Friday, April 15, 2005

mad scientists

The Times reports on something we already knew. Women scientists face more hurdles than men in academia:

"Mel Hochster, a mathematics professor at Michigan, belongs to a committee of senior science professors that gives workshops for heads of departments and search committees highlighting the findings of numerous studies on sex bias in hiring. For example, men are given longer letters of recommendation than women, and their letters are more focused on relevant credentials. Men and women are more likely to vote to hire a male job applicant than a woman with an identical record. Women applying for a postdoctoral fellowship had to be 2.5 times as productive to receive the same competence score as the average male applicant."


Blogger shannon said...

and that is exactly why i do not have a career as a physicist.

12:08 PM  

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