Issue of April 16, 2010
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson amp; Michele Montgomery
This week's issues:
*** FOLLOWING JOB POSTINGS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***
1. Post on FemaleScienceProfessor blog
From: Laura Lopez [lopez_at_astro.ucsc.edu]
[This is a different request for help than that published in the previous newsletter. -- eds.]
If you haven't seen it yet, the April 15 posting on the FemaleScienceProfessor blog ( http://science-professor.blogspot.com ) is a letter asking for help from an anonymous female astronomy postdoc.Back to top.
2. What's in a woman's last name?
From: Rohit Deshpande [rohitdeshpande_at_physics.ucf.edu]
> From an article by Tracy Clark-Flory at salon.com:
"Women with a hyphenated last name or their husband's surname are judged as being more traditionally feminine, according to a new study."
Read the entire post at http://www.salon.com/life/broadsheet/2010/04/14/women_last_nameBack to top.
3. Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Women of Color Awards
From: WIPHYS, April 13, 2010
For more than two decades, Career Communications Group (CCG) has been celebrating diversity in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. In 1987, CCG introduced the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) and later, in 1996, the Women of Color Awards (WOC) recognizing the accomplishments of diverse men and women in corporate America. Since then, this prestigious group of awards has been coveted by the nation’s most successful employees and employers and has become the hallmark for external and internal corporate recognition programs in the diversity space.
Apply here ( http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?5S%2cM3%2c7d481839-8eac-4e54-bbee-8837876cd2ab ) for the 2010-2011 award programs to reward your deserving employees and to spotlight your company as an employer of choice. Applications are being accepted now, so apply today!
Click here ( http://www.ccgmag.com/woc/honorees.php ) to see the 2009 list of Women of Color honorees or here ( http://www.blackengineeroftheyear.org/v3/honorees_beya.php ) to see the 2010 Black Engineer honorees.
Key benefits of nominating an employee: - Impartial, national recognition of your employee's achievement from one of the most respected minority media resource. - The opportunity to be honored among their peers, distinguished speakers and top executives from other diversity forward companies, at either the 2011 BEYA STEM Conference, which will be held February 17-19, 2011 at the Marriott Washington, Wardman Park in Washington, DC or the 2010 Women of Color STEM Conference, which will be held October 28-30, 2010 at the Sheraton Dallas in Dallas, TX - You can boost employee morale. You've likely been asking your people to do more with less lately. Recognition is tangible, objective evidence that their hard work is paying off. - Retention, retention and retention!
To apply: Download ( https://custom.cvent.com/FC8C873728F4410AAB5D682BAD064B44/files/2e0d7955e27e41b98078feb845a7e199.pdf ) the 2010-2011 application to nominate for all award categories or visit our online ( http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?5S%2cM3%2c7d481839-8eac-4e54-bbee-8837876cd2ab ) application portal to submit applications for the following award categories: Modern Day Technology Leader; Technology Rising Star; Technology All-Star; Science Spectrum Trailblazer; Education Leadership; Student Leadership; and Entrepreneur Leadership.
The deadline for Black Engineer of the Year Awards is August 31, 2010. The Modern Day Technology Leader deadline is October 1, 2010. The Women of Color Award application deadline is April 30, 2010 and the Technology Rising and All-Star awards deadline is May 15, 2010.
If you have further questions, please call 800-932-7101, or send an e-mail to nominations_at_ccgmag.com (mailto:nominations_at_ccgmag.com)Back to top.
4. Two Opportunities at Naval Research Lab
From: WIPHYS, April 16, 2010
1) The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program . This program offers one to three year postdoctoral fellowships designed to increase the involvement of scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. This program has a rolling admission. Go to: http://www.asee.org/resources/nrl for detailed program information.
2) The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)NREIP is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Juniors amp; Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $5,500 for undergraduate students and $6,500 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs. Go to: http://www.asee.org/nreip for application deadlines and detailed program information.Back to top.
5. Humboldt Research Fellowships
From: WIPHYS, April 16, 2010
Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers are for postdoctoral scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the application submission date are eligible. This fellowship allows for a stay of 6-24 months in Germany and provides a monthly stipend of 2,250 EUR. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/771.html
Fellowships for Experienced Researchers are for scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within twelve years prior to the application submission date are eligible.
This fellowship allows for a stay of 6-18 months in Germany which may be divided into a maximum of three visits of at least three months each and provides a monthly stipend of 2,450 EUR. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/1710.htmlBack to top.
6. Research Scientist Position in Computational Physics, University
From: WIPHYS, April 16, 2010
The DOE-funded ASC/Alliance Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Scientist Position in Computational Physics, with emphasis on development of algorithms and code modules for High Energy Density Physics.
The Flash Center is a multidisciplinary Center whose primary goal has been to develop a highly capable multiphysics numerical simulation code (FLASH), and apply it to the problem of Type Ia supernovae, including a rigorous validation program. The Center also distributes the FLASH code to a wide user community; by our estimates there are approximately 600 internal and external users of the code, with over 300 papers published that use the code. The Flash Center has recently secured funding to extend the capabilities of the FLASH code to enable simulations of High Energy Density Physics.
Essential Functions for this position include: taking a lead role in adding high energy density physics (HEDP) capabilities in FLASH; interacting and collaborating with scientists at national labs and academia; writing research papers and reports and presenting them at conferences and meetings; writing proposals, and assisting with Flash Center proposals to funding agencies.
Qualifications: PhD in related field (Physics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science) and experience in applied mathematics and high energy density physics are required. Substantial experience with programming and numerical methods are also required for the position. Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are highly desirable.
A curriculum vita, including a list of publications, and a description of research interests must be uploaded to be considered as an applicant. In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please refer to Research Scientist position in Computational Physics. Send letters to: Carrie Eder, eder_at_flash.uchicago.edu University of Chicago ASC Flash Center 5640 S. Ellis Ave., RI 471 Chicago, IL 60637
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates must apply through the University’s academic jobs website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jspBack to top.
7. RIT Faculty Recruitment
From: WIPHYS, April 14, 2010
RIT FACULTY RECRUITMENT 8th ANNUAL Future Faculty Career Exploration Program An All Expense Paid trip to RIT located in Rochester, NY
Do you know of individuals that fit the following criteria? - Be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. We are especially interested in applications from people of color who are underrepresented in teaching professions, i.e., African-American, Latin American, American Indian or Alaskan Native. - Within one to two years of completing Ph.D. , MFA, or Post Doc - Desire academic teaching career at an exceptional teaching institution - Receiving degrees in disciplines offered at RIT; i.e., math, sciences, engineering, technologies, business liberal arts, fine art, computing sciences complete list of programs at http://www.rit.edu/programs-level.html - Demonstrate potential to fill open and/or anticipated vacancies - Able to travel to Rochester, NY, September 22-26, 2010
The FFCEP is a unique and exciting opportunity to explore potential career choices through: - Exploratory interviews - Meetings with deans, department heads, and RIT's President - Discuss academic work and career interests with RIT deans and faculty - Present on research - Tour the campus and surrounding community - Interact with RIT students - Learn about RIT's teaching and research agendas and vision.
Previous years' FFCEP programs have resulted in twelve faculty hires and a summer teaching experience.
Application Deadline: June 2nd, 2010. For more information and applications visit our website at: http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment/faculty_program.php
Please direct any email correspondence to facultyr_at_rit.edu or telephone 585-475-5775.
RIT has made aggressive moves to increase faculty diversity raising the bar for schools nationwide. In fact, NY State is calling this initiative the "RIT Model." RIT understands that it takes commitment from leadership on down, dedication, and leadership operating in a reasoned way to improve our diversity goals. For the past five hiring seasons, 30 percent of RIT's new faculty hires have been from underrepresented minority groups.
Sadie Thornton. Office of Faculty Recruitment Rochester Institute of Technology Voice: (585) 475-2686 Web Page: www.rit.edu/OFRBack to top.
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