Program Details

University of Kentucky (Physics and Astronomy)

Updated: August 10, 2012

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

1 tenure-track female faculty member, 6 male.
1 tenured female faculty member, 24 male.

How many graduate students-- male/female?

61 male / 11 female.

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

11 male / 1 female.

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


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

Family members can be added onto a graduate student's health insurance plan but the additional cost must be paid by the student.

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

Our department offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for graduate students, and opportunities for professional development in several different fields of physics and astronomy. We have a good track record in mentoring female graduate students and postdocs, many of whom have gone on to faculty positions at research institutions and four-year colleges.

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


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