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The following faculty were not included: lecturers, instructors, emeriti professors, research professors, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty, and courtesy appointments. In addition, jointly appointed faculty, where the department in question was the secondary appointment, were not included. Thus, an associate professor of chemistry with a joint appointment in biology, would be counted in chemistry, but not in biology. This process resulted in a final tally of approximately 16,400 faculty.

There are obvious, potential limitations to this approach. Specifically, departmental roster Web sites and college catalogues may be out of date. Recently hired faculty may not have been added to Web sites, while faculty who have left positions might not have been removed. Faculty may have received promotions that have yet to be reflected on departmental Web sites. As a result, it is likely that a few professorial faculty will be missed or misplaced.

Third, the committee identified the gender of each faculty member. This was done primarily by relying on faculty names and photographs on departmental roster Web sites. Where there was some question as to the faculty member’s gender, internet research was attempted, and failing that, the department was called. The results of these efforts are captured in the following table.

Population of Faculty in Six Disciplines at Research I Institutions

Department

Gender

Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Total

Biology

Male

1222

481

427

2130

 

Female

262

176

199

637

Total

 

 

 

 

2767

Chemistry

Male

1513

331

408

2252

 

Female

150

72

101

323

Total

 

 

 

 

2575

Civil engineering

Male

787

371

302

1460

 

Female

57

50

78

185

Total

 

 

 

 

1645

Electrical engineering

Male

1579

575

531

2685

 

Female

79

76

70

225

Total

 

 

 

 

2910

Mathematics

Male

2153

565

445

3163

 

Female

151

76

102

329

Total

 

 

 

 

3492

Physics

Male

1994

413

407

2814

 

Female

119

49

67

235

Total

 

 

 

 

3049

Total

 

10066

3235

3137

16438



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