Table 2

Placement of 1996–97 PhDs in Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics

  

 Classics

 Comp. Lit.

 English

 For. Lang.

 Linguistics

 All Fields

  

 No.

 %

 No.

 %

 No.

 %

 No.

 %

 No.

 %

 No.

 %

 Teaching in higher education:

 37

 71.2%

 67

 70.5%

 801

 72.4%

 476

 76.0%

 87

 61.7%

 1468

 72.7%

 Tenure-track appointment

 16

 30.8%

 41

 43.2%

 372

 33.6%

 253

 40.4%

 40

 28.4%

 722

 35.7%

 Full-time non-tenure-track appointment, renewable

 9

 17.3%

 11

 11.6%

 191

 17.3%

 115

 18.4%

 23

 16.3%

 349

 17.3%

 Full-time non-tenure-track appointment, 1 yr

 9

 17.3%

 7

 7.4%

 90

 8.1%

 52

 8.3%

 11

 7.8%

 169

 8.4%

 Part-time appointment

 3

 5.8%

 8

 8.4%

 147

 13.3%

 55

 8.8%

 13

 9.2%

 226

 11.2%

 Subtotal all full-time teaching appointments

 34

 65.4%

 59

 62.1%

 653

 59.0%

 420

 67.1%

 74

 52.5%

 1240

 61.4%

 Subtotal all full-time non-tenure-track appointments

 18

 34.6%

 18

 18.9%

 281

 25.4%

 167

 26.7%

 34

 24.1%

 518

 25.6%

 Subtotal all non-tenure-track appointments

 21

 40.4%

 26

 27.4%

 428

 38.7%

 222

 35.5%

 47

 33.3%

 744

 36.8%

 Other higher education placement:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 Postdoctoral fellowship

 3

 5.8%

 6

 6.3%

 38

 3.4%

 11

 1.8%

 15

 10.6%

 73

 3.6%

 Academic administration

 1

 1.9%

 3

 3.2%

 31

 2.8%

 7

 1.1%

 0

 0.0%

 42

 2.1%

 Employed outside higher education:

 4

 7.7%

 4

 4.2%

 123

 11.1%

 56

 8.9%

 21

 14.9%

 208

 10.3%

 Secondary or elementary school teaching

 2

 3.8%

 1

 1.1%

 36

 3.3%

 21

 3.4%

 1

 0.7%

 61

 3.0%

 Govt, for-profit, or not-for-profit organization

 2

 3.8%

 2

 2.1%

 72

 6.5%

 31

 5.0%

 20

 14.2%

 127

 6.3%

 Self-employed

 0

 0.0%

 1

 1.1%

 15

 1.4%

 4

 0.6%

 0

 0.0%

 20

 1.0%

 Not employed:

 7

 13.5%

 14

 14.7%

 106

 9.6%

 60

 9.6%

 16

 11.3%

 203

 10.0%

 Seeking employment

 6

 11.5%

 13

 13.7%

 87

 7.9%

 52

 8.3%

 16

 11.3%

 174

 8.6%

 Not seeking employment

 1

 1.9%

 1

 1.1%

 19

 1.7%

 8

 1.3%

 0

 0.0%

 29

 1.4%

 Teaching, classification unknown

 0

 0.0%

 1

 1.1%

 7

 0.6%

 16

 2.6%

 2

 1.4%

 26

 1.3%

 Basis for %s

 52

 95

 1,106

 626

 141

 2,020

Note: The numbers of PhDs used to calculate the placement percentages given in Table 2 exclude PhDs whose employment placements were reported as unknown and foreign nationals with temporary residency status in the US who returned to their countries of origin after receiving their degrees.