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A total of 196 full-time professional positions were filled by a search waiver; 80 of these were obtained for female candidates (40.8%), and 87 (44.4%) were obtained for minority candidates. A total of 79 part-time professional positions were filled by a waiver of search; 33 women (41.8%) and 34 minorities (43.0%) were hired into these positions.

Information on faculty hiring activity is presented in Table 12, Number and Characteristics of Faculty Hires by School or College, 2009-2010. From 4/1/09 - 3/31/10, a total of 56 full-time faculty were hired through the search process; an additional 5 part-time positions were searched. In 27 of the 56 full-time searches (48.2%), a woman was appointed; 14 minority group members (25.0%) were hired into full-time faculty positions through the search process. Two of the 5 part-time faculty members hired via the search process were women (40.0%). One minority group member was hired for a part-time faculty position filled through the search process during this time period.



A total of 45 full-time and 227 part-time faculty appointments were made using a waiver of search, 4/1/09 - 3/31/10. Women were appointed to 19 of the 45 full-time positions (42.2%) and 111 of the 227 part-time positions (48.9%) filled through the waiver process. Minorities were appointed to 13 of the 45 full-time positions (28.9%), and 24 of the 227 part-time positions (10.6%) that were filled by waiver of search.


Table 12

Number and Characteristics of Faculty Hires

by School or College

2009-2010


Type of Position

Full-Time

Part-Time

Hiring Process

Search

Waiver

Search

Waiver

School or College

Total

Fem

Min

Total

Fem

Min

Total

Fem

Min

Total

Fem

Min

Humanities & Fine Arts

8

5

2

13

5

3

3

2

1

72

35

6

Natural Sciences

13

4

3

15

6

5

0

-

-

37

17

4

Social & Behavioral Sci.

10

3

4

8

3

1

1

0

0

49

18

5

Education

4

4

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

20

14

1

Engineering

6

0

2

2

0

0

0

-

-

4

1

2

Management

4

1

0

2

1

1

0

-

-

15

6

3

Nursing

3

3

1

0

-

-

0

-

-

3

3

0

Public Hlth. & Hlth. Sci.

6

5

1

0

-

-

0

-

-

11

8

1

Other

2

2

0

4

3

3

0

-

-

16

9

2

Total

56

27

14

45

19

13

5

2

1

227

111

24








































Source: EO&D Search and Waiver Databases.

Historical information on tenure system faculty hiring is presented in Table 13, Composition of Tenure System Faculty Hires, Academic Year 2000-01 to 2009-10 (p. 46). For each of the last ten years, the following information is provided: the total number of hires, the number (and percentage) of women hired, and the number and percentage of racial/ethnic minority group members hired. Over the last decade, out of a total of 539 tenure system faculty hires, 235 (43.6%) female candidates were hired, and 161 (29.9%) racial/ethnic minority group members were hired.



Table 13





























































Composition of Tenure System Faculty Hires

Academic Year 2000-01 to 2009-10





























































Academic Year

Total

Female

Minority Total

African American/Black

American Indian/Alaskan Native

Asian/Pacific Islander

Hispanic

 

#

 

#

%

 

#

%

 

#

%

 

#

%

 

#

%

 

#

%

2000-01

38




19

50.0




11

29.0




1

9.1




0

0.0




7

63.6




3

27.3

2001-02

48




21

43.8




7

14.6




0

0.0




1

14.3




5

71.4




1

14.3

2002-03

28




8

28.6




4

14.3




0

0.0




0

0.0




2

50.0




2

50.0

2003-04

43




20

46.5




8

18.6




2

25.0




0

0.0




5

62.5




1

12.5

2004-05

71




25

35.2




20

28.2




2

10.0




0

0.0




15

75.0




3

15.0

2005-06

68




30

44.1




29

42.7




7

24.1




1

3.4




13

44.8




8

27.6

2006-07

61




27

44.3




17

27.9




6

35.3




0

0.0




6

35.3




5

29.4

2007-08

67




36

53.7




30

44.8




11

36.7




0

0.0




12

40.0




7

23.3

2008-09

78




33

42.3




27

34.6




9

33.3




0

0.0




14

51.9




4

14.8

2009-10

37




16

43.2




8

21.6




0

0.0




1

12.5




7

87.5




0

0.0

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































NOTE: Over the last decade, out of a total of 539 tenure system faculty hires, 235 (43.6%) were women, and 161 (29.9%) were members of a racial/ethnic minority group. Racial/ethnic percentages represent proportion of minority total.


DATA SOURCE: Office of the Provost


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