New faculty positions versus new PhDs.
Since 1982, almost 800,000 PhDs were awarded in science and engineering (S&E) fields, whereas only about 100,000 academic faculty positions were created in those fields within the same time frame. The number of S&E PhDs awarded annually has also increased over this time frame, from ~19,000 in 1982 to ~36,000 in 2011. The number of faculty positions created each year, however, has not changed, with roughly 3,000 new positions created annually.

» Schillebeeckx et al (2013) The missing piece to changing the university culture. Nature Biotechnology 31, 938–941

New faculty positions versus new PhDs.

Since 1982, almost 800,000 PhDs were awarded in science and engineering (S&E) fields, whereas only about 100,000 academic faculty positions were created in those fields within the same time frame. The number of S&E PhDs awarded annually has also increased over this time frame, from ~19,000 in 1982 to ~36,000 in 2011. The number of faculty positions created each year, however, has not changed, with roughly 3,000 new positions created annually.

» Schillebeeckx et al (2013) The missing piece to changing the university cultureNature Biotechnology 31, 938–941

  1. txstpharm reblogged this from biochemistries
  2. biochemistries posted this