AAS Committee on the Status of Women  
Issue of September 5, 2008  
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. NYT story about women adjusting to the real world 
 
2. Report on Gender Equity Conference Now Available 
 
3. New India-US Travel Program for Grad Students and Professors 
 
4. Online Fellowship Applications Available, Harvard-Smithsonian 
 
5. Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics, Northwestern 
 
*** FOLLOWING POSITIONS WERE TAKEN FROM WIPHYS *** 
 
6. Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Physics, Baylor 
 
7. Job Opportunities at the IAEA 
 
8. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
9. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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1. NYT STORY ABOUT WOMEN ADJUSTING TO THE REAL WORLD 
From: Heidi Hammel [hbhalum.mit.edu] 
 
An article all women (especially young women) should read: 
 
Girl Power at School, but Not at the Office 
By HANNAH SELIGSON, Published: August 30, 2008 
 
I WAS born in 1982 - about 20 years after the women's rights movement 
began. Growing up in what many have called a post-feminist culture, 
I did not really experience institutional gender bias. "Girl power" 
was celebrated, and I felt that all doors were open to me... Then I 
left the egalitarianism of the classroom for the cubicle, and 
everything changed... 
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/31/jobs/31pre.html?pagewanted=1&em 
 
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2. REPORT ON GENDER EQUITY CONFERENCE NOW AVAILABLE 
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 3, 2008 
 
The report on the Gender Equity Conference, held at APS in May 2007, is 
now available at www.aps.org/. It contains a number of recommendations 
for academic institutions, national laboratories, and funding agencies 
aimed at improving recruitment and retention of those from 
under-represented populations in physics. The conference brought 
together chairs of 50 major research-oriented academic physics 
departments as well as about 15 physics-related managers of major 
national laboratories. Congratulations to the organizing committee 
and all who worked on this important document!  
 
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3. NEW INDIA-US TRAVEL PROGRAM FOR GRAD STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS 
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 4, 2008 
 
A new India-U.S. travel program  has been established by APS and the 
Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum. The program includes travel 
grants for graduate students. (There is also a professorship award). 
Current deadline to apply is 31 October 2008. 
 
http://www.aps.org/programs/international/us-india-travel.cfm    
 
Contact Michele Irwin, APS Office of International Affairs, at 
Irwinaps.org for more information.  
 
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4. ONLINE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE, HARVARD-SMITHSONIAN 
From: Christine Crowley [ccrowleycfa.harvard.edu] 
 
The following 2009 Fellowship Programs at the 
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 
are now accepting applications online: 
 
CLAY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/clay/ 
Deadline: October 30, 2008 
 
CFA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/postdoc/ 
Deadline: October 30, 2008 
 
MENZEL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION 
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/menzel/ 
Deadline: October 30, 2008 
 
SMA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellowships/sma/ 
Deadline: December 1, 2008 
 
Information and instructions can be found at the links above. 
 
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5. FACULTY POSITION IN THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS 
From: Fred Rasio [fred.rasiogmail.com] 
 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University 
invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area 
of theoretical/computational astrophysics at the Assistant Professor 
level. We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand 
the current research areas of the theoretical astrophysics group, 
including the formation and evolution of compact objects, dynamics of 
dense star clusters, high-energy astrophysics, relativistic 
astrophysics and gravitational wave sources, star and planet 
formation, and dynamics of extrasolar planetary systems. 
 
Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in astrophysics 
research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate 
teaching and outreach. Interested applicants should send their 
curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research statement, and 
should arrange for at least three reference letters to be submitted 
electronically to Pamela Horstmann at astro-searchnorthwestern.edu, 
or by mail to Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern 
University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208. 
 
Review of applications will start on November 1, 2008, but later 
applications will continue to be considered until the position is 
filled. Further information about the department can be found at  
http://www.physics.northwestern.edu . 
AA/EOE. Women and members of minority groups are especially 
encouraged to apply. 
 
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6. BAYLOR UNIVERSITY - TWO TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN PHYSICS 
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 2, 2008 
 
The Department of Physics, Baylor University, invites applications for 
two tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor 
beginning in August 2009. The Department is seeking to hire one 
candidate in experimental high energy physics. Exceptional candidates 
in other research areas will be considered for the second tenure-track 
position. Current areas of departmental research include elementary 
particle physics, astrophysics, dusty plasma physics, condensed matter 
physics, surface physics, nonlinear dynamics, semiconductor physics, 
experimental atomic and molecular physics, and theoretical early 
universe cosmology and string/M theory. Applicants should submit (1) a 
cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae including a list of refereed papers 
published and submitted, (3) a statement of current research interests 
and pursuits, (4) a statement on teaching interests and philosophy, and 
(5) a list of three references. Applicants should arrange to have three 
letters of recommendation sent directly to Chair, Search Committee, 
Department of Physics, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97316, Waco, 
Texas 76798-7316, or e-mailed to physicsjobbaylor.edu . 
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To ensure 
full consideration for the position, applications should be completed by 
November 1, 2008. Applications will be accepted until the position is 
filled. 
 
Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie 
classification as a "high-research" institution. Baylor's mission is to 
educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by 
integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring 
community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong 
commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to 
discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier 
research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive 
Christian mission as described in Baylor 2012 
(http://www.baylor.edu/vision/ ). 
 
Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General 
Convention of Texas. As an AA/EEO employer, Baylor encourages 
minorities, women, veterans, & persons with disabilities to apply. 
 
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7. JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE IAEA 
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 4, 2008 
 
The latest job vacancies at the IAEA appear at 
(http://recruitment.iaea.org/phf/images/email/top_head.jpg) . Should you 
know of potential candidates, please do not hesitate to share these 
vacancies with them. We particularly encourage women to apply. The full 
listing of open vacancies, as well as procedures for applying are 
available at http://www.iaea.org/About/Jobs.  
 
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