Demographics Data: Gender 2011

In partnership with Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), OXIDE surveys the chairs of leading Ph.D.-granting chemistry departments to track the demographics of the departments' research-active tenured / tenure-track faculty on an annual basis. Longitudinally, these data reflect the progress made by departments—both individually and collectively—in building more diverse faculties. 

Survey of Academic Years (AY) 2009-10 and 2010-11

  • This survey marked the inaugural collaboration between OXIDE and C&EN. It built on C&EN's practice of publishing an annual "Academic Scorecard" of gender demographics from "Top 50" departments.
  • This study broadened the pool of participating departments to 85.
  • The gender demographics data from the "Top 75" departments were reported for the first time in the C&EN article "Women are 17% of Chemistry Faculty" (October 30, 2011, volume 89, pages 42-46). (Subscription or institutional access required.)
  • The underlying gender demographics data for all participating departments are included in the tables below.
  • The survey included pilot questions on race-ethnicity that were tested for implementation in future surveys.

Data Sets: Gender

AY2009-10 & 2010-11 α R1 R2

α Sorted alphabetically by institution name
R1 Sorted by 2009 National Science Foundation ranking
R2 Sorted by 2008 National Science Foundation ranking 


  1. Departments are selected based on yearly National Science Foundation rankings of chemical research expenditures. However, we welcome participation by any interested Ph.D.-granting chemistry department and will include department-submitted results from our surveys on this site. Department chairs (or their designees) who wish to submit revised data or to be added to the invitation list for future surveys are welcome to contact us at
  2. Currently, C&EN features selected data in one or more articles per survey, with the corresponding full underlying data sets made publicly available on this site as the articles are published.



Thanks to:

  • Alicia Gardener-Aben, Rigoberto Hernandez
  • Chemistry department chairs and affiliates
  • our funding support: NSF, NIH, DoE
  • our partners at C&EN: Sophie Rovner, Maureen Rouhi, and Rudy Baum.