28 February 2012, by Mary Leahy
In Australian universities women continue to be under-represented in senior academic roles (level D and above). This is despite more than 20 years of equal opportunity policies and programs and anti-discrimination legislation. Over this period there has been an increase in the numbers of women employed in academic positions. The proportions of men and women are roughly equal at levels A and B and approaching equality at level C. However, far fewer women are making the transition into the professoriate.