A new report by Brian Yoder for the American Society for Engineering Education finds that Blacks are making only snail-like progress in obtaining faculty positions in engineering. The data shows that in 2011, Blacks were only 2.5 percent of all faculty in engineering positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. In 2003, Blacks held 2.2 percent of all engineering faculty positions.
If we break down the numbers by faculty rank, we find that in 2011 there were 230 Black full professors of engineering. They made up 1.8 percent of all full professors of engineering. There were 226 Black associate professors of engineering. They made up 3.1 percent of all associate professors of engineering. At the assistant professor level, Blacks were 3.3 percent of all faculty in engineering.