Program Details

University of New Mexico

Updated: September 16, 2019

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

29

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

6

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

21%

Total number of graduate students

97

Number of women graduate students

16

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

16%

Total number of post doctoral associates

7

Number of women post doctoral associates

2

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

29%

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

No formal dept policy, cases handled individually

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

Health insurance is included for all grad students. Students may opt to cover spouses and dependents at their own cost.

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.

Yes. https://physics.unm.edu/pandaweb/graduate/gsa.php

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

SPS. Sigma Pi Sigma. Astronomy On Tap.

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?

Yes. 1993.

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

We have a good fraction of female grad (and undergrad, by the way) students. We have six female faculty out of 29, rising to at least 7 out of 31 next fall, well above the national average for PhD granting physics institutions. UNM has an NSF ADVANCE 5 year program to promote women and minority STEM faculty.

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

Richard Rand
rjr@unm.edu

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