Sally Haslanger has posted data on women in philosophy at the “top 20” schools in the 2009 Leiter Report. It is posted here but I have copied it below since it seems that some people have had trouble accessing the information.
|School||Rank||%women of tenured||%women of full-time||%women of all faculty|
|UNC Chapel Hill||9||22||19||16|
|CUNY Grad Ctr||15||22||22||22|
|Total (top 10)||18||20||19|
|Total (top 20)||19||21||20|
Julie van Camp has been keeping track of the percentage of women in tenure-track positions at 98 institutions for quite some time (at least since 2004), though her information hasn’t been updated since last year (4/14/2008). She notes the following for the “top 54” Leiter ranked institutions:
“Percentage of women on tenured/tenure-track appointments at Top-54 Doctoral Programs in Gourmet Report: 19.61%
Average percentage of women at the Top 54 doctoral programs: 19.85%
Median percentage of women at Top-54 Doctoral Programs: 20%
Data taken from Departments’ own faculty listings on the Web, as linked above, as of 4/14/2008″
The complete information is available at http://www.csulb.edu/~jvancamp/doctoral_2004.html
Though there is much to be said about this state of affairs the one thing that I would like to point out is that things aren’t changing much.
The percentage of philosophy PhDs that are women is roughly 27% and has been right around 27% for at least the last 10 years. The Committee on the Status of Women is working on getting data about the what percentage of women are hired for the jobs advertised in JFP (Jobs for Philosophers) and that ought to be available for the 2007-2008 job search soon. Preliminary information indicates that it is most definitely not the case that the women are getting all the jobs, contrary to rumor.
The APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy will be publishing two issues that address this problem based on two CSW sponsored APA panels: the Central in 2007 and the Pacific in 2008. Watch for them.
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