Philosophy Department Ranked #1 for Proportion of Women in Tenured/Tenure Track Positions
August 9, 2021 - A recent international study by the Demographics in Philosophy project has ranked the University of Utah’s Department of Philosophy first out of nearly 100 prominent philosophy departments in the U.S. for its high proportion (50 percent) of female faculty who are tenured or on the tenure track.
The project is composed primarily of philosophy professors from a variety of countries, including the US, Canada, the UK and Germany. The project’s executive director is Nicole Hassoun, professor in Philosophy at Binghamton University, and includes statisticians, mathematicians and computer scientists among its collaborators.
The project’s latest study examined faculty data as of fall 2019. This is now the second time in a row that the U’s Philosophy department has ranked in the top spot for its proportion of tenure-track women. The first time was in the project’s 2015 study.
For more on the U’s Department of Philosophy, visit philosophy.utah.edu.