A Look at Gender Diversity on the Faculty at the University of Southern California

uscThe University of Southern California in Los Angeles recently released a comprehensive statistical report on the diversity of its faculty. The data shows a total of 3,614 faculty members at the university. Of these, 1,413, or 39.1 percent are women.

Nearly 72 percent of all women faculty at the university are on the Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical (RTPC) track. These are not tenure-track positions. Women are 23.5 percent of 1,161 tenured faculty members and 41.3 percent of the faculty in tenure-track positions.

There are significant differences in women faculty levels across disciplines. Women are 44.1 percent of all faculty members in the humanities and 43.2 percent in the social sciences. But women are only 29.7 percent of the faculty in the life and natural sciences.

In the tenured ranks, women are 12.9 percent of the faculty in the life and natural sciences and 17 percent of the faculty at the medical school.

Women are 50 percent of the undergraduate students and 53 percent of the graduate students at the university.

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