Academic Staff Facts

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

  • 26% of course sections offered on campus were taught by academic staff from Fall 2017.

  • Over $199 million in extramural support were awarded to academic staff Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators in 2017-18.

  • Over $131 million in extramural support were awarded to academic staff Principal Investigators in 2017-18.

  • Gifts and grants support 47% of the academic staff payroll.

  • 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.

  • There are more than 9,500 academic staff on the UW-Madison campus.