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Full-time faculty distribution by rank and tenure status, Fall 2016      
           
  Tenured
  Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor/ Instructor Special Instructional Faculty Total
MORNINGSIDE ARTS & SCIENCES 392 69 - - 461
  Arts 11 3 - - 14
  Humanities 128 25 - - 153
  Natural Sciences 145 20 - - 165
  Social Sciences 108 21 - - 129
  Professional Studies 0 0 - - 0
MORNINGSIDE GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS 312 53 - - 365
  Architecture, Planning & Preservation 16 4 - - 20
  Business 70 10 - - 80
  Engineering 110 29 - - 139
  International & Public Affairs 12 4 - - 16
  Journalism 20 0 - - 20
  Law 72 0 - - 72
  Social Work 12 6 - - 18
MEDICAL CENTER GRADUATE  SCHOOLS 250 65 - - 315
  College of Physicians & Surgeons - Basic Health Sciences 75 24 - - 99
  College of Physicians & Surgeons - Clinical Health Sciences 124 25 - - 149
  Dental Medicine 6 0 - - 6
  Nursing 5 0 - - 5
  Public Health 40 16 - - 56
Subtotal, Morningside Campus 704 122 - - 826
Subtotal, Medical Center Campus 250 65 - - 315
UNIVERSITY TOTAL 954 187 - - 1,141
           
  Tenure of title
  Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor/ Instructor Special Instructional Faculty Total
MEDICAL CENTER GRADUATE  SCHOOLS 26 3 - - 29
  College of Physicians & Surgeons  - Basic Health Sciences 1 0 - - 1
  College of Physicians & Surgeons - Clinical Health Sciences 21 2 - - 23
  Dental Medicine 3 1 - - 4
  Nursing 0 0 - - 0
  Public Health 1 0 - - 1
Subtotal, Morningside Campus - - - - -
Subtotal, Medical Center Campus 26 3 - - 29
UNIVERSITY TOTAL 26 3 - - 29
           
  Not tenured, but eligible for tenure
  Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor/ Instructor Special Instructional Faculty Total
MORNINGSIDE ARTS & SCIENCES 11 37 104 - 152
  Arts 2 6 3 - 11
  Humanities 6 11 36 - 53
  Natural Sciences 2 8 41 - 51
  Social Sciences 1 12 24 - 37
  Professional Studies 0 0 0 - 0
MORNINGSIDE GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS 10 35 81 - 126
  Architecture, Planning & Preservation 0 3 4 - 7
  Business 2 15 26 - 43
  Engineering 2 10 38 - 50
  International & Public Affairs 4 2 3 - 9
  Journalism 1 1 3 - 5
  Law 0 2 0 - 2
  Social Work 1 2 7 - 10
MEDICAL CENTER GRADUATE  SCHOOLS 9 24 189 - 222
  College of Physicians & Surgeons  - Basic Health Sciences 0 1 40 - 41
  College of Physicians & Surgeons - Clinical Health Sciences 8 16 112 - 136
  Dental Medicine 0 0 2 - 2
  Nursing 0 0 7 - 7
  Public Health 1 7 28 - 36
Subtotal, Morningside Campus 21 72 185 - 278
Subtotal, Medical Center Campus 9 24 189 - 222
UNIVERSITY TOTAL 30 96 374 - 500
           
  Not eligible for tenure
  Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor/ Instructor Special Instructional Faculty Total
MORNINGSIDE ARTS & SCIENCES 36 28 14 269 347
  Arts 24 17 9 4 54
  Humanities 5 2 2 162 171
  Natural Sciences 3 5 2 42 52
  Social Sciences 4 4 1 35 44
  Professional Studies 0 0 0 26 26
MORNINGSIDE GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS 52 14 0 53 119
  Architecture, Planning & Preservation 2 6 0 0 8
  Business 9 1 0 6 16
  Engineering 4 2 0 16 22
  International & Public Affairs 14 1 0 19 34
  Journalism 6 2 0 2 10
  Law 14 2 0 0 16
  Social Work 3 0 0 10 13
MEDICAL CENTER GRADUATE  SCHOOLS 285 341 1,174 63 1,863
  College of Physicians & Surgeons  - Basic Health Sciences 18 22 59 0 99
  College of Physicians & Surgeons - Clinical Health Sciences 226 270 979 61 1,536
  Dental Medicine 5 20 40 0 65
  Nursing 4 8 72 0 84
  Public Health 32 21 24 2 79
Subtotal, Morningside Campus 88 42 14 322 466
Subtotal, Medical Center Campus 285 341 1,174 63 1,863
UNIVERSITY TOTAL 373 383 1,188 385 2,329
           
  All faculty
  Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor/ Instructor Special Instructional Faculty Total
MORNINGSIDE ARTS & SCIENCES 439 134 118 269 960
  Arts 37 26 12 4 79
  Humanities 139 38 38 162 377
  Natural Sciences 150 33 43 42 268
  Social Sciences 113 37 25 35 210
  Professional Studies 0 0 0 26 26
MORNINGSIDE GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS 374 102 81 53 610
  Architecture, Planning & Preservation 18 13 4 0 35
  Business 81 26 26 6 139
  Engineering 116 41 38 16 211
  International & Public Affairs 30 7 3 19 59
  Journalism 27 3 3 2 35
  Law 86 4 0 0 90
  Social Work 16 8 7 10 41
MEDICAL CENTER GRADUATE  SCHOOLS 570 433 1,363 63 2,429
  College of Physicians & Surgeons  - Basic Health Sciences 94 47 99 0 240
  College of Physicians & Surgeons - Clinical Health Sciences 379 313 1,091 61 1,844
  Dental Medicine 14 21 42 0 77
  Nursing 9 8 79 0 96
  Public Health 74 44 52 2 172
Subtotal, Morningside Campus 813 236 199 322 1,570
Subtotal, Medical Center Campus 570 433 1,363 63 2,429
UNIVERSITY TOTAL 1,383 669 1,562 385 3,999
           
-Tenured: Professors and Associate Professors with Tenure
-Tenure of title: "Certain officers of instruction in the Faculties of College of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health who 
are not eligible for tenure may nonetheless receive tenure of title. While those appointments are without stated term, they do not 
provide a guarantee of salary from the University" (from the faculty handbook).
-Not tenured, but eligible for tenure: professorial rank faculty who are not tenured but are eligible for tenure
-Not eligible for tenure: includes all special instructional faculty, and professorial faculty with "visiting", "clinical" or 
"professional practice" modifiers in their titles          
-Prior to 2010 the School of International and Public Affairs was reported in Social Sciences      
           
-Source: Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Administration          
-Prepared by: Office of Planning and Institutional Research          
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Date: 01-30-2017