Table 5-8
Women as percentage of SEH doctorate holders employed in academia, by position: Selected years, 1973–2008
(Percent)
 
Position 1973 1983 1993 2003 2008
 
All positions 9.1 15.0 21.9 30.3 34.2
Full-time senior faculty 5.8 9.3 14.2 22.8 26.8
Full-time junior faculty 11.3 23.5 32.2 40.5 41.9
Other full-time positions 14.5 23.1 30.2 33.1 40.9
Postdocs 14.3 30.1 30.8 38.0 39.4
Part-time positions 48.3 41.7 61.0 54.5 55.2
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTES: Academic employment limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities. Senior faculty includes full and associate professors; junior faculty includes assistant professors and instructors. Other full-time positions include positions such as research associates, adjunct appointments, lecturers, and administrative positions. Part-time positions exclude those employed part time who are students or retired.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, and 2008 Surveys of Doctorate Recipients.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012