The Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services provides annually updated statistics on our postdoc population. Information is provided in three key areas:
- Demographics of current postdocs (gender, race and ethnicity, and citizenship status)
- Time in postdoctoral training
- Career outcomes for postdoctoral appointees (coming soon for Humanities, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences)
- All career outcome percentages are reported from the total number of postdocs. For example, the percentage of tenured/tenure track faculty is reported from the total number of postdocs, not just from those who remained in academia.
- If the school/department/unit did not have postdoctoral appointees during the selected time period, then no data will be shown.
- Demographics, Time in Postdoctoral Training, and Career Outcomes specific to the Life Sciences are presented on the Statistics for the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science page.
NOTES ON THE DATA/DEFINITIONS:
URM (Underrepresented Minority): US citizens and permanent residents who are African American/Black; American Indian/Alaskan Native; Hispanic; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; or multiracial, when at least one of the preceding URM categories has been indicated.
URM status is only calculated for postdocs who are US citizens and permanent residents (USPR).
International: A person who is not a citizen, national, or resident alien of the United States.
USPR: US citizens and permanent residents.