Faculty: How are we doing?
What follows is a summary of the data we compiled. Detailed tables as well as a more extensive discussion of them can be found in our 2012 Report on Diversity (PDF).
Starting with 2005 through academic year 2012-13, the College has made significant advances in the hiring of racially and ethnically-diverse minorities and women. With respect to gender, there have been slightly more women hired than men: 64 women, 63 men. Regarding race and ethnicity, minority faculty constituted 24% of all hires during this period.
The approximately 50/50 hiring of women and men is adequate in light of the breakdown of recent Ph.D.s by gender: 46.8% female and 53.2% male. The figure of 24% for minority hiring almost exactly matches the percent of doctoral degrees awarded to minority faculty in the most recently available National Science Foundation survey of all doctoral degrees annually awarded. This is also a positive achievement.
Where does CAS stand overall with respect to the racial and ethnic composition of our faculty? Our ultimate aim is to reach the percentages of women, and ethnic/racial minorities within the College that reflect "national workforce availability." The College has made progress toward this goal over the course of the last few years.
With respect to gender, CAS is doing very well indeed: 44.6% of our faculty members are women while 37.6% of persons with Ph.D.s in the United States are female. For race and ethnicity we have made progress, but more needs to be done: 18.8% of our faculty members are non-white while 24.5% of individuals with Ph.D.s in the country at large are minorities.