Table 5-11
S&E doctorate holders employed in academia and full-time S&E faculty reporting research as primary or secondary work activity, by field and years since doctorate: 2006
(Percent)
 
Group and years
since doctorate
All fields Physical
sciences
Mathematics
and statistics
Computer
and
information
sciences
Life sciences Psychology Social
sciences
Engineering
 
S&E doctorate holders
employed in academia
               
All 67.3 68.0 65.7 70.5 69.8 58.5 65.4 72.4
1–3 78.9 84.5 78.9 79.6 80.0 67.8 71.5 88.3
4–7 72.0 76.2 78.2 79.7 73.0 59.7 68.4 80.7
8–11 69.3 69.9 73.5 63.5 72.7 56.8 69.1 73.1
≥12 63.2 62.7 59.6 65.0 65.8 56.6 62.9 65.5
Full-time S&E faculty                
All 68.6 66.5 68.4 74.0 69.9 63.6 68.8 70.9
1–3 73.5 64.4 71.1 83.9 66.6 69.0 79.9 82.0
4–7 74.0 73.9 81.5 85.1 70.1 68.1 73.1 85.6
8–11 73.4 74.7 80.3 68.1 75.1 64.0 74.1 73.3
≥12 66.0 64.0 63.4 68.0 69.1 61.8 65.4 66.3
 

NOTES: Academic employment limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities and excludes those employed part time because they are students or retired. Faculty includes full, associate, and assistant professors plus instructors. Physical sciences include earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences. Research includes basic or applied research, development, and design.

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

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010