Challenges in Staffing: Recruitment
High demand for new CS faculty
Between September 2000-January 2001, 754+ faculty positions from 438 schools advertised in the CACM
Last year in CACM, 652+ positions from 367 schools advertised (does not count those advertised only on-line)
This year, the recruiting season has just started, and already 201 tenure-track and 52 non-tenure-track faculty positions advertised.
The 2000-2001 Taulbee Survey reports an anticipated increase of tenure-track CS faculty positions of 21% from 2001-2002 to 2003-2004 (2 years) for Ph.D.-granting institutions
Low supply for new CS faculty
About 1,100 new Ph.D.s graduated in CS/CE per year
According to the November 2002 CRA Computing Research News:
49% go to industry
39% go to Ph.D.-granting institutions
7% go to government, self-employment, or outside North America
4% go to non-Ph.D.-granting institutions
Direct extrapolations of the 2000-2001 Taulbee Survey suggest 50 new Ph.D.s took positions in Masters' and Bachelors' schools.
Many tenure-track CS faculty positions remain open
Forthcoming CRA report indicates only about 66% of positions filled
Numerous anecdotal reports indicate a variety of jobs go unfilled for multiple years.
created November 11, 2002
last revised November 13, 2002