University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 44
Faculty by Discipline, October 2008

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

About 37 percent of UC's faculty is in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, public health and veterinary medicine).

Over one-fifth (22 percent) is in the STEM fields (life and physical sciences, technology, engineering and math).

Turnover of ladder-rank faculty with professorial appointments (a subset of those shown in the chart above) historically has averaged about 3 to 4 percent per year. A low turnover rate in the professorial faculty helps to promote stability in the distribution of faculty across disciplines since existing positions can only be reallocated when they become vacant. Growth in the total number of faculty generates new positions; this also can affect disciplinary balance, depending on how these new positions are allocated.

Source: UCOP Corporate Personnel System.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.