|Summary of Intervention(s)|
• As part of Zurich University’s drive to curb gender bias across it’s organization, hiring committees are requested to consider a candidate’s ‘academic age’ and ‘life trajectory’ (e.g. considering parental leave; sick leave), and how many years of full-time equivalent of academic years have passed since they completed their PhD.
• Committee members are also provided with guidance on how to avoid unconscious gender bias in faculty recruitment.
• This focus on hiring practices is part of a wider suite of initiatives to mitigate gender bias across the university, including bridging pay gaps, increasing presence of women on committees, and increasing the proportion of women candidates.