(I question how much of this is “choice” and how much of it is role allocation.)


Female professors earn less on average than their male counterparts because they focus on underappreciated “academic citizen” roles that do not lead to promotion or pay rises, a new study suggests.

Male professors devote less time to mentoring duties, serving on university committees and other “academic citizen” roles, and instead concentrate on their own research – an activity more likely to win them external recognition and a pay rise, according to a paper by Bruce Macfarlane, professor of higher education at University of Southampton, and Damon Burg, a research fellow at Southampton Education School.

[…] “Women academics of all ranks tend to do a disproportionate amount of service that will not lead to promotion,” he said.“Even at professorial level [they] tend to be making up more of these service roles,” he added.

HT: feministphilosophers.

#research: women academics ‘pay price for academic citizenship’