Faculty diversity continues to grow at Harvard

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 15:20 in Psychology & Sociology

Harvard continues to make progress on its goal to diversify its faculty, with the percentages of women and minorities who are tenured and tenure-track professors at all-time highs, according to the annual report of the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Sixty percent of tenure-track and 41 percent of tenured faculty are now women and/or minorities. This year’s report places into context Harvard’s commitment to diversity since 2004, the year before the Task Force on Women Faculty and the Task Force on Women in Science and Engineering jointly recommended that a senior position in the University’s central administration be created to address and support faculty development and faculty diversity at Harvard. Progress has been steady since. “Increasing the diversity of the faculty continues to be a major priority for Harvard’s leadership,” said Judith Singer, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and senior vice provost for Faculty Development and Diversity. “The reality is, diversifying...

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