At UCSF our working definition of an underrepresented minority (URM) is someone whose racial or ethnic makeup is from one of the following:
- African American / Black
- Asian: Filipino, Hmong*, or Vietnamese only
- Hispanic / Latinx
- Native American / Alaskan Native
- Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
- Two or more races, when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories in this list
* Hmong is not an explicit option on the UC employment forms at this time.
In order to attract diverse and talented faculty, it is imperative to follow best practices in the search process.
In partnership with UCSF Academic Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Outreach encourages the use of best practices in all recruitments. Key best practices are listed below. We encourage you to share your best practices with us.
- All advertisements should include the language: UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
- Search committees should be comprised of at least one woman and one underrepresented minority.
- The use of the UCSF Academic Search Checklist which offers guidelines for conducting a search likely to attract women and underrepresented minority applicants.
- Know your unconscious biases before conducting a search. Click on the following link to the e-learning seminar and to take the implicit association tests.