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Nelson Diversity Surveys
Demographics of faculty at "top" universities by discipline

The Nelson Diversity Surveys measure the demographic distribution of tenured and tenure-track faculty in “top” STEM departments as ranked by the National Science Foundation according to field-specific research expenditures.  The data were collected in 2002, 2005, and 2007 and are disaggregated by gender, race and rank.

The 2002 data were the first published on faculty at the top 50 research universities in each of 14 science and engineering disciplines.  The survey was expanded in 2005 to include the “top 100″ departments in each of 15 disciplines; in some cases, slightly fewer than 100 schools were ranked by NSF for a discipline. Disciplines include: chemistry, physics, math, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, sociology, political science, economics, biological sciences, psychology, astronomy/astrophysics and earth sciences.

These surveys were conducted under the auspices of the University of Oklahoma and the Diversity in Science Association.  Data were collected by surveying department chairs; each department chair provided faculty data, disaggregated by gender, by race/ethnicity, and by rank.  

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DETAILED DATA TABLES BY FIELD:

Earth Sciences

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-90
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-88

Astronomy

2007 table for departments 1-50
2005 table for departments 1-50
2003 table for departments 1-50

Biological Sciences

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2002 table for departments 1-50

Psychology

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2002 table for departments 1-50

Political Science

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-96
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-93
2002 table for departments 1-50

Sociology

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-97
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-98
2002 table for departments 1-50

Economics

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-97
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-97
2002 table for departments 1-50

Math and Statistics

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2002 table for departments 1-50

Computer Science

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2002 table for departments 1-50

Electrical Engineering

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-98
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-99
2002 table for departments 1-50

Civil Engineering

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-90
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-92
2002 table for departments 1-50

Mechanical Engineering

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-94
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-96
2002 table for departments 1-50

Physics

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2002 table for departments 1-50

Chemical Engineering

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-87
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-91
2002 table for departments 1-50

Chemistry

2007 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2005 tables for departments 1-50 and 51-100
2003 table for departments 1-50


 

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