International Survey of Research University Faculty: Perceptions of Discrimination in Hiring and Advancement in Academia (ISBN No:978-157440-444-9 )

This study looks at perceptions of discrimination of various kinds -- age, gender, sexual orientation, class origins, ethnicity, religion and degree of religiosity, geographic origins, and race - -and gives highly detailed data about the extent to which academics from major English speaking countries believe that their fields are impacted by these various kinds of discrimination.   The survey data is based on a survey of more than 500 scholars drawn from more than 50 major research universities in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. Data is broken out by various criteria, such as type of university, scholar’s country, gender, political views, academic subject specialty, academic title and other criteria.  Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

·         5.56% of respondents indicated that they have been the victim of some form of sexual harassment in one or more work positions with their current employer.  Sexual harassment was most prevalent in the Economics, Business and Finance fields.

·         28.91% of women compared to 21.16% of men felt there was age bias in their field.

·         Handicap and disability bias was observed very frequently by those on the far left, but tapered off moving to the right along the political spectrum; 19.57% of leftists observed handicap or disability bias, compared to only 2.04% of conservatives.

·         Gender bias was perceived to be far more common in Australia/New Zealand, 45.45%, and UK/Ireland, 44.30%, than in the USA, 30.82%.

·         19.94% of respondents at US institutions felt there was political belief bias in their field. This bias was also felt by 12.73% of those at institutions in Australia/New Zealand, 8.86% of those at institutions in the UK/Ireland. 

·         Class origins bias was experienced by far the most frequently by those at institutions in the UK/Ireland, 26.58%, at least double the prevalence in any other country surveyed.

Scholars from the following institutions were surveyed for the report: Australian National University, Baylor College of Medicine, Brown University, Carleton University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Curtin University, Drexel University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Griffith University, Imperial College London, James Cook University, Massey University, McGill University, Monash University, Penn State University, Queen Mary University of London, Reading University, Rice University, Rockefeller University, Rutgers University, Saint Louis University, Swinburne University of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, UConn Health Center, University of California, Davis, University College Dublin, University of Alberta, University of Birmingham, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Riverside, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Idaho, University of Leeds, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Nottingham, University of Reading, University of Tasmania, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, University of Toronto, University of Utah, University of Western Australia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Washington State University and Yale University.


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