Commentary & Media Coverage
This page provides links to multiple responses to the article, “National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track” published by Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 112, No. 17, pp 5360-5365.
Because Williams and Ceci’s article presents findings that run counter to a vast body of research documenting gender bias favoring male applicants for positions typically or historically held by men, several scholars have commented on the study to discuss whether Williams and Ceci’s claim that “efforts to combat formerly widespread sexism in hiring appear to have succeeded” is accurate, or whether issues in the design of Williams and Ceci’s study account for their findings.
- Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci, “The myth about women in science,” CNN, April 13, 2015
- Allie Bidwell, “Report: Faculty prefer women for tenure-track STEM positions,” US News & World Report, April 13, 2015
- Coleen Flaherty, “Advantage Women,” Inside Higher Ed, April 14, 2015
- Rachel Bernstein, Women best men in study of tenure-track hiring,” Science, April 17, 2015
- Lisa Grossman, “Claiming sexism in science is over is just wishful thinking,” NewScientist, April 17, 2015
- Matthew R. Francis, “A Surpringly Welcome Atmosphere, Slate Magazine, April 20, 2015
- Beryl Lieff Benderly, “Women have a hiring advantage in the scientific stratosphere,” Science Careers, April 29, 2015.