Table 5-11
Women as percentage of SEH doctorate holders employed in academia, by position: Selected years, 1973–2010
(Percent)
 
Position 1973 1983 1993 2003 2010a
 
All positions 9.1 15.0 21.9 30.3 35.7
Full-time senior faculty 5.8 9.3 14.2 22.8 28.0
Full-time junior faculty 11.3 23.5 32.2 39.7 44.2
Other full-time positions 14.5 23.1 30.2 34.8 41.7
Postdocs 14.3 30.1 30.8 38.0 39.0
Part-time positions 48.3 41.7 61.0 54.5 55.3
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health.

a Data for 2010 include all U.S.-trained doctorate recipients who lived or worked in the United States on the survey date. These data correct for a slight undercount in prior years, when some U.S.-trained doctorate recipients who either planned to live abroad or were living abroad were excluded.

NOTES: Academic employment is limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, medical schools, and university research institutes. Senior faculty includes full and associate professors; junior faculty includes assistant professors and instructors in 1973, 1983, and 1993; in 2003 and 2010, junior faculty includes assistant professors. Other full-time positions include positions such as research associates, adjunct appointments, instructors (in 2003 and 2010), lecturers, and administrative positions. Part-time positions exclude those employed part time who are students or retired.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2013) of the 2003 and 2010 Survey of Doctorate Recipients.

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