Faculty Recruitment Inclusive Excellence Supplement

UPDATED 6.15.22
Print Version- from August 2019


The Provost’s office makes available central funding to support commitments to inclusive excellence in faculty hiring. Deans can apply for an “inclusive excellence supplement” to help recruit one additional faculty member, identified through a standard department-based search, when the top two candidates contribute significantly to the goals of inclusive excellence as explained in their diversity statements. Competitive candidates should have held leadership roles and demonstrated sustained participation in one or more inclusive excellence activities, consistent with their career stage. All Schools, including the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, are invited to participate.

Proposition 209, codified as article I, section 31 of the California Constitution, prohibits the University from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. Therefore, the University may not use race or gender as a factor in deciding who will be offered employment. Applications should focus on the candidates’ potential to make a significant contribution to inclusive excellence through teaching, research or service.


  • If a standard department-based search managed through AP Recruit with one salary control number (SC#) results in the identification of two top candidates who both contribute to inclusive excellence, the Dean can apply to the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel for a supplement to fund the second candidate.
  • Supplement if approved will provide:
    • Beginning in 2019-2020, 1.0 FTE, permanent salary funding up to max of $100K, and a corresponding benefits allocation for the second candidate.
    • Standard set up amount for both candidates.
  • Supplements will be awarded on a rolling basis.
    • If a school applies and only one candidate accepts, the Provost portion is rolled back into the program.

Application Process:

  • Submit application to the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel at dkodowd@uci.edu that includes the following:
    • Letter signed by the Dean, Chair and school equity advisor or Associate Dean for DEI, that includes an evaluation of the contributions each candidate has made to inclusive excellence.
      • The letter should also address how the candidates will contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in the school, as well as, how the school will support these candidates.
    • JPF Number from AP Recruit (job number to identify job ad).
    • Diversity Statement for each candidate.
    • CV for each candidate.

Program Outcomes:

  • 2019-20: 16 nominations
    • 13 approved (4 STEM)
    • 22 (of 26) faculty accepted offer
    • Total faculty hires = 81
  • 2020-21: 17 nominations
    • 14 approved (5 STEM)
    • 20 (of 28) faculty accepted
    • Total faculty hires = 72

If you have questions please contact Diane O’Dowd at dkodowd@uci.edu.

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