AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of June 28, 2008 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. Gender Issues In Science/Math Education 
 
2. Celebrate Women In Physics Poster 
 
3. MIT'S Midcareer Acceleration Program 
 
*** FOLLOWING POSITIONS WERE TAKEN FROM WIPHYS *** 
 
4. Two-Year Half-Research Half-Teaching Post-Doc 
 
5. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program For Recent PHDs, University Of Michigan 
 
6. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
7. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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1. GENDER ISSUES IN SCIENCE/MATH EDUCATION 
From: WIPHYS, June 17, 2008 
 
"Gender Issues in Science/Math Education (GISME)" [Hake & Mallow (2008)]. 
 
This 11.8 MB compilation of over 700 annotated references and 1000 
hot-linked URL's provides a window into the vast literature on Gender 
Issues in Science/Math Education. The present listing is an update, 
expansion, and generalization of the earlier 0.23 MB "Gender Issues 
in Physics/Science Education (GIPSE)" by Mallow & Hake (2002). 
 
Of course, Jeffry Mallow and I would be very interested in any 
comments any of you might care to make on GISME. 
 
To access GISME, please click on 
(http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~hake), scroll to item 55, and then 
click on [GISME-5k-Part1.pdf] for Part 1 and [GISME-5k-Part2.pdf] for 
Part 2. 
 
The earlier "Gender Issues in Physics/Science Education (GIPSE)" 
[Mallow & Hake (2002)] can be found on the APS website 
http://www.aps.org/programs/women/resources/gender.cfm 
 
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2. CELEBRATE WOMEN IN PHYSICS POSTER 
From: WIPHYS, June 23, 2008 
 
CSWP has a new Celebrate Women in Physics Poster!  This full-color 
poster http://www.aps.org/programs/women/index.cfm highlights women 
physicists actively pursuing their work. The poster is 16 inches x 20 
inches and fits easily on a door or bulletin board.  To order, please 
send an email to womenaps.org and include your full mailing address. 
We reserve the right to limit quantities. 
 
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3. MIT'S  MIDCAREER ACCELERATION PROGRAM 
From: WIPHYS, June 23, 2008 
 
Information Session - July 2, 2008. MIT's Midcareer Acceleration Program 
(MAP) is designed to help  students sharpen the skills essential to 
prepare for career reentry,  for those who left the workforce and now 
wish to return, and career  retooling, for those who want to prepare for 
a challenging new  position or transition into a new industry. The 
program incorporates  career and personal development, a semester-long 
MIT course, and an internship or research project. 
 
Please join us for our last information session of the year. The 
information session will be an overview of MAP, including a 
discussion of: 
    * the goals of the program, 
    * experiences of the people who participated in the program, 
    * resources available at MIT, and 
    * support available to you while going through the program. 
 
To RSVP for the July 2 information session, please submit your 
request here: http://midcareer.mit.edu/?source=map1 .  If you or someone 
you know could benefit from this program, please  review the MAP program 
website, read the  profiles, and take a look at the  program curriculum 
to learn more. http://midcareer.mit.edu/?source=map1 
 
If you will be unable to make the July 2 Info Session but still wish 
to discuss how this program may work for your unique situation, 
please email Midcareermit.edu with your request. 
 
Dawna S. Levenson 
Associate Director, Academic Programs 
MIT Professional Education Programs 
 
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4. Two-Year Half-Research Half-Teaching Post-Doc 
From: WIPHYS, June 27, 2008 
 
The College of Wooster invites applications for a two-year Post- 
Doctoral Research position in physics beginning August 2008 or 
January 2009. This position will involve half-time research and half- 
time teaching. The qualified candidate will typically teach one 
course and one lab each semester, have the opportunity to guide 
student research, and conduct research in collaboration with our 
departmental faculty. This position supports recent PhDs 
transitioning from graduate school to permanent academic positions 
and provides mentoring in both teaching and the development of an 
independent research program. Teaching opportunities include both our 
introductory and advanced courses. PhD in physics or related field 
expected. 
 
Our department is an inclusive community that emphasizes cooperation 
over competition. A June 2004 report by the American Institute of 
Physics lists our department in a short table of physics programs 
with high student satisfaction and high bachelor's degree production. 
Our physics club has won national awards for its elementary school 
outreach program. Our NSF-REU summer program has attracted students 
from 18 states and 37 institutions to work closely with faculty on 
research projects. Each Wooster student completes a yearlong senior 
thesis project in our nationally recognized senior capstone program. 
Wooster ranks in the top 3 percent nationally as the baccalaureate 
origin of PhDs when compared with other 4-year institutions. 
 
Send cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three 
letters of recommendation to Dr. John Lindner, Physics Chair, at 
JLindnerWooster.edu. Consideration of applications will begin 
immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 
 
The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts 
and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate 
education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified 
women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging 
to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its 
policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, 
creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual 
orientation, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an 
Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject 
to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to 
work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and 
Control Act. Drug-free workplace. 
 
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5. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program For Recent PHDs, University Of Michigan 
From: WIPHYS, June 27, 2008 
 
The Michigan Society of Fellows invites applications to its postdoctoral 
fellowship program for recent PhDs in the humanities, arts, sciences, 
and professions. These three-year positions at the University of 
Michigan are open to recent PhDs who wish to pursue research 
opportunities while teaching at a major research university. Eight 
fellowships are available, with an annual stipend of $51,500. Four of 
these fellowships will be awarded in the humanities, with the support of 
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applications must be submitted 
electronically by midnight September 30, 2008.  The online application 
is available at www.rackham.umich.edu/Faculty/sof.html. Questions may be 
submitted to society.of.fellowsumich.edu 
 
Myron Campbell 
Chair, Physics Department 
University of Michigan 
 
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