Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Site for Displaced Teachers, Students, Researchers

I just got this from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). My guess is other professional and community groups around the country are or will be doing the same thing. Please pass along the information to anyone who may need it due to Katrina. My guess is online bulletin boards and job posts will become an invaluable tool for displaced residents who are trying to find work or schools to attend.

"Hurricane Katrina has affected thousands of members of the physics and astronomy community. Physics students in the afflicted areas, fromundergrads to post-docs, are unable to go to their colleges. Physics and astronomy educators at all levels have lost their jobs, their paychecks, and their homes. Displaced students need to get back into classes to continue their educations. Faculty members, post-docs, and high-school teachers need teaching and research jobs.

To help them get back on their feet we have created a physics community bulletin board to advertise immediate, temporary positions for students, teachers, and faculty members. Providers of help will post details; those who need help can apply directly. There also will be some other helpful links. If you know someone from the affected area who is needing to relocate,please refer them to If you know of positions at your institution, in your school district, in your state, please list them on the website. Whatever help we can provide those impacted by Hurricane Katrina will be very much appreciated."

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