AAS Committee on the Status of Women  
Issue of September 19, 2008  
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson 
This week's issues: 
1. Maria Mitchell Biography Reviews 
2. Fall Issue of the APS Gazette Newsletter  
3. Professional Skills Development Workshops 
4. Lecturer II Position, the University of New Mexico  
5. Tenure Track Faculty Position, Experimental Particle Physics, 
   The University of Rochester  
6. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
7. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
1. Review of two new Maria Mitchell biographies 
From: Geoff Clayton [gclaytonfenway.phys.lsu.edu] 
The new Physics Today (September 2008) has a review by Andrea Dobson 
(Whitman College) of the two new biographies of Maria Mitchell: 
Among the Stars: The Life of Maria Mitchell by Margaret Moore Booker 
and Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer Among the 
American Romantics by Renee Bergland. 
2. Fall Issue of the APS Gazette Newsletter  
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 18, 2008 
The Fall issue of the Gazette Newsletter has been mailed.  This issue 
can also be viewed as a pdf file at 
About 3 months ago, we sent an email out to our readers explaining that 
we are converting the APS Roster of Women and Minorities, which is also 
used as the Gazette mailing list, to a new web-based system.  Although 
we used the old Roster mailing list for this issue of the Gazette, we 
will now begin using the new Roster system, which has been purged of 
outdated records.  If you did not receive the email we sent out to you, 
your record may have been purged from our system and you will no longer 
receive the Gazette when it is published in February!  
If you are a Gazette subscriber who did not receive an email from us, 
but who would like to continue receiving the Gazette, please visit 
www.aps.org/programs/roster/enroll.cfm to re-register and select The 
Gazette Mailing List as your Roster group.  
Questions? Contact Arlene Modeste Knowles at rosteraps.org.  We would 
love to keep you reading the Gazette!  
3. Professional Skills Development Workshops 
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 18, 2008 
The American Physical Society will offer one-day workshops for women 
post-doctoral associates and senior, tenured women faculty in physics, 
in association with the 2009 APS annual meetings.  Workshops will be 
offered on Sunday, March 15 (Pittsburgh) and again on May 1 
(Denver). Women of color are especially encouraged to apply.  
Each one-day workshop will have separate sessions for women post docs in 
physics and for tenured women faculty in physics.  They will offer 
professional training on effective negotiation, communication and 
leadership skills, as well as a special opportunity for networking at a 
reception afterwards.  Participants are eligible to receive a stipend to 
help cover the cost of travel and up to two nights lodging.   Details 
are now posted on the CSWP website at 
along with information on how to apply.  
The deadline to apply for the March workshop December 5, 2008; the 
deadline to apply for the April workshop is January 5, 2009.  First 
consideration will be given to applications received by the deadlines. 
To ensure maximum interaction, the workshops will be limited to 34 
people.  Please contact womenaps.org with any questions.  
Best wishes, 
Sherry Yennello, Texas A&M University,  PI and past CSWP Chair 
Catherine Fiore, MIT, CSWP Chair 2008 
4. Lecturer II Position, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The 
University of New Mexico  
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 18, 2008 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico 
invites applications for one full-time Lecturer II position, starting 
with the spring semester 2009.  Minimum requirements: M.S. in physics or 
astrophysics or applied physics.  Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. in 
physics or astrophysics or applied physics.  Preference will be given to 
candidates with college-level teaching experience in introductory 
physics and/or astronomy.  
Primary responsibilities include teaching 3 undergraduate physics or 
astronomy courses per semester.  There is the possibility of a reduced 
teaching load for significant teaching-related administrative tasks, 
such as coordinating student learning outcomes assessment for various 
courses and degree programs.  
The department has 27 tenure-stream faculty members with active research 
programs in physics and astrophysics and optics, and offers 
undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physics, Astrophysics, and Optical 
Science & Engineering.  In addition to degree-related courses, we teach 
various service courses for non-physics majors.  
A complete application requires an application letter, curriculum vitae, 
a teaching statement, and two letters of recommendation.  All materials 
should be sent to:  
F08 Lecturer Hiring 
UNM Dept. of Physics and Astronomy 
800 Yale Blvd N.E.   MSC 07-4220 
Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001 
We will begin reviewing applications on October 10, 2008, and will 
continue until the position is filled.  For best consideration, 
applications should be received by 10/10/08.  The preferred starting 
date is January 1, 2009, with classes starting January 19, 2009.  The 
University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action 
Employer and Educator.  
5. Tenure Track Faculty Position in Experimental Particle Physics, 
Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Rochester 
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 17, 2008 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of 
Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in 
Experimental Particle Physics.  With this position, we seek to 
broaden the research portfolio of our existing program, which 
includes research in hadron collider physics at CMS (LHC), CDF and 
D0, neutrino physics at MINERvA and T2K and quark flavor physics at 
CLEO and BES.  We are particularly interested in considering 
candidates with a research interest in non-accelerator based particle 
physics or particle astrophysics, but will consider candidates across 
the spectrum of Experimental Particle Physics. 
Applicants should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research, 
and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate 
and the graduate level. The appointment is anticipated to be at the 
junior level; however, applicants at a more senior level will also be 
considered.   Each candidate should submit a letter of application, a 
curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a description of 
research and teaching plans and  arrange for at least four letters of 
recommendation to be sent to:  HEP Faculty Search Committee, c/o Ms. 
Shirley Brignall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of 
Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627.   Applications may also be submitted 
by email sent to shirlpas.rochester.edu.  Applications will be 
considered on an ongoing basis beginning in November 2008.  The 
University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong 
commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from 
candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. 
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