As a public institution, the University of California is committed to achieving diversity among its student bodies and employees, while striving for inclusive excellence. A diverse academic community that reflects a range of interests, abilities, life experiences, and worldviews enhances the exploration of ideas vital to our academic mission (see UCOP guidance).

The recruitment and retention of an excellent and diverse faculty continues to be a high priority for the University as a whole and for our campus specifically. In addition to enhancing our teaching, research, and public service mission, a diverse faculty reflects our commitment to equal opportunity and ensures that we can serve the needs of our increasingly diverse student body.

If light of this, we acknowledge the need to identify and eliminate barriers, both within the institution and without, that prevent talented people from historically excluded populations from succeeding in faculty appointments at UC San Diego.

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion work with Equity Advisors, Deans, Department Chairs, and other administrators to identify and implement practices that will advance these goals.

Search Committee Training

All faculty serving on faculty search committees are required to complete training for inclusive hiring every three years. The goal of the training is to give faculty the tools to interrupt and address unconscious bias in every step of the recruitment process.

Search Committee Training is provided by designated Equity Advisors and covers: implicit bias; recent research findings related to recruiting, interviewing, and evaluating faculty candidates; relevant regulations and laws that govern the faculty search process; and hiring practices that promote inclusion.

To find available training sessions and to register, please visit UC Learning. Although faculty are encouraged to participate in the session corresponding to their school or division, they may attend any available session to fulfill the requirement.

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