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Astronomy Faculty

DEC 01, 2009
Results from the 2008 Survey of Physics & Astronomy Degree-Granting Departments
Astronomy Faculty

This report examines astronomy faculty members who are employed in departments that award degrees only in astronomy (and not physics) and faculty members who are employed in physics departments and who specialized in astronomy or astrophysics for their dissertation research. Women are better represented among astronomy faculty than among physics faculty; however, there are fewer minority faculty members in astronomy than in physics. This is the second in a series of findings from the Academic Workforce Survey of 2008.

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