•  Lindy Elkins-Tanton

    National Academy of Sciences member

    Linda Elkins-Tanton is a leading figure in the early evolution of rocky planets and the principal investigator of the NASA Psyche Mission.

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  • Jacqueline Petchel, ASU professor and 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner

    Pulitzer Prize

    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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  • Stephen Doig, ASU professor and 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner

    Pulitzer Prize

    Stephen Doig received a Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal in 1993 for “What went Wrong,” a study of the damage patterns from Hurricane Andrew that showed how weakened building codes and poor construction practices contributed to the extent of the disaster.

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  • Frank Wilczek, ASU professor and 2002 MacArthur fellow and 2004 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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  • Liz Lerman, ASU professor and 2002 MacArthur fellow (Photo by Lise Metzger)

    MacArthur fellow

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

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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

Every year ASU welcomes new faculty members from across the country and around the world. Download the New Faculty booklet.

Faculty profile

Fall 2020  |  Full and part time

Total faculty: 4,919

  Number Percent
Business 330 6.7%
Design and the Arts 407 8.3%
Engineering 610 12.4%
Global Futures 119 2.4%
Global Management 39 0.8%
Health Solutions 180 3.7%
Honors 46 0.9%
Integrative Sciences and Arts 360 7.3%
Journalism 117 2.4%
Law 115 2.3%
The College 1,351 27.5%
New College 242 4.9%
Nursing and Health Innovation 248 5%
Public Service and Community Solutions 347 7.1%
Teachers College 300 6.1%
University College 0 0%
Other 108 2.2%

Tenure status

Tenured 1,495 30.4%
On tenure track 502 10.2%
Not on tenure track 2,922 59.4%

Faculty rank

Full Professor 1,077 21.9%
Associate Professor 839 17.1%
Assistant Professor 812 16.5%
Instructor 486 9.9%
Lecturer 591 12%
No Rank 1,114 22.6%


Female 2,423 49.3%
Male 2,496 50.7%


American Indian/Alaska Native 41 0.8%
Asian 502 10.2%
Black/African American 144 2.9%
Hispanic/Latino 386 7.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
Two or More Races 77 1.6%
Unspecified 462 9.4%
White 3,305 67.2%