Friday, June 24, 2011

While we are talking about gender...

I have been interviewed by 24 people so far for this job. Four of them were female. Two of those were PhD students. For two of the interviews I was facing a large panel consisting entirely of old white men.


And they wonder why selection committees in this department have historically never ever hired a woman.

2 Comments:

Anastasia said...

gosh, it's the strangest thing. I just can't figure it out.....

Arbitrista said...

Like I wrote last week about public officials, I'm increasingly tempted by the idea of moving to lotteries when everybody meets a pre-designated threshold. I just can't figure out any other way to get around the good-old-boy thing.