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Higher Education Quarterly Employment Report

HigherEdJobs.com publishes the Higher Education Employment Report each quarter to help administrators, policy makers, and journalists who cover higher education better understand current trends in higher education employment. Those seeking employment in academia may find the data and analysis helpful as well.

 

Key findings from the most recent report, the report for Q3 2009:

 

• Although the total number of higher education jobs declined slightly in September 2009 (down 0.2 percent from September 2008), they rose 1.7 percent in Q3 2009 from Q3 2008.

 

• The number of advertised job openings in higher education has decreased significantly as a result of the economy. Historical patterns are evident, but at a lower level, possibly indicating slowing job growth for academe for the future.

 

• During Q1 2009, colleges and universities shifted their hiring towards faculty and away from administrative hires. By Q3 2009, the staffing pattern returned to historical trends, but generally at a higher level. If the historical pattern holds, academe will be looking more for faculty than non-faculty in Q4 2009.

 

• Demand for education professionals continues to be strong at community colleges, driven in part by the economy as workers return to local institutions for re-education and re-training.

 

• The ratio of part-time postings in higher education declined during the economic expansion until 2006, but then started to increase in 2007 as the recession took hold. That ratio continued to rise in Q3 2009.

This report is available free of charge on our site and is distributed widely to our email subscribers, on social media outlets, and in print media.

 

This report is available free of charge on our site and is distributed widely to our email subscribers, on social media outlets, and in print media.

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