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 2017, the faculty (including visitors and part-time faculty) totaled 1271, including 505 professors, 97 associate professors, 195 assistant professors, 24 instructors, 338 lecturers, and 116 visitors. Seventy-six percent of the professorial faculty is tenured. Excluding visitors, 421 members of the faculty are women, and 250 self-identified as members of minority groups. There were 165 tenured women on the faculty in fall 2017. 

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.