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Updated: September 17, 2018
Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
Total number of graduate students
Number of women graduate students
[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students
Total number of post doctoral associates
Number of women post doctoral associates
[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
A graduate student caregiver designated as having substantial parental responsibility may be relieved of full-time graduate duties and responsibilities for up to 8 weeks after the birth or adoption of a child. Any matriculated doctoral student in good academic standing is eligible. Eligible students who are receiving stipend support would continue to receive this support throughout the accommodation period. Accommodation is not a leave of absence, and students benefitting from accommodation will remain as full-time students.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
Health insurance for graduate students is paid for. Dependents can be added to the coverage at the students expense.
Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?
Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?
Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
Currently (Nov. 2018)
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
(1) small department with a close-knit community where everybody knows each other.
(2) 40% of PhDs in last 5 years are female.
Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.
Stefan Boettcher (Professor and Dept. Chair)