Program Details

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Updated: September 14, 2018

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

44

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

7

[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

16%

Total number of graduate students

185

Number of women graduate students

30

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

16%

Total number of post doctoral associates

6

Number of women post doctoral associates

2

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

33%

Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.

While there is no institutional guarantee of leave, the department is committed to assisting our graduate students during this important time in their lives.

Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?

Family health insurance is available to graduate students.
Typical employee share of the premium is $15 per month
but depend on specific plan. For more information, please visit: http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/ecbs/benefits/newemp-stategrouphealth.html

Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

Yes, no website

Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

Yes, no website

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

N/A

Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?

Yes, 2018

Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?

Yes

Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.

We have excellent research programs in a broad range of areas
(see http://physics.wisc.edu), and we strive to be a friendly,
open, and supportive department in which all students, staff,
and faculty have the opportunity and support to learn effectively
and perform exceptional research. Our efforts to increase diversity
and to support underrepresented groups are aided greatly by strong
institutional support, including support for outside lecturers and
other events from the Provost and from the WISELI (Women in
Science and Engineering Leadership Institute) program. More
evidence of the strong institutional support for diversity is that
five out of eight chairs of science departments in the College of
Letters and Sciences are women. There is on-campus day care at which students have top priority for spaces.

Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.

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