AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of March 25, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. Update on the % of tenured women faculty

2. NYT article on women professors at MIT

3. Women at NASA webpage

4. Job Opportunities at NOAO

5. How to Submit to AASWOMEN

6. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

7. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN

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1. Update on the % of tenured women faculty
From: Joan Schmelz [jschmelz_at_memphis.edu]

Senior Women: An Update I got a lot of feedback on last week's AASWOMEN
item entitled, "Senior Women: A Comparison of Astronomy Departments."
Almost all of it was positive, but there were one or two
exceptions. There were also some updates and additions for the
table. The latest version is provided below.

The Table is meant to be an evolving document, so as members of your
department get tenure, retire, arrive, leave, etc. please send the new
numbers so we can keep an accurate tally.

One question I got was related to my comment that 30% of named postdocs
have been women for the past 20 years. The data are public domain and
were compiled by the demographics panel for Astro 2010. I got special
permission to share the results at the 2009 Women in Astronomy III
conference. Here's a link to the paper:

https://umdrive.memphis.edu/jschmelz/public/WIA_Paper.pdf

Finally, one person from an institution near the bottom of the list
thought these data might help him/her lobby for more women in the
department. I hope this is true for all the departments, especially
those where the percentage of women on the tenured faculty is still in
the single digits.

Thanks to everyone who helped compile, update, and check this list.

[Compared to the table posted in last week's Web archive, this one has the
asterisk removed from the UC Berkeley listing, indicating that the numbers have
been confirmed. In addition, the line for Arizona State has been added. Last
week's table, in turn, was an update to the version originally emailed. -
Webmaster]

%W # W # M University Department Joint Appts.
42.9 3 4 Indiana Univ. Astronomy
33.3 4 8 Univ. of Washington Astronomy
33.3 1 2 Case West. Res. Univ. Astronomy
29.2 3.5 8.5 Caltech Astronomy
28.0 1.75 4.5 Univ. of Wisconsin Astronomy 1 at 0.75; 1 at 0.5
23.8 5 16 UCSC Astronomy & Astrophysics
23.1 3 10 Univ. Michigan Astronomy
23.1 3 10 Columbia Univ. Astronomy & Astrophysics
22.4 3 10.4 Ohio State Astronomy 1 at 0.25; 3 at 0.05
20.0 2 8 Univ. of Minnesota Astronomy
20.0 4 16 Univ. of Arizona Astronomy
19.0 2 8.5 Princeton Univ. Astrophysical Sciences 1 at 0.5
16.7 3 15 UCLA Astronomy & Astrophysics
15.0 3 17 Univ. of Colorado Astrophysical & Planet. Sci.
14.3 2 12 Univ. of Florida Astronomy
14.3 2 12 UMass Astronomy
12.5 1 7 Univ. of Illinois Astronomy 2 at 0.5
12.5 2 14 Penn State Astronomy & Astrophysics
11.8 2 15 UC Berkeley Astronomy
10.0 2 18 Univ. of Texas, Austin Astronomy
10.0 1 9 Arizona State Univ. Astrophysics
9.5 2 19 Cornell Univ. Astronomy
8.3 1 11 Harvard Univ. Astronomy 4 at 0.5
7.7 1 12 Boston Univ. Astronomy
7.4 1 12.5 Univ. of Maryland Astronomy 1 at 0.5
4.7 1 20.5 Univ. of Chicago Astronomy & Astrophysics 3 at 0.5
0.0 0 13 Univ. of Virginia Astronomy

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. NYT article on women professors at MIT From: Marc Postman [postman_at_stsci.edu] and Rick Fienberg [ rick.fienberg_at_aas.org] Here's an article from the New York Times on gains made -- and new problems uncovered -- at MIT since they began an effort 12 years ago to increase the number of women on their faculty: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/us/21mit.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1 Dr. Ed Bertschinger, Chairman of the Physics department at MIT, has also blogged about this and says, "I encourage reading the report, http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/images/documents/women-report-2011.pdf, as it contains useful perspectives on the widespread issues of implicit bias, stereotypes, dual career couples, childcare, etc. I'll be commenting more on it in the big symposium at MIT next week, http://mit150.mit.edu/symposia/women-of-MIT. As one of the women said, it's "A Celebration -- With caveats." See Ed's blog post at: http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2011/03/status-of-mit-women-faculty-in-science.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. Women at NASA webpage From: Donald Kniffen [dkniffen_at_usra.edu] For those who haven't seen it, you might be interested in http://women.nasa.gov ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. Job Opportunities at NOAO From: Cindy Burnett [burnett_at_noao.edu] for a complete listing of jobs, please see www.noao.edu. New posting: Document Coordinator Job #1070 The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Corporation is looking for a Document Coordinator for the Project Management Office. This person will manage the production of program reports required by federal funding agencies and/or private sponsors based on in-depth research of reporting and compliance requirements specified by the funding agencies. Will provide copyediting, proofreading, text and table formatting, graphics manipulation, correction of reference lists, page layout and typesetting, as well as proof checking. Will modify copy to conform to publication's style and editorial policy. Maintain publication lists and various databases for accuracy and completeness. Provide administrative support to the LSST Project Office. Manage calendars and coordinate overall meeting arrangements to include travel, scheduling, planning and setting up for meetings. Bachelor Degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience including proficiency in personal computer applications for word processing, spreadsheet preparation, and presentation software, etc. Proficient knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Please submit a cover letter and resume by March 31, 2011. To apply, please send electronic resume to: hrnoao_at_noao.edu (In the subject line, please reference Position Title and Job #) Please use mailing address below for sending material only if e-mail is not available unless otherwise noted within the announcement Human Resources Office National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Include Position Title and Job #) P.O. Box 26732 Tucson, AZ 85726-6732 FAX: 520-318-8494 NOAO/NSO offers an excellent compensation/benefit package NOAO and NSO are affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employers. Preference granted to qualified Native Americans living on or near the Tohono O'odham reservation. NOAO and NSO foster a diverse research environment. Women and candidates from under represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. How to Submit to AASWOMEN [Please remember to replace "_at_" in the below e-mail addresses.] To submit to AASWOMEN: send email to aaswomen_at_aas.org . All material sent to that address will be posted unless you tell us otherwise (including your email address). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN To subscribe or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN go to http://lists.aas.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/aaswlist and fill out the form. If you experience any problems, please email itdept_at_aas.org --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN Past issues of AASWOMEN are available at http://www.aas.org/cswa/AASWOMEN.html Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered. ------------------------------ _______________________________________________ AASWList mailing list AASWList@aas.org http://lists.aas.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/aaswlist End of AASWList Digest, Vol 49, Issue 4 ***************************************