Hiring Women as Full Professors

USA“When colleges and universities release reports about the state of gender equity on their faculties, administrators quickly follow up with a caveat: The numbers may look out of balance over all, they say, but that’s because most of the senior professors are all men, and the greater share of women among junior professors provides reassurance that things will get better over time. That sort of comment reflects a reality that most institutions confront. Many of those at the rank of full professor started their academic careers in an era when the number of women coming out of Ph.D. programs was very small …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 14 August]

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