Faculty and Academic Professionals

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Princeton University is a community devoted to learning through both teaching and research. As a community, we respect the dignity, distinctiveness, and freedom of each individual yet, at the same time, we strive to be a place where individuals and groups learn with and from each other. We remain unwavering in our commitment to both diversity and community in a context of academic excellence.

The Faculty

We actively wish to seek and retain faculty of exceptional ability and who share in our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. All faculty members at Princeton are expected to teach, as well as engage in research. Faculty members work closely with undergraduates in the supervision of junior-year independent work and senior theses. Updated news and announcements regarding our faculty can be found here.

In fall 2016, the faculty (including visitors and part-time faculty) totaled 1,237, including 498 professors, 99 associate professors, 178 assistant professors, 20 instructors, 327 lecturers, and 115 visitors. Seventy-seven percent of the professorial faculty is tenured. Excluding visitors, 393 members of the faculty are women, and 263 are identified as members of minority groups. There were 162 tenured women on the faculty in fall 2016. 

Academic Professionals

Princeton scientists, scholars, and librarians are involved in a wide rage of intellectual investigation and research.  Opportunities for many levels of independent research and collaboration across the University are available--including postdoctoral research opportunities, as well as visiting and fellowship appointments. In fall 2016, the academic professional population totaled 1,442, including 764 professional researchers (the majority, 447, were postdoctoral research associates), 165 professional specialists, 74 professional librarians, and 439 visitors.


For additional data on faculty and academic professionals, please use the online Data Request Form.