Math and Science Professors earn 12k less then Gender, Ethnic Studies

Aug 15, 2018 by

Celine Ryan –

Professors of subjects such as Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies are largely outearning those that teach more traditional subjects like math and science, according to a new analysis.

report released by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) reveals that the average salary for professors of “Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies” during the 2017-2018 academic year was about $15,000 more per year more than for Biology, Math & Stats, and Science professors.

According to the report, “Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies” professors earned an average of $105,656 last year, while professors of Physical Sciences earned only $90,422.  Mathematics and Statistics professors made an average of $89,691, and Biology and biomedical professors earned just $88,792.

Courses taught by professors of subjects like Cultural and Gender Studies include Social Justice Praxis at the University of California-San Diego, Queer Sexuality in Black Popular Culture at UC-Santa Cruz, and Transnational Feminism at UC-Berkeley.

Professors of this type also make considerably more than traditional liberal arts professors, with English instructors earning just $85,423 on average, and those teaching “Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities” averaging only $91,883.

In fact, professors in the fields of Cultural and Gender Studies make almost $12,000 more than the average professor, overall. The average salary for full professors across all disciplines was $93,830.

Source: Gender, Ethnic Studies profs earn about $12k more than peers

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