Faculty and Staff Diversity
The University of Rochester attracts and unites an extraordinary diverse workforce. We promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful work environment with an ongoing effort to increase retention.
Recruiting and maintaining a diverse team is an important determinant of the University’s long-term success. Ensuring that every search reaches the broadest pool of potential applicants and providing opportunities for professional development are keys to maintaining that success.
The UR Stars Doctoral Career Advancement program is an opportunity to enhance the faculty recruitment pipeline and establish meaningful connections with early-career scholars.
The Office of Human Resources supports the University in its mission by developing programs and policies that recognize the diversity of a dynamic university community, enhance organizational effectiveness, and ensure quality recruitment retention, training, and development of employees.
The recruitment database is an opportunity for website visitors to engage with the Office of Equity and Inclusion regarding interest for faculty positions at the University.
Workshops, seminars, and other resources to support academic careers.
Special Opportunities Fund
The University created the Special Opportunities Fund to assist deans and department chairs in increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of the faculty. The fund is available on a competitive basis to departments and schools for the hiring of individual faculty, clusters of faculty in specified areas, or visiting faculty. The fund can also be used for the creation or expansion of an academic area of study, or/and research (i.e., interdisciplinary work) that may attract the interest of clusters of faculty.
Recruitment and Job Openings
The Office of Equity and Inclusion supports those involved in the recruiting process by providing information that will assist hiring managers in developing a diverse search plan and providing strategies for building a broadly diverse candidate pool for current openings.
Professional Development by School
Opportunities to enhance your skills, broken out by school-specific resources.
Arts, Sciences, & Engineering
School of Medicine & Dentistry
- Faculty Development Workshop Series
- Faculty Diversity Seminar Series
- Academic Core Curriculum for Junior Faculty (Bootcamp)
- Leadership Development Series for Emerging Leaders
- Senior Leadership Education and Development
- Annual Health Professions’ Faculty Development Colloquium
- Dean’s Teaching Fellowship
- Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association