• Rita Dove, former ASU Professor and 1987 Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Pulitzer Prize winner

    Rita Dove holds an honorary degree from Arizona State University and is a former ASU Department of English faculty member.

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  • Stephen Pyne, ASU professor and MacArthur fellow

    MacArthur fellow

    MacArthur Fellowship recipient Stephen 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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  • Leonard Downie, ASU professor and 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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  • Edward Prescott, ASU professor and 2001 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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Faculty excellence

The Arizona State University faculty is at the forefront nationally in advancing research and discovery. Our more than 4,700 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.

New faculty members

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Faculty profile

Fall 2019  |  Full and part time

Total faculty: 4,820

  Number Percent
the Future of Innovation in Society 52 1%
Global Management 37 1%
Business 333 7%
Engineering 607 12.6%
Health Solutions 195 4%
Design and the Arts 419 8.7%
Honors 45 1%
Journalism 115 2%
Law 108 2%
Integrative Sciences and Arts 32 7%
The College 1,336 28%
New College 233 5%
Nursing and Health Innovation 207 4%
Public Service and Community Solutions 340 7%
Sustainability 70 1.5%
Teachers College 293 6%
University College 19 0.4%
Other 87 1.8%

Tenure status

Tenured 1,492 31%
On tenure track 510 11%
Not on tenure track 2,818 58%

Faculty rank

Full Professor 1,088 23%
Associate Professor 823 17%
Assistant Professor 803 17%
Instructor 501 10%
Lecturer 556 11%
No Rank 1,049 22%

Gender

Female 2,322 48%
Male 2,498 52%

Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaska Native 41 0.9%
Asian 500 10.6%
Black/African American 135 2.9%
Hispanic/Latino 353 7.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
Two or More Races 71 1.5%
Unspecified 333 7.1%
White 3,268 69.5%