"I am speaking from an administrative staff perspective, not a faculty perspective. There are not a lot of opportunities for advancement. I've seen a lot of promotion opportunities created for individual men in the past few years, but I'm very sad to say that the only promotion opportunity I've seen created for a woman in my time there was due to her personal relationship with the dean. The environment is drastically different from department to department, but overall the culture of the university is family-friendly and flexible. There are a lot of women in support positions, and with the new President being a woman I hope that will start being true in the leadership as well. I just wish policies (mainly maternity and paternity leave) would follow suit."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
Are women & men treated equally?
One thing American University can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Level of Flexibility
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Did you take Maternity leave?
Would you recommend American University to other women?