We commit to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students. Increasing diversity is central to achieving a more inclusive campus. Without sufficient diversity, some individuals risk isolation, alienation, excessive service, burnout, and less than full inclusion.

Search Training

Recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty is fundamental to UChicago’s excellence. There is a growing body of evidence on best practices for efficient and inclusive recruitment. The Office of the Provost and the Office of Legal Counsel will make available evidence-based workshops on faculty searches and hiring.  Learn more >>

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The University of Chicago developed the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program in 2016. This program offers funding to schools and divisions to support scholars from underrepresented populations.  Learn more>>

Ivy Plus Pathways to the Academy Consortium

The University recognizes that our commitment to a diverse professoriate cannot be limited to the faculty of the University of Chicago alone, but must instead look outward to the academy as a whole. Administrative leaders from the Ivy League and other leading research universities are developing a cross-institutional approach to increasing diversity in the American academy.

Bridge Programs

Opportunities to pursue a career in academia must be provided early on and recur throughout one’s academic career, from high school programs like the Collegiate Scholars Program, through undergraduate programs like the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research, the Leadership Alliance, and others at the pre-graduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels hosted within the schools, divisions, and departments.  Learn more>>


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