Wednesday, July 9, 2008

AASWomen for June 27, 2008

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of June 28, 2008
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson

This week's issues:

1. Gender Issues In Science/Math Education

2. Celebrate Women In Physics Poster

3. MIT'S Midcareer Acceleration Program


4. Two-Year Half-Research Half-Teaching Post-Doc

5. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program For Recent PHDs, University Of

6. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

7. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN

From: WIPHYS, June 17, 2008

"Gender Issues in Science/Math Education (GISME)" [Hake & Mallow

This 11.8 MB compilation of over 700 annotated references and 1000
hot-linked URL's provides a window into the vast literature on Gender
Issues in Science/Math Education. The present listing is an update,
expansion, and generalization of the earlier 0.23 MB "Gender Issues
in Physics/Science Education (GIPSE)" by Mallow & Hake (2002).

Of course, Jeffry Mallow and I would be very interested in any
comments any of you might care to make on GISME.

To access GISME, please click on
<>, scroll to item 55, and then
click on [GISME-5k-Part1.pdf] for Part 1 and [GISME-5k-Part2.pdf] for
Part 2.

The earlier "Gender Issues in Physics/Science Education (GIPSE)"
[Mallow & Hake (2002)] can be found on the APS website

From: WIPHYS, June 23, 2008

CSWP has a new Celebrate Women in Physics Poster! This full-color
poster highlights women
physicists actively pursuing their work. The poster is 16 inches x 20
inches and fits easily on a door or bulletin board. To order, please
send an email to and include your full mailing address.
We reserve the right to limit quantities.

From: WIPHYS, June 23, 2008

Information Session - July 2, 2008. MIT's Midcareer Acceleration Program
(MAP) is designed to help students sharpen the skills essential to
prepare for career reentry, for those who left the workforce and now
wish to return, and career retooling, for those who want to prepare for
a challenging new position or transition into a new industry. The
program incorporates career and personal development, a semester-long
MIT course, and an internship or research project.

Please join us for our last information session of the year. The
information session will be an overview of MAP, including a
discussion of:
* the goals of the program,
* experiences of the people who participated in the program,
* resources available at MIT, and
* support available to you while going through the program.

To RSVP for the July 2 information session, please submit your
request here: . If you or someone
you know could benefit from this program, please review the MAP program
website, read the profiles, and take a look at the program curriculum
to learn more.

If you will be unable to make the July 2 Info Session but still wish
to discuss how this program may work for your unique situation,
please email with your request.

Dawna S. Levenson
Associate Director, Academic Programs
MIT Professional Education Programs

4. Two-Year Half-Research Half-Teaching Post-Doc
From: WIPHYS, June 27, 2008

The College of Wooster invites applications for a two-year Post-
Doctoral Research position in physics beginning August 2008 or
January 2009. This position will involve half-time research and half-
time teaching. The qualified candidate will typically teach one
course and one lab each semester, have the opportunity to guide
student research, and conduct research in collaboration with our
departmental faculty. This position supports recent PhDs
transitioning from graduate school to permanent academic positions
and provides mentoring in both teaching and the development of an
independent research program. Teaching opportunities include both our
introductory and advanced courses. PhD in physics or related field

Our department is an inclusive community that emphasizes cooperation
over competition. A June 2004 report by the American Institute of
Physics lists our department in a short table of physics programs
with high student satisfaction and high bachelor's degree production.
Our physics club has won national awards for its elementary school
outreach program. Our NSF-REU summer program has attracted students
from 18 states and 37 institutions to work closely with faculty on
research projects. Each Wooster student completes a yearlong senior
thesis project in our nationally recognized senior capstone program.
Wooster ranks in the top 3 percent nationally as the baccalaureate
origin of PhDs when compared with other 4-year institutions.

Send cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three
letters of recommendation to Dr. John Lindner, Physics Chair, at Consideration of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts
and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate
education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified
women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging
to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its
policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race,
creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an
Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject
to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to
work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and
Control Act. Drug-free workplace.

5. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program For Recent PHDs, University Of
From: WIPHYS, June 27, 2008

The Michigan Society of Fellows invites applications to its postdoctoral
fellowship program for recent PhDs in the humanities, arts, sciences,
and professions. These three-year positions at the University of
Michigan are open to recent PhDs who wish to pursue research
opportunities while teaching at a major research university. Eight
fellowships are available, with an annual stipend of $51,500. Four of
these fellowships will be awarded in the humanities, with the support of
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applications must be submitted
electronically by midnight September 30, 2008. The online application
is available at Questions may be
submitted to

Myron Campbell
Chair, Physics Department
University of Michigan

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