World-Class Faculty

At Grinnell, you’ll find professors who prioritize teaching and scholarship. Like Grinnell students, professors come here because they value intimate classes (average class size: 17) and close interaction with students and colleagues. They’re passionate about expanding scholarship in their areas of expertise, and readily involve Grinnell students in advanced research. They also enrich the classroom with a variety of diverse identities and perspectives:

Faculty Fast Facts

  • Number of faculty: 237
  • Number of full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 99%
  • Number of domestic faculty of color: 49 (21%)
  • Women-to-Men ratio: 47% women to 53% men

Whether they’re holding open office hours, inviting a class over for a home-cooked meal, or preparing a group of students to present research at a national conference, Grinnell professors are committed to supporting student success, inside and outside the classroom.