The gendering of excellence through quality criteria: the case of the SNSF Professorships in Switzerland

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serval:BIB_DC0562E6119C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
The gendering of excellence through quality criteria: the case of the SNSF Professorships in Switzerland
Périodique
Tertiary Education and Management
Auteur(s)
Fassa F., Kradolfer S.
ISSN
1358-3883 (Print,1573-1936)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
05/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
19
Numéro
3
Pages
189-204
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The Swiss National Science Foundation Professorships Programme is presented as a
scientific programme that aims to promote outstanding young scholars to professorial
positions. Academic excellence is presented as the main selection criterion. The
emphasis put on the research portfolio and on the age of the candidates means that the
beneficiaries of these professorships put forward an image of excellence that is more
embedded in data-based sciences than in the humanities and social sciences, thus
strengthening the domination of a sector scientific activity essentially occupied by men
over the sector that has opened up more widely to women. This paper aims to
deconstruct the criteria of academic excellence as they appear in this programme and to
show that what seem quality criteria are in fact inspired by a specific androcentric
model. These biases tend to undermine the gender equality aims of the programme.
Mots-clé
National systems of higher education, Staff recruitment and retention, Academic careers, Gender inequalities, Professorship, Excellence criteria
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01/03/2013 14:01
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20/08/2019 16:00
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