Higher education job growth continues to outpace overall job growth in US, but the gap is narrowing

Key findings from the report for Q1 2012:

Although the growth rate of higher education jobs continued to outpace the growth rate for all U.S. jobs in Q1 2012, the gap has narrowed and the “market share” of higher education jobs was unchanged year-over-year.

The number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow during the first quarter of 2012, but at a more moderate rate.

Colleges and universities continued to focus more on hiring administrators and executives over faculty in Q1 2012, although the rate of change has slowed.

While the number of community college job openings grew at an accelerating rate, employment at junior colleges retreated during Q1 2012.

The use of part-time jobs in higher education, which leveled off in 2010 and began to increase in 2011, has appeared to moderate in early 2012.

Colleges and universities appeared to place greater emphasis on utilizing part-time faculty than part-time administrators in 2011 as well as into the first quarter of 2012.

Although the Northeast region had the greatest increase in the number of higher education job postings in Q1 2012, the West South Central area led the country with the greatest percentage growth.


via Higher Education Employment Report – Q1 2012 – HigherEdJobs.



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