Female Participation in the Academic Geoscience Community

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Females make up 14.2% of tenure-track faculty in geosciences departments compared to 28% in tenure-track positions in all science and engineering elds. 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 signicantly in recent years.

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%.