The diversity of our faculty is increasing over time. Among full-time faculty, the percentage of white faculty has declined from 72% to 56% over the past 10 years. The proportion of full-time faculty under-represented in academia (including US citizens and permanent residents who self-identify as Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander), has increased from 9.3% to 17.9%. More specifically, the proportion of Black/African American faculty has increased from 7.0% to 12.8%, the proportion of Latinx faculty has increased from 2.3% to 5.1%, and the proportion of Asian faculty has increased from 18.6% to 23.1%. Among adjunct faculty in 2019-2020, the proportion of Black/African American faculty is 24.0%, the proportion of Latinx faculty is 13.0%, and the proportion of Asian faculty is 6.5%.
Details on the diversity of our full-time and part-time (adjunct) faculty over time can be found at the following websites:
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) shares data on the diversity of social work faculty nation-wide. Two of their graphics are provided below.
Race/ethnicity among 5,616 full-time faculty in social work programs in the US in 2019:
Race/ethnicity among 7,838 part-time faculty in social work programs in the US in 2018-2019:
We at CSSW are dedicated to seeking, recruiting, hiring, and supporting outstanding faculty who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds to their work in social work research, education, and practice. We are very grateful for resources provided by the Office of the Provost that help us to consider national data trends and enhance recruitment of scholars from groups under-represented in academia.