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Women lag in tenure in two fields

Despite the fact that more women are earning doctorates in science and engineering, a survey of the nations top 50 research universities has revealed women lag behind in tenured (or tenure-track) positions, according to a recent article in The New York Times.

The survey found that in many fields, including biology, chemistry, math, economics and computer science, there are fewer women in entry-level assistant professorships than would be predicted from the doctorates now awarded to women.
Despite the fact that more women are earning doctorates in science and engineering, a survey of the nation's top 50 research universities has revealed women lag behind in tenured (or tenure-track) positions, according to a recent article in The New York Times.

The survey found that in many fields, including biology, chemistry, math, economics and computer science, there are fewer women in entry-level assistant professorships “than would be predicted from the doctorates now awarded to women.”