Friday, September 14, 2012

AASWomen for September 14, 2012

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 14, 2012
eds. Caroline Simpson, Michele Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, and Nick Murphy

This week's issues:

1. Recommendation Letters

2. Permanent Jobs Elusive for Recent PhDs

3. FREE Webinars from APS

4. Faculty for the Future Program

5. Registration Now Open for the 2013 Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics

6. Job Opportunities

7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. Recommendation Letters
From: Hannah Jang-Condell via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Summer is officially over, classes are back in session, and temperatures are (finally!) starting to cool off. Which means it's job hunting season!

This year, I'm going to be on the other side of the job hunting process. And from this perspective, I thought it would be useful to post a reminder to letter-writers and letter-readers about letters about women candidates.

To see Hannah's advice, go to http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2012/09/recommendation-letters.html

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2. Permanent Jobs Elusive for Recent PhDs
From: Jessica Kirkpatrick via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

As someone who just graduated from my PhD and went through an extensive job search, I was interested in the results from two recent studies by the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics. These studies looked at the initial employment of physics doctorates as well as a follow up with these same doctorates one year later.

For Jessica's summary of the study, see http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2012/09/permanent-jobs-elusive-for-recent-phds.html

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3. FREE Webinars from APS
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 10, 2012

Recently held (Sept. 11) and available via archive: “Hiring Practices in Academia, Industry, and Government Labs” Alice White (Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent), Philip Wyatt (Wyatt Technology Corp.), Arnold Kritz (Lehigh University), and Richard Berger (Lawrence Livermore National Lab) http://www.aps.org/careers/guidance/webinars/archive.cfm

Upcoming: Oct. 2, 2012: “Launching Your Postdoc” Edmund Bertschinger from MIT and Steve Rolston from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) will discuss this on Tuesday, October 2, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET. For more information or to register: http://www.aps.org/careers/guidance/webinars/index.cfm

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4. Faculty for the Future Program:
From: WIPHYS, Sept. 10, 2012

The Faculty for the Future program was launched by the Schlumberger Foundation to award fellowships to women from developing economies. The fellowships fund Ph.D. or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities worldwide. The call for applications for Faculty for the Future Fellowships for the 2013–2014 academic year are open up to November 16, 2012. http://www.facultyforthefuture.net/content/grant-application-process

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5. Registration Now Open for the 2013 Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. The 2013 conferences will run Friday evening, January 18 through Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2013. For 2013, there will be six regional conferences; students are encouraged to apply to the nearest conference. Students must apply by November 15, 2012 for consideration. http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/cuwip.cfm

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6. Job Opportunities

* Postdoctoral Research Associate position tenable at DAO in Victoria, BC to work closely with the lead team of the CFHT Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey (NGVS). http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/EnglishAll/E34E947E000B58D285257A360064CC83 http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/FrenchAll/E34E947E000B58D285257A360064CC83 http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=42522

* Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Denison University Department of Physics and Astronomy http://www.denison.edu/academics/departments/physics

* Postdoctoral Position in Planet Formation Theory and Computation at the University of Wyoming http://physics.uwyo.edu/~hannah/misc/postdocad.html or http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=42612

* Tenure Track Faculty Position, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/index.php/Working-CITA

* Faculty position in Theoretical Astrophysics, Northwestern University http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/Facultypositionintheoretcialastrophysics.html

* Tenure Track Faculty Position, Cosmology, Carnegie Mellon University http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1794

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7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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9. Access to Past Issues

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Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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