Faculty and Staff Numbers
The University of Delaware includes four categories of employees: exempt staff, non-exempt staff, hourly workers, and faculty members.
Employees with different classifications have different access to benefits, including sick leave and job flexibility. Certain staff classifications are represented by unions and others are not. As the Women’s Caucus continues to advocate for equitable treatment for all employees, we continue to pursue data that allows us to trace patterns in sex, gender, and race identifications among staff. The data discussed below shows some of the sex, gender, and race distributions across different categories of employees.
As of 2018, UD had a total of 4,560 full-time employees. The overall UD workforce is majority female at 55%, but some categories of employees are more gendered than others. Females comprise nearly three-quarters, 72% of full-time non-exempt employees and 59% of full-time exempt employees. Females make up larger percentages in all categories of part-time employees being 77% of part-time faculty, 100% of part time non-exempt staff, and 75% of part-time exempt staff members. (UD Facts and Figures 2018-19, IRE website).
Note that all subsequent Figures were provided by Institutional Research and Effectiveness. In Figure 1.2, there is data on full-time and part-time faculty across all tracks and the percentage that are female. Over the past nine years, females have consistently had the highest percentages at the Assistant Professor rank and the lowest percentages at the Full Professor rank. This data includes professors that are on the continuing track at these ranks.
In Figure 1.3, data from the past nine years is shown regarding female staff members, both full-time and part-time in each staff employee category: exempt, non-exempt, and hourly. Female staff members make up the largest percentage of non-exempt staff positions (administrative assistant positions are in this category) and the lowest percentages of hourly workers (skills trade and custodial positions are in this category).