Research Results

Faculty in Higher Education

The Faculty in Higher Education Survey collects data from approximately 700 higher ed institutions on nearly 250,000 full-time faculty (tenure track and non-tenure track), as well as academic department heads and adjunct (pay-per-course) faculty. Data collected for full-time faculty include: salary, supplemental salary and course relief (for department heads), discipline (by IPEDS CIP code), rank, highest degree attained, gender, race/ethnicity, age and years in rank.

Survey Participants

Survey Participation and Information Template
Includes instructions, position descriptions, upload template and more.

Participating Institutions  |  Data Use Agreement  |  Data Anonymity Statement

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Annual Report

The Faculty in Higher Education Annual Report contains detailed aggregate salary information and in-depth analysis of key results. Read the overview.

Data Trends and Briefs

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