Table 5

Placement of English PhDs by Sex and Year

  

 1979–80

 1983–84

 1991–92

 1993–94

 1996–97

  

 Female

 Male

 Female

 Male

 Female

 Male

 Female

 Male

 Female

 Male

 No. of PhDs reported

 465

 463

 465

 363

 623

 459

 574

 409

 706

 519

 Percentage

 50.1%

 49.9%

 56.2%

 43.3%

 57.6%

 42.4%

 58.4%

 41.6%

 57.6%

 42.4%

 Percent with unknown employment status

 11.6%

 7.1%

 8.4%

 8.0%

 16.7%

 8.3%

 10.1%

 8.3%

 8.4%

 4.4%

 Teaching in higher education:

 77.0%

 79.7%

 69.4%

 77.6%

 82.9%

 82.4%

 77.3%

 79.7%

 74.0%

 70.8%

 Tenure-track appointment

 41.6%

 48.4%

 34.3%

 45.5%

 52.8%

 49.6%

 46.9%

 44.5%

 32.8%

 37.7%

 Full-time non-tenure-track appointment, renewable

 16.1%

 19.3%

 18.5%

 17.1%

 12.9%

 16.4%

 11.2%

 16.3%

 18.4%

 14.9%

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

 5.4%

 6.0%

 3.5%

 5.4%

 5.4%

 8.6%

 7.0%

 6.4%

 8.8%

 6.7%

 Part-time appointment

 13.9%

 6.0%

 13.1%

 9.6%

 11.8%

 7.8%

 12.2%

 12.5%

 14.1%

 11.5%

 Subtotal all full-time teaching appointments

 63.1%

 73.7%

 56.3%

 68.0%

 71.1%

 74.6%

 65.1%

 67.2%

 60.0%

 59.3%

 Subtotal all full-time non-tenure-track appointments

 21.5%

 25.3%

 22.0%

 22.5%

 18.3%

 25.0%

 18.2%

 22.7%

 27.2%

 21.6%

 Subtotal all non-tenure-track appointments

 35.4%

 31.3%

 35.1%

 32.1%

 30.1%

 32.8%

 30.4%

 35.2%

 41.3%

 33.1%

 Other higher education placement:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 Postdoctoral fellowship

 1.5%

 3.0%

 0.7%

 0.3%

 1.0%

 1.0%

 1.9%

 1.7%

 3.1%

 3.8%

 Academic administration

 2.2%

 2.3%

 3.5%

 1.5%

 3.1%

 2.6%

 0.3%

 2.3%

 3.1%

 2.2%

 Employed outside higher education:

 12.4%

 11.7%

 18.6%

 13.8%

 9.7%

 6.3%

 9.0%

 6.9%

 9.9%

 12.3%

 Secondary or elementary school teaching

 4.1%

 3.0%

 5.2%

 3.6%

 3.9%

 2.9%

 2.5%

 2.4%

 2.8%

 3.6%

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

 8.3%

 8.7%

 13.4%

 10.2%

 3.9%

 2.9%

 2.5%

 2.4%

 5.9%

 7.1%

 Self-employed

 0.0%

 0.0%

 0.0%

 0.0%

 1.9%

 0.5%

 4.0%

 2.1%

 1.2%

 1.6%

 Not employed

 7.1%

 3.3%

 9.9%

 6.9%

 6.4%

 6.4%

 11.4%

 9.3%

 8.8%

 10.3%

 Teaching, classification unknown

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 0.9%

 0.6%

 Basis for %s

 411

 430

 426

 334

 519

 421

 375

 516

 647

 496

Note: The numbers used to calculate placement percentages in Table 5 include all PhDs whose employment placements were reported as known.