CEU Policy for Increasing the Representation of Women as Faculty

Approval process

Final approval by: 
Approval date: 
June 2, 2021
Senate date: 
June 2, 2021

Document Information

Document number: 
Document type: 
Responsible unit: 
Human Resources Office
The Office of Chief Operating Officer
The Office of Pro-Rector for Research and Faculty
Version date: 
January 28, 2022

Document summary

This policy applies only to those academic units where women as faculty are underrepresented. When an academic unit has reached a ratio of 50% women in each academic rank (assistant, associate, and full professorships), and there is no longer an underrepresentation of female faculty, the unit will be exempt from the obligation to follow this Policy for subsequent hires so long as gender balance is maintained.

This policy finds its legal basis in the Austrian Federal Constitution (B-VG), in particular its Section 7, the Austrian Equal Treatment Act (B-GlBG) and the Private Universities Act (PrivHG).

The policy's Implementation Protocol and Reporting Form for Faculty Hires are attached as separate documents.