Program Details

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Updated: June 06, 2011

How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?

Male = 15
Female =2

How many graduate students-- male/female?

Male = 28
Female = 8

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

Male = 2
Female = 1

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

Graduate students entitled to the following short-term leaves of absence per calendar year. Leave requires advance notification and approval by your supervisor.
15 days of paid leave of absence
3 days of paid sick leave
Parental leave (with pay) 30 consecutive days per calendar year upon the birth or adoption of a child

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

Single coverage is paid for by the Department for Graduate assistships. Family coverage is offered but to be paid for by the student.

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

NSF- Advance Institution

Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?


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