Happy Scientists

A recent job satisfaction survey shows faculty members in the physical sciences are the happiest among untenured assistant professors at research universities, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education surveyed 9,512 faculty members for the study, and found that the physical sciences ranked among the top three disciplines in about half the survey's questions, the Chronicle's Kelly Truong says.

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