• Photo of Walter Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winner

    Pulitzer Prize

    Walter Robinson won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He led the Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, which provided ‘courageous and comprehensive coverage’ of sexual abuse by priests.

  • Photo of Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate

    Nobel Laureate

    Elinor Ostrom’s research challenged conventional wisdom and, in 2009, she became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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  • Photo of Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate

    Nobel Laureate

    Frank Wilczek shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics with David Gross and H. David Politzer for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.

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  • Photo of Liz Lerman, MacArthur Fellow

    MacArthur Fellow

    Liz Lerman was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002 for her work as founder and artistic director of the Dance Exchange.

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  • Photo of Jacqueline Petchel, Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Jacquee Petchel received a Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for an investigation into property damage in South Florida caused by Hurricane Andrew.

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  • Photo of Edward Prescott, Nobel Laureate

    Nobel Laureate

    Edward Prescott shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for work on dynamic macroeconomics relating the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles.

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  • Photos of Stephen Pyne, MacArthur Fellow

    MacArthur Fellow

    Pyne has written 15 books on the history and management of wild land and rural fire, including big-screen surveys for the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe.

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  • Photo of Stephen Doig, Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Stephen Doig received a Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal, 1993, Journalism and Mass Communication

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  • Photo of Bert Hoelldobler, Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Bert Hoelldobler received a Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal, 1991, Social Dynamics and Complexity

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  • Photo of Leonard Downie, Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Leonard Downie’s 17-year tenure as executive editor with the Washington Post included 25 Pulitzer Prizes and three Gold Medals in Public Service.

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  • Photo of Leland Hartwell, Nobel Laureate

    Nobel Laureate

    Leland Hartwell won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for insights into the genes that control cell growth and division.

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Faculty Excellence

The Arizona State University faculty is at the forefront nationally in advancing research and discovery. Our more than 3,439 faculty members inspire new ways of thinking, innovating and solving problems socially, culturally and economically in our region and in the international community.

We aspire to create an accessible academic experience and attract faculty not bound by traditional disciplinary distinctions, but who embrace an inclusive, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment defined by excellence and impact.

Faculty Profile

Fall 2016 | Full and Part Time

Total Faculty: 3,439

  Number Percent
Business 270 7.9%
Engineering 439 12.8%
Health Solutions 151 4.4%
Design and the Arts 249 7.0%
Honors 38 1.0%
Journalism 43 1.3%
Law 44 1.3%
Integrative Sciences and Arts 206 6.0%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 1,170 34.0%
New College 167 4.9%
Nursing and Health Innovation 157 4.6%
Public Service and Community Solutions 168 5.0%
Sustainability 26 0.8%
Education 174 5.0%
University College 13 0.4%
Other 124 3.6%

Tenure Status

Tenured 1,406 41%
On Tenure Track 496 14%
Not On Tenure Track 1,537 45%

Faculty Rank

Full Professor 985 28.6%
Associate Professor 777 22.6%
Assistant Professor 741 21.5%
Instructor 449 13.0%
Lecturer 476 14.0%
No Rank 11 0.3%


Female 1,563 45.4%
Male 1,876 54.6%


American Indian/Alaska Native 32 0.9%
Asian 423 12.3%
Black/African American 92 2.7%
Hispanic/Latino 260 7.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
Two or More Races 41 1.2%
Unspecified 67 1.9%
White 2,520 73.3%