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Higher Education Employment Report

HigherEdJobs publishes the Higher Education Employment Report each quarter to help administrators, policymakers, 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.

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Q2 - 2015 Report

Key findings of this report include:

  • The number of jobs in higher education continued to decline in Q2 2015, which appears to be consistent with reported decreases in student enrollment during the spring semester.
  • Within an environment of decreasing higher education jobs, the number of advertisements for job openings continued to trend upward in Q2 2015.
  • The ratio of faculty to administrative and executive postings continued to decline in Q2 2015, and at a consistent rate of decline.
  • In a departure from recent trends, full-time job postings grew at a faster rate than part-time postings in Q2 2015.
  • Job postings for both full-time and part-time faculty grew at a faster rate in Q2 2015 compared to last year. At the same time, job postings for part-time administrative positions grew at a slower rate, while postings for full-time administrative positions grew at a faster rate.
  • The number of advertised job openings at community colleges continued to increase in Q2 2015 but at a slower rate than in previous years. Meanwhile, the actual number of jobs at community colleges continued to decline, also at a diminishing rate.
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