Academic Staff Facts

  • There are more than 10,000 academic staff on the UW-Madison campus.

  • Academic staff are found in nearly all areas of the university, from research to teaching, outreach, student services, library services, communications, information technology, clinical health services and many other areas.

  • Gifts and grants support 44% of the academic staff payroll.

  • Over $159 million in extramural support were awarded to academic staff Principal Investigators in 2019-20.

  • Over $276 million in extramural support were awarded to academic staff Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators in 2019-20.

  • 29% of course sections offered on campus were taught by academic staff from Fall 2019.

  • State funds account for 34% of the academic staff payroll.