Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences
Recruitment & Hiring

Mathematical Sciences departments in the US are asked annually via the Recruitment and Hiring Survey, to provided information on full-time positions requiring a doctorate (tenure-track and non-tenure-track, including postdoctoral positions, instructors, lectures, etc.) that were under recruitment during the previous academic year for employment beginning in fall of the current academic year.   The data contributes to a comprehensive picture of the academic job market in mathematics.

Presented here are the reports and summary data based on the information provided by these departments, as reported to the Annual Survey.
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Survey Questionnaires

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Faculty Categories

The faculty categories used in this report are described below. Departments were asked to report any faculty member who was considered to be full-time in the institution for the academic year and at least half-time in the department. Each faculty member was reported in exactly one of these categories.

Tenure-track faculty includes full-time faculty who hold tenured/tenure-eligible positions (i.e., only those individuals who are tenured full professors, other tenured and tenure-eligible faculty).

Postdoctoral faculty includes full-time faculty who have teaching and/or research responsibilities, but for a strictly limited term of employment (i.e., those individuals who hold a temporary position primarily intended to provide an opportunity to continue training or to further research experience).

Non-tenure-track faculty includes full-time faculty eligible for benefits and with an appointment that lasts at least one academic year. These faculty hold appointments that are renewable (potentially unlimited), fixed-term but not renewable, or temporary. Typical titles for these positions are Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Instructor, Senior Instructor, Associate/Assistant/Full Teaching Professor, Professor of the Practice, or Clinical Professor, and similar titles for research-only faculty.

Part-time faculty includes those individuals who are hired term-by-term and are paid by the course and those in phased retirement.

Historical Data on Recruitment & Hiring

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  • Prior to 2010 Recruitment & Hiring was part of the Departmental Profile Report. (See Historical Data on Departmental Characteristics.)

Historical Data on Departmental Characteristics (faculty, enrollments, degrees, and graduate students)

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Historical Data on Faculty Salaries

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Colleen Rose
Survey Analyst

Telephone: (401) 455-4124 or
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Kayla Roach
Survey Assistant

Telephone: (401) 455-4189 or
1-800-455-321-4267, ext. 4189 
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Special Projects Officer

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Mailing address: American Mathematical Society, Professional Programs Department, 201 Charles Street, Providence RI 02904-2294.