Issue of October 9, 2009
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery
This week's issues:
*** FOLLOWING POSITIONS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***
1. Request for info: Funding for Women Returning to the Field
From: Michael Rupen [mrupen_at_aoc.nrao.edu]
am trying to track down funding possibilities for women who are returning to astronomy after a several-year hiatus for family reasons (not necessarily having children, but also delaying her own to follow a partner's career). I've found a few leads (e.g., the Blewett award) and many small (few $1000) grants, but I'm sure there's some complete listing out there that I've entirely missed. I'm intentionally leaving this question general so responses may be moved to the "Advice" section of the CSWA Web site, as I suspect they'll be of future interest to many others as well. Any thoughts?Back to top.
2. AASWomen Survey for Women in Astronomy 2009 meeting
From: Adam Burgasser [aburgasser_at_ucsd.edu]
We wanted to advertise our survey for the Women in Astronomy meeting on perceptions of appropriate behavior. Thank you!
In advance of the 2009 Women In Astronomy and Space Science meeting on October 21-23 in College Park, Maryland ( http://wia2009.gsfc.nasa.gov ), Adam Burgasser (UCSD/MIT) and Jacqueline Faherty (AMNH/SUNY Stony Brook) are conducting a survey to examine perceptions of appropriate behavior between students and advisors in astronomy. The survey is open to the full AAS/astronomy community, takes about 10 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at:
Your participation is greatly appreciated! We will post our results in early November at http://www.browndwarfs.org/wia2009 .Back to top.
3. Upcoming APS Annual Meetings - Events of Interest to Women
From: WIPHYS, October 7, 2009
Watch for information on events of particular interest to women in physics at the upcoming APS annual meetings in February (Washington, DC) and March 2010 (Portland, Oregon) at the following:
1) Professional Skills Development workshops for women in physics (February 12 and March 14). In 2010, these will be offered for post docs and women faculty. http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/skills/index.cfm
2) Childcare grants to assist meeting attendees http://www.aps.org/programs/women/index.cfm
3) Information about receptions, luncheons and breakfasts which the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics co-sponsors with other units.
Some of the events require pre-registration, so please note any deadlines given. For further information, please contact women_at_aps.orgBack to top.
4. Program/Research Manager, CCAS ADVANCE Initiative, University of
From: WIPHYS, October 5, 2009
The College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado invites nominations and applications for the position of Program/Research Manager, position #E99538. This is a full-time, fiscal year (12-month) position associated with the CCAS ADVANCE Initiative, an NSF-funded project that aims to support the advancement of women science faculty through professional and leadership development of academic deans and department chairs.
The four-year initiative focuses on a national association of deans, the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (www.ccas.net), through which these development activities are offered.
The successful candidate will be a doctorally-qualified individual with an understanding of STEM gender equity issues. The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: http://www.unco.edu/nhs/employment.html . Screening of applications begins October 20, 2009 and continues until the position is filled. The University is an AAEO employer.
The announcement of this employment opportunity was submitted by Denise A. Battles, Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado and current President of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Denise at denise.battles_at_unco.edu.Back to top.
5. Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Cosmology, Syracuse University
From: WIPHYS, October 8, 2009
The Department of Physics at Syracuse University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical cosmology starting September 2010. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Scott Watson and other members of the Syracuse particle theory and cosmology group. We are looking for a candidate whose expertise can be in a broad range of topics, including dark matter, dark energy, theoretical particle physics, and quantum gravity. Other group members include: Cristian Armendariz-Picon, A.P. Balachandran, Simon Catterall, Jay Hubisz, Carl Rosenzweig, Joseph Schechter, and Kameshwar Wali.
The deadline for applications is December 1, 2009, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please visit http://sujobopps.com -job # 025579 to apply. You will be able to upload your CV, research statement, publication list, and allow reference writers to upload reference letters on your behalf.
Syracuse University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.Back to top.
6. Two Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure-Track Positions, University of Denver
From: WIPHYS, October 8, 2009
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver underwent strong expansion with six new Assistant Professor positions filled in the last three years. New positions were filled in condensed matter physics, astrophysics, and biophysics. This announcement invites applications for two positions: (1) a tenure track assistant professorship in experimental condensed matter physics; (2) a tenure track assistant or associate professorship in computational or theoretical condensed matter physics. For the second position, we will also consider exceptional candidates in astrophysics with overlapping interests in nanophysics or biophysics who can participate in the interdisciplinary initiatives mentioned below.
Both positions will begin in September 2010. We are especially interested in candidates with research relevant to our involvement in the university's new interdisciplinary initiatives, the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Molecular Life Science and Biophysics Program. The successful candidate will have a B.S. in physics and Ph.D. in physics or related discipline, will develop an extramurally funded research program, will supervise undergraduate and graduate research, and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Individuals with postdoctoral experience are particularly encouraged to apply. More information about the department can be found at http://www.physics.du.edu . The Department offers degrees through the Ph.D. and is very female friendly, with women comprising 25% of the faculty and over 40% of the students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
Applicants must apply through the website: https://www.dujobs.org . The application should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy, proposed research program, and names of at least three references. The selection process will begin on January 15, 2010, and continue until the positions are filled. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans. DU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
I will be happy to answer any questions about DU or these positions. Dr. Jennifer L. Hoffman Asst. Professor of Physics & Astronomy University of Denver jennifer.hoffman_at_du.eduBack to top.
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