Table 3
Career Outcomes

Evaluated in 1996

"Permanent"
Positions
Cohort
A
Cohort
B
Cohort
C
Tenured or tenure-track faculty, U.S. research university
0 (0%)

3 (13%)

7 (39%)
Tenured or tenure-track faculty, other countries
3 (8%)

3 (13%)

3 (17%)
Tenured or tenure-track faculty, U.S. small college
3 (8%)

0 (0%)

0 (0%)
Federal laboratory or observatory staff
4 (11%)

3 (13%)

3 (17%)
Total permanent positions
10 (27%)
9 (39%)
13 (72%)
Non-Tenured
Positions
Temporary teaching positions
2 (5%)
1 (4%)
0 (0%)
Observatory support staff (long-term)
2 (5%)
2 (9%)
2 (11%)
Postdoctoral
positions
15 (41%)
3 (13%)
0 (0%)
"Soft money"
(grant support)
3 (8%)
3 (13%)
1 (6%)
Total non-tenured
positions
22 (59%)
9 (39%)
3 (17%)
Outside
Astronomy
Industry and computing
4 (11%)
4 (17%)
1 (6%)
Other
1 (3%)
1 (4%)
1 (6%)


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