Career Advising

List of Additional Readings on Work-Life Balance

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2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 and Prior


Academic Institutions of Minority Faculty with S&E Doctorates (June 2006). Joan S. Burrelli. InfoBrief, Science Resources Statistics.

The Evolving (Eroding?) Faculty Job (May 1, 2006). Jaschik, Scott. Inside Higher Education.

The Revolving Door for Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Higher Education (April 2006). Moreno, Jose F., Smith, Daryl G., Clayton-Pederson, Alma R., Parker, Sharon, and Teraguchi, Hiroyuki. The James Irvine Foundation and Campus Diversity Inititiative Evaluation Project.

Diversification of a University Faculty: Observations on Hiring Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT (March/April 2006). Nancy Hopkins. MIT Faculty Newsletter.

Do Women Shy Away from Competition? Linda Gorman. NBER Website. Accessed Monday, March 13, 2006.


More Flexibility on Tenure - If You Ask(2005), Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 23, 2005).

Faux Family Friendly? (2005), Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 15, 2005).

Gender and NIH Grants (2005), Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 14, 2005).

Fruitful Environment for Female Scientists (2005). Doug Lederman. Inside Higher Ed (August 17, 2005).

Helping Women Get to the Top (July 23, 2005). The Economist.


Women Scientists Face Problems (2004). Choi, Charles Q. The Scientist (Feb. 16, 2004).

A Chair in Your Future (2004). Barbara Mathias-Riegel,. ASEE, 13:9.

Hitting the Maternal Wall (2004). Williams, J.C. Academe 90: 6.

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty (2004). Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

So Few Pulsars, So Few Females (2004). S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Science (April 23, 2004)

Women Vastly Underrepresented in Academia (2004). Dana Young. Women's ENews (Jan. 12, 2004).


So Many Committees, So Little Time (2003). Piper Fogg. The Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 19, 2003).

The Subtle Side of Discrimination (2003). Williams, Joan. The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 14, 2003).

The Facts of Life for an Administrator and Mother (2003). Laura Skandera Trombley.The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sep. 5, 2003).

Debunking Some Myths About Grant Writing (2003). K. T. Henson. The Chronicle of Higher Education (Jun. 26, 2003).

Gender and the Administrative Search (2003). J. Dowdall. The Chronicle of Higher Education (Jun. 20, 2003).

What Does it Take for Women to Stay in Academic Chemistry (2003). Elisabeth Pain. Science (May 2, 2003).

Benchmarking What Women on Campus Need (2003). Mary Dee Wenniger. Women in Higher Education (Feb. 2003).

Exploring the Color of Glass: Letters of recommendation for female and male medical faculty (2003). F. Trix and C. Psenka. Discourse & Society.


A Message to Hiring Committees (2002). M.M. Heilberger, J.M. Vick. The Chronicle of Higher Education (Aug. 9, 2002).

Faculty Diversity - Too little for Too Long (2002). C. A. Trower, R. P. Chait. Harvard Magazine (Mar.-Apr. 2002).

Panelists offer Strategies For Raising the Number of Women Scientists in Academe (2002). Lila Guterman. The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 20, 2002).

Women who have Children Early in Careers Hurt Their Chances to Achieve Tenure (2002). Thomas Bartlett. The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 12, 2002).

Stubborn Equation Keeps Women on the Minus Side (2002). Phoebe Nobles. Women's ENews.

Scientist Couples do the Two-Job Shuffle (2002). Watanabe, Myrna. The Scientist, 16.7: 52.

From Scarcity to Visibility:Gender Differences in the Careers of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers (2001). J. Scott Long, Ed. National Academy Press.

2000 and Prior

Women in Academe: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back (2000). Taskforce on Women in Academe. American Psychological Association/Women in Academe.

Is There an Unconscious Discrimination Against Women in Science? (2000). H. Georgi, APS News, (January 2000).

The Impact of Gender on the Review of the Curricula Vitae of Job Applicants and
Tenure Candidates: A National Empirical Study
(1999). Rhea E. Steinpreis, Katie A. Anders, and Daw Ritzke. Sex Roles, 41: 7-8.

Why so Slow? The Advancement of Women (1998). Virginia Valian. MIT Press.

Nepotism and Sexism in Peer-Review (1997). C. Wenneras, A. Wold. Nature, 387: 341-343.