Table 5-6
S&E doctorate holders employed in academia, by position: Selected years, 1973–2006
(Percent)
 
Position 1973 1983 1993 2006
 
All positions (number in
thousands)
118.0 176.1 213.8 272.8
Full-time professors 36.1 39.7 37.4 31.3
Full-time associate professors 26.6 26.0 22.7 19.8
Full-time junior faculty 24.8 18.6 20.5 21.2
Full-time nonfaculty 6.4 7.6 10.4 13.4
Postdocs 3.6 4.7 6.2 8.5
Part-time positions 2.5 3.4 2.8 5.8
 

NOTES: Academic employment limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities. Full-time junior faculty includes assistant professors and instructors, and full-time nonfaculty includes positions such as research associates, adjunct appointments, lecturers, and administrative positions. Total excludes those employed part time because they are students or retired.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, special tabulations.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010