Demographics Data: Gender 2014

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) 2011-12 and 2012-13

  • In addition to continuing the practice of gathering gender demographics data (described below), this study:
    • broadened the pool of participating departments to over 100;
    • obtained race-ethnicity data from the pool of participating departments for the first time, with a 99% response rate among these departments;
    • completed the transition of data-gathering responsibilities to OXIDE.
  • The gender demographics data from the "Top 75" departments were reported in the C&EN open access article "Women's Share of Chemistry Faculty Edges Up" (April 7, 2014, volume 92, pages 41-44).
  • The underlying gender demographics data for all participating departments are included in the tables above.
  • The C&EN article and underlying data tables detailing our results on race-ethnicity demographics are scheduled to be published later in 2014.

Data Sets: Gender

AY2012-13 α R
AY2011-12 α R

α Sorted alphabetically by institution name
R Sorted by 2010 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.
  3. As we appreciate that some people define their gender identity in ways besides "male" or "female", the survey of AY 2011-12 and 2012-13 afforded chairs an opportunity to indicate if any of their faculty member(s) identified as such while protecting individual identities. However, because no responses to this effect were received, the resultant gender identity data are reported using "male" and "female" categories.



Thanks to:

  • Shannon Watt, Lisa Hwang, Jonathan Pang, 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.