Faculty Excellence

The Arizona State University faculty is energized by and committed to ASU's transdisciplinary environment, inspiring new ways of thinking, innovating and solving problems in our region and in the global community.

Among the great thinkers and creative minds leading and inspiring students are 1,839 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and another 1,552 faculty members serving as research professors, clinical professors, lecturers, professors of practice and instructors. 

ASU attracts top faculty who want to be a part of the new university model - an inclusive, accessible academic experience not bound by traditional disciplinary distinctions, but embracing a transdisciplinary, collaborative environment defined by excellence.


Our academic community includes:

Nobel Laureates

Leland Hartwell

Virginia G. Piper Chair of Personalized Medicine and Chief Scientist of the Center for Sustainable Health in the Biodesign Institute won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for insights into the genes that control cell growth and division.

 

Edward Prescott

Regents' Professor, W. P. Carey Chair in Economics and Guggenheim Fellow 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.


Pulitzer Prize Winners

Stephen Doig

1993, Journalism and Mass Communication

 

Leonard Downie Jr.

2000, 2008, Journalism and Mass Communication

 

Bert Hoelldobler

1991, Social Dynamics and Complexity

 

Jacqueline Petchel

1993, Journalism and Mass Communication

 

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Faculty Profile, Fall 2014, Full and Part Time

  • Total Faculty: 3,391

      Number Percent
    Business 258 7.6%
    Engineering 422 12.4%
    Health Solutions 150 4.4%
    Herberger Institute 271 8.0%
    Honors 31 0.9%
    Journalism 41 1.2%
    Law 48 1.4%
    Letters and Sciences 161 4.7%
    Liberal Arts and Sciences 1,232 36.3%
    New College 147 4.3%
    Nursing and Health 152 4.5%
    Public Programs 131 3.9%
    Sustainability 20 0.6%
    Teachers College 165 4.9%
    University College 10 0.3%
    Online Extended Campus 97 2.9%
    Other 55 1.6%
  • Tenure Status

    Tenured 1,402 41.3%
    On Tenure Track 437 12.9%
    Not On Tenure Track 1,552 45.8%
  • Faculty Rank

    Full Professor 930 27.4%
    Associate Professor 769 22.7%
    Assistant Professor 598 17.6%
    Instructor 467 13.8%
    Lecturer 417 12.3%
    No Rank 210 6.2%
  • Gender

    Female 1,562 46.1%
    Male 1,829 53.9%
  • Ethnicity

    American Indian/Alaska Native 32 0.9%
    Asian 377 11.1%
    Black/African American 80 2.4%
    Hispanic/Latino 227 6.7%
    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
    Two or More Races 29 0.9%
    Unspecified 72 2.1%
    White 2,571 75.8%