Last year the University of Western Ontario released a detailed report of faculty recruitment for the academic years 1991-1992 to 1998-1999, categorized by sex. The Tables reported below were taken from the report entitled, Full-time Faculty Distribution, Appointments, and Recruitment - - by Gender (January, 2000). The full report is available from the UWO Office of the Provost.
In Table 1, data are reported for the number of applications, interviews held, and appointments made. By looking at the last line of Table 1, summarizing the data for all 8 years, one can see that, on average women represented 23.2% of the applicant pool, 30.4% of those interviewed, and 36.2% of those hired. Thus women were both interviewed and hired in numbers greater than their representation in the applicant pool. In each of the years surveyed, women were interviewed at a higher rate than their presence in the applicant pool, and in six of the eight years the percentage of those hired who were women was greater than the percentage of those interviewed who were women.
|Recruitment Activity for All Full-time Initial Limited - Term, Probationary, and Tenured Appointments 1991-1992 to 1998-1999|
|Men||Women||Unknown||% Women||Men||Women||% Women||Men||Women||% Women|
Table 2 shows separately the number of women and men appointed and interviewed as a percentage of applicants, and appointed as a percentage of those interviewed. Looked at this way, the data reveal the same pattern as described in Table 1. Over the 8 years, on average: 5.4% of female applicants were appointed compared to 2.9% of male applicants; 21.7% of female applicants were interviewed compared to 15% of male applicants; and 24.9% of female applicants who were interviewed were hired whereas 19.2% of men who were interviewed were appointed. Again, the results in each of the years are remarkably consistent. Women had almost twice the chance of being hired as did men.
|Likelihood of Being Interviewed and Appointed to Regular Faculty Positions at Western, 1991-1992 to 1998-1999|
|Appointed as % W Applicants||Interviewed as % W Applicants||Appointed as % W Interviewed||Appointed as % M Applicants||Interviewed as % M Applicants||Appointed as % W Interviewed|