• 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 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%

Gender

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

Ethnicity

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%