Useful Resources

We are working to compile a list of useful resources for women in STEM fields. One of our concerns is the lack of recognition of women in the sciences. In response, we have collected a list of scientific awards available across STEM disciplines. Visit our AWARDS page here.

Advocacy Groups for Women in STEM

Resources from Scientific Societies

General Faculty Resources

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) 

Resources on Mentorship

The Atlanta Society of Mentors (ASOM) coordinates the efforts of autonomous local institutional chapters to evaluate, implement, and foster modern and innovative mentoring practices in STEM disciplines.

Resources on Spousal Hires

From 2008 Standford Report


Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change:

Spousal hires

Dual Career Network – Emory University

The Emory Dual Career Network (EDCN) is housed in Human Resources and is a free service designed to assist with the employment search for …

Court ruling points to tough issues for dual career couples…/court-ruling-points-tough-issues-dual-career-coupl

Jul 30, 2012 – Many an academic couple has heard this line when one partner has been offered … One is that she has heard that in dualcareer couples where one …. perhaps)? Or is this too high a price to pay, so that Emory couldn’t, after …

Dual-Career Resources – Office of Faculty Affairs

Dual-Career Resources … to give you an overall sense of the ample employment opportunities that make it easy for a dualcareer couple to call Atlanta home.

The Dual-Career Job Search – HERC Jobs

Research Shows Assisting DualCareer Couples Key to Advancing Women in Academia. Although a dual-career job search can greatly influence the trajectory …

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DualCareer Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know, Londa Schiebinger, Andrea Davies Henderson, Shannon K. Gilmartin, Michelle Clayman …

A Strategy for Happy Dual-Career Couples – WSJ

Feb 21, 2017 – A Strategy for Happy DualCareer Couples: How some working parents … A: Your memory failure is probably rooted in the same factors that …

 Keeping company – Emory University

Intense competition for talent and the rise of women’s careers in academe are changing the nature of spousal hiring. Recruiter extraordinaire Stanley Fish, …

[PDF]FACULTY SEARCH WAIVER – Office of Equity and Inclusion – Emory ……/Faculty-Recruitment-Search-Waiver-Form.pdf

Emory University policy requires that rigorous and comprehensive searches be … interdepartmental promotion; spousal hire; to fill a post-doctoral or visiting …

Hiring – Emory HR – Emory University › Home › Resources for Managers

HIRING FACULTY (AND FACULTY EQUIVALENT POSITIONS). Faculty and faculty equivalent positions that are not filled through referral by Human Resources …

The Professor Is In: How to Score That Elusive Spousal Hire ……/224-the-professor-is-in-how-to-score-that-elusive-spousa

Dec 16, 2013 – And then I learned a lot more when I was a department head charged with managing spousal hires both in my own department and as the …

Court ruling points to tough issues for dual career couples…/court-ruling-points-tough-issues-dual-career-coupl

Jul 30, 2012 – If you want tenure for an accompanying spouse, “you need to be sure to get it before you say yes” to either job. “The bargaining chip goes away …

Take me, Take My Spouse | Tomorrow’s Professor Postings

The article below looks at the hiring problems and opportunities. associated with … offer is contingent upon his or her spouse or partner locating. employment.

Recommendation to Consider Academic Spouses/Partners in the …

To these considerations, we propose the addition of spousal/partner accommodation. … explicit spousal/partner hiring policies, according to the Journal of Higher Education. … 

  • Michelmore, K. & Sassler, S. “Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in STEM: Does Field Sex Composition Matter?” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 2 no. 4, 2016, pp. 194-215. Project MUSE,   “Using the National Science Foundation’s SESTAT data, we examine the gender wage gap by race among those working in computer science, life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. We find that in fields with a greater representation of women (the life and physical sciences), the gender wage gap can largely be explained by differences in observed characteristics between men and women working in those fields. In the fields with the lowest concentration of women (computer science and engineering), gender wage gaps persist even after controlling for observed characteristics. In assessing how this gap changes over time, we find evidence of a narrowing for more recent cohorts of college graduates in the life sciences and engineering. The computer sciences and physical sciences, however, show no clear pattern in the gap across cohorts of graduates.”
  • An AAUW report on the challenges facing women in computing and engineering: and look at the report here
  • Catherine Buffington et al. STEM Training and Early Career Outcomes of Female and Male Graduate Students: Evidence from UMETRICS Data Linked to the 2010 Census. American Economic Review, vol 106; No 5, May 2016. 333-38.   “Women are underrepresented in science and engineering, with the underrepresentation increasing in career stage. We analyze gender differences at critical junctures in the STEM pathway–graduate training and the early career–using UMETRICS administrative data matched to the 2010 Census and W-2s. We find strong gender separation in teams, although the effects of this are ambiguous. While no clear disadvantages exist in training environments, women earn 10% less than men once we include a wide range of controls, most notably field of study. This gap disappears once we control for women’s marital status and presence of children.”

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