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 1,778 tenured or tenure track faculty members and another 1,133 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 co-director 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 2012, Full and Part Time

  • Total Faculty: 2,911

      Number Percent
    Business 223 7.7%
    Design and the Arts Institute 227 7.8%
    Education 169 5.8%
    Engineering 276 9.5%
    Honors 21 0.7%
    Journalism 32 1.1%
    Law 47 1.6%
    Letters and Sciences 110 3.8%
    Liberal Arts and Sciences 1,131 38.9%
    New College 130 4.5%
    Nursing and Health 106 3.6%
    Public Programs 130 4.5%
    Sustainability 16 0.5%
    Technology and Innovation 126 4.3%
    University College 5 0.2%
    Online Extended Campus 40 1.4%
    Other 58 2.0%
  • Tenure Status/Appointment Line

    Tenured 1,355 46.5%
    On Tenure Track 423 14.5%
    Not On Tenure Track 1,133 38.9%
  • ‚Ä®Faculty Rank

    Full Professor 882 30.3%
    Associate Professor 707 24.3%
    Assistant Professor 557 19.1%
    Instructor 216  7.4%
    Lecturer 401  13.8%
    No Rank 148  5.1%
  • Gender

    Female 1,278 43.9%
    Male 1,633 56.1%
  • Ethnicity

    American Indian/Alaska Native 23 0.8%
    Asian 323 11.1%
    Black/African American 71 2.4%
    Hispanic/Latino 217 7.5%
    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4 .1%
    Two or More Races 16 0.5%
    Unspecified 33 1.1%
    White 2,224 76.4%