Volume 89 Issue 44 | pp. 42-46
Issue Date: October 31, 2011 | Web Date: October 30, 2011

Women Are 17% Of Chemistry Faculty

After a year’s pause, gradual growth in the percentage of female chemistry professors resumes
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Women in Chemistry
Keywords: employment, women, academia, professors

Women still hold surprisingly few chemistry professorships, although they are slowly gaining ground: The gradual expansion in women’s share of chemistry faculty positions resumed in the 2010–11 academic year after pausing the year before. At the 50 universities that spent the most on chemical research, women held 17% of the tenured and tenure-track positions in 2010–11, up from 16% in the previous two years, according to revised C&EN figures.

The weak economy may be impeding . . .

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