Characteristics of Part-Time Faculty Who Would Prefer Full-Time Position at Current Institution

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Characteristics of Part-Time Faculty Who Would Prefer Full-Time Position at Current Institution

 


 
No PhD or first professional degree and not retired
Holds PhD or first professional degree and not retired

Retired

 
 
 
 
Number (and percentage) of individuals in group
124,358
(68% of total)
34,415
(19% of total)
25,424
(14% of total)
 
 
 
 
Male
48%
55%
70%
Average age
44
48
56
Single, never married
17%
18%
9%
White, non-Hispanic
84%
82%
85%
Has dependent children
47%
49%
28%
 
 
 
 
Average basic institutional income
$10,464
$13,852
$10,833
Average total individual income
$37,453
$47,616
$52,926
Average total household income
$70,931
$88,230
$94,038
 
 
 
 
Percent with a full-time “other” job
39%
36%
 
 
 
 
Number of other jobs:
 
 
 
  Zero
25%
35%
  One
54%
48%
  Two or more
21%
17%
 
 
 
 
Number of other jobs involving instruction:
 
 
 
  Zero
84%
79%
  One
13%
17%
  Two or more
3%
4%
 
 
 
 
This is first job
54%
33%
Year first job began (median)
1998
1993
First job is or was part time
85%
67%
 
 
 
 
Fields of teaching:
 
 
 
  Visual and performing arts
16%
5%
8%
  Business, management, or marketing
8%
7%
12%
  Computer and information systems
5%
2%
7%
  Education
9%
8%
9%
  English language and literature
14%
7%
9%
  Health professions and clinical sciences
8%
6%
4%
  Mathematics and statistics
5%
5%
8%
  Social sciences (except psychology) and history
7%
13%
11%
  All other fields
28%
47%
32%
 
 
 
 
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (2004).
 

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