AAS Committee on the Status of Women  
Issue of December 5, 2008  
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson 
This week's issues: 
1. Professional Skills Development Workshops 
2. Conference for Undergraduate Women, University of Southern California 
3. CSWP and FIAP Breakfast, APS March Meeting 
4. IUPAP Working Group On Women In Physics, Supporting Women In Physics 
   In Developing Countries  
5. Tenure-Track Position in Experimental Gravitational Wave Physics, 
   Syracuse University  
6. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
7. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
1. Professional Skills Development Workshop  
From: WIPHYS November 24, 2008 
The American Physical Society will offer one-day workshops for women 
post-docs and senior tenured women faculty in physics on March 15 
(Pittsburgh) and again on May 1 (Denver), in association with the 2009 
APS annual meetings.   Deadline to apply for the March workshop is 
December 5, 2008 and the deadline for the April workshop is January 5, 
2009.  First consideration will be given to applications received by the 
Women of color are especially encouraged to apply. 
The workshops will offer professional training on effective negotiation, 
communication and leadership skills, as well as a special opportunity 
for networking at the reception afterwards.  There will be separate 
sessions for post-docs and women faculty.  All participants may receive 
a stipend of up to $850 towards hotel and travel expenses.   Details are 
now posted at 
http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/skills/index.cfm.  To ensure 
maximum interaction, the workshops will be limited in size.  
Support for these workshops has been received from the National Science 
2. Conference for Undergraduate Women, University of Southern California 
From: WIPHYS November 25, 2008 
We are proud to announce the 4th Annual Conference for Undergraduate 
Women in Physics hosted by the University of Southern California on the 
17th and 18th of January 2009. Please spread the word around.  We hope 
that women physics students from your respective universities and 
colleges will be able to participate. Information about the conference 
is on the website.  There is NO conference fee and we encourage women 
students from California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico to apply. We 
reimburse travel expenses and give lodging for the duration of the 
The website is: http://physics.usc.edu/~wiphys/conference/ 
Please register online: 
[WIPHYS Note:  Other conferences for undergraduate women the same 
 weekend: Yale University  http://www.yale.edu/spsyale/cuwpy/  
 and UIUC  http://physics.illinois.edu/conferences/wip/ 
3. CSWP and FIAP Breakfast, APS March Meeting 
From: WIPHYS November 25, 2008 
CSWP and the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics will again 
co-sponsor a networking breakfast on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 7:30 
a.m.-9:30 a.m. in the Westin Hotel.  Enjoy a delicious full breakfast and 
hear an informal talk by a woman physicist in industry.  Cost:  $15. $5 
for physics students.  Both men and women are welcome.  Space is limited 
for this popular event!  
http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/events/receptions/cswp-fiap.cfm by 
March 2, 2009.   After that you must purchase tickets on site at the 
main APS Registration Desk in the Convention Center, as long as tickets 
are available.  
4. IUPAP Working Group On Women In Physics, Supporting Women In Physics 
   In Developing Countries  
From: WIPHYS Dec. 1, 2008  
We have received funding to launch a seventh round of the IUPAP/UNESCO 
program to fund the attendance of women from developing and eastern 
European countries at regional conferences and schools this fall.  We 
expect to be able to fund 20 women up to a maximum between $700 & $800 
US each.  
Applications for these grants should be received no later than February 
15, 2009.  Recipients will be chosen by the IUPAP Working Group on Women 
in Physics by the end of March, and we will notify everyone by the first 
week in April 2009.  
Only women physicists from Eastern Europe or developing countries may 
apply.  Due to limited funding, those who have received a grant in the 
past, under this program, are not eligible for a second grant.  
Those interested in applying for a grant should submit the following 
information, preferable by e mail as a WORD document or as text within 
1. Complete contact information including name, address, e mail and phone. 
2. Years since your PhD (or undergraduate degree for graduate students) 
was granted.  
3. Brief description of the conference or workshop you wish to attend 
(including date of conf., place to be held, & website if available)  
4. Brief statement of how attending the conference will enhance your career. 
5. A breakdown of the amount of money (up to $700 US) required to attend 
(Ex: Airfare, registration fee, meals).  
6. One Letter of recommendation. 
Send all information to Jackie Beamon Kiene at, beamonaps.org  by 
February 15, 2009.  
Barbara Sandow, Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics 
Judy Franz, IUPAP Liaison, Working Group on Women in Physics 
5. Tenure-Track Position in Experimental Gravitational Wave Physics, 
   Syracuse University  
From: WIPHYS November 26, 2008 
The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track 
assistant professor position in experimental gravitational wave physics. 
The department currently has a strong research group associated with 
LIGO (led by Profs. Duncan Brown and Peter Saulson), with emphasis on 
data analysis and astrophysics. The successful candidate will interact 
well with these research efforts, while carrying out a strong and broad 
program of gravitational wave detector development. Applicants should 
have a clear record of research accomplishments and a strong interest 
and ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate 
Candidates should visit http://www.sujobopps.com, search for 
Assistant Professor/Physics (job #024758), and apply electronically. You 
will be asked to create an online application and to upload three 
documents: (1) your formal letter applying for the position, (2) your 
curriculum vitae (with publication list, etc.), and (3) a personal 
statement of research and teaching interests (as an "other document"). 
In addition to the online application, please arrange for three (3) or 
more letters of recommendation to be sent either to 
gwexpsearchphysics.syr.edu or to this postal address:  
GWEXP Search Committee 
Department of Physics, 201 Physics Bldg. 
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1130 USA 
Syracuse University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 
Members of minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply. 
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