Tenured/tenure-track faculty women at 98 U.S. doctoral programs in philosophy


Updated 
2/3/2014
University -- Philosophy Faculty

ranking of top 51 doctoral programs:  Philosophical Gourmet
 [x]: 2011
 [X}: 2009
 [x]: 2006-2008
 [x]
: 2004-2006
 [x]: 2002-2004
# = unranked doctoral program
% of women on tenured/tenure-track faculty*

*Excluding visiting faculty, temporary faculty, adjuncts, lecturers
University of Georgia #  53%      (8/15)
Pennsylvania State University #  47%      (7/15)
University of Washington [32] [34] [35] [43] [43]  47%      (7/15)
University of Iowa #  46%      (6/13)
University of Oregon #  42%      (5/12)
Emory University #  41%      (7/17)
University of Utah # [48] #  40%      (6/15)
Villanova University #  38%      (8/21)
Washington University, St. Louis # [38] [39] [30] [31]  37%      (7/19)
Indiana University, Bloomington [25] [29] [27] [23] [24]  36%      (5/14)
SUNY Albany #  36%      (4/11)
University of New Mexico #  36%      (4/11)
Columbia University [7] [6] [10] [13] [11]  35%      (8/23)
University of South Carolina #  35%      (6/17)
Georgetown University [42] [41] [39] [36] [36]  34%      (10/29)
Arizona State University [46] [47] [44] # #  33%      (4/12)
Cornell University [16] [11] [16] [17] [14]  33%      (6/18)
SUNY Binghamton #  33%      (4/12)
University of Pennsylvania [25] [32] [27] [30] [29]  33%      (4/12)
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana [42] # [50] [48] #  31%      (4/13)
University of Illinois, Chicago [36] [34] [35] [36] [40]  31%      (5/16)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities [32] [34] [44] [47] [44]  31%      (5/16)
University of Oklahoma #  31%      (5/16)
Loyola University-Chicago #  29%      (8/28)
Northwestern University [46] [41] [53] [41] [31]  29%      (5/17)
Ohio State University [22] [21] [26] [26] [24]  29%      (6/21)
SUNY Stony Brook #  29%      (6/21)
University of Cincinnati #  29%      (4/14)
University of Kansas #  29%      (4/14)
University of Virginia [42] [38] [39] [36] [37]  29%      (5/17)
DePaul University #  28%      (5/18)
Brown University [16] [21] [16] [17] [19]  27%      (4/15)
Fordham University #  27%      (8/30)
Marquette University #  27%      (7/26)
New School University #  27%      (3/11)
Temple University #  27%      (3/11)
UC Davis [24] [27] [35] [36] [44]  27%      (3/11)
University of Memphis #  27%      (4/15)
Vanderbilt University #  27%      (4/15)
Boston College #  25%      (6/24)
Duquesne University #  25%      (4/16)
Johns Hopkins University [36] [41] [35] [43] [37]  25%      (3/12)
Syracuse University [32] [32] [32] [34] [37]  25%      (5/20)
University of Kentucky #  25%      (4/16)
University of Rochester [46] [47] [44] [48] [44]  25%      (3/12)
Stanford University [6] [6] [6] [9] [9]  24%      (6/25)
University of Maryland, College Park [30] [25] [27] [30] [31]  24%      (5/21)
University of Missouri-Columbia # [53] [48] [50]  24%      (4/17)
Rice University [39] [41] [50] [48] [44]  23%      (3/13)
University of Arizona [8] [16] [13] [13] [14]  23%      (6/26)
University of Hawaii-Manoa #  23%      (3/13)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst [30] [27] [24] [26] [24]  23%      (3/13)
Michigan State University #  22%      (5/23)
University of Arkansas #  22%      (2/9)
UCLA [8] [6] [7] [9] [11]  22%      (4/18)
University of Connecticut [40] [47] [48] [43] [50]  22%      (4/18)
Harvard University [8] [6] [7] [6] [5]  21%      (4/19)
Rutgers University [1] [2] [2] [2] [2]  21%      (6/29)
Saint Louis University #  21%      (4/19)
University of Southern California [46] [23] [16] [17] [11]  21%      (5/24)
Catholic University of America #  20%      (5/25)
Duke University [28] [29] [27] [26] [24]  20%      (3/15)
Purdue University #  20%      (4/20)
UC Berkeley [13] [15] [12] [9] [14]  20%      (4/20)
University of Chicago [16] [18] [20] [21] [20]  20%      (5/25)
University of Michigan [4] [4] [3] [5] [4]  20%      (6/30)
University of Wisconsin, Madison [24] [23] [24] [23] [22]  20%      (4/20)
Wayne State University #  20%      (2/10)
CUNY-Graduate Center [25] [18] [23] [15] [14]  19%      (9/47)
New York University [1] [1] [1] [1] [1]  19%      (5/26)
UC Irvine ** [20] [17] [20] [23] [29]  19%      (4/21)
UC Riverside [32] [29] [31] [30] [31]  19%      (3/16)
University of Pittsburgh* [5] [4] [5] [4] [5]  19%      (5/27)
University of South Florida #  19%      (3/16)
Bowling Green State University #  18%      (2/11)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology [8] [6] [7] [6] [7]  18%      (2/11)
Princeton University [1] [3] [3] [3] [3]  18%      (4/22)
Texas A&M University #  18%      (4/22)
Tulane University #  18%      (2/11)
UC Santa Barbara [40] [41] [39] [41] [40]  18%      (2/11)
University of Colorado, Boulder [28] [38] [32] [26] [24]  17%      (4/24)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [12] [11] [10] [9] [9]  17%      (4/23)
University of Nebraska #  17%      (2/12)
University of Texas, Austin [14] [11] [13] [20] [20]  17%      (5/29)
Yale University [16] [25] [16] [8] [7]  16%      (4/25)
University of Notre Dame [14] [11] [13] [15] [18]  15%      (6/40)
Carnegie-Mellon University [36] [34] [39] [36] [40]  14%      (2/14)
Florida State University # [44] [43] [44]  14%      (2/14)
UC San Diego [20] [18] [20] [21] [22]  14%      (3/21)
Boston University [42] [47] [50] [48] [44]  13%      (3/24)
University of Miami [46] # [32] [34] [31]  13%      (2/15)
SUNY Buffalo #  11%      (2/18)
University of Florida # [41] [48] #  11%      (1/19)
University of Tennessee-Knoxville #    9%      (1/11)
Baylor University #    7%      (1/13)
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale #    7%      (1/13)
UC Santa Cruz #    0%      (0/7)
University of Dallas #    0%      (0/9)

 

*The University of Pittsburgh has two departments on one campus, the Department of Philosophy (linked above) and the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science. As the Philosophial Gourmet rankings consider the faculties of both departments together, the percentages and numbers in the right-hand column here reflect their combined totals.

**The University of California, Irvine, has two departments on one campus, the Department of Philosophy (linked above) and the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science.  As the Philosophical Gourmet rankings consider the faculties of both departments together, the percentages and numbers in the right-hand column here reflect their combined totals.

Calculations based on the information on each Department's own faculty listing on the Web, as linked above, as of 2/3/2014.

NOTE: The information here on individual departments is a "snapshot" of departments as of the most recent date noted here, using the data on each department's own web site. Some of those web sites apparently are more up-to-date than others, but in the interests of consistency and fairness, it was determined to base this site entirely on that self-reported data.  All data and links are checked at the same time, given the comparative listing of departments. Information about inaccuracies is welcome at any time and will be addressed the next time the site is updated.

NOTE: To the extent possible, gender is verified by information on the department and university website as per pronouns and other identifications included at that site.

Total number of tenured/tenure-track faculty at Top-51 Doctoral Programs in the 2011 Gourmet Report: 1044

Number of women on tenured/tenure-track appointments at Top-51 Doctoral Programs in Gourmet Report: 237

Percentage of women on tenured/tenure-track appointments at Top-51 Doctoral Programs in Gourmet Report: 22.7%
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Average percentage of women at the Top 51 doctoral programs: 23.84%

Median percentage of women at Top-51 Doctoral Programs: 22.22%

Data taken from Departments' own faculty listings on the Web, as linked above, as of 2/3/2014







Women in the National Labor Pool in Philosophy


% of Ph.D.s in Philosophy in the United States awarded to women: 1997-2012
Data compiled by the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago (most recent year: 2012)
Complete data available from the NORC


2012
26.8%

2009
2008
29.6%
25.7%

2007
23.8%

2006
28.6%

2005
2004
25.1%
33.3%

2003
27.1%

2002
25.3%

2001
25.2%

2000
28.4%

1999
24.8%

1998
29.4%

1997
26.0%

  

Year % of Ph.D.s in Philosophy in the United States awarded to women: 1991-96
Data compiled by National Academy of Sciences (most recent year: 1996)
Complete data available from the American Philosophical Association
1996  29.3%
1995  24.2%
1994  27.5%
1993  26.6%
1992  26.1%
1991  27.4%
1991-96  26.9% 

 
Years % of Ph.D.s in Philosophy in the United States awarded to women: 1949-94
Data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education
(most recent year: 1994)
Complete data available from the American Philosophical Association
1949-94  18%
1959-94  19%
1985-94  24%

First posted: August 18, 2004
Last upated: February 3, 2014

Posted by Julie Van Camp, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach: jvancamp@csulb.edu