Table 5-9
Tenure status by field of doctorate: 1997 and 2010
(Percent)
 
Field of doctorate 1997 2010
 
Mathematical sciences 70.3 64.2
Social sciences 63.0 58.5
Computer and information sciences 45.5 53.4
Engineering 58.6 49.7
Physical and related sciences 50.7 48.7
Psychology 50.4 42.4
Life sciences 43.6 39.5
 

NOTES: Academic employment is limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, including medical schools and university research institutes.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2013), of the Survey of Doctorate Recipients.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014