The Gender Gap in Faculty at Canadian Universities

A recent report from Statistics Canada examines the gender gap in faculty at universities in Canada. Here are some highlights from the report:

  • In 2019, almost 6 in 10 full-time university faculty members in Canada were men.
  • Men are more likely than women to be full professors.
  • Less than two-thirds of female faculty held tenure positions, compared with three-quarters of their male counterparts.
  • When other factors such as age and level or education were taken into account, the gender gap in tenure was reduced. However, women were still less likely to be in tenured positions than men.
  • One in five women faculty members surveyed disagreed or strongly disagreed that hiring was fair and equitable at their institution, compared with 12 percent of men.
  • Some 23 percent of women faculty members were more likely to state that they disagreed or strongly disagreed that promotions were fair and equitable at their institution.

The full report, “Differences in Tenure Status and Feelings of Fairness in Hiring and Promotions Among Male and Female Faculty in Canadian Universities,” may be downloaded here.

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