Table 14.

Factors contributing to dental faculty vacancies, 2007–08, by percentage of total respondents

InsignificantSignificant
Note: Percentages may not total 100% because of rounding.
A budgetary increase or reallocation of funds that enabled an increase in faculty positions that have yet to be filled.29%16%10%36%10%
An increase in the number of faculty leaving academia for private practice, creating an increase in the number of vacancies.13%36%26%16%10%
An increase in the number of faculty retiring, creating an increase in the number of vacanicies.3%13%36%29%19%
An increase in the difficulty of filling vacant positions as they became vacant, thereby increasing the number of positions yet to be filled.0%13%37%43%7%