ASCO recently completed its annual Faculty Data and Research Survey reports. According to the Faculty Data Report for Academic Year 2014-2015, the total number of 1.0 FTE faculty at the 21 member institutions increased 2.7% compared with the previous year, from 693 to 712. In addition, 47.5% of 1.0 FTE faculty members are male and 52.5% are female. The number of male 1.0 FTE faculty members decreased 1.5%, and the number of 1.0 FTE female faculty members increased 6.9%. The report was made available to the deans and presidents of ASCO member institutions in March. More information, including ethnicity by academic rank and gender, degrees earned by academic rank and gender, recruitment sources and percentage of full-time salary contributed for a standard employee benefits package, can be found here.
The 2013-2014 Research Survey Report, which was distributed to the ASCO Board of Directors in February, shows that the amount of externally funded research at ASCO member institutions during the report period (Oct. 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2014) was approximately $45.2 million. The National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was the single largest funding source, providing more than $27 million. Other major funding sources (excluding industry) were NASA, the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the U.S. Department of Defense and other institutes of the NIH. Click for a list of the top funding sources.