ERIC Number: ED480952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Physics Academic Workforce Report, 2002. AIP Report.
Ivie, Rachel; Stowe, Katie; Nies, Kimberley
This report discusses trends in the physics academic workforce and the implications of these trends for the future academic job market. Data are from a survey of physics departments that was completed by 722 departments, a response rate of 94%. The number of physics faculty increased almost 5% since 2000, and much of this growth resulted from increases in the number of temporary and nontenure-track faculty. The percentage of women on physics faculties increased in 10% of the total, and more than 60% of physics departments how have at least one woman on their faculty. Women are more likely to be hired as part-time than are men. As in 2000, the estimated retirement rate remained above 3%. The turnover rate of 5.4% was about the same as it had been in 1999. The number of physics faculty members departments were recruiting for 2003 continued to be high, at an estimated 512 tenured or tenure-track recruitments. The number of tenured and tenure-track faculty hired for 2002 is lower than the number who left during 2001. Only one-third of new faculty at PhD departments earned their degrees in the United States within the last 5 years. The remainder either have PhDs from foreign universities, or earned their PhDs more than 5 years ago. (Contains 14 tables and 1 reference.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Physics, Sex Differences, Tenure, Trend Analysis
American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843. Tel: 301-209-3070. For full text: http://www.aip.org/statistics/trends/reports/awf02.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Statistical Research Center.
Note: For the 2000 report, see ED 450 665.