ERIC Number: ED490911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
2004 Physics & Astronomy Academic Workforce. AIP Report, Number R-392.6
Ivie, Rachel; Guo, Stacy; Carr, Arnell
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
During the spring of 2004, the Statistical Research Center (SRC) of the American Institute of Physics sent a questionnaire to all 797 degree-granting physics and astronomy departments in the US. The purpose of this questionnaire, "The Academic Workforce Survey," was to determine the number of faculty positions in physics and astronomy, the number of openings available, and the characteristics of faculty hired. Because "The Academic Workforce Survey" has been conducted by the SRC every two years since 1986, we are able to determine how the job market in physics and astronomy has changed. This survey also asked physics and astronomy departments to report their numbers of minority faculty. (Contains 15 tables and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Physics, Astronomy, Labor Market, College Faculty, Higher Education, Employment Opportunities, Labor Turnover, Retirement, Employment Patterns, Minority Groups, Women Faculty, Occupational Surveys
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20769. Tel: 301-209-3067; Fax: 301-209-0843; Email: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aip.org/statistics.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Statistical Research Center.