Women-only professorships

Ireland“Sir, – The average male ‘chance’ of a professorship (looking at the ratio of men at full professoriate level to those below that) is 1:5. The average female ‘chance’ is 1:15. Men’s ‘chance’ of a professorship has varied little since 2013 and is similar across all universities. Women’s chance has improved marginally (from 1:16). However, it varies a great deal between universities (from 1:9 to 1:31) …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 15 November]

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One Response to “Women-only professorships”

  1. Ciaran Says:

    In the recent study period the gender task force found 28% of new profs were female but only 30% of applicants were female. If women don’t even apply of course they don’t get hired. Where is the evidence of a non level playing field?

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