But only 28 per cent are professors
The number of women among full-time academic teaching staff is growing steadily, along with that in senior administrative roles at Canadian universities, according to Statistics Canada.
In 2018-19, 41 per cent of full-time academic teaching staff were women, up from 13 per cent in 1970-71. Women also made up 44 per cent of associate professors, 50 per cent of assistant professors and 55 per cent of the level below assistant professor in 2018-19, compared to eight per cent, 14 per cent and 28 per cent, respectively, in 1970-71, according to the report.
However, women only made up 28 per cent of the full professor population in 2018-19, though that’s considerably higher than three per cent in 1970-71.
On the compensation side, female deans earned $196,239 in 2018, or 97.3 per cent of the $201,578 earned by their male counterparts in 2018. Female assistant deans also earned $160,006, or 94.4 per cent of male assistant deans’ earnings of $169,421, said Statistics Canada.