ERIC Number: ED180274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Profile of University Teachers in the Mid-Seventies (Selected Characteristics). Part II.
von Zur-Muehlen, Max
A profile of university teachers in Canada is presented focusing on: previous employment status, citizenship status, and rank distribution. The profile, which is based on information collected on full-time university teachers from the over 100 university-level institutions in Canada, covers the period 1972-1973 through 1974-1975. Almost 60 percent of the new appointments made during this period were attributable to the mobility of university professors. Only a relatively small number of new appointments have been available for recent university graduates. Of the new appointments made to graduate students, less than 60 percent have been in Canada preceding their appointments. The proportion of new appointments with Canadian citizenship for all teaching fields was consistently below that of the total of university teachers. The non-Canadian citizenship category consists of a sizeable group of landed immigrants with a Canadian Ph.D, recently landed immigrants, and foreigners with working permits. Comparisons of the characteristics of Canadian and U.S. university teachers reveal that more Canadian university teachers hold an earned doctorate degree; that a higher percentage of Canadian university teachers are under 31 years old and a much smaller percentage are over 50 years old; and that there is a much larger proportion of full professors in the U.S. universities. Appendices include a list of the data elements available for Canadian university teachers and additional notes on the previous employment of university teachers. (SC)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Citizenship, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Immigrants, Professors, Statistical Data, Surveys, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Universities
Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; United States