Table 5-15
SEH faculty reporting research as primary work activity, by years since doctorate and degree field: 2010
(Percent)
 
Years since doctorate All
 fields
Computer and
information
sciences
Life
sciences
Mathematics
and statistics
Physical
sciences
 Psychology  Social
sciences
 Engineering
 
All years since doctorate 36.1 35.0 42.6 29.8 33.4 33.0 29.2 40.5
1–3 37.2 12.5 37.8 38.5 27.3 33.3 39.0 50.0
4–7 41.2 50.0 43.3 40.9 35.1 35.9 34.9 52.6
8–11 40.5 25.0 45.3 25.0 42.1 37.1 34.4 51.9
≥ 12 34.1 35.5 42.4 26.2 31.8 31.4 25.8 34.8
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health.

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, excluding those employed part time who are students or retired. Faculty includes full, associate, and assistant professors. Research includes basic or applied research, development, and design. Physical sciences include earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences; life sciences include biological, agricultural, environmental, and health sciences.

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