Friday, February 5, 2010

AASWomen for February 5, 2010

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of February 5, 2010
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. 215th AAS: The Longitudinal Study
2. 215th AAS: The View from Kartik Sheth, CSMA
3. Female teachers may pass on math anxiety to girls, study finds
4. NASA Proposal Writing Workshop
5. Events at February APS Meeting, Washington, DC
6. CSWP/FIAP Networking Breakfast, March 16, 2010
7. IUPAP/UNESCO Grants for Women in Developing Countries
8. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Extragalactic Astronomy
9. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Star Formation
10. Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Boston University
*** FOLLOWING JOB POSTINGS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***
11. Physics Chair Search, Georgia Institute of Technology
12. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN
13. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN






1. 215th AAS: The Longitudinal Study
From: Hannah_at_Women in Astronomy Blog, Feb. 3, 2010

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2010/02/215th-aas-longitudinal-study.html
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2. 215th AAS: The View from Kartik Sheth, CSMA
From: Hannah_at_Women in Astronomy Blog, Jan. 27, 2010

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2010/01/215th-aas-kartik-sheth.html
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3. Female teachers may pass on math anxiety to girls, study finds
From: Meg Urry [meg.urry_at_yale.edu]

It appears girls can acquire math anxiety from their teachers.
"After a year in the classroom with female teachers who say they are anxious about math, girls are more likely to share that attitude -- and score lower on tests, researchers say."
The full story is available at:
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-math26-2010jan26,0,758777.story
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4. NASA Proposal Writing Workshop
From: Susan Niebur on the Women in Planetary Science Blog
[ http://womeninplanetaryscience.wordpress.com ]

Are you a planetary scientist, a postdoc, or a graduate student? Do you want to learn how to target your research proposal to NASA's many R&A programs? Then you'll want to attend this workshop being held the day before the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
NASA will host a Proposal Writing Workshop on Sunday afternoon, February 28, at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The workshop is open to all interested planetary scientists at no cost. The session will focus on understanding NASA's research programs and will include information on how to write a research proposal, where to apply for funding, and pathways for participation on missions. The workshop will be held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Convention Center. To register, send an e-mail with your name, affiliation, and current position to curt.niebur_at_nasa.gov.
The workshop will be led by Curt Niebur, NASA's Early Career Fellowship Program Scientist---I may be biased (I'm totally biased), but I don't think you'll want to miss this!
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5. Events at February APS Meeting, Washington, DC
From: WIPHYS, Feb. 2, 2010

All events will be held in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Please check on room assignments at the hotel as they may change nearer the time! (You do not need to register for the APS meeting to attend the reception or the luncheon, but you must register to attend invited sessions).
Saturday, February 13, 1:30-3:18 pm, Invited Session D3: Mentoring Perspectives of Mentor and Mentee. Sponsored by Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, the Committee on Minorities, the Forum on Graduate Student Affairs, and AAPT.
Saturday, February 13, 6:00-8:00 pm, COM/CSWP Reception (Hoover) Learn about the work of the Committee on Minorities in Physics and the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, network with colleagues, and unwind after a long day of sessions. All are welcome.
Monday, February 15, 12:00-1:30 pm, CSWP/DPF Networking Luncheon (Coolidge). Buffet luncheon, opportunity for networking with colleagues! Cost: $20 ($5 for students). All are welcome, both men and women. Limited space remaining -- please go to APS main registration desk to register.
Monday, February 15, 1:30-3:18 pm , Invited Session Q6: Perspectives of Women Physicists As Seen from Academia, National Laboratories, and Industry. Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, the Committee on Minorities, the Forum on Graduate Affairs, and AAPT.
Tuesday, February 16, 10:45-12:33 pm, Invited Session X2: Strategies for Improving Climate and Diversity in Physics Departments. Co-sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, the Forum on Education, and AAPT.
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6. CSWP/FIAP Networking Breakfast, March 16, 2010
From: WIPHYS, Feb. 4, 2010

March 16, 2010 from 7:30-9:30 am in the Hilton Downtown Portland Hotel. Enjoy a full breakfast and hear an informal talk by Juana Rudati, Xradia. Cost: $15, $5 for physics students, thanks to the generosity of the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics. Both men and women are welcome.
Space is limited for this popular event, so please preregister at http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/events/receptions/cswp-fiap.cfm by March 5, 2010. After that you must purchase tickets ON SITE at the main APS Registration Desk (go to Balances Due) in the Convention Center, as long as tickets are available. No ticket sales at the door of the breakfast.
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7. IUPAP/UNESCO Grants for Women in Developing Countries
From: WIPHYS, Feb. 4, 2010

IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics, which supports women in physics in developing countries announces that they have received funding to launch a seventh round of the IUPAP/UNESCO program to fund the attendance of women from developing and eastern European countries at regional conferences and schools this fall. They expect to be able to fund 20 women between $700 and $800 US each at a maximum.
Applications for these grants should be received no later than April 6, 2010. Recipients will be chosen by the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics by mid April, and we will notify everyone by the end of April 2010.
Only women physicists from Eastern Europe or developing countries may apply. Due to limited funding, those who have received a grant in the past, under this program, are not eligible for a second grant.
Those interested in applying for a grant should submit the following information, via e mail as a WORD document only or as text within the email. PLEASE DO NOT SEND AS A PDF FILE.
1. Complete contact information including name, address, e mail and phone number. 2. Years since your PhD (or undergraduate degree for graduate students) was granted. 3. Brief description of the conference or workshop you wish to attend (including date of conf., place to be held, & website if available) and if you will be making a presentation. 4. Brief statement of how attending the conference will enhance your career. 5. A breakdown of the amount of money (maximum $700/800 US) required to attend (Ex: Airfare, registration fee, meals). 6. One Letter of recommendation.
Send all information to Jackie Beamon Kiene at beamon_at_aps.org by April 6, 2010.
Sincerely, Barbara Sandow, Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics Jackie Beamon-Kiene, Admin., IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
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8. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Extragalactic Astronomy
From: Kristine Spekkens [Kristine.Spekkens_at_rmc.ca]

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in extragalactic astronomy at the Royal Military College of Canada, to work with Dr. Kristine Spekkens.
The successful candidate will work with Dr. Spekkens to survey nearby spirals in order to measure their mass distributions. Expertise in Fabry-Perot spectroscopy, optical/NIR photometry or HI spectroscopy is desirable, but any observers or theorists with experience studying galaxy structure and dynamics are welcome to apply. The appointee will also be encouraged to pursue independent projects that complement the research program of Dr. Spekkens, and will have access to Canadian national facilities such as CFHT, Gemini, and JCMT on a competitive basis.
The Royal Military College, located in Kingston, Ontario, is one of Canada's most prestigious small universities and has been ranked as the top research institution in that category. The successful candidate will join a small but active astronomy group at RMC, and will have the opportunity to interact closely with astronomers at nearby Queen's University. Kingston is a historic, vibrant city located on Lake Ontario between Toronto and Montreal.
Candidates must hold a PhD at the time of appointment; the target starting date is September 2010. The position is for two years, with an extension for a third year possible depending on performance and funding.
Applicants should email a pdf file containing a CV, list of publications, and statement of research interests to Dr. Spekkens at kristine.spekkens_at_rmc.ca. They should also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to that email address. Applications from all qualified candidates, including individuals from all nationalities, women, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and racial minorities are encouraged.
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.
Submission Address: Dr. Kristine Spekkens Department of Physics Royal Military College of Canada P.O. Box 17000, Station Forces Kingston, Ontario, K7K 7B4 Email: Kristine.Spekkens_at_rmc.ca
URL1: http://www.rmc.ca/aca/phy/spe/index-eng.asp
URL2: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~spekkens/
URL3: http://www.astro.queensu.ca/
Email Submission Address: Kristine.Spekkens_at_rmc.ca
Email Inquiries: Kristine.Spekkens_at_rmc.ca
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9. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Star Formation
From: Grace Wolf-Chase [gwolfchase_at_adlerplanetarium.org]

The Adler Planetarium is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Star Formation to carry out research in the formation of massive stars and clusters. The applicant will work with the Star Formation group at the Adler, taking a leading role in developing science projects for "Star Formation Zoo," a citizen science program utilizing multi-wavelength galactic plane surveys that will be based on the extremely successful "Galaxy Zoo." Applicants for this position should have experience with infrared observations, data reduction and analysis. Additionally, experience modeling properties of young stellar objects and familiarity with millimeter-wave interferometry is highly desirable. Adler's affiliation with the University of Chicago provides access to the CARMA array and the Apache Point 3.5-m.
The successful applicant will be expected to: 1) lead science projects for the Star Formation Zoo, 2) develop research projects that supplement or complement research interests of the Star Formation group. In addition they will spend 10% time on education and outreach activities related to their research work. The initial appointment will be for three years with a possible one-year extension dependent on successful performance and availability of funding. This position will report to Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase, with oversight by Director of Citizen Science Initiatives Dr. Chris Lintott. Experience with education and outreach is desirable; enthusiasm for engaging the public in science education is essential. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Start date is flexible and can be as early as July 1, 2010.
Please email a cover letter, resume, statement of research interests and salary history along with three letters of recommendation to: Marguerite E. Dawson Director of Human Resources Email Address: hr-postdocfellow_at_adlerplanetarium.org Telephone Number: 312.322.0591 URL Address: www.adlerplanetarium.org
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10. Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Boston University
From: Andrew A. West [aawest_at_bu.edu]

The Department of Astronomy at Boston University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in planetary, solar, or space physics. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a robust research program and to participate fully in the department's undergraduate and graduate teaching missions. We especially encourage applications from scientists whose research focuses on planetary atmospheres, exoplanets, heliophysics, and space plasma physics. Details about the department may be found at www.bu.edu/astronomy.
Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a brief (3 pages or fewer) summary of research and teaching plans, and the names of three potential professional referees to Prof. James Jackson, Chair, Boston University Astronomy Dept., 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Applications are encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible, but will be accepted until March 31, 2010. Questions can be directed to Prof. Jackson by email (jackson_at_bu.edu) or by telephone (617-353-2625).
Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged.
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11. Physics Chair Search, Georgia Institute of Technology
From: WIPHYS, Feb. 3, 2010

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair and Professor of Physics. We are seeking a person with an outstanding record of scholarly and educational achievement to provide creative leadership in physics and in the continuous development of education and research.
The School of Physics is one of the strongest components in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech, with an excellent and expanding program of research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Georgia Tech's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration is also a major asset that has led to frequent and fruitful interactions of faculty in the School with other strong programs in science and engineering at the Institute.
School strengths include astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, nonlinear dynamics, optical physics, and statistical physics. The School of Physics has about 130 undergraduate physics majors and 105 graduate students. Our present faculty stands at 35, and we have a commitment to increase this number over the next five years. Georgia Tech is situated on an attractive campus in the heart of Atlanta, a large and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a curriculum vitae including research, teaching, administrative experience, and a list of publications. Applications and nominations should be sent preferably by e-mail to: science [at] cos.gatech.edu.
The Georgia Institute of Technology, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
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13. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN

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