Program Details

Lehigh University

Updated: September 12, 2019

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

17

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

4

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

24%

Total number of graduate students

40

Number of women graduate students

18

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

45%

Total number of post doctoral associates

3

Number of women post doctoral associates

1

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

33%

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

Yes,
A student (either the mother or the mother's partner) who expects the birth of a child or plans the adoption of a child should consult with her/his adviser and work supervisor (e.g., department chairperson, department manager, research principal investigator) and make appropriate arrangements for the anticipated absence from the assistantship assignment. The University's policy is to not interrupt an assistantship for a parental leave up to 5 weeks, during which time the student is excused from the duties associated with the assistantship.

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

No. Subsidized Heath Insurance Plan is Student-Only

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

Information Unavailable

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

https://physics.cas2.lehigh.edu/physics-graduate-student-association

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

Advance Program

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

No

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.

Our Department sees itself as a big family and provides a friendly atmosphere for all student. We give individualized attention to all student and their specific needs. This personalized care goes beyond the teaching and research related topics. There is great camaraderie among our very diverse graduate student body.

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

Marina Long, mal516@lehigh.edu

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