August 18, 2008

American Institute of Physics Joins the Engineering and Science Career Network

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is comprised of 10 member societies with a total of more than 125,000 individual members, providing services and programs dedicated to the physical sciences and engineering communities. AIP will be adding its Physics Today Career Network to the Engineering and Science Career Network, creating the largest collaboration of association job boards in engineering and science. The AIP has networked with several of its member societies and other society partners to create a specialty career network for job seekers and recruiters. Current Physics Today Career Network members are the American Association of Physics Teachers, American Physical Society, AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing, and the IEEE Computer Society.

"AIP has been providing employment opportunities for more for 59 years," said Randolph Nanna, publisher of Physics Today and the Physics Today Career Network. "It makes sense that we join forces with the Engineering and Science Career Network to make it easy for recruiters in our industry to find the members of our societies, since professionals who invest in their careers make the most qualified candidates."

The Network includes leading engineering and science societies such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Association job boards link together with the online career center solution provided by the Network's managing partner, Boxwood Technology. The system allows recruiters looking for systems engineers, for example, to reach engineering candidates within AIP's physics societies' memberships as well as engineers from any of the other societies in the network.

Boxwood Chairman and CEO, John Bell said the goal of the Network was to make it easy for associations to work together to expand the reach of their job boards. Boxwood has also created several other career networks such as: National Healthcare Career Network, Diversity Talent Network and Marketing Career Network.

"AIP brings a strong coalition of science societies to the Engineering and Science Career Network," Bell said. "They will add significant numbers of qualified candidates to the talent pool, making the Network's job boards even more attractive to engineering and science recruiters."

  Members of the Engineering and Science Career Network American Council of Engineering Companies American Council of Engineering Companies of California American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado American Ecological Engineering Society American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association American Rock Mechanics Association American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers - Orange County Branch American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASCE Construction Institute Biomedical Engineering Society International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials International Gas Turbine Institute of ASME Measurement, Control & Automation Association Search American Careers The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists  

About the American Institute of Physics

The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit membership corporation created in 1931 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. The Institute serves the sciences of physics and astronomy by serving its member societies, by serving individual scientists, and by serving students and the general public.

AIP supports ten Member Societies with over 125,000 individual members worldwide and provides a spectrum of services and programs devoted to advancing physics-related sciences and engineering. A pioneer in digital publishing, AIP is also one of the world's largest publishers of physics journals and produces the publications of more than 25 scientific and engineering societies through its New York-based publishing division.

About the Engineering and Science Career Network

The Engineering and Science Career Network (ESCN) brings together engineering and science audiences and connects them through a single network. The ESCN aligns engineering and science societies - asking each one to become involved - owning and participating together to create a network of linked professional membership organizations to provide job placement, career development and advancement opportunities to science and engineering professionals. The ESCN was formed as an initiative to promote engineering and science societies as the preferred resource for finding industry talent.