Program Details

University at Albany, SUNY

Updated: October 17, 2019

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

16

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

2

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

13%

Total number of graduate students

42

Number of women graduate students

10

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

24%

Total number of post doctoral associates

5

Number of women post doctoral associates

3

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

60%

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

Yes, there is family leave, and flexible work assignments

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

Student health insurance is included; family health insurance is extra.

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

Yes, https://www.facebook.com/pg/ualbanyphysics/posts/?ref=page_internal

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

yes, as part of the GSO (see below)

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

University graduate student organization

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

No, but we have workshops for high school women, and a new scientista chapter

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

No

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

The department only admits students whom it expects to succeed and then works with students to accommodate their needs. The environment is friendly to all students.

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

Carolyn MacDonald, cmacdonald@albany.edu

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