Psychology Job Market Survey
This survey is designed to help grad students and postdocs in psychology/cogsci get a sense of the recent state of the job market.
The survey is intended to be anonymous, but please keep in mind that because a relatively small number of people will likely fill it out, some items (especially institution, age, gender, and ethnicity) could identify you, in practice. If you would like to be sure that your responses remain anonymous, it's totally fine to leave those items out.
We are using the term "Psychology" broadly and do not intend to exclude cognitive science, neuroscience, etc. If you think you might be a reasonable person to fill this out, please do!
If there is sufficient interest from the community, we may post data from this survey publicly.
Sam Mehr and Gord Pennycook made this. If you'd like to discuss, hit us up on Twitter!
Questions about you
What is your current academic career stage?
PhD/doctorate complete, not yet a postdoc
1st year postdoc
2nd year postdoc
3rd year postdoc
4th year postdoc
5th year postdoc
6th+ year postdoc
Non-tenure-track research faculty
Non-tenure-track teaching faculty
Junior professor (tenure track but untenured) or equivalent
Senior professor (tenured) or equivalent
I'm not in academia
In what area(s) of the field do you work?
Human Factors & Engineering Psychology
Neuroscience & Biopsychology
Social & Personality
I'm not in academia
In what country is your home institution?
If you prefer not to respond, make up the name of a fictional country here.
What is your gender?
Prefer not to say
What is your age?
Enter a number, in years. If you prefer not to say, enter 999.
What is your ethnicity?
If you prefer not to say, enter "Prefer not to say".
What is your home institution?
This question is optional, but if you are comfortable filling it out, please do.
How many years did you spend as a graduate student?
How many classes have you taught, as a primary instructor, as of today?
Note that we're not talking about TAships here. If you taught the same class more than once, count each one individually (e.g., if you've led intro psych for two years, twice per year, you'd enter 4 here).
How many years did you spend as a postdoc?
How many months, if any, of parental/family leave did you take during grad school and/or postdoc?
If you took leave for other reasons, you could include that here too if you like.
Questions about your publication record
On the next page, we'll be asking about the 2018-2019 job cycle, but the following questions are about your *current* publication record, just to make things quick to fill out.
How many peer-reviewed papers have you published, as of today?
What is your current h-index?
If you don't know it, enter 9999. If your h-index is actually 9999, bravo, but please round up to 10000.
How many times have you been cited in total, as of today?
Please use Google Scholar. If you don't know, enter 99999.
How many times were you cited in 2018?
Please use Google Scholar, by hovering over the 2018 year of the bar graph on your profile. If you don't know, enter 99999.
Please name what you consider the highest-profile journals in which you have published.
Specify up to 5 journal titles, one per line.
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