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Faculty excellence

The Arizona State University faculty is at the forefront nationally in advancing research and discovery. Our more than 5,000 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.

Faculty excellence spotlight


Jennifer Carlson, photo by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Jennifer Carlson

MacArthur Fellow

Jennifer Carlson is a sociologist reconfiguring understanding of gun culture in the U.S. Through ethnographic research with gun owners, educators and sellers; law enforcement; and state licensing bodies, Carlson investigates the motivations and assumptions that drive gun culture.

Larissa FastHorse, photo by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Larissa FastHorse

MacArthur Fellow

Larissa FastHorse received her award for "creating space for Indigenous artists, stories, and experiences in mainstream theater and countering misrepresentation of Native American perspectives in broader society."

A. Stewart Fotheringham

A. Stewart Fotheringham

National Academy of Sciences member

Working at the junction of geographical information science, statistical analysis and spatial modeling, A. Stewart Fotheringham is renowned for developing geographically weighted regression.

Amber Wutich

Amber Wutich

MacArthur Fellow

Amber Wutich was named a 2023 MacArthur Fellow for her two decades of community-based fieldwork exploring how people cope and respond, individually and collectively, to extremely water-scarce conditions.

Highly prestigious awards and fellowships





































































































































































































































































Nicole Carroll

Sarah Cohen

Natalie Diaz

Stephen Doig

Rita Dove

Leonard Downie

Bert Höelldobler

Mitchell S. Jackson

Azmat Khan

Walter Robinson
































































































































































































































































































































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Faculty profile

Stats reflect numbers as of fall 2021. Total full-time and part-time faculty: 5,248

Total faculty

School or college Number Percent
Business 348 6.6%
Design and the Arts 463 8.8%
Engineering 623 11.9%
Global Futures 128 2.4%
Global Management 45 0.9%
Health Solutions 195 3.7%
Honors 48 0.9%
Integrative Sciences and Arts 370 7.1%
Journalism 129 2.5
Law 131 2.5%
The College 1,395 26.6%
New College 256 4.9%
Nursing and Health Innovation 291 5.5%
Public Service and Community Solutions 388 7.4%
Teachers College 334 6.4%
University College 0 0.0%
Other 104 2.0%


Faculty gender

Gender Number Percent
Female 2,645 50.4%
Male 2,603 49.6%


Tenure status

Tenure status Number Percent
Tenured 1,543 29.4%
On tenure track 506 9.6%
Not on tenure track 3,199 61.0%


Faculty rank

Faculty rank Number Percent
Full Professor 1,132 21.6%
Associate Professor 856 16.3%
Assistant Professor 826 15.7%
Instructor 510 9.7%
Lecturer 624 11.9%
No Rank 1300 24.8%


Faculty ethnicity

Ethnicity Number Percent
American Indian/Alaska Native 41 0.8%
Asian 462 8.8%
Black/African American 161 3.1%
Hispanic/Latino 402 7.7%
International 174 3.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
Two or More Races 82 1.6%
Unspecified 557 10.6%
White 3,366 64.1%