AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of December 4, 2009 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. All of Us Must Work for Diversity 
 
2. Follow Up:  What Can You Negotiate in Your Job Offer? 
 
3. In-/Appropriate Behavior Between Students and Advisors 
 
4. Tips from the Top of the Career Ladder 
 
5. Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics 
 
6. APS Professional Skills Development Workshop, March 14 
 
7. APS Childcare Grants Available 
 
8. APS Minotiry Scholarships 
 
9. Jefferson Science Fellowship 
 
10. APS Congressional Science Fellowship 2010-2011 
 
11. Four extragalactic postdoc positions at Swinburne University 
 
12. Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University 
 
13. Assistant or Associate Professor Position, NMSU 
 
14. Four Tenure-Track Positions, Arizona State University 
 
  *** FOLLOWING JOB POSTINGS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS *** 
 
15. Physics Lecturer Position, Wake Forest University 
 
16. Physics Lab Instructor Position, Vassar College 
 
17. Non-Tenure Track, Open Rank Position, George Washington University 
 
18. Assistant Professor of Physics, Randolph College 
 
19. Tenure Track Faculty Position in Physics, Rhodes College 
 
20. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
21. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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1. All of Us Must Work for Diversity 
From:  Marc Postman [postmanstsci.edu] 
 
[Please also see #3 on Student/Advisor Relationships and #4 on   
Survival in the Workplace, contributing articles to this theme.] 
 
I may be an unusual case in physics and astronomy in that both my   
undergraduate and graduate advisors were prominent women scientists   
(Mildred Dresselhaus, M.I.T. and Margaret Geller, CfA). I believe this   
will eventually be as common an experience as those who have men as   
their advisors. Men and women are equally capable of achieving success   
in science but the presence of key female role models in my early   
career certainly demonstrated this fact more effectively than anything   
I learned from my parents and pre-college teachers. As I progressed   
along my career, however, I soon became aware that there were clearly   
impediments to the realization of this fundamental fact. In response,   
I have worked within my home institution (Space Telescope Science   
Institute) to make it a place where the opportunities for career   
success in astronomy are independent of one's gender ... 
 
[Please see the entire blog post at 
 
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2009/12/all-of-us-must-work-for-diversity-by.html.] 
 
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2. Follow Up:  What Can You Negotiate in Your Job Offer? 
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomeryphysics.ucf.edu] 
 
[We continue to summarize the major outcomes from the Women in   
Astronomy III conference held at the University of Maryland October   
21-23, 2009 - Eds.] 
 
Two posts were mistakenly omitted in our original list, one by Katy   
Flint from the National Postdoctoral Association and one in informal   
astronomy education that only wished to provide their first name.  To   
read more on what postdocs and informal astronomy educators should   
consider in negotiating job offers, please see the Women in Astronomy   
blog at 
 
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-can-you-negotiate-in-your-job.html. 
 
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3. In-/Appropriate Behavior Between Students and Advisors 
From: Adam Burgasser [aburgasserucsd.edu] 
 
[We continue to summarize the major outcomes from the Women in   
Astronomy III conference held at the University of Maryland October   
21-23, 2009 - Eds.  The following is a summary by Michele M.   
Montgomery of one of the posters presented at this meeting.  Please   
see #1 on Diversity and #4 on Survival in the Workplace, contributing   
articles to this theme.] 
 
Adam Burgasser (UCSD/MIT) and Jacqueline Faherty (AMNH/SUNY Stony   
Brook) conducted a survey on "Perceptions of Appropriate Behavior   
Between Students and Advisors in Astronomy" and presented their   
results at the Women in Astronomy Conference that was held at the   
Universtiy of Maryland October 21-23, 2009.  They studied various   
behavior scenarios between students and advisors including weight gain   
or loss; staying late for work; birthday or holiday gifts; hanging   
out; late-night at-home phone calls, among others. 
 
Results of the survey include the following:  Perceptions of behavior   
appropriateness vary with age and professional status, with younger   
astronomers and those at earlier stages in their career typically   
viewing behaviors as more appropriate.  Perceptions of student/advisor   
behavior scenarios vary with the gender pairing, with behaviors from   
student/advisor pairs of different gender being viewed as more   
inappropiate. 
 
One fact found from this survey is that female students are less   
likely to have a same gender advisor than male students, and this lack   
of diversity in gender pairings may negatively impact the female's   
student/advisor relationship.  Another interesting find is that this   
survey attracted a small fraction of highly negative and fearful   
criticism from men, lending another conclusion that resistence to open   
discussion of appropriate behaviors between students and advisors   
continues today.  For the full survey scope, limitations, biases,   
results, and conclusions, please see 
 
http://web.mit.edu/~ajb/www/browndwarfs//wia2009/. 
 
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4. Tips from the Top of the Career Ladder 
From:  Amy Simon-Miller and John Pearl 
[amy.a.simon-millernasa.gov and john.c.pearlnasa.gov] 
 
[The following is a contribution from Amy Simon-Miller and John Pearl,   
summarized by Michele M. Montgomery.  Please see also #1 on Diversity   
and #3 on advisor/student behaviors, contributing articles to this   
theme.] 
 
In the Opinion section of Nature (Vol. 462/12 November 2009), the book   
"Beyond the Boys Club:  Strategies for Achieving Career Success as a   
Woman Working in a Male-dominated Field" is reviewed.  The author,   
Suzanne Doyle-Morris, interviews 21 senior women from a wide range of   
backgrounds to discover their survival skills in the male-dominated   
workplace.  The senior women vary in age and fields:  One is a senior   
diplomat, another is a retired archaelogist, and a third is a   
professor at the University of Cambridge.  Doyle-Morris argues that   
women face difficulties in the work place mostly due to old career   
structures.  She also finds that career advancement is not entirely   
based on merit and is more based on marketing, relationships, and a   
good profile.  The rise to the top is slow in science and engineering.    
In the United Kingdom, about 70% of women holding degrees in science,   
engineering, and technology do not work in the field.  Advice from   
professors who have stayed in the field suggest mentoring, flexible   
working time in laboratories, specializing in a field other than your   
PhD topic during postdoc years, and finding cross-disciplinary   
collaborations. The book also offers suggestions on developing   
relationships, raising your profile, building your image, networking,   
risk taking, negotiating politics, and choosing a mentor. 
 
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5. Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics 
From: WIPHYS, November 30 
 
Four conferences for undergraduate women in physics (CUWPs) will be    
held simultaneously in four locations around the United   
States, January 15 17, 2010.  Travel funding is available (see   
websites for details). 
 
1) Midwest CUWP:  The Ohio State University 
http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/undergrad/WiP_Conference/ 
 
2) Northeast CUWP: Yale University 
http://www.yale.edu/spsyale/cuwpy/ 
 
3) Southeast CUWP: Duke University/North Carolina State   
University/North Carolina Central University/University of North   
Carolina at Chapel Hill 
http://southeastcuwp.org 
 
4) West Coast CUWP:  University of California at Santa Cruz 
http://dave.ucsc.edu/wipconf 
 
The CUWP goals are to help young women continue in physics   
by providing them with the opportunity to experience a   
professional conference, information about graduate school and   
professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all   
ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.  Our   
programs include research talks by faculty, panel discussions about   
graduate school and careers in physics, presentations and discussions   
about women in physics, laboratory tours, student research talks, a   
student poster session, and several meals during which presenters and   
students interact with each other. 
 
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6. APS Professional Skills Development Workshop, March 14 
From: WIPHYS, December 2 
 
The American Physical Society offer a Professional Skills Development   
Workshops for Women Physicists on Sunday, March 14 in Portland, Oregon   
in association with the APS Annual Meeting there.  The workshop will   
be aimed at women post docs and tenure-track women faculty 
 
The deadline to apply is December 7, 2009.   First consideration will   
go to applications received by that date, and the workshop will be   
limited in size for optimal benefits.  All participants are eligible   
to receive a stipend to help cover the cost of travel and up to two   
nights lodging. 
 
Women of color are especially encouraged to apply. 
 
The workshop is aimed towards enhancing the status of women in   
physics, by providing professional training on effective negotiation,   
communication and leadership skills for female physicists in a   
position to become the future leaders.  In addition, the workshop will   
offer a special opportunity for networking at a reception to follow.  
 
Information is now posted at  
 
http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/skills/index.cfm.  
    
This program is supported by an award from the National Science   
Foundation.  Questions? Please contact Sue Otwell at APS   
otwellaps.org. 
 
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7. APS Childcare Grants Available 
 
Small grants of up to $400 are available to assist meeting attendees   
at the APS annual meetings  who are bringing small children or who   
incur extra expenses in leaving them at home.  
 
Applications for the grants must be received by December 15, 2009 (for   
the February/April meeting in Washington, DC) and by January 15, 2010   
(for the March meeting in Portland, Oregon)  to be considered by a   
subcommittee of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics   
(CSWP). In the event that the number of requests for grants exceeds   
the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in the   
early stages of their careers. 
 
Information is posted on the Meetings website at 
 
http://www.aps.org/meetings/april/services/childcare.cfm  
 
(for the February/April meeting) and at 
 
http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/services/childcare.cfm 
 
(for the March meeting).  
 
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8. APS Minotiry Scholarships 
From:  WIPHYS, December 3 
 
Do you know a minority high school senior, college freshman or   
sophomore who is interested in majoring in physics and could benefit   
from a scholarship with built-in mentoring?  
 
The American Physical Society is once again pleased to offer the APS   
Scholarship Program for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors. This   
excellent, highly competitive scholarship program not only provides   
funding to students, but also a great deal of student support.  We   
encourage all eligible students to apply right away using our new   
online application. 
 
Eligibility includes: 
  African Americans, Hispanic Americans, or Native Americans 
• High school seniors, college freshmen or sophomores 
• US citizens or permanent legal residents 
• Physics majors and those planning to major in physics 
 
Award: 
  $2,000 for new students, and $3,000 for renewal students 
  A local physics mentor 
  An APS physics mentor 
 
To Apply: 
  Check out the easy-to-use online application: 
 
http://aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/ 
 
Deadline: February 5, 2010 
 
The online application form must be completed and all supporting   
documents must be postmarked by the deadline date 
 
Questions? Email minorityscholarshipaps.org 
 
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9.  Jefferson Science Fellowship 
From:  Michele M. Montgomery [montgomeryphysics.ucf.edu] 
 
Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of   
higher education, that are U.S. citizens, and that can maintain   
security clearances are eligibile to become Jeffereson Science   
Fellows.  These fellows spend one year in Washington D.C. at the U.S.   
Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development   
(USAID) or at U.S. foreign embassays and/or missions.  Fellows provide   
up-to-date expertise in science, technology, or engineering that   
routinely impact the policy decisions encountered by the U.S.   
Department of State/USAID.  To read more about the requirements,   
tasks, and eligibility requirements, please see 
 
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Jefferson/. 
 
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10. APS Congressional Science Fellowship 2010-2011 
From:  WIPHYS, November 23 
 
The American Physical Society is currently accepting applications for   
the Congressional Science Fellowship Program. Fellows serve one year   
on the staff of a senator, representative or congressional committee.   
They are afforded an opportunity to learn the legislative process and   
explore science policy issues from the lawmakers' perspective. In   
turn, Fellows have the opportunity to lend scientific and technical   
expertise to public policy issues.  
  
Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in physics or a closely   
related field, a strong interest in science and technology policy and,   
ideally, some experience in applying scientific knowledge toward the   
solution of societal problems. Fellows are required to be U.S.   
citizens and members of the APS. 
 
Term of Appointment is one year, beginning in September of 2010 with   
participation in a two week orientation sponsored by AAAS. Fellows   
have considerable choice in congressional assignments. 
 
A stipend is offered in addition to allowances for relocation,   
in-service travel, and health insurance premiums. 
  
Application should consist of a letter of intent of no more than   
2-pages, a 2-page resume: with one additional page for publications,   
and three letters of reference. Please see the APS website 
 
http://www.aps.org/policy/fellowships/congressional.cfm 
 
for detailed information on materials required for applying and other   
information on the program. 
 
All application materials must be submitted online by January 15, 2010.  
 
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11. Four extragalactic postdoc positions at Swinburne University 
From:  Sarah Maddison [smaddisonswin.edu.au] 
 
We have available four postdoctoral research positions in   
extragalactic astronomy in the Centre for Astrophysics and   
Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, 
Australia. The application deadline for all is 15 January 2010.  The   
four positions are: 
 
- High-Redshift Galaxy Evolution (observational) with Prof. Karl Glazebrook 
http://members.aas.org/JobReg/JobDetailPage.cfm?JobID=26149 
 
- Galaxy Evolution/Large-scale Structure/Cosmology   
(theoretical/numerical) with Dr. Darren Croton 
http://members.aas.org/JobReg/JobDetailPage.cfm?JobID=26162 
 
- Extragalactic Astrophysics and the IGM (observational) with Dr. Emma   
Ryan-Webber 
http://members.aas.org/JobReg/JobDetailPage.cfm?JobID=26161
 
- Large-scale Structure and Dark Energy (observational/survey   
analysis) with the WiggleZ Team 
http://members.aas.org/JobReg/JobDetailPage.cfm?JobID=26160 
 
The Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing 
 
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/ 
 
is one of the most vibrant astronomy institutes in Australia,   
comprising more than 45 researchers (15 of whom are permanent   
research-active staff members), providing an outstanding research and   
mentoring environment for incoming postdocs. We provide access to 
state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (1160 core 'green machine'   
in-house) and large optical telescope facilities (up to 10m). We have   
the largest extragalactic group in Australia, including three QEII   
Fellows, two ARC International Fellows and one Australian Professorial   
Fellow. 
 
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12. Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University 
From:  WIPHYS, November 24 
 
The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford   
University invites applications for residential fellowships for the   
academic year 2010-2011 from tenured and tenure-track faculty (or the   
equivalent), and postdoctoral scholars, from the U.S. and   
international universities. 
 
Applications for one, two or three quarters will be considered.   
Fellows must remain on faculty and be in residence at the Clayman   
Institute for the duration of their fellowship. Fellowships will be   
non-stipendiary in 2010-2011, except for the postdoctoral appointment   
where stipend and benefits will be set and adjusted in accordance with   
Stanford University rules. 
 
Fellows are provided with faculty-equivalent privileges for using   
Stanford's library and other facilities, an office at the Institute,   
and the collegiality of a diverse community of gender scholars from   
across the spectrum of academic disciplines and ranks. 
 
Thematic Focus:  "Reinvigorating the Revolution: Advancing Gender   
Equality in the Twenty-first Century" 
 
Projects are supported in all disciplines including the humanities,   
social sciences, science and engineering, business, law, and medicine,   
among others, so long as they focus centrally on gender. Possible   
sub-topics include (but are not limited to): 
-The gender division of household labor 
-Families and women's careers: the 2nd shift, opting out, on-ramping,   
and flexible schedules 
-Representations of women in culture and history 
-Gender stereotyping and bias in the workplace 
-Gendered meanings and practices at work and home 
-Women's experiences in male-dominated fields, such as science and engineering 
-Gendered innovations in knowledge: Bringing gender analysis into the   
practice of science 
-Gender and culture in history or literature 
-Advancing women's progress in the professions of business, medicine, and law 
-Historical and cross-national comparisons of women's educational and   
occupational progress 
-Effects of legal mandates (such a Title IX and FMLA) on women's careers 
-National policies, organizational polices, and work-family balance:   
what works? 
-Men's involvement in gender equality movements 
-Gender, leadership, and entrepreneurship 
 
How to Apply:   Applications are to be received in our office by   
5:00pm (PST) on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.  Instructions and detailed   
information are available at 
 
http://gender.stanford.edu 
 
under Fellowships. 
 
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13. Assistant or Associate Professor Position, NMSU 
From: Ofelia Ruiz [oruiznmsu.edu] 
 
The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Department of Astronomy invites   
applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in   
Solar/Stellar astrophysics beginning August 2010. We expect that this   
appointment will be filled at the level of Assistant Professor, but   
appointment at the Associate Professor level may be possible in   
exceptional cases. 
 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy,   
astrophysics, physics, or a closely related field. Candidates with a   
demonstrable research record in fields associated with work done at   
the National Solar Observatory (NSO) are encouraged to apply. Example   
fields include solar/stellar structure and dynamics, solar activity,   
space weather, spectropolarimetry, MHD, and the solar-stellar   
connection. See the NSO Long Range Plan FY2009-2013 available on the   
NSO web site for further details. Of particular interest are   
candidates with expertise in solar or stellar pulsations and also   
high-resolution solar observations and their interpretation. The   
successful candidate will ideally provide evidence of their ability to   
deliver high quality instruction at the graduate and undergraduate   
levels, a sustained external research funding record, and experience   
as an advisor to MS and PhD students. 
 
The Department is involved in a wide range of astronomical research.   
We also benefit from membership in the Astrophysical Research   
Consortium (ARC) and its Apache Point Observatory (APO) 3.5-meter   
telescope. The Department operates its own 1-meter telescope at APO,   
is a member of the Sloan III project, and is a user of numerous ground   
based observatories and NASA scientific satellites. Additional   
Department information can be found at 
 
http://astronomy.nmsu.edu. 
 
NMSU serves a diverse undergraduate and graduate population of 18,500   
students. Located in Las Cruces (the state's second largest city),   
NMSU is within driving distance of: the Apache Point Observatory, the   
National Solar Observatory, the NRAO Very Large Array, the McDonald   
Observatory, and Kitt Peak National Observatory. 
 
To be considered for this position, send a cover letter, a brief   
statement of research interests and plans (including a discussion of   
anticipated research directions over the next five years), a brief   
description of teaching experience and philosophy, unofficial   
transcripts of PhD and a curriculum vitae to: 
 
Dr. Bernard McNamara 
Chair, Faculty Search Committee 
Department of Astronomy 
New Mexico State University, MSC 4500 
1320 Frenger St. 
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 
 
Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of   
recommendation to be sent to the above address. Review of completed   
applications will begin January 1, 2010 and will continue until the   
position is filled or closed. Questions can be addressed to:   
astfacultynmsu.edu or (575) 646-4438. 
 
New Mexico State University is an EEO/AA Employer.   Offer of   
employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility   
for employment in the United States.  All offers of employment, oral   
and written are contingent on the university's verification of   
credentials and other information required by federal law, state law,   
and NMSU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a   
criminal history check. 
 
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14. Four Tenure-Track Positions, Arizona State University 
From:  James Rhoads [James.Rhoadsasu.edu] 
 
We are seeking to hire faculty in the areas of 
 
- Extrasolar planet studies 
- Observational cosmology 
- Instrumentation development 
- Planetary atmospheres 
 
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Extrasolar Planet Studies at the School of Earth and   
Space Exploration, Arizona State University: 
 
We welcome candidates who wish to engage in   
collaborative, multidisciplinary research on the nature, formation,   
and evolution of extrasolar planets. Both observational and   
theoretical studies are of interest. Specific research areas might   
include but are not limited to: spectroscopy of planets and their host   
stars, novel techniques used to search for and characterize   
exoplanets, planetary interior models, and planetary dynamics. A   
demonstrated track record in research, teaching and grantsmanship is   
preferred. 
 
Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes   
a description of the applicant's research and teaching interests, 2)   
a current CV, and 3) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of   
three references. 
 
Inquiries and applications must be addressed to Kip Hodges,   
Director, School of Earth and Space Exploration, and submitted   
electronically to sesenewfacasu.edu. Submissions in pdf format are   
preferred. 
 
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Observational Cosmology 
 
The ASU Cosmology Initiative, a joint venture of ASU's School of   
Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics, seeks to   
hire a junior faculty member in observational cosmology. 
 
The ideal candidate would be an observer engaged in exciting   
forefront research targeting at least one of the following areas: The   
cosmic dark ages, First Light and reionization, galaxy assembly   
and evolution, AGN and supermassive black holes, or large scale   
structure.  The position will build on the legacy of the Hubble Space   
Telescope, be able to use the refurbished Hubble, and in the future   
the James Webb Space Telescope and other facilities. 
 
The successful candidate would join the faculty in the School of   
Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). They will have the opportunity to   
interact with colleagues working on a wide range of topics   
including galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, and reionization; dark   
matter and dark energy; particle astrophysics and the physics of the   
early universe; stellar physics and cosmic explosions; star-formation   
and stellar evolution; the formation and evolution of planetary   
systems; astronomical instrumentation; astrobiology; planetary   
geology; and geophysics and geology. 
 
Faculty at ASU can apply for time on Arizona Observatory   
facilities, including the 6.5m MMT at Mt Hopkins, the two 6.5m   
Magellan telescopes in Chile, the 2.3m Bok and 1.8m VATT telescopes,   
the 2x8.4m LBT at Mt Graham, and the 10m Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter   
Telescope, with access to the 22m Giant Magellan Telescope anticipated   
upon its completion. In addition, they have access to on-site   
facilities including laboratories and clean rooms. 
 
ASU offers a stimulating intellectual environment, along   
with competitive salary, benefits, and startup packages. 
 
Candidates should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or   
physics, or an equivalent qualification. They should also have a   
strong record of publications in the peer-reviewed literature. A   
demonstrated record of obtaining research funding will be a plus. 
 
A background check is required for employment. Arizona   
State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action   
employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and   
minorities are encouraged to apply. 
 
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a full   
curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and contact   
information for 3 references.  Letters of recommendation (PDF or Word   
preferred) should be emailed separately to cosmologyasu.edu.    
Please reference the applicant's name in the subject line of the email. 
 
Applications can be submitted online at 
 
http://sese.asu.edu/node/add/applicant-faculty 
 
Deadline: December 15, 2009 
 
Please direct questions to cosmologyasu.edu . 
 
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Instrumentation Development 
 
The ASU Cosmology Initiative, a joint venture of ASU's School of   
Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics, seeks to   
hire either a senior or junior faculty member working in   
instrumentation development for cosmology or a closely related branch   
of astrophysics.  These instrumentation efforts can be space based,   
suborbital, balloon or aircraft, and/or include building ground-based    
instruments. The university is prepared to make substantial   
investments in the infrastructure necessary to support this position. 
 
The successful candidate would join the faculty in the School of   
Earth and Space Exploration (SESE).  They will have the opportunity   
to interact with colleagues working on a wide range of topics   
including galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, and reionization; dark   
matter and dark energy; particle astrophysics and the physics of the   
early universe; stellar physics and cosmic explosions; star formation   
and stellar evolution in cosmological contexts; the formation and    
evolution of planetary systems; astronomical   
instrumentation; astrobiology; planetary geology; and geophysics and   
geology. 
 
Faculty at ASU can apply for time on Arizona Observatory   
facilities, including the 6.5m MMT at Mt Hopkins, the two 6.5m   
Magellan telescopes in Chile, the 2.3m Bok and 1.8m VATT telescopes,   
the 2x8.4m LBT at Mt Graham, and the 10m Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter   
Telescope, with access to the 22m Giant Magellan Telescope anticipated   
upon its completion.  In addition,  they have access to onsite   
facilities including laboratories and clean rooms. 
 
ASU offers a stimulating intellectual environment, along   
with competitive salary, benefits, and startup packages. 
 
Candidates should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or   
physics, or an equivalent qualification.  They should also have a   
strong record of publications in the peer-reviewed literature.  A   
demonstrated record of obtaining development funding will be vital. 
 
A background check is required for employment. Arizona   
State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action   
employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and   
minorities are encouraged to apply. 
 
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a full   
curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and contact   
information for 3 references.  Letters of recommendation (PDF or Word   
preferred) should be emailed separately to cosmologyasu.edu.    
Please reference the applicant's name in the subject line of the email. 
 
Applications can be submitted online at 
 
http://sese.asu.edu/node/add/applicant-faculty 
 
Deadline: December 15, 2009 
 
Please direct questions to  cosmologyasu.edu. 
 
ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that   
actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse   
workforce. 
 
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Planetary Atmospheres at the School of Earth and Space Exploration,    
Arizona State University: 
 
We welcome applications from those who wish to engage   
in collaborative, multidisciplinary studies of planetary atmospheres.   
A demonstrated track record in research, teaching and grantsmanship   
is preferred. Atmospheres of all planetary bodies are of   
interest, including those of Mars, Titan, gas giants, and hot   
Jupiter-like planets in extrasolar systems. Areas of interest include:   
atmospheric dynamics at global, regional, or mesoscales, atmospheric   
state, composition, origin and evolution, and   
surface-atmosphere interactions. These studies could be focused on   
numerical modeling, observations, data analysis, instrument design and   
development, or some combination of these approaches. Successful   
applicants will be expected to interact with the current and future   
SESE directions, including planetary surface processes and dynamics,   
astrobiology, climatology, and/or the formation and evolution of   
planets and planetary systems. 
 
Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes   
a description of the applicant?s research and teaching interests, 2)   
a current CV, and 3) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of   
three references. Inquiries and applications must be addressed to   
Kip Hodges, Director, School of Earth and Space Exploration, and   
submitted electronically to sesenewfacasu.edu. Submissions in pdf   
format are preferred. 
 
Full job ads are available in context at 
 
http://sese.asu.edu/opportunities. 
 
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15.  Physics Lecturer Position, Wake Forest University 
From:  WIPHYS, November 23 
 
Wake Forest University invites applications for a lecturer position in   
physics at the junior or senior level to begin in the fall semester of   
2010. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in physics and have   
experience teaching introductory physics. The initial appointment will   
be for two years, with future appointments renewable at the end of   
each appointment term. 
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching lower level   
physics courses and laboratories for science and non science majors.    
Responsibilities will also include undergraduate advising and   
developing and teaching a first year seminar course. Interests in one   
or more of the following would strengthen a candidate’s application:   
an interest in teaching introductory astronomy, familiarity with new   
teaching methods and technologies, and interest in grant writing for   
educational purposes. 
 
Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with   
about 4500 undergraduates, 750 graduate students, and 1700 students in   
the professional schools of medicine, law, divinity and business. 
 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV including details of all   
teaching experience, a one page statement of their teaching   
philosophy, and the names of three references to the Physics Lecturer   
Search Committee, Department of Physics, P.O. Box 7507, Wake Forest   
University,  Winston Salem, NC 27109 7507. Application materials can   
also be sent electronically in the form of a single PDF document to   
wfuphysrecruitlists.wfu.edu.  Review of applications will begin   
January 5, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.   
Further information is available at 
 
http://www.wfu.edu/physics. 
 
Wake Forest University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 
 
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16. Physics Lab Instructor Position, Vassar College 
From: Debra Elegreen [elmegreenvassar.edu] 
 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College invites   
applications for a one-year position as lab instructor in physics at   
the lecturer level beginning in September 2010, with the possibility   
of a longer-term position pending budgetary approval. 
 
Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and   
is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.    
Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are   
especially encouraged. 
  
Applicants should have a minimum of a master¹s degree in physics.   
Preference will be given to those with teaching and/or laboratory   
experience. The successful candidate is expected to teach the   
introductory physics labs (four each semester) as well as an   
additional physics course to be 
determined. The department currently consists of four physicists and   
two astronomers; their research specialties are detailed on the   
department homepage 
 
http://physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu. 
 
Candidates should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of   
teaching interest and laboratory experience, and (3) arrange for three   
letters of recommendation. To apply, 
please visit 
 
https://employment.vassar.edu/. 
 
Applications received by February 15 will be given full consideration;   
applications received after that date will be considered until the   
position is filled. Salaries are competitive. Vassar College is a   
liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2450 students. The   
1000-acre campus is located in Poughkeepsie, 75 miles north of New   
York City along the Hudson River. 
 
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17. Non-Tenure Track, Open Rank Position, George Washington University 
From:  WIPHYS, December 2, 2009 
 
The George Washington University Honors Program is seeking to fill an   
open rank, non tenure-accruing appointment for a three-year   
contractual period, beginning Fall 2010. The position may be renewed   
subject to performance. The desirable field of specialization is   
science education with particular expertise in physics education   
research. 
 
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. in   
Physics by 1 August 2010, have excellent teaching skills as   
demonstrated by teaching assessments and references, and have a desire   
to teach at the undergraduate level. 
 
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the applicability of physics   
education research to science education more generally is highly   
desirable as in interest in interdisciplinary science education. The   
successful candidate will teach six courses per year for the   
University Honors Program and may expect to play a leadership role in   
developing and assessing the science curriculum. 
 
Application Procedure: only complete applications will be considered.   
To be considered, send letter of application, cv, three letters of   
reference, a brief statement of teaching objectives and methods, along   
with summaries of teaching evaluations and/or classroom observations,   
samples of scholarly publications, and official academic transcripts to: 
 
University Honors Program Science Education Search 
714 21st Street, NW 
George Washington University 
Washington, DC 20052 
 
Review of applications will begin after 30 December 2009 and will   
continue until the position is filled. 
 
The George Washington University seeks to attract an active,   
culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.   
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative   
Action Employer. 
 
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18. Assistant Professor of Physics, Randolph College 
From:  WIPHYS November 23, 2009 
 
Tenure-track position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy,   
beginning July 1, 2010.  A Ph.D. in Physics or closely-related   
discipline is required. Teaching experience in basic engineering   
courses and/or astronomy is desired. 
 
We seek a natural scientist whose first priority is high-quality   
teaching, including research with students, in a competitive liberal   
arts college. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability and   
interest in teaching and scholarship, enthusiasm for community   
involvement, and will help to develop and strengthen the physics   
programs. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and   
upper-level physics, possibly teaching basic engineering courses or   
astronomy, developing and modernizing laboratories at all levels, and   
scholarship that encourages undergraduate research. 
 
Modest start-up funds are available, and pursuit of external funding   
for research is encouraged. Review of applications will begin December   
15 and continue until the position is filled. 
 
Send curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, and statement of   
teaching philosophy to Dr. Peter Sheldon, Physics Department, Randolph   
College, 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA, 24503 or to   
psheldonrandolphcollege.edu. EOE  
 
[For more information, please see 
 
http://web.randolphcollege.edu/humanresources/employment_opps.asp#314] 
 
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19.  Tenure Track Faculty Position in Physics, Rhodes College 
From:  WIPHYS, November 24 
 
 The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track   
position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2010.   
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, and candidates   
with either theoretical or experimental research interests are welcome   
to apply. The successful applicant must demonstrate an enthusiasm for   
teaching, the ability to teach at all levels of a rigorous   
undergraduate physics curriculum, and the potential to carry out a   
productive research program involving undergraduate students.   
Individuals who can support our curriculum in the area of   
astronomy/astrophysics and who have interests that go beyond   
traditional disciplinary boundaries are encouraged to apply. The   
Department of Physics has significant resources for faculty and   
student research; see www.rhodes.edu/physics  for information about   
the department. 
  
All application materials are to be submitted electronically.   
Applicants should combine their CV, transcripts (undergraduate and   
graduate), a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of   
research plans (stating explicitly how undergraduate students will be   
involved) into one pdf document less than 7 MB in size and email it to   
PhysicsSearchrhodes.edu. Candidates should  arrange to have three   
letters of recommendation (at least one should speak to the   
candidate’s teaching abilities) sent to PhysicsSearchrhodes.edu.   
For information about the position, please contact Dr. Ann Viano,   
chair of the Search Committee, at vianorhodes.edu . Review of   
completed applications will begin on January 4, 2010. 
  
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private,   
residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee.  We   
aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a   
compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and   
personal concern into effective leadership and action in their   
communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates   
interested in helping us achieve this vision.  We are an equal   
opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. 
 
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