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Overview of Rutgers Faculty

Most Rutgers University faculty are currently members of the AAUP-AFT. We aim to organize all faculty into one union to amplify everyone's voices and strengthen the representation of all faculty.

  • 6,714 full- and part-time faculty across all campuses
  • 99% of faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree
  • Among peer public institutions (public universities in the Association of American Universities), Rutgers is fourth in the nation for full-time female faculty, fourteenth in the nation for full-time African American faculty, and fifteenth in the nation for full-time total minority faculty
  • Faculty include an Abel Prize winner, Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology recipients, a National Endowment for the Arts “Jazz Master” and many more 
  • 54 Rutgers faculty are in the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Rutgers has one of the top three philosophy faculties in the English-speaking world, along with NYU and Oxford
  • Rutgers non-tenure track faculty who are state-funded instructors also receive awards for excellence in teaching every year
  • Non-tenure track faculty who are researchers have also brought in thousands of dollars of external grant funds to Rutgers

 

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