Friday, September 27, 2013

AASWomen for September 27, 2013

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 27, 2013
eds: Michele M. Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, Nick Murphy, & Nicolle Zellner

This week's issues:

1. Unconscious Bias: the Studies from Sociology
2. Sexism the Other Way Around
3. Career Profile: Astronomer to Consultant
4. Sara Seager Receives a MacArthur Fellowship
5. Q&A with the Women of the James Webb Space Telescope
6. The “Second Shift” at Work
7. Exhibit: A Secret History of Women in Science
8. Job Opportunities
9. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
10. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter
11. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. Unconscious Bias: the Studies from Sociology
From: Joan Schmelz via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
Steinpreis, Anders amp; Ritzke (1999) published a pioneering study on unconscious bias and gender. Panels composed of male and female university psychology professors were asked to evaluate application packages for either "Brian" or "Karen" and determine the candidate’s suitability as an assistant professor. The panels preferred 2:1 to hire "Brian" over "Karen," even though the application packages were identical except for the name.
To read more, please see
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/09/unconscious-bias-studies-from-sociology.html
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2. Sexism the Other Way Around
From: Gerrit Verschuur via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
Organizations, People and Strategies in Astronomy (OPSA, Vols. 1 amp; 2) presents a compilations of 49 chapters designed to reveal the way astronomy is practiced all over the globe. Or, to frame this in words used by its editor, it is a continuation of a former series in which scientists and non-scientists describe their experience on ’non-purely scientific matters, many of them of fundamental importance for the efficient conduct of our activities.’ While fascinating material, it is not a target for a book review for CSWA. What is interesting is what it does not do.
To read more, please see
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/09/sexism-other-way-round.html
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3. Career Profile: Astronomer to Consultant
From: Laura Trouille via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths.
Below is our interview with Joseph Pesce, an astronomer turned consultant. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below.
To read more, please see
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/09/career-profiles-astronomer-to-consultant.html
For access to all our Career Profile Project interviews, please visit
http://aas.org/jobs/career-profiles
We plan to post a new career profile to this blog every first and third Thursday of the month.
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4. Sara Seager Receives a MacArthur Fellowship
From: Nancy Brickhouse [nbrickhouse_at_cfa.harvard.edu]
Congratulations to Sara Seager, recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship!
To read more, please see
http://www.macfound.org/fellows/903
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5. Q&A with the Women of the James Webb Space Telescope
From: Laura E. Betz [laura.e.betz_at_nasa.gov]
NASA invited the general public to participate in a question and answer session with women working on the agency’s next generation of a space-based telescope as part of a Reddit.com event on Thursday, September 26.
The Qamp;A thread will be posted to Webb telescope’s various social media presences.
For more information, please see
http://twitter.com/NASAWebbTelescp
https://www.facebook.com/WebbTelescope
http://gplus.to/NASAWebbTelescope
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6. The “Second Shift” at Work
From: Nancy Brickhouse <nbrickhouse_at_cfa.harvard.edu>
Melissa Anderson talks about the “second shift” at work and inequities in general. She states that the second shift is a symptom of a broader cultural expectation that women clean up messes wherever they are – and how doing all that extra work, work that’s not considered part of the job, can be a drag on time and power.
To read more, please see
http://www.theglasshammer.com/news/2013/09/19/what-to-do-if-youre-sick-of-taking-on-the-second-shift-at-work-too
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7. Exhibit: A Secret History of Women in Science
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]
The Grolier Club in New York City is hosting an exhibit on the personal lives and scientific contributions of 32 extraordinary famous (and not-so-famous) female scientists from the 16th century to the present day. Over 150 original items from Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and others are on display.
More information about the exhibit can be found at
http://www.grolierclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=289912&ssid=169182&vnf=1
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8. Job Opportunities
For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here: http://www.aas.org/cswa/diversity.html#howtoincrease
- Astronomy Support Representative and Content Developer, at Sapling Learning: http://saplinglearning.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&amp;a=details&amp;jobOrderID=2872005
- Doctoral Research Assistant in Science Education, at Temple University: Contact Doug Lombardi at doug.lombardi-at_temple.edu
- Tenure-track faculty positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics, at UC-San Diego: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/adeo/recruitment/jobdetails.asp?PositionNumber=10-644
http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/adeo/recruitment/jobdetails.asp?PositionNumber=10-641
- Tenure-track position in Astrophysics: Star and Planet Formation, at Rice University: http://www.physics.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=65
- Tenure-track position in Astronomy/Astrophysics (Associate or Assistant level), at Ohio University: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/7108
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9. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter
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10. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter
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