Premier science largely depends on the quality of the pool of future scientists. For this reason the United States has made a major effort over the past 30 years to attract more outstanding U.S. students, particularly women, into research science.1 Women have risen to the challenge with significant increases in all physical sciences and engineering, and they have made a huge advance in the life sciences, where they now receive more than 50 percent of all Ph.D.s.
Some of the best practices based on the presentations and discussions at "Split Lines, Split Lives? Navigating Joint Appointments," a professional devolopment workshop organized by the Institute for Research on Women on March 9, 2011 is captured in this document including cautions and caveats and a checklist of issues to consider when negotiating a shared or joint appointment. (Click here to download a version formatted for single-sided or double-sided printing.)
This publication is the first in a series "designed to improve higher education access and success for student parents. The toolkit, Varieties of Campus Child Careis intended to help college and university campuses provide child care for student parents."
A handbook and a companion online training module for Faculty Search Committees is available that addresses inclusive practices in hiring and diversifying the pool of faculty applicants.
"Search for your next faculty candidate in Rice University's ADVANCE Database. [Featuring] over 600 underrepresented* PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in science, engineering and psychology."
"NSF's Career-Life Balance (CLB) Initiative-an ambitious, ten-year initiative-will build on the best of family-friendly practices among individual NSF programs to expand them to activities NSF-wide. This agency-level approach will help attract, retain, and advance graduate students, postdoctoral students, and early-career researchers in STEM fields."