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.
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.
In fall 2020, the faculty (including visitors and part-time faculty) totaled 1295, including 520 professors, 123 associate professors, 181 assistant professors, 18 instructors, 330 lecturers, 27 senior lecturers, 7 lecturers w/rank of Professor, and 89 visitors. Seventy-eight percent of the professorial faculty is tenured. Excluding visitors, 455 members of the faculty are women, and 114 self-identified as members of minority groups. There were 190 tenured women on the faculty in fall 2020.
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 2020, the academic professional population totaled 1530, including 1027 professional researchers (inclusive of 705 postdoctoral researchers), 195 professional specialists, 72 professional librarians, and 236 visitors.