Engendering the University through Policy and Practice: Barriers to Promotion to Full Professor for Women in the Science, Engineering, and Math Disciplines

  • Dana M. Britton

Abstract

In research and policy addressing gender inequalities among university faculty, most attention has thus far been paid to the tenure process – to the task of getting women from the assistant professor ranks to the associate professor ranks. There is little question that programs like the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE initiatives (in the United States) and more general affirmative action policies have had some beneficial effects. Women in all academic disciplines are now more likely to achieve tenure than ever before.

Keywords

Full Professor Female Faculty Woman Faculty Post Tenure Pipeline Issue 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Acker, J. (1990): Hierarchies, jobs, bodies: A theory of gendered organizations. In: Gender & Society 4. 1990. 139–158CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Britton, D. M./Logan, L. S. (2008): Gendered organizations: Progress and prospects. In: Sociological Compass 2(1). 2008. 107–121CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Britton, D. M. (2000): The epistemology of the gendered organization. In: Gender & Society 14(3). 2000. 418–435CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. (2006): Beyond bias and barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering. Washington, DC: National Academies PressGoogle Scholar
  5. Cook, C./Waters, M. (1998): The impact of organizational form on gendered labor markets in engineering and law. In: The Sociological Review 46(2). 1998. 314–339CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Ferguson, K. E. (1984): The feminist case against bureaucracy. Philadelphia: Temple University PressGoogle Scholar
  7. Nelson, D. J. (2005): A national analysis of diversity in science and engineering faculties at research universities. Norman, OK. Retrieved from: http://chem.ou.edu/~djn/diversity/briefings/Diversity%20Report%20Final.pdf on December, 2008
  8. Reskin, B./Branch, D./McBrier (2000): Why not ascription? Organizations’ employment of male and female managers. In: American Sociological Review 65. 2000. 210–233CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Ridgeway, C. L.(2009): Framed before we know it: How gender shapes social relations. In: Gender & Society 23. 2009. 145–160CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Whittington, K. B./Smith-Doerr, L. (2008): Women inventors in context: Disparities in patenting across academia and industry. In: Gender & Society 22. 2008. 194–218CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dana M. Britton

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations