AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 14, 2012
eds. Caroline Simpson, Michele Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, & Nick Murphy

This week's issues:

1. Recommendation Letters

2. Permanent Jobs Elusive for Recent PhDs

3. FREE Webinars from APS

4. Faculty for the Future Program

5. Registration Now Open for the 2013 Conferences for Undergraduate Women in

6. Job Opportunities

7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

1. Recommendation Letters
From: Hannah Jang-Condell via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Summer is officially over, classes are back in session, and temperatures are
(finally!) starting to cool off. Which means it's job hunting season!

This year, I'm going to be on the other side of the job hunting process. And
from this perspective, I thought it would be useful to post a reminder to
letter-writers and letter-readers about letters about women candidates. 

To see Hannah's advice, go to

2. Permanent Jobs Elusive for Recent PhDs
From: Jessica Kirkpatrick via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

As someone who just graduated from my PhD and went through an extensive job
search, I was interested in the results from two recent studies by the
Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics. These studies
looked at the initial employment of physics doctorates as well as a follow up
with these same doctorates one year later.

For Jessica's summary of the study, see

3. FREE Webinars from APS
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 10, 2012

Recently held (Sept. 11) and available via archive: 
“Hiring Practices in Academia, Industry, and Government Labs” 
Alice White (Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent), Philip Wyatt (Wyatt Technology Corp.),
Arnold Kritz (Lehigh University), and Richard Berger (Lawrence Livermore
National Lab)

Upcoming: Oct. 2, 2012: 
“Launching Your Postdoc”
Edmund Bertschinger from MIT and Steve Rolston from the Joint Quantum Institute
(JQI) will discuss this on Tuesday, October 2, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET. For more
information or to register:

4. Faculty for the Future Program:
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 10, 2012

The Faculty for the Future program was launched by the Schlumberger Foundation
to award fellowships to women from developing economies. The fellowships fund
Ph.D. or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences and related disciplines
at top universities worldwide. The call for applications for Faculty for the
Future Fellowships for the 2013–2014 academic year are open up to November 16,


5. Registration Now Open for the 2013 Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics 

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional
conferences for undergraduate physics majors. The 2013 conferences will run
Friday evening, January 18 through Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2013. For 2013,
there will be six regional conferences; students are encouraged to apply to the
nearest conference. Students must apply by November 15, 2012 for consideration.


6. Job Opportunities

   * Postdoctoral Research Associate position tenable at DAO in
     Victoria, BC to work closely with the lead team of the CFHT Next
     Generation Virgo Cluster Survey (NGVS).  



   * Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Denison University Department of
     Physics and Astronomy

   * Postdoctoral Position in Planet Formation Theory and Computation at
     the University of Wyoming 

   * Tenure Track Faculty Position, Canadian Institute for Theoretical
     Astrophysics, University of Toronto 

   * Faculty position in Theoretical Astrophysics, Northwestern


   * Tenure Track Faculty Position, Cosmology, Carnegie Mellon

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