|% Women||# Women||# Men||University||Department||Joint Appts.|
|33.3||4||8||Univ. of Washington||Astronomy|
|33.3||1||2||Case Western Reserve Univ.||Astronomy|
|28.0||1.75||4.5||Univ. of Wisconsin||Astronomy||1 at 0.75; 1 at 0.5|
|23.8||5||16||UCSC||Astronomy & Astrophysics|
|23.1||3||10||Columbia Univ.||Astronomy & Astrophysics|
|22.4||3||10.4||Ohio State||Astronomy||1 at 0.25; 3 at 0.05|
|20.0||2||8||Univ. of Minnesota||Astronomy|
|20.0||4||16||Univ. of Arizona||Astronomy|
|19.0||2||8.5||Princeton Univ.||Astrophysical Sciences||1 at 0.5|
|16.7||3||15||UCLA||Astronomy & Astrophysics|
|15.0||3||17||Univ. of Colorado||Astrophysical & Planet. Sci.|
|14.3||2||12||Univ. of Florida||Astronomy|
|12.5||1||7||Univ. of Illinois||Astronomy||2 at 0.5|
|12.5||2||14||Penn State||Astronomy & Astrophysics|
|10.0||2||18||Univ. of Texas, Austin||Astronomy|
|8.3||1||11||Harvard Univ.||Astronomy||4 at 0.5|
|7.4||1||12.5||Univ. of Maryland||Astronomy||1 at 0.5|
|4.7||1||20.5||Univ. of Chicago||Astronomy & Astrophysics||3 at 0.5|
|0.0||0||13||Univ. of Virginia||Astronomy|
Senior woman in astronomy provide us with mentors and role models. They can sometimes change or even transform the culture, dynamics, and environment of a university department. They can stand with us and fight for us if we find ourselves the victim of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or unconscious bias. They can make a department more female friendly.
CSWA has compiled a list of % women on the senior faculty (tenured professors only) for PhD astronomy departments in the US. For joint appointments, we attempted to include the % time devoted to the astronomy department. Numbers and percentages were confirmed by a member of each department except where noted. Please feel free to contact me with any changes, updates, and questions.
For comparison, 18% of full members of the AAS are women. In addition, 30% of named postdocs have been women for the past 20 years; these represent some of the most highly qualified potential candidates for faculty positions.
From: Joan Schmelz [jschmelz_at_memphis.edu]