Issue of June 10, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, and Michele Montgomery
This week's issues:
1. Unconscious Bias and the Impact on Women entering Science
From: Waves and Packets
Cambridge physicist and L'OREAL Women in Science Laureate, Dr. Athene Donald, discusses how unconscious bias hinders women during their careers, and why we need to do a better job of nurturing talent amongst this half of the population.Back to top.
2. Maternity leave for graduate students
From: Nancy Brickhouse [bhouse_at_head.cfa.harvard.edu]
This article in the Harvard Crimson was written by two Harvard astronomy graduate students. This has some useful information about schools other than Harvard as well:Back to top.
3. Musings on the two (and three) body problem
From: Female Science Professor Blog
[...] Some of us have been in the situation of getting an offer of a faculty position and then having to bring up the fact that our spouse is also searching for an academic position and would it be possible to hire a second person as well? In some cases, the two-body problem is common knowledge throughout the process, and in some cases it is news to the hiring department.
And some of us have been in the situation of getting an offer and then at some point needing to bring up the fact that we are going to give birth just before or soon after starting our new faculty position.
[...] But what if you are in both situations at once? When and how do you communicate about these issues with the department head or other administrators?Back to top.
4. Job Announcements
[The AASWOMEN newsletter has adopted a simplified format for job ads. We will no longer be posting the entire ad, but rather a 1-line description of the position and a web site -- Eds.]
1. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the College of Charleston has a visiting assistant professor position in physics and/or astronomy available for the academic year 2011-2012. http://spinner.cofc.edu/~physics/positions.html?referrer=webcluster&
2. Opportunity for Participation: VAO Project Scientist http://www.usvao.orgBack to top.
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