Advancing Faculty Diversity

UCI’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion truly animates our mission as a public research university. We are proud to be a Minority Serving Institution and one of two member campuses of the American Association of Universities to be both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The New York Times ranked UCI #1 in the nation for doing the most for the American Dream by making higher education accessible for first generation and low income families. We are no less engaged in recasting the professoriate of the future. 

Physical Sciences Faculty
Underrepresented Minority
Underrepresented Minority
Graduate Students
Faculty Hiring

The School of Physical Sciences has established evidence-based best practices to increase the URM and women presence at each stage of the faculty recruitment process. Once a faculty member is hired, they undergo implicit bias training as part of the onboarding process. Learn more.

In 2019, the School of Physical Sciences was awarded a grant from the University of California Office of the President to advance faculty diversity within STEM.


The school hosts conferences and symposiums to provide opportunities for scientific collaborations, building community through networking and mentoring, recruiting and advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM. 

  • WiMSoCal 2020
  • Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium 
  • Celebrating Women in Physical Sciences Symposium