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Contributions to Diversity Statements

UC San Diego has a strong interest in ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to educational access, excellence, and Principles of Community.

All candidates applying for faculty appointments at UC San Diego are required to submit a personal statement on their contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics. The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals.

In accordance with APM 210-1-d, “these contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population, or research in a scholar’s area of expertise that highlights inequalities.”

Guidelines for Writing Statements

The Contributions to Diversity Statement should describe your past efforts, as well as future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. It should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing women and underrepresented minorities and of UC San Diego’s mission to meet the educational needs of our diverse student population.

See guidelines for applicants writing statements>>

Sample Contributions to Diversity Statements:

Guidelines for Evaluating Statements

Departments and search committees should consider a candidate’s statement as part of a comprehensive and transparent evaluation of their qualifications. See UCOP's guidance on evaluating diversity statements>>

For discipline or school-specific guidance evaluating contributions to diversity, contact your Faculty Equity Advisor.