University Faculty Gender Equity Council
The council’s Employment Issues Committee compared male and female faculty on a variety of dimensions (headcount, salary, promotion rates). They conducted these analyses for tenured/tenure-track faculty across ranks and by rank (full, associate, and assistant professor) and for non-tenure track faculty across ranks and by rank (lecturer, senior lecturer, and distinguished senior lecturer) for the 2017-18 academic year.
The 10-year longitudinal trend documents the results of efforts to improve gender pay equity at UT Austin. A key finding showed that across tenured/tenure-track ranks, female faculty member salaries were on average 0.3% higher than male salaries.
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Additionally, the percentage of female faculty has had a slight but steady increase over the last 10 years, reaching 33.7% for 2017. The Best Practices Committee will be making recommendations (in conjunction with the Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity) to improve diversity and inclusion in the faculty ranks.
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The Employment Issues Committee also found that across ranks for non-tenure track faculty salaries, female lecturer salaries were on average 5.1% higher than male salaries in 2017, while the percentage of female lecturers has been relatively stable over the last 10 years.
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Finally, data are provided on promotion and tenure rates by gender. The Best Practices Committee will be benchmarking for best practices to improve promotion and tenure rates for female faculty.
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The University Faculty Gender Equity Council will continue to annually extend analyses of gender equity in headcount, salary, endowments and time to promotions. Additionally, the council will address other areas of concern for female faculty including climate, family-friendly policies, and representation in leadership positions.