Characteristics of Full- and Part-Time Faculty

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Characteristics of Full- and Part-Time Faculty

 


  Full time
(56% of total sample)
Part time
(44% of total sample)
Male 59% 50%
Average age 48 48
Single, never married 12% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 77%
Holds a PhD or first professional degree 67% 27%
Has dependent children 51% 47%
In first postsecondary job 46% 48%
     
Average basic institutional income $65,407 $11,160
Average total individual income $78,553 $51,628
Average total household income $113,831 $91,798
     
Percent with a full-time “other” job 2% 46%
     
Number of other jobs involving instruction:    
  Zero 97% 79%
  One 3% 17%
  Two or more 0% 4%
     
Percent whose first job was part time 26% 77%
     
Fields of teaching:    
  Visual and performing arts 6% 9%
  Business, management, or marketing 6% 8%
  Computer and information systems 3% 5%
  Education 8% 12%
  English language and literature 6% 8%
  Health professions and clinical sciences 13% 11%
  Mathematics and statistics 5% 6%
  Social sciences (except psychology) and history 9% 7%
  All other fields 44% 35%

Note: Full sample includes 1,211,849 faculty members, 681,826 of whom are full time
and 530,023 of whom are part time.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (2004).

 

Comments

Any particular reason why numbers are not listed for biology, chemistry, physics or engineering in "Fields of Teaching"? Why separate out English lit and dump most STEM fields into "All other fields"? Would be great to at least have percentages for STEM.

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