Women who entered positions in colleges and universities in the sixties and seventies were confronted with many difficulties. The existing male faculty weren't entirely welcoming, rules and regulations often didn't quite apply, and the administration was unaware of how to deal with female issues--pregnancies, for example. Seeking employment for both members of a married couple was another predicament.
Join FitC members Cecilie Baker and Mignon Adams as they share their experiences in academia....and you will be welcome to join the discussion with your own situation.
Following 4 years as a postdoctoral fellow, Cecilie became an Assistant Professor of Biology in 1971, and officially became a Professor Emerita in 2013 (although continuing to teach part-time until 2020). Mignon was a college librarian with faculty status, who was able to work her way up to being the director of a college library, at a time when 90% of the librarians were women but the heads of the libraries were almost always men.
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