Invited Talk - Splinter Careers

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 09:05   (virtual Career)

Equity in academic hiring

Francesca Primas

A diverse workforce is key to ensure balanced views and inclusive approaches and to boost creativity. Among the different aspects that make up diversity, the gender dimension remains one of the most debated issues worldwide, especially in the science and technology fields. Despite the many recent efforts and improvements achieved on the status of female students and researchers in science, most studies continue to show the same patterns of gender disadvantages, both horizontally (per discipline) and vertically (per seniority level). Astronomy is no different. In this presentation I will focus on hiring, a key step in our academic and professional careers, and will discuss best practices and how each of us can contribute to make it a more equitable process.