The School's Diversity Statement

We embrace all identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, culture, national origin, spirituality, ability/disability, socioeconomic status and age. As a Minority Serving Institution (HSI and AANAPISI) designated public university in the state of California, we are especially cognizant of the social justice responsibilities we have given our geographic location and the diverse population we serve. We are dedicated to understanding the diversity of linguistic and cultural practices and strengths that individuals bring with them from their families, neighborhoods and communities, and to understanding their experiences in and out of schools and through the life span. We are committed to partnering with educational institutions and human service entities in developing, implementing and sustaining programs that harness these strengths, in the interest of enhancing the education and wellbeing of all by ensuring that hiring and curricula address the needs of the populations we serve.

Moreover, we recognize the disparities in education and mental health which have caused harm to many, and are dedicated to identifying the root causes of these inequities and addressing them through cutting edge, community based research, practice, service and teaching. We recognize that diversity in the workforce increases excellence and aspire to a climate of inclusive and responsive education centered on diversity for all students, faculty and staff.

The School's Diversity-Informed Values

We work to:

  • Embrace our responsibility as a Minority–Serving Institution (MSI) to catalyze the strengths of diversity and address the challenges of our complex world.
  • Teach leaders who will help build equitable communities locally and globally.
  • Transform school and community–based systems to better serve vulnerable populations.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary and community partners to conduct impactful, respectful, equity–serving and community–engaged service and research.

Campus Hiring Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Gevirtz School took the lead on the UCSB campus developing guidelines for faculty job candidates to prepare diversity statements.

Diversity Statement Guidelines