Washington University’s faculty are distinguished both for their teaching and for their research and creative activities. Virtually all of the full-time teaching faculty hold the doctorate or final professional degree in their fields, and the same professors often teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Twenty-three Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, nine doing the major part of their pioneering research here.
Faculty have received many honors, including major literary prizes; national and international fellowships; major awards for teaching, research and service; and honors from governments of other nations. Current faculty serve on editorial boards of more than 250 professional and scholarly journals. Instructional faculty in all schools totals 3,415 — including both full-time and adjunct faculty..
Past faculty includes emeritus faculty, those who are no longer at Washington University and those who are deceased.
Nobel laureates — 23 [includes both faculty and alumni]; 9 did the major part of their pioneering research here, including 2 current faculty: