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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hiring bias--LLNL even more so?

Hiring bias--LLNL even more so?

http://www.pnas.org/content/112/17/5360.full.pdf

Women preferred 2:1 over men for STEM faculty positions
By
Ted Boscia

For decades, sexism in higher education has been blamed for blocking women from landing academic positions in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

But a new study by Cornell psychologists suggests that era has ended, finding in experiments with professors from 371 colleges and universities across the United States that science and engineering faculty preferred women two-to-one over identically qualified male candidates for assistant professor positions.

Published online April 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the paper, “National Hiring Experiments Reveal 2:1 Faculty Preference For Women on STEM Tenure Track,” by Wendy M. Williams, professor of human development, and Stephen J. Ceci, the Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology, both in Cornell’s College of Human Ecology, argues that the academic job market has never been better for women Ph.D.s in math-intensive fields.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big surprise. Quotas CAUSE discrimination. Who knew?

Anonymous said...

It's rampant at LLNL, and sickening.

Anonymous said...

Boys and young men have been less educated than girls/women at least since 1900. For example, at the beginning of the 20th century, while more men attended college than women, college was only for the elite. Few of either sex attended college. The sign of a very good education at that time was a high school diploma, and far more girls than boys were given the opportunity to attend high school. Boys were far too valuable as work fodder in the fields, factories, mines, and on the battlefield.

Today, as college is common, girls/women are about 35% more likely to attend college than boys/men. Men are still far more valuable as work fodder, which is why they account for 93% of workplace fatalities (and then women who work less or pursue easier jobs complain about income inequality).

Boys and men are less educated, more likely to be illiterate, more likely to suffer disciplinary problems or be suspended, more likely to drop out of school, etc. What is the solution for the overwhelming disadvantages and discrimination that men face in education? Simple. Give more opportunities to girls/women.

Anonymous said...

What is the solution for the overwhelming disadvantages and discrimination that men face in education?

Are humans with a Y chromosome being "discriminated" against in the classroom? Or are perhaps the media role models of professional athletes and "celebrities" not the best and most realistic encouragement for education? Rather than complaining about women being willing to work hard in the classroom, men should see the writing on the wall and up their game. Coasting through high school and falling into a high-paying blue collar job is much less likely than 50 years ago.

The only discrimination I see is perhaps drugging too many young boys who are deemed ADHD.


Anonymous said...

Engineering education is not engineering practice.

In practice men outnumber women as a mayter of choice. Fewer talented women with the ability to learn engineering and CS than men because, as my qualified daughter explained to me, "it's boring compared to other options".

Women are welcomed and valued in STEM. It's each individuals choice to trudge through lie in STEM they have the ability. Many more women than men, choose elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Maybe there are fewer women in STEM fields that are taking "medications" to get through courses than the men of the current generation - what do they call them - "millennial's" ?

Anonymous said...

I see a lot of talented young women at the Race Track (Sonoma) these days who "drive" right by the men. They either built their own cars or got started with help from a husband or Dad. They know how to turn a wrench, tune a race motor, and weld on a bracket, and I'm guessing most are in Engineering fields.

Anonymous said...

11:43 So if I am hiring a race driver and reviewing qualified people, for the exact experience, do you think there is a 2:1 bias toward hiring the cv with a female name? Maybe, the sponsorship opportunities might be better. In science, not so much. Why can't we just hire the best qualified person?

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