Women Without Tenure, Part 1

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Science Careers


American Association for the Advancement of Science

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National data show that women currently represent 41% (36% of fulltime and 45% of part-time) of the nearly 1 million faculty in the U.S., double the number from 1972. However, women represent only 25% of the fulltime faculty at research universities, a percentage that has barely budged from the 1972 figure of 18%. In 4-year colleges and universities, women SET (science, engineering, and technology) faculty hold fewer high-ranking posts than men, are less likely to be full professors, and are more likely to be assistant professors.


Originally published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). HTML fulltext available through remote link.
This article is the first in a three part series. Part 2 and Part 3 are available online.