• Jacqueline Petchel, ASU professor and 1993 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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  • Stephen Doig, ASU professor and 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner

    Pulitzer Prize winner

    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

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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%