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ERIC Number: ED288427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-24
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Recent-Doctorate Faculty Increase in Engineering and Some Science Fields. Science Resources Studies Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Findings of a 1986 National Science Foundation survey of faculty and nonfaculty doctorates in 2,074 departments in 21 science and engineering (S/E) fields at 181 doctorate-granting institutions are summarized and compared to previous surveys. The proportion of recent-doctorate full-time faculty increased in each of the four engineering fields surveyed in 1980 and 1986, while the proportion either increased or remained constant for 7 of 15 science fields. In 1986, the largest percentage of recent doctorates was in computer science (40%), while the smallest proportion was in physics (11%). Many of the recent-doctorate faculty had foreign backgrounds. The proportions of female faculty increased in all fields. The greatest relative growth was in engineering; nonetheless, women comprised only 3% of total and 6% of recent-doctorate faculty in 1986. Women constituted 11% of total and 18% of recent-doctorate faculty in the science fields surveyed. The number of full-time black faculty increased; they comprised about 2% of recent-doctorate faculty in 1986. One-tenth of the recent-doctorate faculty in 1986 were Asian. (SW)
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, Washington, DC 20550.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.