We seek future faculty who have or will make substantial contributions to advancing this mission.
It is university policy that a candidate's race, gender, ethnicity or other personal characteristics not be considered in evaluation or selection for faculty appointments. However, to attract candidates who will contribute to the university's commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, search committees may consider past or proposed contributions to diversity as part of the overall review process.
We highly welcome candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and domestic minorities in science careers or higher education careers generally (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background) and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to: teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
All faculty candidates are asked to submit a personal contributions to diversity statement. Each candidate is evaluated on their past and/or planned contributions to diversity during the selection process, and the search committee chair submits an evaluation of each candidate on the short list prior to the interview process. These evaluations are reviewed in the recruit process by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity, the divisional Equity Advisor, and the office of ADEO, prior to submission to the divisional dean for approval.
Some general examples of contributions to diversity can be found in APM 210 (doc).
For more information about contributions to diversity, visit the UC San Diego Faculty Equity website.
Shelley Halpain is the Division of Biological Sciences Faculty Equity Advisor, as well as an ex officio member of the Division of Biological Sciences Diversity Committee. She provides advice and information about practices that advance faculty diversity and excellence. Shelley Halpain works closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity (AVC-FE), Jeanne Ferrante, and the equity advisors from the other UC San Diego Divisions. As a group, these faculty members are charged with changing practices and culture that are barriers to faculty equity at UC San Diego.
Associate VC Jeanna Ferrante is helping to remove barriers and ensure fairness in university policies and practices, and to facilitate an inclusive climate or adjustment and growth for all faculty.
The FEA is an ex-officio member of the Divisional Diversity Committee.