Characteristics of Part-Time Faculty Who Would Not Prefer Full-Time Position at Current Institution

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Characteristics of Part-Time Faculty Who Would Not Prefer Full-Time Position at Current Institution

 


 
Other primary employment
No other primary employment and not retired
Retired
 
 
 
 
Number (and percentage) of individuals in group
247,876
(72% of total)
56,688
(16% of total)
41,262
(12% of total)
 
 
 
 
Male
58%
22%
54%
Average age
48
46
62
Single, never married
9%
10%
7%
White, non-Hispanic
87%
90%
93%
Holds a PhD or first professional degree
25%
28%
31%
 
 
 
 
Average basic institutional income
$8,132
$21,608
$14,943
Average total individual income
$64,024
$37,236
$52,538
Average total household income
$104,985
$96,276
$93,588
 
 
 
 
Percent with a full-time “other” job
71%
 
 
 
 
Number of other jobs:
 
 
 
  Zero
89%
72%
  One
10%
24%
  Two or more
1%
4%
 
 
 
 
Fields of teaching:
 
 
 
  Visual and performing arts
7%
8%
5%
  Business, management, or marketing
10%
3%
7%
  Computer and information systems
5%
3%
5%
  Education
13%
12%
19%
  English language and literature
5%
11%
11%
  Health professions and clinical sciences
12%
19%
10%
  Mathematics and statistics
5%
8%
10%
  Social sciences (except psychology) and history
5%
5%
7%
  All other fields
37%
31%
27%
       
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (2004).
       
 

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