Academic Diversity

Diversity & Equity

At UC Davis we appreciate that diversity in all its dimensions ensures that our faculty will bring a full range of backgrounds and perspectives to its teaching, research, and service responsibilities. UC Davis believes that diversity can be exemplified through the variety of personal experiences, values and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more. We welcome and encourage candidates who are committed not only to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, but to the development of a climate that supports equality and diversity. Browse this site and let us know your comments and suggestions.

Academic Affairs is committed to providing equitable opportunities to all future and current academic appointees at UC Davis, including those who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, such as women, ethnic minorities, differently-abled, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and others.  We accomplish this through our programs, policies and practices that promote inclusive hiring practices, supportive academic environments, tools to monitor equity, resources for faculty on the merit and promotion system and proactive retention efforts to build our diverse academic community.  We provide a number of development programs to help inform members of these opportunities and information.



Programs and Resources