Female Participation in the Academic Geoscience Community

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Females make up 14.2% of tenure-track faculty in geosciences departments compared to 28% in tenure-track positions in all science and engineering fields. In the geosciences, 18.6% of non-tenure track positions are held by women. The level of female participation in faculty positions has not changed significantly in recent years.

Percentage of female faculty by rank.

In contrast, the number of female students in the geoscience pipeline has steadily increased over the past several decades, with overall percentage of degrees granted to females at 43%.

Percentage of degrees granted to females in the geosciences. Source; American Geological Institute, 2008.