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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.

Faculty excellence

Faculty profile

Stats reflect numbers as of fall 2020. Total full-time and part-time faculty: 4,919

Total faculty

School or college 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%

Faculty gender

Gender Number Percent
Female 2,423 49.3%
Male 2,496 50.7%

Tenure status

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

Faculty rank

Faculty rank Number Percent
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%

Faculty ethnicity

Ethnicity Number Percent
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%