Issue of September 3, 2010
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson amp; Michele Montgomery
This week's issues:
*** FOLLOWING JOB POSTING TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***
1. The "Astronomy in Society" chapter of the Decadal Report
From: Women in Astronomy Blog [http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/]
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2. Essential Cosmology school
From: Eric Linder [evlinder_at_lbl.gov]
We have now opened our website and application form for the Essential Cosmology for the Next Generation (aka Cosmology on the Beach) winter school/research conference. The website is http://bccp.lbl.gov/beach_program/index2011.html and the application deadline is October 15. The conference itself is January 10-14, 2011 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
We strongly encourage a diverse group of advanced graduate students and postdoc to participate and would very much appreciate any help you could give in communicating this opportunity widely.Back to top.
3. Young Leaders Program for Undergraduate Women in their Junior Year
From: WIPHYS for August 20, 2010
The National Math + Science Young Leaders Program was launched in 2009 to provide leadership examples for young women at a key decision-making point in their academic career. It is a prestigious, competitive program that introduces girls who are college juniors majoring in STEM fields to female executives at FORTUNE 500 companies. The businesswomen will introduce students to the tangible impact of math and science in their companies. This partnership provides role models for college students majoring in innovative fields and heightens the visibility of the need for more girls to specialize in math and science.Back to top.
4. Tenure-track Faculty Position in Astrophysics
From: Deanna Ratnikova [ratnikova_at_aps.org]
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh ( http://www.physicsandastronomy.pitt.edu ) invites applications for a new tenure-stream faculty member in astrophysics. The appointment, which is subject to budgetary approval, will be at the assistant professor level and would begin in the Fall Term of 2011 or thereafter. We are especially interested in candidates with strong physics backgrounds who will complement current research strengths in astrophysics, particularly in cosmology and extragalactic astronomy. In addition to research accomplishments and future promise, candidates must show potential for a high degree of teaching effectiveness at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Find more information at http://careers.aps.org/jobs/3505213/faculty-position-in-astrophysicsBack to top.
5. National Research Council Canada (NRC) - Fellowship Postings
From: Joy Jose [joy.jose_at_nrc-cnrc.gc.ca]
As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, the National Research Council Canada (NRC) encourages candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities when they apply on one of our job offers.
(1) NRC-HIA Covington Fellowship URL: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/hia/fellowship/covington/index.html
The Covington fellowship is awarded to an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in radio astrophysics to enable forefront, independent research in the stimulating and collegial environment of NRC-HIA Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory near Penticton, BC, Canada.
The award is for a maximum of three years; the initial appointment of two years may be extended for one further year (subject to performance and availability of funds). Fellows will receive support for research-related travel and journal page charges, and have access to professionally managed computer systems.
NRC-HIA DRAO staff are currently engaged in a wide range of projects, including a number of large radio surveys such as the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey and the Planck Deep Field Survey using the telescopes at DRAO, the GALFACTS survey at Arecibo, and the CORNISH survey at the VLA, but are also major users of radio telescopes around the world, including the VLA, VLBA, GBT, MERLIN, EVN, ATCA, LBA, Parkes and Arecibo. DRAO also carries out world-leading research and development of instrumentation and systems for radio telescopes, specifically the Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA), the Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Fellows are welcome to participate in any of these projects.
Applicants must have acquired their PhD within the last five years or expect to obtain the degree before starting the Fellowship in 2011. Application should be made by 1 November 2010.
The Fellowship offers a highly competitive benefits and salary package.
If you have any questions about the Fellowship, the facilities and research programs at DRAO that are not addressed in the remainder of this web site, please contact us at covington_at_nrc.gc.ca.
(2) NRC-HIA Plaskett Fellowship http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/hia/fellowship/plaskett/index.html
The NRC-HIA invites applications for Plaskett Fellowships tenable at DAO. The awards are made to outstanding recent doctoral graduates in astrophysics or a closely related discipline to conduct independent research in a stimulating, collegial environment. The award is for a maximum of three years; the initial appointment of two years may be extended for one further year (subject to performance and availability of funds). In addition to highly competitive benefits and salary, Fellows receive support for observing and conference travel, page charges, and access to professionally managed computers and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, which is home to the Canadian Virtual Observatory and data archives from, e.g., CFHT, CGPS, HST, Gemini, JCMT .
Staff expertise is in observational astrophysics, but we welcome applications from theoreticians whose research requires close interaction with observers. Fellows are eligible to apply for Canadian time on ALMA, CFHT, Gemini amp; JCMT, to use the optical and radio telescopes operated by NRC-HIA in Victoria and Penticton, and/or to apply for time on other facilities with open proposal processes. NRC-HIA is a leading developer of instrumentation for ground and space-based telescopes (e.g., ALMA, CFHT, Gemini, JCMT, JWST, TMT), and Fellows are welcome to participate in development or commissioning of new instruments.
Applicants must have acquired their Ph.D. within the last five years or expect to obtain the degree before taking up the Fellowship in fall 2011. Applications should be made by 1 November 2010, via the process described at the URL provided.
NRC is an equal opportunity employer.Back to top.
6. MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics
From: WIPHYS for August 20, 2010
Nomination deadline is September 10, 2010
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011-2014 Pappalardo Fellowships competition. Fellows are selected by means of an annual competition for which candidates cannot apply directly, but must be nominated by a faculty member or senior researcher within the international community of physics, astronomy or related fields.
Full information available at: http://web.mit.edu/physics/research/pappalardo/index.htmlBack to top.
7. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
From: WIPHYS for August 20, 2010
Deadline is December 5, 2010
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science amp; Technology Policy Fellowships provide scientists and engineers with a unique opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm, while learning first-hand about establishing and implementing policy.
AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives. Fellows represent a spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Fellows also come from a range of sectors, including academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government labs.
Find out more about these fellowships and other opportunities at the APS career center at http://careers.aps.orgBack to top.
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