd.edu] 
 
Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for childcare grants for 
the Austin AAS Meeting is Thursday, November 15: 
 
http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas211/childcare.php 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
2. National Girls Collaborative Project November Webcast 
From: WIPHYS November 6, 2007 
 
Effective strategies for working with girls in Science, Technology, 
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 
November 14, 2007, 11:00-12:00 PST 
 
Whether your program connects girls to professional female mentors, 
exposes girls to science at a local museum, or teaches girls robotics 
after school, there are key strategies that are effective when working 
with girls in STEM.  Learn from experts in the field what research and 
practice tell us about high-quality informal learning programs for 
girls in STEM.  To register: 
http://www.ngcproject.org/events/webcast.cfm 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
3. Congressional Hearing on Women in Science and Engineering 
From: WIPHYS November 8, 2007 
 
The US House Committee on Science and Technology is holding a series 
of hearings on women in science and engineering. The first one was 
held on October 17th on the topic of Women in Academic Science and 
Engineering and info can be found at this site: 
http://science.house.gov/publications/hearings_markups_details.aspx?NewsID=1988  
Future hearings will be posted at http://science.house.gov/ Of 
particular interest to readers may be the testimony of Myron Campbell 
of University of Michigan who mentions the CSWP's Climate for Women in 
Physics site visit program and the Gender Equity Conference held at 
the American Center for Physics in May 2007. 
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------- 
4. Job Opportunities at Swinburne University, Australia 
From: Sarah Maddison [smaddisonswin.edu.au] 
 
Staff and Postdoctoral Opportunities at Swinburne University, Australia 
 
The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne 
University, Melbourne, Australia, is inviting applications for four 
research positions, including one tenure track staff position. 
 
Position Titles: 
-Tenure Track Research Astronomer. Base salary range (level B-E) $ 
AUD65,697 - $124,453 + 17% Superannuation (closing date 31/12/07). 
-Research Associate in Galaxy Cluster Evolution. Base salary range 
(level A) $ AUD58,187 - 62,429 + 17% Superannuation (closing date 
15/12/07). 
-Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Cosmology . Base salary range 
(level A) $ AUD58,187 - 62,429 + 17% Superannuation (closing date 
15/12/07). 
-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Extragalactic Astrophysics & 
Precision Spectroscopy. Base salary range (level A) $ AUD58,187 - 
62,429 + 17% Superannuation  (closing date 15/12/07). 
 
For further information on these positions, please see the full 
advertisements at http://astronomy.swin.edu.au 
The Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing currently 
has approximately 45 full time staff and students and is committed to 
excellence in basic research, public outreach and education and the 
commercial applications of supercomputing/visualisation. The Centre 
operates one of the most powerful clusters in Australian and 
International Astrophysics, and in total the cluster has almost 
12,000 Gflops of computational power, 2600 Gbytes of RAM and 250 
Terabytes of disk space. Funding has recently been approved to 
enlarge the cluster to make it the most powerful in Australia and 
provide a high speed low-latency interconnect. The Centre also 
possesses a virtual-reality projection facility with direct access to 
the supercomputer for immersive 3D visualisation of data. The Centre 
runs school and public tours of the virtual reality theatre, and has 
commercialised 3D technologies and outreach materials. 
 
Situated in a newly-renovated historical building in the centre of 
campus, the Centre is in the suburb of Hawthorn, just minutes from 
Glenferrie Rd, well known for its collection of fantastic low-cost 
restaurants and coffee shops. Within minutes of a train station and 
tram lines, the Centre is easily accessed from most of metropolitan 
Melbourne, consistently voted one of the world's most liveable 
cities. 
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------- 
5. Faculty Position in Particle/Astroparticle Physics Experiment,  
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
From:  WIPHYS November 8, 2007 
 
FACULTY POSITION IN PARTICLE/ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS EXPERIMENT, UNIVERSITY OF 
MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST 
The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst 
invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to start 
September 1, 2008. Applications are sought in both accelerator-based 
and non accelerator-based experiment. On the accelerator-based side, 
we are looking to expand our effort on ATLAS, where we are leading 
efforts in the area of Muon Spectrometer software and performance.  On 
the non accelerator-based side, we are looking to enhance or 
complement present efforts, which include involvement in the fields of 
neutrino, gravitational wave and gamma ray physics (EXO, LIGO, and 
VERITAS). Further information can be found at 
http://people.umass.edu/eppex.  
The Department seeks an individual 
with outstanding research and a strong commitment to teaching. 
Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. 
[Outstanding Associate or Full Professors may consider applying for 
the separately advertised endowed Gluckstern Professorship, see 
http://www.physics.umass.edu 
.] 
 
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and a research 
statement, as well as arranging to have three letters of reference 
sent to either particlesearchphysics.umass.edu or Particle Faculty 
Search, Physics Department, 710 N. Pleasant St., University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.  Priority deadline is December 7, 
2007; however, applications will be accepted until the position is 
filled.  The position will be filled contingent upon funding.  The 
University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer, and is aggressive in its efforts to hire candidates who will 
enhance the diversity and gender balance of the faculty in the 
sciences.  We strongly encourage women and members of minority groups 
to apply. 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
6. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
[Please remember to replace "" in the below e-mail addresses.] 
 
To submit to AASWOMEN: 
   send email to aaswomen.aas.org  
All material sent to that address will be posted unless you tell us 
otherwise (including your email address).  
*** Plain text submissions are preferred *** 
 
To subscribe or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
   go to http://lists.aas.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/aaswomen 
and fill out the form. 
 
If you experience any problems, please email itdeptaas.org 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
7. 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. 
 
AASWList mailing list 
AASWListaas.org