Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) today released the names of its member colleges and universities with the highest levels of pre-tenure faculty job satisfaction.
Data from COACHE’s Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey reveal some colleges and universities as “exemplary” on key dimensions of the work experiences of early-career faculty. The assessment considers the same benchmark dimensions used in COACHE’s institutional reports: tenure practices; the clarity of institutional expectations for tenure; the nature of...
A report by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education found that men in the biological and physical sciences were happier than women with their teaching responsibilities, work-life balance, and opportunities to collaborate with tenured faculty.
A study by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education found that men were more satisfied than women with the clarity of their sense of achieving tenure, the number of hours they worked, the amount of time given to conduct research, and the ability to balance the personal and the professional.
A survey by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education found that faculty members in the physical sciences have the highest rate of job satisfaction among untenured faculty at research universities.
Physical sciences and humanities faculty among those satisfied with more aspects of their careers
A new report by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) reveals evidence of major differences in work satisfaction between faculty in different academic areas and between men and women within many of those areas. In surveys of untenured assistant professors at research universities, faculty in the physical sciences and humanities were among those satisfied with more aspects of their work lives, while faculty...
Women with faculty jobs in STEM fields are more likely to be dissatisfied with their jobs than their male colleagues, according to Cathy Trower, research director at the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.
As a national research project, COACHE produces numerous reports and key findings on our survey data about what motivates faculty to remain at or depart from an institution. Over the years, COACHE’s research has been highlighted in the media and COACHE staff have been interviewed on faculty matters by Inside Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times, among many other outlets.
If you would like to speak with COACHE experts on faculty affairs, faculty development, survey research, data use in higher education, or related matters, please contact Deborah Ruiz, Assistant Director of Marketing and Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617)495-6047.