Table 5-7
Average annual growth rates for S&E doctorate holders, by academic position: 1975–2001
(Percent)
 
Academic position 1975–2001 1975–81 1981–91 1991–2001
All positions 2.4 3.7 2.3 1.5
Full-time faculty 1.8 3.4 2.0 0.8
Professors 2.2 5.1 2.5 0.3
Associate professors 1.4 2.8 1.6 0.3
Junior facultya 1.8 1.3 1.5 2.3
Full-time nonfacultyb 5.3 7.2 4.8 4.6
Postdocs 4.1 5.4 1.5 5.8
Part-time 4.0 3.8 6.3 1.9
 
aAssistant professors or instructors.
bPositions such as research associates, adjunct positions, lecturers, and administrative positions.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, special tabulations. See appendix table 5-18.
 
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