Behind the Scenes of Science

Behind the Scenes of Science

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This book opens the black box of professorial recruitments and selection practices in the Netherlands, and unmasks some persistent myths to explain away the under- representation of women in professorial positions. These myths are unmasked by revealing gender practices such as gatekeeping, male networks and the constructs of excellence. This book challenges the view of an academic world where the allocation of rewards and resources is governed by the normative principles of transparency and meritocracy, and highlights the distance between the ideal ethos of science and the actuality of social interaction in appointment processes.The researchers stated that it was hard to meet the targets because it was hard to find female candidates in certain areas (p.54). In 2006 the ... The Aspasia program enables female academics to apply for a grant by writing a research proposal for themselves and for a PhD candidate or post-doc researcher. ... assistant to associate professor while the NWO would finance the PhD candidate or post-doc.

Title:Behind the Scenes of Science
Author:Marieke van den Brink
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2010


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