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PACW's 2007 Report on Women at UW

Faculty

Source: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (University-Wide Data; By College Data)
All data reflect October 2006.

Faculty Overview

The UW employs 7420 faculty members. Of that total, 3023 (41%) are women; 68 (1%) are Black women; 502 (7%) are Asian women; 103 (1%) are Hispanic women; and 18 (<1%) are American Indian women.

Faculty by Job Type

*Only faculty categories with >100 women are included in this analysis.

Ladder Faculty
Out of 3222 ladder faculty at UW, 1045 (32%) are women; 32 (1%) are Black women; 126 (4%) are Asian women; 24 (1%) are Hispanic women; and 9 (<1%) are American Indian women. According to utilization analysis, the UW is 13 hires (0.4%) shy of what is available in the comparative hiring pool.

Within ladder faculty, women account for the following percentages:

  • 23% of professors with tenure
  • 42% of associate professors with tenure
  • 47% of assistant professors
  • 20% of professors without tenure
  • 36% of associate professors without tenure
  • 41% of assistant professors without tenure

Non-Ladder Faculty
Non-ladder faculty account for the highest percentage of women in any faculty job grouping. Of the 833 total non-ladder faculty, 467 (56%) are women; 16 (2%) are Black women; 35 (4%) are Asian women; 18 (2%) are Hispanic women; 5 (1%) are American Indian women. According to utilization analysis, the UW employs at least what is available from the comparative hiring pool for total female non-ladder faculty.

Temporary Teaching Faculty
The UW employs 495 temporary teaching faculty: 243 (49%) are women; 2 (<1%) are Black women; 55 (11%) are Asian women; 9 (2%) are Hispanic women; and 1 (<1%) is an American Indian woman. According to utilization analysis, the UW employs at least what is available from the comparative hiring pool for total women temporary teaching faculty.

Research Faculty
The UW employs 379 research faculty: 157 (41%) are women; 0 are Black women; 26 (7%) are Asian women; 2 (1%) are Hispanic women; and 0 are American Indian women. According to utilization analysis, the UW employs at least what is available from the comparative hiring pool for total women research faculty.

Residents and Fellows
The UW employs 1618 residents and fellows: 706 (44%) are women; 17 (1%) are Black women; 190 (12%) are Asian women; 32 (2%) are Hispanic women; and 3 (<1%) are American Indian women. According to utilization analysis, the UW is 52 hires (3.2%) shy of what is available for total women residents and fellows.

Post-Doctoral Faculty
The UW employs 339 post-doctoral faculty: 117 (35%) are women; 0 are Black women; 31 (9%) are Asian women; 8 (2%) are Hispanic women; and 0 are American Indian women. According to utilization analysis, the UW is 2 hires (0.3%) shy of what is available for total women post-doctoral faculty.

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Faculty by School/College

*For schools/colleges at UW Seattle campus only.

Highest Percentages
The School of Nursing employs the highest percentage of women faculty: 123 (90%) of its 137 faculty are women. The School of Social Work employs the highest percentage of Black women faculty: 6 (7%) of its 86 faculty members are Black women. The School of Pharmacy employs the highest percentage of Asian women: 10 (14%) of its 73 faculty members are Asian women. The highest percentage of Hispanic women faculty at any school/college is 2%: The College of Arts and Sciences employs 23 Hispanic women out of 1334 faculty; the College of Education employs 3 Hispanic women out of 120 faculty; the College of Forest Resources employs 1 Hispanic woman out of 57 faculty; and the School of Medicine employs 59 Hispanic women out of 3757 faculty. The School of Social Work employs the highest number of American Indian women faculty: 5 (6%) of its 86 faculty members are American Indian women.

Lowest Percentages
The College of Engineering employs the lowest percentage of women faculty: 73 (20%) of its 364 faculty are women. The Information School and the School of Public Affairs employ the lowest percentage of Asian women faculty: 0 of the 43 faculty in the Information School are Asian women, and 0 of the 36 faculty in the School of Public Affairs are Asian women. Many schools/colleges employ <1% of Black and Hispanic women faculty. The Business School employs 0 Black women out of 149 faculty; The College of Engineering employs 1 Black woman and 0 Hispanic women out of 364 faculty; the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences employs 0 Black women and 0 Hispanic women out of 121 faculty; the College of Forest Resources employs 0 Black women out of 57 faculty; the Information School employs 0 Black women and 0 Hispanic women out of 43 faculty; the School of Public Affairs employs 0 Hispanic women out of 36 faculty; and the School of Pharmacy employs 0 Black women and 0 Hispanic women out of 73 faculty. All schools/colleges except the School of Education, the Information School, the School of Social Work, and the School of Nursing employ <1% American Indian women. Of those that employ <1% American Indian women, all except the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences employ 0 American Indian women. The School of Medicine employs 6 American Indian women out of 3757 faculty, and the College of Arts and Sciences employs 3 American Indian women out of 1334 faculty.

Observations
At UW Seattle campus, women tend to account for a higher percentage of non-ladder faculty and a lower percentage of ladder faculty. In most schools/colleges, the percentage of women who are ladder faculty is lower than the total percentage of women faculty in that school/college, and the percentage of women who are non-ladder faculty is higher than the total percentage of women faculty in that school/college. For example, in the Business School, women account for 28% of the 149 member faculty (including all faculty positions), 19% of the ladder faculty, and 40% of the non-ladder faculty. And in the College of Education, women account for 66% of the 120 member faculty, 51% of the ladder faculty, and 75% of the non-ladder faculty.

Faculty: Bothell

At UW Bothell, 44 (44%) of the 101 faculty members are women; 2 (2%) are Black women; 4 (4%) are Asian women; 0 are Hispanic women; and 0 are American Indian women. Women account for 44% of ladder faculty and 50% of non-ladder faculty.

Faculty: Tacoma

At UW Tacoma, 76 (51%) of the 148 faculty members are women; 6 (4%) are Black women; 7 (5%) are Asian women; 2 (1%) are Hispanic women; and 1 (1%) is an American Indian woman.

Academic Personnel

Among academic personnel, the highest percentage of women in any job grouping is among librarians: 74% of the 150 librarians are women. According to utilization analysis, the UW is 13 hires (8.1%) shy what is available for women librarians.

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