A National Analysis of Minorities in Science and Engineering Faculties at Reasearch Universities
This report presents the results of the first national and most comprehensive demographic analysis to date of tenured and tenure track faculty in the top 100 departments of science and engineering disciplines shows that minorities and women are significantly underrepresented. There are relatively few tenured and tenure-track underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in these research university departments, even though a growing number and percentage of minorities are completing Ph.D.s.
The report quantifies the disparity between representations of URMs in academia versus the U.S. Population and highlights the glacial rate at which URM representation among faculty is moving. The analysis is presented separately for each underrepresented group: Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans.