Highlighting Female Faculty

According to a 2012-2013 report from the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, a record 23 percent of tenured faculty members at Harvard University are females.

from http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/09/where-the-women-aren-t
from http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/09/where-the-women-aren-t

The report states:

As in years past, the percentage of senior [female faculty] varies tremendously by field: it is highest in Education (50%), Divinity (38%), and FAS Humanities (33%), with FAS Social Science (27%) and Public Health (25%) close behind. The percentage of senior [female faculty] remains stubbornly low across the sciences, including the Medical School (17%), FAS Natural Sciences (14%), and Engineering (14%).

These numbers are from data collected during the 2012-2013 academic year, spanning across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), but also Harvard’s graduate schools: the Medical School, the School of Public Health, the Graduate School of Education, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Kennedy School of Government, the Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Divinity School.

Obviously, progress has been made since days of Alice Hamilton, M.D. (the first woman appointed to a faculty rank at Harvard in 1919), but there is still a gender gap to be bridged.

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