Employment Tag Definition: Everything related to getting and keeping a job and the Employment Committee.
- 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.
Survey Points to Mismatch Between Ph.D. Students, Their Programs, and Their Potential Employers
Tuesday, January 16, 2001
By Scott Smallwood
Copyright 2001, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Posted with permission on aas.org. This article may not be posted, published, or distributed without permission from The Chronicle.
By Michelle Thaller, csmonitor.com / January 28, 2004
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.
The Martial Art of Scientific Publication
by E.N.Parker as published in Eos, vol. 78, no. 31, 16 September 1997.
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
Article by Richard M. Reis, which originally appeared in the Chronicle
of Higher Education. All rights reserved by Richard M. Reis. Reprinted here by permission of the author.
Below are the presentations from recent workshops. The AAS Committee on Employment will hold similar events at future AAS meetings.
Astronomers apply equal measures of analytic thinking and imagination, logic and intuition, to answer the most fundamental questions about the cosmos: What are stars and planets? How did they evolve? Why does the night sky look the way it does? Does life exist among the stars? How did the universe get here? How will it end? If astronomy seems a rigorous science, it's because the objective of astronomers is nothing less than to understand the nature of the universe. It takes a special person to pursue this objective; one who likes to challenge and be challenged..
The Employment Committee of the AAS recently conducted a survey that showed a great interest from our constituents on the variety of career paths taken by astronomers. If you are an astronomer working in a non-traditional job, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at email@example.com and help us make this page a more effective mentoring and networking tool.
Academic Career Information
Sites that publish astronomy-related job advertisements.