The State of Academic Hiring in Computer Science: An Interim Review
This article reports the results of several surveys, which examine current conditions for hiring computing (CS, CIS) faculty. Specifically, the article takes a broad look at some statistics in the most recent Taulbee Survey [1, 2] and also reports on three surveys, conducted by the authors, utilizing the mailing list. Each of these instruments gives only a limited picture, but their results seem consistent and point to a remarkable under supply of candidates. While people may speculate about the short-term consequences of this shortage, all results point to a long-term need to strongly encourage students to enter academia careers in computer science.
Document Object Identifier (DOI)
Myers, J. P., Jr., & Walker, H. M. (1998). The state of academic hiring in computer science: An interim review. SIGCSE Bulletin, 30(4), 32-36. doi:10.1145/306286.306307