Rector Appoints 2 Professors at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UIN Jakarta
Rector Appoints 2 Professors at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UIN Jakarta

Harun Nasution Auditorium, FISIP Online – Rector of UIN Jakarta, Prof. Asep Saepudin Jahar, inaugurates 16 female Full Professors at UIN Jakarta, on Friday (22/12/2023), the event took place at the Harun Nasution Auditorium, Campus I of UIN Jakarta.

Out of the 16 Professors, 2 individuals come from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, namely Prof. Dzuriyatun Toyibah and Prof. Iim Halimatusa’diyah. Dzuriyatun Toyibah was appointed as a Full Professor of Sociology, while Iim was appointed as a Full Professor in the field of Development Sociology.

In her inaugural speech, Prof. Dzuriyatun stated that the patriarchal culture in the academic world or higher education is still quite strong, where men are often perceived to have more competence and authority compared to women.

She mentioned data from 2014, revealing that out of 56 Full Professors, only 4 were women.

“There has been a significant increase in 2023, a sixfold increase since 2012, but the number is still below 19%,” she explained.

In her inaugural speech, Dzuriyatun Toyibah cited data from other countries, indicating that in 2016, in the United States, the representation of tenured female professors reached 26%. This percentage increased from 23% in 2014-2015.

The percentage of women in similar positions reached 31% in Europe. In Australia, the percentage of female professors reached 19.8%, and female Associate Professors reached 28% in 2011.

“In Indonesia, although the number of women pursuing higher education has significantly increased, it has not been accompanied by a proportional increase in their participation in public positions,” she said.

Meanwhile, Prof. Iim Halimatusa’diyah, in her inaugural speech, emphasized the importance of women's participation in Indonesia's development. She highlighted that the proportion of women who complete their studies up to the university level tends to be higher than that of men, but this does not translate into equal representation in the workforce. Women who are employed often face a double burden of domestic and public responsibilities.

Socio-cultural challenges that construct gender bias in society remain a significant obstacle for women to thrive in various development fields, especially in attaining crucial and strategic positions that determine policies.

“Therefore, there is a need for social and cultural transformations oriented toward gender justice,” she expressed.

On the same occasion, Prof. Asep Saepudin Jahar, the Rector of UIN Jakarta, expressed both pride and appreciation for the appointment of the new Full Professors. “The confirmation of these new Full Professors reflects UIN Jakarta's commitment to the development of qualified teaching resources and the encouragement of stronger research, education, teaching, and social service,” he said.

Their presence, he continued, will further strengthen UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta's role as a higher education institution focused on academic excellence based on scholarly integration. “Their presence will make UIN Jakarta even stronger as a center of academic excellence, a place where innovative research, quality teaching, and community service can continue to thrive,” he added.

Another source of pride, he added, is that all 16 Full Professors appointed are women. In addition to enhancing academic excellence, their presence also positions UIN Jakarta as the Islamic religious higher education institution (PTKIN) with the highest number of female Full Professors.

“Their appointment enhances the representation of women in the academic world of Islamic religious higher education at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta,” he added.

In addition to Prof. Dzuriyatun Toyibah and Prof. Iim Halimatusa’diyah, the Rector also appointed 14 other female Full Professors. They are Prof. Fadhilah Suralaga (Educational Psychology), Prof. Megga Ratnasari Pikoli (Environmental Microbiology), Prof. Hoirun Nisa (Epidemiology). Additionally, Prof. Siti Nurul Azkiyah (English Education), Prof. Sururin (Islamic Education), and Prof. Zahrotun Nihayah (Psychology).

Furthermore, Prof. Nur Inayah (Mathematics), Prof. Darsita S. (Linguistics), Prof. Zilhadia (Pharmaceutical Analysis), Prof. Maila Dinia Husni Rahiem (Early Childhood Education and Social Welfare), Prof. Siti Rochaeni (Agrarian Management), Prof. Rena Latifa (Religious Psychology), Prof. Hendrawati (Environmental Chemistry), and Prof. R. Yani’ah Wardani (Arabic Language).