Program Details

California State University Northridge

Updated: September 13, 2019

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

21

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

4

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

19%

Total number of graduate students

42

Number of women graduate students

7

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

17%

Total number of post doctoral associates

10

Number of women post doctoral associates

3

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

30%

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

No.

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

No.

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

No

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

Society of Physics Students (SPS) club
http://www.csun.edu/spsphysics/

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

Information Unavailable

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 percentage of female faculty at 19% is reflective of the average percentage of women who received Ph.D.s in the past years. Our department just recently hired a fourth female faculty. All four of our women faculty are active researchers and very good mentors. One of the woman faculty runs a support group for women majors - both graduates and undergraduates. Also, one-third of post-doctoral associates are women. This year 17% of our graduate students are women, which is less than in the previous couple years. We strongly encourage women to apply to our M.S. program and join the research groups. Thus, women students though still a minority, would not feel too isolated.

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

Anna Bezryadina
anna.bezryadina@csun.edu

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