Figure H-5. Full professors as a percentage of full-time ranked S&E doctorate holders in 4-year colleges and universities, by sex and years since doctorate: 2001
NOTES: Base of percentage is full, associate, and assistant professors. Because of small sample sizes, a 3-year average is used for years since doctorate.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2001.
Among S&E doctorate holders who hold academic faculty positions in 4-year colleges and universities, females are less likely than their male colleagues to be found in the highest faculty ranks.
- Females are less likely than males to be full professors and more likely to be assistant professors.
- The differences in rank vary by time since earning the doctorate. Few differences in rank exist between males and females in their early careers and greater differences exist between 15 and 20 years after receipt of the doctorate.
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- Table H-21. S&E doctorate holders employed in universities and 4-year colleges, by broad occupation, sex, years since doctorate, and faculty rank: 2001 Excel PDF
This figure will be updated as new data become available. This figure was last updated May 2004.