In 2013, there were 10,265 geoscience faculty and researchers employed at U.S. four-year universities, compared to 10,213 in 2011 and 10,051 in 2008. Approximately 72% of the geoscience faculty are tenured and 14% are untenured but in tenure-track positions. The other 14% are the researcher scientists, adjunct professors, and lecturers working at four-year universities.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has graduated the highest number of current geoscience faculty with their highest degree. The 288 MIT graduates make up approximately 3% of the tenured or tenure-track faculty in geoscience departments.2014-06-12
Data Brief 2014-006
Written and compiled by Carolyn E. Wilson for AGI, June 2014
Subscribe to Geoscience Currents
Interested in receiving the latest in data and information about the geosciences? Enter your email below to subscribe to the Geoscience Currents channel.