Table 5-13
Underrepresented minorities as percentage of SEH doctorate holders employed in academia, by position: Selected years, 1973–2010
Position 1973 1983 1993 2003 2010a
All positions 2.0 3.7 5.0 7.9 8.3
Full-time faculty 1.9 3.6 5.0 7.0 8.3
Postdocs 2.4 4.8 4.5 7.0 7.0
Other positions 2.9 4.1 5.3 7.3 8.6

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: Underrepresented minorities include blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians or Alaska Natives. Academic employment is limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, medical schools, and university research institutes. Faculty includes full, associate, and assistant professors plus instructors in 1973, 1983, and 1993. In 2003 and 2010, faculty includes full, associate, and assistant professors. Other positions include part-time positions and full-time positions such as research associates, adjunct appointments, instructors (in 2003 and 2010), lecturers, and administrative positions. Other 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.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014