Data on Faculty
2016 Status Report on Women
Each year, The Women's Place produces a comprehensive report on the status of women at Ohio State. The purpose of this publication is to synthesize and disseminate comparative data to evaluate progress for faculty and staff women at the university. Some of the data is included below. View the full 2016 report.
Percentage of Female Faculty by Rank
The graph above shows how the percentage of women among the entire faculty has changed over time for all of Ohio State. It reflects an underlying spreadsheet of data that is available for members of the university community to download and examine for individual units. Please see the instructions for using the interactive spreadsheet if you would like to see other breakdowns.
These university-wide (all campuses, all colleges) figures indicate that the female percentage of assistant professors has stayed about the same since 1998 and was 43% in 2010. Associate professors and full professors have seen an increase in the percentage female to 37% and 22% respectively, in 2010. In 2010 women made up 37% of tenure track faculty overall.
Women as a percentage of those holding the instructor title dropped from 66% to 36% between 1998 and 2010 and women have increased to 48% of all auxiliary faculty. Clinical track faculty members in 2010 were 34% female. The research track percentages vary over time but in 2010 30% were female.
The Women’s Place is very grateful to Ohio State's Office of Institutional Research and Planning and The Office of Human Resources Organizational Metrics and Data Analytics for their work in developing and checking these data, the spreadsheet and the graphics. If there is interest in the community we hope to continue to update these data.
- Download the Excel spreadsheet to your computer. Save a copy to work on.
- Go to the tab (on the bottom) labeled “Interactive Chart.”
- Place your cursor on the tab in the upper left hand corner of the graph that says “Tiu Campus Name” and select the campus of interest.
- Do the same for the tab labeled “Tiu Vp College Name” and “Tiu Department Name.” (Note: if you select a department without making sure the college is correct you will not get any results.)
- Place your cursor on the tab that currently says “Sum of Percent Female” and change it if you wish to see some other statistic.
- The tab in the lower left of the graph allows you to select by faculty rank and the tab on the legend (on the right) allows you to select the years you want to see on the graph.
2012 Faculty Salary Survey
The Chronicle of Higher Education, a source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators, published results of a 2012 Faculty Salary Survey covering 1,251 colleges. The graphs below show Ohio State University data taken from this survey. To compare these figures with other universities, visit the survey page on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website.
The data in this survey come from the American Association of University Professors and the U.S. Department of Education.
Project CEOS Gender Resource Allocation and Department Climate Studies
As at other research universities, faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are predominantly male. Furthermore, retention of women faculty substantially lags behind retention of men, they take longer to achieve promotion to professor, and they are under-represented among senior leaders. Project CEOS (Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State), funded by the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program, conducted two studies to shed light on resource allocation and department climate for men and women faculty in STEM at Ohio State. The studies focus on three units for intensive analysis: the CEOS Colleges include the College of Engineering, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ohio State 2011-12 Faculty Recruitment
In academic year 2011-12, Ohio State made 353 offers to candidates for tenure-track, clinical, and research positions commencing in academic year 2012-13. Of those offers, 260 (74%) were accepted.
- As is historically the case, assistant professor positions made up the majority (74%) of this year's offers.
- Nearly 35% of this year's offers were made to candidates who could advance their unit's diversity plan. Some 75% of these offers were accepted.
- Units reported that 12% of their offers were in support of a dual career hire. Of those offers, 68% were accepted.
- Some 47% of those accepting at all ranks are women. Nearly 30% of our new professors are women, including an Ohio Eminent Scholar. Among the new associate professors, 41% are women.