Professors L. Vosshall, C. Bargmann and N. Tronson were discussing the representation of women in the pools of applicants for faculty jobs the other day.
— Leslie Vosshall (@pollyp1) September 24, 2015
I surmised from the Twittscussion that they find that too few women are applying in their respective searches. These three are very well known neuroscientists so it isn't like they don't have the usual connections, either.
.@pollyp1 This is a consistent problem for us too. We need a public list
— Natalie Tronson (@TronsonLab) September 24, 2015
So what would you suggest?
Me too. https://t.co/vxbRgz4iwx
— Cori Bargmann (@betenoire1) September 24, 2015
How can a faculty member on a search committee work to get more underrepresented* individuals into the mix for a new hire?
@drugmonkeyblog You are trolling me. But I don't mind. I am in Paris.
— Cori Bargmann (@betenoire1) September 25, 2015
*we can broaden this beyond just sex disparity