Program Details

University of Denver (Physics and Astronomy)

Updated: September 12, 2019

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

12

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

3

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

25%

Total number of graduate students

20

Number of women graduate students

6

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

30%

Total number of post doctoral associates

1

Number of women post doctoral associates

0

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

0%

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 family health insurance. Student health insurance is provided for full-time, full-year GTAs/GRAs, paid for by the University.

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.

There is a Graduate Student Association at the University level.

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

Society of Physics Students--most members are the undergraduate level.

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.

Recently, our department was named in a report from the American Institute of Physics for our high percentage (30-40%) of female PhD graduates from the years 2013-2017. Our program was also recognized by the APS among US PhD-granting departments for our high percentage (50%) of female graduates: placing second nationally at the undergraduate level and third at the graduate level (APS data for the period 2011-2013).

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

Davor.Balzar@du.edu, Chair

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