Saturday, December 22, 2007

Gender and hiring

Since I just looked at gender distribution in PhD granting departments, here's a quick summary of gender distribution in recent hires.

A little more women got hired in 2006 than what is usual. Of the 183 hires in 2006-2007, 72 (39%) were female. Of total assistant professors, 37% are now women (297/802). In 2005, the percentage was about 36 (and this was about the percentage of women in assistant professorships then). When looking at 2006-2007 hires where the person did not have a tenure track job, 45% were female (60/132). Maybe men are more aggressive in going on market once they have a tenure track job (one data point is clearly not sufficient to draw any conclusions like that)?


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