The CSU’s distinguished faculty members continue to play a critical role in preparing future leaders with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the workforce, drive California’s economy and give back to their communities.
The CSU employs 27,682 faculty members, who account for the majority of CSU employees. Of the nearly 13,500-plus full-time faculty, approximately 78 percent are tenured or on the tenure track. Of full-time faculty employed by the CSU, 4,821 are full professors.
The increasingly diverse composition of CSU's faculty reflects its student body and California's population. Together with comprehensive community partnerships, expanded programs, internships and workforce opportunities, the CSU's faculty members ensure that graduates are well prepared for a lifetime of career advancement as productive and engaged citizens.
These tables represent information on the gender and race/ethnicity of CSU full-time faculty in fall 2019 and fall 2014. In fall 2019, over 35 percent of full-time CSU faculty were ethnic minorities, and approximately 49 percent were female. In fall 2014, 31 percent of full-time faculty were ethnic minorities, and approximately 47 percent were female.
Continued high levels of faculty recruitment supported a fourth consecutive year of growth in total numbers of tenure-track faculty. Of the CSU’s 665 new tenure-track faculty members, 45% are minorities and 54% are female, compared to 35% minorities and 50% females hired to tenure-track positions in fall 2014. Most of this year’s new faculty members fill assistant professor positions, but faculty were hired in all academic ranks.
More information on new faculty hired by the CSU is available in an annual report on the Faculty Recruitment Survey. This report contains detailed information on faculty recruitment, faculty demographics and salaries offered to new faculty.
The following tables present data on the number of faculty unit employees who were promoted to a higher academic rank effective fall 2018 and fall 2019 and the number of faculty who earned tenure effective fall 2019. This data includes promotions and awards of tenure to instructional faculty, as well as noninstructional members of the faculty bargaining unit eligible for tenure (counselors and librarians).
The tables below present information on tenured/tenure track and full-time temporary faculty who separated from CSU employment in 2018-2019 and in the prior year. In 2018-2019, 65 percent of the separations were retirements.