At what rate are physics departments hiring early career physicists?
Faculty hired by PhD granting institutions '95-'96
(approximate total number 200)
Faculty hired by bachelors and masters granting institutions '95-'96
(approximate total number 200)Shown are the previous occupations of new faculty hired by bachelors and masters granting physics departments in 1995-96. Almost all of these new hires received their PhD from a US university.
All of these numbers are estimates based on responses from institutions describing approximately 2/3 of the new hires.
PhD physicists are also hired into faculty positions in university departments other than physics departments. Hires by other departments increase the total number of hires of PhD physicists by about 25%.
Thanks to Roman Czujko and Christine Cassagnau for providing these statistics based on AIP 1995-96 Academic Workforce report, AIP Pub. No. R-392.2