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Changing the gender profile of the professoriate: An Irish case study

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Pat
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-26T13:24:13Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-26T13:24:13Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 9781137566584
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9138
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter analyses the success of a new university in increasing the proportion of women professors from zero in 1997 to 34% in 2012, considerably above the average for Irish (21%) and European Union (21%) universities. This focus is an important symbolic indicator in the context of the entrenched male dominated character of universities. Drawing on documentary and experiential evidence the chapter highlights the importance of formal leaders and informal gender champions and the synergies between them. It highlights the importance of ‘managing management’, leveraging prestigious external funding, ‘perverse alignments’, crossinstitutional ties, ‘provocative misbehaviour’ as well as the support of formal leaders and chance in facilitating this increase. It concludes that change in the gender profile of the professoriate is possible but not inevitable en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave MacMillan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives,K. White and P.O’Connor (eds.); chapter 5: pp.91-109
dc.relation.uri https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137566584
dc.rights This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives,K. White and P.O’Connor (eds), https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137566584 en_US
dc.subject women professors en_US
dc.subject universities en_US
dc.title Changing the gender profile of the professoriate: An Irish case study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-08-26T13:17:13Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1057/978-1-137-56659-1_5
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2893415
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives
dc.description.status Peer reviewed


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