Table 6

Placement of Foreign Language 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

 353

 315

 313

 273

 356

 278

 406

 298

 412

 303

 Percentage

 52.8%

 47.2%

 53.4%

 46.6%

 56.2%

 43.8%

 57.7%

 42.3%

 57.6%

 42.4%

 Percent with unknown employment status

 11.3%

 5.4%

 6.4%

 2.2%

 13.5%

 10.4%

 5.9%

 6.7%

 6.55%

 4.95%

 Teaching in higher education:

 76.2%

 74.4%

 70.6%

 86.1%

 85.4%

 78.3%

 78.0%

 77.3%

 74.8%

 77.4%

 Tenure-track appointment

 39.3%

 43.3%

 37.9%

 47.2%

 52.6%

 46.6%

 44.6%

 40.9%

 36.7%

 45.6%

 Full-time non-tenure-track appointment, renewable

 15.7%

 15.1%

 14.3%

 19.1%

 13.6%

 13.7%

 17.9%

 17.8%

 20.0%

 16.1%

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

 4.5%

 5.0%

 7.8

 9.0%

 3.6%

 7.2%

 5.0%

 8.3%

 6.8%

 10.3%

 Part-time appointment

 12.1%

 7.0%

 7.8%

 5.6%

 11.0%

 4.0%

 8.2%

 8.0%

 11.2%

 5.4%

 Subtotal all full-time teaching appointments

 59.4%

 63.4%

 60.1%

 75.3%

 69.8%

 67.5%

 67.5%

 67.0%

 63.6%

 72.0%

 Subtotal all full-time non-tenure-track appointments

 20.2%

 20.1%

 22.1%

 28.1%

 17.2%

 20.9%

 22.9%

 26.1%

 26.8%

 26.4%

 Subtotal all non-tenure-track appointments

 32.3%

 27.1%

 29.9%

 33.7%

 28.2%

 24.9%

 31.1%

 34.1%

 38.1%

 31.8%

 Other higher education placement:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 Postdoctoral fellowship

 1.0%

 2.3%

 1.4%

 2.6%

 1.9%

 2.8%

 1.8%

 1.4%

 1.6%

 1.9%

 Academic administration

 1.9%

 3.4%

 1.4%

 2.6%

 1.6%

 1.2%

 0.3%

 0.7%

 1.1%

 1.1%

 Employed outside higher education:

 18.2%

 20.5%

 20.5%

 12.0%

 8.8%

 13.7%

 12.3%

 12.2%

 9.0%

 8.8%

 Secondary or elementary school teaching

 5.4%

 5.7%

 5.8%

 3.4%

 2.9%

 3.2%

 3.7%

 3.3%

 3.3%

 3.4%

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

 12.8%

 14.8%

 14.7%

 8.6%

 5.9%

 10.5%

 8.6%

 8.9%

 4.9%

 5.0%

 Self-employed

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 5.2%

 4.7%

 0.8%

 0.4%

 Not employed

 7.3%

 3.4%

 8.9%

 1.9%

 5.8%

 8.0%

 9.7%

 10.4%

 10.7%

 8.0%

 Tenure-track part-time appointment

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 0.0%

 0.4%

 Teaching, classification unknown

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 2.7%

 2.3%

 Basis for %s

 313

 298

 293

 267

 313

 298

 379

 276

 385

 288

Note: The numbers used to calculate placement percentages in Table 6 include all PhDs whose employment placements were reported as known.