AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.
Josh Shiode, the AAS's incoming John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, blogs about his somewhat meandering journey from research scientist to policy wonk.
In this installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Stephanie Gogarten describes how she got from point A (astronomy) to point B (biology).
In the latest installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Andy Cantrell traces his evolution from research astronomer to private-school math teacher.
In the latest installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the CSWA and Committee on Employment, Dr. Monica Young traces her evolution from research astronomer to website editor for Sky & Telescope magazine.
Agnes Kim recounts her experience going back on the job market for a faculty position at a non-PhD-granting institution. She offers an inside look at how to pursue a career in undergraduate education.
In this column from the Committee on Employment, Jessica Kirkpatrick elaborates on the differences between academia and a career in data science.
The American Astronomical Society and its six divisions (Planetary Science, High Energy Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Dynamical Astronomy, Historical Astronomy, and Laboratory Astrophysics) are deeply concerned about the impact of the Administration’s new conference travel restrictions on the scientific productivity and careers of researchers who are Federal employees and contractors.
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.
I recently made the transition from astrophysics researcher to data scientist for a tech company. Here are suggestions for people in academia / research who are interested in pursuing a tech job.