Gender and Networks in Early-career Academic Advancement

Progress in women’s participation as postdocs and associate professors at Aarhus University remains slow. Therefore, this project will explore the effects of gendered networking practices on career outcomes.

Networks are a quintessential component of the successful academic career, as such, the project strives to raise institutional awareness about gender bias in academic networking and develop tailor-made strategies for overcoming such biases.

To achieve this, a deeper understanding of how exactly the typical network characteristics of women and men differ is needed. The project will employ a three-step, action-based research methodology, incl. a university-wide survey, focus groups at all faculties and various dissemination activities.

The local Gender Equity Committee (GEC) of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (S&T) will partner the project.