Table 5-11
SEH faculty reporting research as primary work activity, by years since doctorate and degree field: 2008
(Percent)
 
Years since doctorate All fields Physical sciences Mathematics and statistics Computer and information sciences Life sciences Psychology Social sciences Engineering
 
All years since doctorate 35.8 33.4 30.8 37.2 42.7 33.7 27.7 38.8
1–3 33.2 22.8 32.6 44.2 27.5 30.6 29.5 58.7
4–7 48.3 32.3 59.6 56.0 53.1 37.8 41.0 71.0
8–11 40.8 35.1 33.5 38.5 49.3 36.8 31.0 46.8
≥12 34.5 34.3 27.6 35.3 42.5 34.4 25.7 31.6
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTES: Academic employment limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, excluding those employed part time who are students or retired. Faculty includes full, associate, and assistant professors plus instructors. Research includes basic or applied research, development, and design. Physical sciences include earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences; life sciences include biological, agricultural, environmental, and health sciences.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of 2008 Survey of Doctorate Recipients.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012