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OVERALL RESULTS

Please go to this link to see a real-time summary of survey results. http://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=hBwBzJkrRD8OtxQIxNjXup2pNJOmElUUxnAATiko6HY_3d

RESULTS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD CAMPUS INTERVIEWS THIS YEAR (49 responses)

1. If you are "on the market" now for an academic position in biology, what is your current or most recent position?

  • ABD graduate student: 6.1% (3)
  • Post-doc, primarily research: 61.2% (30)
  • Post-doc, dual research/teaching: 12.2% (6)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily research: 6.1% (3)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily teaching: 2.0% (1)
  • Academia, tenure-track, untenured: 6.1% (3)
  • Academia, tenured: 2.0% (1)
  • Private sector or government: 2.0% (1)
  • Other: 2.0% (1)

2. In what type of job are you most interested? (Choose all that apply?

  • Community college: 0.0% (0)
  • Undergraduate college: 36.7% (18)
  • College/university with Master's program: 38.8% (19)
  • College/university with Ph.D. program (not R1): 53.1% (26)
  • Large research (R1) university: 53.1% (26)
  • Research institution (no required teaching): 22.4% (11)

3. How long have you been actively on the job market?

  • 1 year (this is my first): 49.0% (24)
  • 2 years: 22.4% (11)
  • 3 years: 20.4% (10)
  • 4 years: 6.1% (3)
  • 5 years or more: 2.0% (1)

4. For how many jobs did you apply this academic year?

  • 1-5: 18.4% (9)
  • 6-10: 12.2% (6)
  • 10-20: 34.7% (17)
  • 21-30: 20.4% (10)
  • More than 30: 14.3% (7)

5. How many phone interviews have you been asked to do this academic year?

  • 0: 28.6% (14)
  • 1-2: 46.9% (23)
  • 3-5: 18.4% (9)
  • 6-10: 6.1% (3)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

6. How many campus interviews have you been invited to this academic year?

  • 0: 0.0% (0)
  • 1-2: 71.4% (35)
  • 3-5: 18.4% (9)
  • 6-10: 10.2% (5)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

7. How many total peer-reviewed publications (regardless of author order) do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 0.0% (0)
  • 1-2: 8.2% (4)
  • 3-5: 14.3% (7)
  • 6-10: 36.7% (18)
  • 11-15: 24.5% (12)
  • 16-20: 2.0% (1)
  • More than 20: 14.3% (7)

8. How many first-author peer-reviewed publications do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 2.0% (1)
  • 1-2: 18.4% (9)
  • 3-5: 30.6% (15)
  • 6-10: 34.7% (17)
  • 11-15: 10.2% (5)
  • 16-20: 2.0% (1)
  • More than 20: 2.0% (1)

9. How much teaching experience do you have as lead instructor (not as teaching assistant)? The same course taught twice counts twice?

  • None: 32.7% (16)
  • 1 course: 22.4% (11)
  • 2 courses: 8.2% (4)
  • 3-4 courses: 20.4% (10)
  • 5-7 courses: 6.1% (3)
  • 8-10 courses: 0.0% (0)
  • more than 10 courses: 10.2% (5)

10. How much research grant money have been you awarded?

  • None: 12.2% (6)
  • Less than $5,000: 12.2% (6)
  • $5,000 to $10,000: 8.2% (4)
  • $10,001 to $50,000: 16.3% (8)
  • $50,001 to $100,000: 18.4% (9)
  • $100,001 to $250,000: 16.3% (8)
  • $250,001 to $500,000: 8.2% (4)
  • $500,001 to $1,000,000: 2.0% (1)
  • More than $1,000,001: 6.1% (3)

RESULTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE SEARCH (37 responses)

1. If you are "on the market" now for an academic position in biology, what is your current or most recent position?

  • ABD graduate student: 16.2% (6)
  • Post-doc, primarily research: 56.8% (21)
  • Post-doc, dual research/teaching: 10.8% (4)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily research: 2.7% (1)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily teaching: 5.4% (2)
  • Academia, tenure-track, untenured: 5.4% (2)
  • Academia, tenured: 2.7% (1)
  • Private sector or government: 0.0% (0)
  • Other: 0.0% (0)

2. In what type of job are you most interested? (Choose all that apply?

  • Community college: 0.0% (0)
  • Undergraduate college: 100.0% (37)
  • College/university with Master's program: 62.2% (23)
  • College/university with Ph.D. program (not R1): 37.8% (14)
  • Large research (R1) university: 18.9% (7)
  • Research institution (no required teaching): 8.1% (3)

3. How long have you been actively on the job market?

  • 1 year (this is my first): 62.2% (23)
  • 2 years: 18.9% (7)
  • 3 years: 16.2% (6)
  • 4 years: 2.7% (1)
  • 5 years or more: 0.0% (0)

4. For how many jobs did you apply this academic year?

  • 1-5: 27.0% (10)
  • 6-10: 18.9% (7)
  • 10-20: 27.0% (10)
  • 21-30: 13.5% (5)
  • More than 30: 13.5% (5)

5. How many phone interviews have you been asked to do this academic year?

  • 0: 43.2% (16)
  • 1-2: 40.5% (15)
  • 3-5: 10.8% (4)
  • 6-10: 5.4% (2)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

6. How many campus interviews have you been invited to this academic year?

  • 0: 51.4% (19)
  • 1-2: 37.8% (14)
  • 3-5: 5.4% (2)
  • 6-10: 5.4% (2)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

7. How many total peer-reviewed publications (regardless of author order) do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 2.7% (1)
  • 1-2: 10.8% (4)
  • 3-5: 29.7% (11)
  • 6-10: 40.5% (15)
  • 11-15: 10.8% (4)
  • 16-20: 0.0% (0)
  • More than 20: 5.4% (2)

8. How many first-author peer-reviewed publications do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 10.8% (4)
  • 1-2: 29.7% (11)
  • 3-5: 40.5% (15)
  • 6-10: 13.5% (5)
  • 11-15: 0.0% (0)
  • 16-20: 5.4% (2)
  • More than 20: 0.0% (0)

9. How much teaching experience do you have as lead instructor (not as teaching assistant)? The same course taught twice counts twice?

  • None: 18.9% (7)
  • 1 course: 35.1% (13)
  • 2 courses: 5.4% (2)
  • 3-4 courses: 18.9% (7)
  • 5-7 courses: 10.8% (4)
  • 8-10 courses: 2.7% (1)
  • more than 10 courses: 8.1% (3)

10. How much research grant money have been you awarded?

  • None: 24.3% (9)
  • Less than $5,000: 24.3% (9)
  • $5,000 to $10,000: 10.8% (4)
  • $10,001 to $50,000: 18.9% (7)
  • $50,001 to $100,000: 10.8% (4)
  • $100,001 to $250,000: 2.7% (1)
  • $250,001 to $500,000: 2.7% (1)
  • $500,001 to $1,000,000: 2.7% (1)
  • More than $1,000,001: 2.7% (1)

RESULTS FOR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY WITH MASTERS SEARCH (38 responses)

1. If you are "on the market" now for an academic position in biology, what is your current or most recent position?

  • ABD graduate student: 5.3% (2)
  • Post-doc, primarily research: 73.7% (28)
  • Post-doc, dual research/teaching: 5.3% (2)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily research: 2.6% (1)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily teaching: 7.9% (3)
  • Academia, tenure-track, untenured: 5.3% (2)
  • Academia, tenured: 0.0% (0)
  • Private sector or government: 0.0% (0)
  • Other: 0.0% (0)

2. In what type of job are you most interested? (Choose all that apply?

  • Community college: 0.0% (0)
  • Undergraduate college: 60.5% (23)
  • College/university with Master's program: 100.0% (38)
  • College/university with Ph.D. program (not R1): 68.4% (26)
  • Large research (R1) university: 47.4% (18)
  • Research institution (no required teaching): 21.1% (8)

3. How long have you been actively on the job market?

  • 1 year (this is my first): 52.6% (20)
  • 2 years: 26.3% (10)
  • 3 years: 15.8% (6)
  • 4 years: 5.3% (2)
  • 5 years or more: 0.0% (0)

4. For how many jobs did you apply this academic year?

  • 1-5: 26.3% (10)
  • 6-10: 10.5% (4)
  • 10-20: 28.9% (11)
  • 21-30: 15.8% (6)
  • More than 30: 18.4% (7)

5. How many phone interviews have you been asked to do this academic year?

  • 0: 42.1% (16)
  • 1-2: 36.8% (14)
  • 3-5: 15.8% (6)
  • 6-10: 5.3% (2)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

6. How many campus interviews have you been invited to this academic year?

  • 0: 50.0% (19)
  • 1-2: 36.8% (14)
  • 3-5: 7.9% (3)
  • 6-10: 5.3% (2)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

7. How many total peer-reviewed publications (regardless of author order) do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 0.0% (0)
  • 1-2: 13.2% (5)
  • 3-5: 31.6% (12)
  • 6-10: 36.8% (14)
  • 11-15: 15.8% (6)
  • 16-20: 0.0% (0)
  • More than 20: 2.6% (1)

8. How many first-author peer-reviewed publications do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 7.9% (3)
  • 1-2: 31.6% (12)
  • 3-5: 39.5% (15)
  • 6-10: 15.8% (6)
  • 11-15: 2.6% (1)
  • 16-20: 0.0% (0)
  • More than 20: 2.6% (1)

9. How much teaching experience do you have as lead instructor (not as teaching assistant)? The same course taught twice counts twice?

  • None: 21.1% (8)
  • 1 course: 28.9% (11)
  • 2 courses: 7.9% (3)
  • 3-4 courses: 18.4% (7)
  • 5-7 courses: 7.9% (3)
  • 8-10 courses: 5.3% (2)
  • more than 10 courses: 10.5% (4)

10. How much research grant money have been you awarded?

  • None: 21.1% (8)
  • Less than $5,000: 23.7% (9)
  • $5,000 to $10,000: 5.3% (2)
  • $10,001 to $50,000: 15.8% (6)
  • $50,001 to $100,000: 13.2% (5)
  • $100,001 to $250,000: 10.5% (4)
  • $250,001 to $500,000: 7.9% (3)
  • $500,001 to $1,000,000: 2.6% (1)
  • More than $1,000,001: 0.0% (0)

RESULTS FOR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY WITH PH.D. (NOT R1) SEARCH (57 responses)

1. If you are "on the market" now for an academic position in biology, what is your current or most recent position?

  • ABD graduate student: 3.5% (2)
  • Post-doc, primarily research: 61.4% (35)
  • Post-doc, dual research/teaching: 10.5% (6)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily research: 5.3% (3)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily teaching: 1.8% (1)
  • Academia, tenure-track, untenured: 3.5% (2)
  • Academia, tenured: 5.3% (3)
  • Private sector or government: 7.0% (4)
  • Other: 1.8% (1)

2. In what type of job are you most interested? (Choose all that apply?

  • Community college: 0.0% (0)
  • Undergraduate college: 24.6% (14)
  • College/university with Master's program: 45.6% (26)
  • College/university with Ph.D. program (not R1): 100.0% (57)
  • Large research (R1) university: 64.9% (37)
  • Research institution (no required teaching): 40.4% (23)

3. How long have you been actively on the job market?

  • 1 year (this is my first): 50.9% (29)
  • 2 years: 28.1% (16)
  • 3 years: 15.8% (9)
  • 4 years: 3.5% (2)
  • 5 years or more: 1.8% (1)

4. For how many jobs did you apply this academic year?

  • 1-5: 36.8% (21)
  • 6-10: 10.5% (6)
  • 10-20: 28.1% (16)
  • 21-30: 15.8% (9)
  • More than 30: 8.8% (5)

5. How many phone interviews have you been asked to do this academic year?

  • 0: 47.4% (27)
  • 1-2: 36.8% (21)
  • 3-5: 14.0% (8)
  • 6-10: 1.8% (1)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

6. How many campus interviews have you been invited to this academic year?

  • 0: 54.4% (31)
  • 1-2: 33.3% (19)
  • 3-5: 7.0% (4)
  • 6-10: 5.3% (3)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

7. How many total peer-reviewed publications (regardless of author order) do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 0.0% (0)
  • 1-2: 1.8% (1)
  • 3-5: 21.1% (12)
  • 6-10: 42.1% (24)
  • 11-15: 21.1% (12)
  • 16-20: 3.5% (2)
  • More than 20: 10.5% (6)

8. How many first-author peer-reviewed publications do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 1.8% (1)
  • 1-2: 15.8% (9)
  • 3-5: 40.4% (23)
  • 6-10: 31.6% (18)
  • 11-15: 7.0% (4)
  • 16-20: 1.8% (1)
  • More than 20: 1.8% (1)

9. How much teaching experience do you have as lead instructor (not as teaching assistant)? The same course taught twice counts twice?

  • None: 28.1% (16)
  • 1 course: 14.0% (8)
  • 2 courses: 12.3% (7)
  • 3-4 courses: 26.3% (15)
  • 5-7 courses: 5.3% (3)
  • 8-10 courses: 1.8% (1)
  • more than 10 courses: 12.3% (7)

10. How much research grant money have been you awarded?

  • None: 12.3% (7)
  • Less than $5,000: 10.5% (6)
  • $5,000 to $10,000: 8.8% (5)
  • $10,001 to $50,000: 22.8% (13)
  • $50,001 to $100,000: 10.5% (6)
  • $100,001 to $250,000: 12.3% (7)
  • $250,001 to $500,000: 14.0% (8)
  • $500,001 to $1,000,000: 1.8% (1)
  • More than $1,000,001: 7.0% (4)

RESULTS FOR LARGE RESEARCH (R1) UNIVERSITY SEARCH (51 responses)

1. If you are "on the market" now for an academic position in biology, what is your current or most recent position?

  • ABD graduate student: 3.9% (2)
  • Post-doc, primarily research: 74.5% (38)
  • Post-doc, dual research/teaching: 2.0% (1)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily research: 3.9% (2)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily teaching: 2.0% (1)
  • Academia, tenure-track, untenured: 2.0% (1)
  • Academia, tenured: 3.9% (2)
  • Private sector or government: 5.9% (3)
  • Other: 2.0% (1)

2. In what type of job are you most interested? (Choose all that apply?

  • Community college: 0.0% (0)
  • Undergraduate college: 13.7% (7)
  • College/university with Master's program: 35.3% (18)
  • College/university with Ph.D. program (not R1): 72.5% (37)
  • Large research (R1) university: 100.0% (51)
  • Research institution (no required teaching): 43.1% (22)

3. How long have you been actively on the job market?

  • 1 year (this is my first): 56.9% (29)
  • 2 years: 29.4% (15)
  • 3 years: 7.8% (4)
  • 4 years: 3.9% (2)
  • 5 years or more: 2.0% (1)

4. For how many jobs did you apply this academic year?

  • 1-5: 43.1% (22)
  • 6-10: 9.8% (5)
  • 10-20: 25.5% (13)
  • 21-30: 17.6% (9)
  • More than 30: 3.9% (2)

5. How many phone interviews have you been asked to do this academic year?

  • 0: 58.8% (30)
  • 1-2: 31.4% (16)
  • 3-5: 9.8% (5)
  • 6-10: 0.0% (0)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

6. How many campus interviews have you been invited to this academic year?

  • 0: 49.0% (25)
  • 1-2: 37.3% (19)
  • 3-5: 7.8% (4)
  • 6-10: 5.9% (3)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

7. How many total peer-reviewed publications (regardless of author order) do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 0.0% (0)
  • 1-2: 2.0% (1)
  • 3-5: 21.6% (11)
  • 6-10: 33.3% (17)
  • 11-15: 29.4% (15)
  • 16-20: 2.0% (1)
  • More than 20: 11.8% (6)

8. How many first-author peer-reviewed publications do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 2.0% (1)
  • 1-2: 15.7% (8)
  • 3-5: 35.3% (18)
  • 6-10: 33.3% (17)
  • 11-15: 11.8% (6)
  • 16-20: 0.0% (0)
  • More than 20: 2.0% (1)

9. How much teaching experience do you have as lead instructor (not as teaching assistant)? The same course taught twice counts twice?

  • None: 47.1% (24)
  • 1 course: 15.7% (8)
  • 2 courses: 13.7% (7)
  • 3-4 courses: 9.8% (5)
  • 5-7 courses: 0.0% (0)
  • 8-10 courses: 2.0% (1)
  • more than 10 courses: 11.8% (6)

10. How much research grant money have been you awarded?

  • None: 9.8% (5)
  • Less than $5,000: 13.7% (7)
  • $5,000 to $10,000: 9.8% (5)
  • $10,001 to $50,000: 17.6% (9)
  • $50,001 to $100,000: 15.7% (8)
  • $100,001 to $250,000: 13.7% (7)
  • $250,001 to $500,000: 11.8% (6)
  • $500,001 to $1,000,000: 2.0% (1)
  • More than $1,000,001: 5.9% (3)

RESULTS FOR RESEARCH INSTITUTE SEARCH (25 responses)

1. If you are "on the market" now for an academic position in biology, what is your current or most recent position?

  • ABD graduate student: 4.0% (1)
  • Post-doc, primarily research: 60.0% (15)
  • Post-doc, dual research/teaching: 12.0% (3)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily research: 8.0% (2)
  • Academia, non-tenure-track, primarily teaching: 0.0% (0)
  • Academia, tenure-track, untenured: 4.0% (1)
  • Academia, tenured: 4.0% (1)
  • Private sector or government: 8.0% (2)
  • Other: 0.0% (0)

2. In what type of job are you most interested? (Choose all that apply?

  • Community college: 0.0% (0)
  • Undergraduate college: 12.0% (3)
  • College/university with Master's program: 32.0% (8)
  • College/university with Ph.D. program (not R1): 92.0% (23)
  • Large research (R1) university: 88.0% (22)
  • Research institution (no required teaching): 100.0% (25)

3. How long have you been actively on the job market?

  • 1 year (this is my first): 52.0% (13)
  • 2 years: 24.0% (6)
  • 3 years: 16.0% (4)
  • 4 years: 4.0% (1)
  • 5 years or more: 4.0% (1)

4. For how many jobs did you apply this academic year?

  • 1-5: 44.0% (11)
  • 6-10: 12.0% (3)
  • 10-20: 32.0% (8)
  • 21-30: 8.0% (2)
  • More than 30: 4.0% (1)

5. How many phone interviews have you been asked to do this academic year?

  • 0: 56.0% (14)
  • 1-2: 28.0% (7)
  • 3-5: 16.0% (4)
  • 6-10: 0.0% (0)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

6. How many campus interviews have you been invited to this academic year?

  • 0: 56.0% (14)
  • 1-2: 36.0% (9)
  • 3-5: 4.0% (1)
  • 6-10: 4.0% (1)
  • More than 10: 0.0% (0)

7. How many total peer-reviewed publications (regardless of author order) do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 0.0% (0)
  • 1-2: 0.0% (0)
  • 3-5: 24.0% (6)
  • 6-10: 36.0% (9)
  • 11-15: 28.0% (7)
  • 16-20: 0.0% (0)
  • More than 20: 12.0% (3)

8. How many first-author peer-reviewed publications do you have? Include papers in press?

  • None at all: 0.0% (0)
  • None published but some in review: 0.0% (0)
  • 1-2: 8.0% (2)
  • 3-5: 52.0% (13)
  • 6-10: 28.0% (7)
  • 11-15: 8.0% (2)
  • 16-20: 0.0% (0)
  • More than 20: 4.0% (1)

9. How much teaching experience do you have as lead instructor (not as teaching assistant)? The same course taught twice counts twice?

  • None: 40.0% (10)
  • 1 course: 12.0% (3)
  • 2 courses: 12.0% (3)
  • 3-4 courses: 24.0% (6)
  • 5-7 courses: 0.0% (0)
  • 8-10 courses: 0.0% (0)
  • more than 10 courses: 12.0% (3)

10. How much research grant money have been you awarded?

  • None: 12.0% (3)
  • Less than $5,000: 8.0% (2)
  • $5,000 to $10,000: 4.0% (1)
  • $10,001 to $50,000: 36.0% (9)
  • $50,001 to $100,000: 8.0% (2)
  • $100,001 to $250,000: 8.0% (2)
  • $250,001 to $500,000: 16.0% (4)
  • $500,001 to $1,000,000: 4.0% (1)
  • More than $1,000,001: 4.0% (1)

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