Postdoc Family Leave Policies
As the job season revs up and you’re considering where to apply or job offers, I thought it would be worthwhile to let the WiPS readers know about a very excellent and important document produced by members of the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy. Interested in gathering information about family leave policies, they surveyed post-doc affairs offices at 30 different institutions, and received information from 20 of them. A summary of these policies can be found here.
Please note that this document is a work in progress and that there are 10 institutions from which we’re still working to get information. Still, I believe this list is a good start and nicely summarizes these policies. If you would like to see your institution added, please send details to Laura Trouille.
A similar document is being created for graduate students, so stay tuned. I’ll post that one when the information is ready for circulation.