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Employment Tag Definition: Everything related to getting and keeping a job and the Employment Committee.

Notes:

  • Internships are listed in the Education Learn section and tagged as Employment.
  • ALL astronomy fellowships are published in the Job Register not the main website.
  • Science policy fellowships are listed in the Policy Resources section and tagged as Employment.
  • A separate tag for Professional Development may be added if needed.

President's Column

For a significant fraction of our membership, February is probably not their favorite month. Despite being the calendrical midget with the smallest number of days, for those on the job market it probably produces the largest amount of anxiety. Indeed, the entire job search process seems to consume a larger number of months, a larger expenditure of resources, a larger amount of time, and a larger quantity of emotional energy than it did the last time I applied for a job 36 years ago. Should we reduce this burden? And, if so, how do we go about doing that?

The Bad Astronomer

By Michelle Thaller, csmonitor.com / January 28, 2004

Pasadena, CA

Every January, professional astronomers converge on a medium-sized convention center for the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. This year, the good city of Atlanta (not so medium sized) was host to this event, and seeing as I had gone to graduate school in Atlanta, I was looking forward not only to catching up on all the cutting-edge astronomy that would be presented at the convention, but also to re-connecting with old friends.

AAS Employment Committee Survey — Postdoctoral Offers

Dear AAS Members:

The AAS Employment Committee is considering a recommendation to shift the decision deadline for postdoctoral offers from February 15 to be later in the spring. Please help the committee decide whether (or by how much) to shift the decision deadline by participating in an anonymous survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=UNwNGO0Fn91klgs9KLBwyA_3d_3d

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