Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences
Sponsored by the AMS, ASA, IMS, MAA, SIAM
P.O. Box 6248, Providence, RI 02940-6248

2010 Employment Experiences of New Doctoral Recipients
July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010


These data are being collected to help inform the mathematical sciences community about the employment experiences of recent doctoral recipients. All responses will be kept confidential. Your help is greatly appreciated.

This survey will take you about 10 minutes to complete. In addition, if you return a completed survey, you will be eligible to win a US$500, US$200, or one of three US$100 Amazon gift cards. Your completed survey must be received by the deadline in order to be eligible for the drawing which will be held in December 2010.

The deadline for submitting this form is October 28, 2010.

Contact survey staff at or 401-455-4124

* Indicates a required field.

* First Name
* Last Name
Section A: Employment
Please answer all the following questions for your primary employment only as of the week of October 4, 2010.
1. Were you working for pay (or profit) during the week of October 4, 2010? This includes teaching/research assistantships, postdoctoral appointments, being self-employed, or temporarily absent from a job (e.g., illness, vacation, or parental leave), even if unpaid.

Yes (Skip to Question 3.)    No (Continue with Question 2.)

2. If you were NOT working for pay (or profit) during the week of October 4, 2010, were you:

Primarily seeking employment

Primarily pursuing further education


(Skip to Section B.)

3. Is this primary employment full-time or part-time?
Full-time (35+ hrs/week)
Part-time (Less than 35 hrs/week)

Are you working part-time because a suitable full-time job was not available?
Yes    No

Are you working part-time while you pursue additional education or training?
Yes    No

4. Is this primary employment permanent or temporary?
Permanent (include tenure-track)
Temporary: Select months and years from pulldown menus.
Start Date:
End Date: 
Is the temporary position a "postdoctoral appointment" (A postdoctoral appointment is a temporary position for a term of two or three years primarily intended to provide an opportunity to extend your graduate training or to further your research experience.)?

Yes No

Are you working in a temporary position because a suitable permanent one was not available?

Yes No

5. What is the title of the position you hold in your primary employment, the name of this employer, and where do you work for this employer?
Position title
Employer Name
Division or Department
(include province)
State or Canadian province
Zip or postal code
Country, if not U.S.
6. How many years of full-time employment in the mathematical sciences or related fields have you had prior to taking this position? (Do not count time as a graduate assistant or research assistant.)
7. Which of the following work activities constitute a significant portion of your primary employment (check all that apply)?

Management or administration
Other; please specify

8. For your primary employment, which of the following categories best describes your employer?
1. Educational institution; please choose one
Four-year college or university
Two-year college
Elementary/Secondary school or system
2. Business/Industry; please choose one:
Financial Services (including banking & insurance)
Business Services (including engineering, technology, consulting service)
Health care
Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
Survey/Market Research
Communications (TV, radio, internet, telecom)
Other; please specify:
3. Government; please choose one
4. Research institute or other non-profit; please specify
5. Self-employed; please specify
9. In your primary employment, what is your annual base salary or stipend (in U.S. dollars)?


10. If academically employed, is the salary for:

9-10 months of work (even if paid over 12 months)
11-12 months
Does not apply

11. If academically employed, is your position tenured or tenure-track?

Yes     No
Does not apply

12. Are you currently actively looking for another position?

Yes    No

Section B: Education
13. When was your doctorate granted?
Select month and year from pulldown menus.
14. * From what educational institution and department (or program) did you receive your doctorate?
Department or program
15. Please select the ONE MR code from the list below that best describes the field of your thesis.

If unable to provide MR code, list keywords here:
(50 character limit)

Section C: Other Background Information
16. What is your gender?
Female Male
17. * What is your citizenship?
Non-U.S. from Country of Citizenship (optional)
Permanent resident status in U.S.
Temporary visa
18. What was your age as of October 4, 2010?
19. Email Address (enter one only):
Please use the space below to write any comments you wish to provide.