Table 5-9
Underrepresented minorities as percentage of SEH doctorate holders employed in academia, by position: Selected years, 1973–2008
(Percent)
 
Position 1973 1983 1993 2003 2008
 
All positions 2.0 3.7 5.0 7.9 8.9
Full-time faculty 1.9 3.6 5.0 7.8 8.7
Postdocs 2.4 4.8 4.5 7.0 8.3
Other positions 2.9 4.1 5.3 8.4 9.9
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTES: Underrepresented minorities include blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. Academic employment limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities. Faculty includes full, associate, and assistant professors plus instructors. Other positions include part-time positions and full-time positions such as research associates, adjunct appointments, lecturers, and administrative positions. Other positions excludes 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