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National Center for Education Statistics, United States Department of Education


This report examines differences among postsecondary faculty members by gender and by race/ethnicity. Comparisons were made on several human capital (e.g., education and experience) and structural (e.g., academic discipline and institution type) variables as well as faculty outcomes (salary, tenure, and rank). A multivariate analysis of factors associated with salary was also conducted. Male faculty in this group were compared to female faculty, and comparisons were also made among four racial/ethnic groups: black, non-Hispanic; white, non- Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander.

Generated from the 1992-93 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:93), the analyses presented in this report are based on U.S. citizens with faculty status at 2- and 4-year (and above) institutions who indicated that their primary activity in the fall of 1992 was teaching. Most analyses were also restricted to full-time faculty members. NSOPF:93 is the second in a series of surveys on faculty conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.


This report is one of several publications released from the 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:93) by the National Center for Education Statistics.



Date Posted: 20 November 2015