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


Updated 
1/1/2015
University -- Philosophy Faculty

ranking of top 50 doctoral programs:  Philosophical Gourmet
 
[X]: 2014-2015
 [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 Utah # [48] #  50%      (9/18)
University of Iowa #  46%      (6/13)
Emory University #  44%      (7/16)
University of Washington [32] [34] [35] [43] [43] #  44%      (7/16)
University of Georgia #  43%      (6/14)
Pennsylvania State University #  40%      (6/15)
Cornell University [16] [11] [16] [17] [14] [17]  39%      (7/18)
University of South Carolina #  39%      (7/18)
Arizona State University [46] [47] [44] #  38%      (5/13)
University of Oregon #  38%     (5/13)
Washington University, St. Louis # [38] [39] [30] [31] [24]  37%      (7/19)
Indiana University, Bloomington [25] [29] [27] [23] [24] [24]  36%      (5/14)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities [32] [34] [44] [47] [44] [47]  36%      (5/14)
University of New Mexico #  36%      (4/11)
Villanova University #  35%      (7/20)
Georgetown University [42] [41] [39] [36] [36] [37]  34%      (10/29)
Columbia University [7] [6] [10] [13] [11] [10]  33%      (8/24)
DePaul University #  33%      (6/18)
Loyola University-Chicago #  33%      (10/30)
SUNY Binghamton #  33%      (4/12)
UC Santa Cruz #  33%      (3/10)
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana [42] # [50] [48] #  33%      (4/12)
University of Illinois, Chicago [36] [34] [35] [36] [40] [42]  33%      (5/15)
University of Pennsylvania [25] [32] [27] [30] [29] [31]  33%      (4/12)
Marquette University #  31%      (8/26)
UC Davis [24] [27] [35] [36] [44] [42]  31%      (4/13)
University of Cincinnati #  31%      (4/13)
University of Kansas #  31%      (4/13)
University of Oklahoma #  31%      (5/16)
Vanderbilt University #  31%      (5/16)
Brown University [16] [21] [16] [17] [19] [20]  29%      (4/14)
Fordham University #  29%      (9/31)
Northwestern University [46] [41] [53] [41] [31] [31]  29%      (5/17)
SUNY Stony Brook #  29%      (6/21)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst [30] [27] [24] [26] [24] [28]  29%      (4/14)
University of Virginia [42] [38] [39] [36] [37] [31]  29%      (5/17)
New School University #  27%      (3/11)
SUNY Albany #  27%       (3/11)
Temple University #  27%      (3/11)
University of Memphis #  27%      (4/15)
University of Rochester [46][47] [44] [48] [44] [45]  27%      (3/11)
University of Arizona [8] [16] [13] [13] [14] [13]  26%      (7/27)
Harvard University [8] [6] [7] [6] [5] [6]  25%      (5/20)
Johns Hopkins University [36] [41] [35] [43] [37] [40]  25%      (3/12)
Ohio State University [22] [21] [26] [26] [24] [28]
 25%      (5/20)
University of Kentucky #  25%      (4/16)
University of Maryland, College Park [30] [25] [27] [30] [31] [31]  25%      (5/20)
University of Missouri-Columbia # [53] [48] [50] [47]  25%      (4/16)
Boston College #  24%      (6/25)
Duke University [28] [29] [27] [26] [24] [24]  24%      (4/17)
Duquesne University #  24%      (4/17)
UC Riverside [32] [29] [31] [30] [31] [28]  24%      (4/17)
University of Hawaii-Manoa #  23%      (3/13)
University of Wisconsin, Madison [24] [23] [24] [23] [22] [21]  23%      (5/22)
New York University [1][1] [1] [1] [1] [1]  22%      (6/27)
Stanford University [6] [6] [6] [9] [9] [8]  22%      (6/27)
Syracuse University [32] [32] [32] [34] [37] [37]
 22%      (4/18)
UC San Diego [20] [18] [20] [21] [22]  [23]  22%      (5/23)
University of Connecticut [40] [47] [48] [43] [50] [37]  22%      (4/18)
University of Pittsburgh* [5] [4] [5] [4] [5] [6]  22%      (6/27)
University of Southern California [46] [23] [16] [17] [11] [8]  22%      (5/23)
Wayne State University #  22%      (2/9)
Rutgers University [1] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2]  21%      (6/28)
Saint Louis University # [47]  21%      (4/19)
UCLA [8] [6] [7] [9] [11] [10]  21%      (4/19)
University of Miami [46]# [32] [34] [31] [31]  21%      (3/14)
Catholic University of America #  20%      (5/25)
CUNY-Graduate Center [25] [18] [23] [15] [14] [16]  20%      (8/41)
University of Florida # [41] [48] #  20%      (2/10)
Michigan State University #  19%      (4/21)
Princeton University [1] [3] [3] [3] [3] [2]  19%      (4/21)
UC Irvine ** [20] [17] [20] [23] [29] [24]  19%      (4/21)
University of Michigan [4] [4] [3] [5] [4] [4]  19%      (6/31)
Rice University [39] [41] [50] [48] [44] [47]
 18%      (2/11)
Tulane University #  18%      (2/11)
UC Santa Barbara [40] [41] [39] [41] [40] [42]  18%      (2/11)
University of Chicago [16] [18] [20] [21] [20] [21]  18%      (4/22)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [12] [11] [10] [9] [9] [13]  18%      (7/22)
University of South Florida #  18%      (3/17)
University of Tennessee-Knoxville #  18%      (2/11)
Texas A&M University #  17%      (4/23)
UC Berkeley [13] [15] [12] [9] [14] [10]  17%      (3/18)
University of Colorado, Boulder [28] [38][32] [26] [24] [31]  17%      (4/24)
University of Nebraska #  17%      (2/12)
University of Notre Dame [14] [11] [13] [15] [18] [17]  17%      (7/42)
University of Texas, Austin [14] [11] [13] [20] [20] [17]  17%      (5/29)
SUNY Buffalo #  16%      (3/19)
Yale University [16] [25] [16] [8] [7] [5]  16%      (4/25)
Baylor University #  15%      (2/13)
Purdue University #  15%      (3/20)
Boston University [42] [47] [50] [48] [44] #  14%      (3/22)
Bowling Green State University #  14%      (1/7)
Florida State University # [44] [43] [44] [45]  13%      (2/15)
Carnegie-Mellon University [36] [34] [39] [36] [40] [40]  11%      (2/18)
University of Arkansas #  11%      (1/9)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology [8] [6] [7] [6] [7] [13]
   9%      (1/11)
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale #    7%      (1/13)
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 1/1/2015.

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-50 Doctoral Programs in the 2014-15 Gourmet Report: 1007

Number of women on tenured/tenure-track appointments at Top-50 Doctoral Programs in Gourmet Report: 233

Percentage of women on tenured/tenure-track appointments at Top-50 Doctoral Programs in Gourmet Report: 23.14%
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Average percentage of women at the Top 50 doctoral programs: 23.68%

Median percentage of women at Top-50 Doctoral Programs: 22.22%

Data taken from Departments' own faculty listings on the Web, as linked above, as of 1/1/2015


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: January 1, 2015

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