The Retention of Women Faculty in Mathematics

The AWM Panel at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings will be on the retention of women professors in mathematics.   This panel is being organized in response to an article in Science entitled "Survival Analysis of Faculty Retention in Science and Engineering by Gender", in which it was reported that the survival rate for mathematicians was worse than any other field and the survival rate for women assistant professors in mathematics is only 4.45 years.   Panelists from departments and universities which have successfully attracted and supported women through the tenure process will describe the methods that worked for them.   Audience members are welcome to bring in questions and suggestions of their own.  We particularly encourage young mathematicians to share their experiences with us.

The goal of the discussion will be to devise ways in which departments may work to retain their women assistant professors both by enticing them to stay and by providing the type of support that is needed for them to obtain tenure.    The panel will have an online component located at .   We encourage everyone to share their experiences and ask questions online.  

The live panel has been scheduled for Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m.
Room 10, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center at the JMM.   

Organizers: Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College), Christina Sormani (CUNY)

Moderator: Julie Bergner (UC Riverside)


Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
Estela Gavosto (U Kansas)
Douglas Haynes (UC Irvine)
Marianne Korten (Kansas State University)
Lisette de Pillis (Harvey Mudd College)

Online Resources:

The article in Science entitled "Survival Analysis of Faculty Retention in Science and Engineering by Gender"

Additional recommendations for online resources are welcome.

If you have any suggestions or questions please contact Christina Sormani
using the email address: sormanic at member dot ams dot org.

Our January 2012 AWM JMM Panel on Collaboration can be viewed online at

That panel continued online.

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