The Changing Academic Workforce

TIAA Institute research delves into what’s behind dramatic changes in the academic workforce over the past several decades.

Composition of Faculty

The prototypical faculty member—a full-time tenured or tenure-track professor—is no longer the norm in higher education. TIAA Institute research documents the dramatic shifts in the academic workforce over the past several decades.

Drivers of Change

As enrollments have risen, the number of tenured and tenure-track faculty has increased too.