Table 3-18
Doctorate recipients holding tenure and tenure-track appointments at academic institutions, by years since receipt of doctorate and selected field: 1993, 2003, and 2006
(Percent)
 
  1993   2003   2006
S&E field 1–3 years 4–6 years   1–3 years 4–6 years   1–3 years 4–6 years
 
All fields 18.4 26.6   17.8 23.5   19.2 25.8
Computer/mathematical sciences 39.7 54.1   34.5 38.1   36.1 44.0
Computer sciences 37.1 51.5   30.9 30.3   37.8 36.4
Mathematics 41.8 56.0   37.7 43.8   34.7 50.6
Life sciences 12.6 24.8   8.0 20.3   13.4 20.8
Agriculture 15.6 27.0   23.7 35.1   18.9 30.0
Biological sciences 12.1 24.8   6.5 18.6   13.2 20.6
Physical sciences 9.7 18.2   13.7 18.2   10.7 23.8
Chemistry 7.7 16.3   14.5 16.0   11.0 22.2
Geosciences 12.7 26.2   21.6 35.1   13.9 30.5
Physics/astronomy 12.0 17.7   9.4 14.5   8.7 22.5
Social sciences 26.4 29.2   28.3 31.6   29.6 34.2
Economics 46.6 48.6   43.7 32.2   37.4 39.4
Political science 53.9 47.1   45.0 50.6   45.0 51.3
Psychology 12.7 15.5   14.5 21.1   18.7 21.9
Sociology/anthropology 37.9 46.9   43.3 48.0   62.1 65.0
Engineering 16.0 24.6   12.2 16.0   14.7 16.6
Chemical 8.1 14.0   4.9 6.0   8.2 9.4
Electrical 17.6 26.9   11.6 15.3   18.6 15.4
Mechanical 13.5 29.5   11.1 16.0   16.5 14.6
 

NOTES: Two-year institutions not included. Doctorate recipients in health fields included in life sciences.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients (1993, 2003, and 2006), Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010