The UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion seeks a dynamic and respected faculty scholar to provide intellectual guidance and programmatic leadership as the next Associate Vice Chancellor, BruinX (“AVC BruinX”). This is an internal recruitment limited to current UCLA faculty members. Interested UCLA ladder rank faculty are invited to apply per the instructions below. Duties will include, but are not limited to: (a) designing and overseeing interdisciplinary research projects and scholarship; (b) developing and executing programmatic initiatives, including the CrossCheck Live series, often through collaboration with campus partners such as UCLA’s Office of Student Affairs, the Academic Advancement Program, and the Staff Diversity and Compliance Office; (c) conducting and overseeing anti-bias talks and training to audiences across UCLA; and (d) administrative duties that include supervising BruinX staff. Qualifications for success include an outstanding scholarly research and publication record; experience developing interdisciplinary research projects and programmatic initiatives; a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and the ability to administer budgetary and personnel processes.

The AVC BruinX is part of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s leadership team, and works with the VC EDI to set policy for the office. In collaboration with the VC EDI, the AVC BruinX engages and advises UCLA’s administrative leadership, including deans and the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, on a range of matters concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion. The AVC BruinX is expected to work effectively with BruinX staff, BruinX Faculty Advisors, other members of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and campus and community partners integral to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at UCLA. This is a 50% tenured faculty appointment in the appropriate department or school at the advanced associate or full professor rank. This is an annual appointment, subject to renewal, with an anticipated term of three (3) years.

BruinX is the research and development arm of UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. A multi-disciplinary “think and do” tank, BruinX is dedicated to translating social science and theory into practical, on-the-ground interventions that promote equal learning and working environments for all at UCLA. BruinX understands the goal of equity, diversity, and inclusion to pose grand intellectual challenges that require nimble, transdisciplinary, and pragmatic analysis, experimentation, and problem-solving.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited.

Applications should include:

  1. A statement of interest that includes information about the candidate’s research, administrative and leadership experience, and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for two references

Inquiries may be addressed to Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, at, or Jonathan Feingold, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, at

For full consideration, complete applications should be emailed to by Friday, March 15, 2019.

Candidate review begins immediately, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (PDF).

The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission. Contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity should be given due recognition in the academic personnel process, and they should be evaluated and credited in the same way as other faculty achievements. These contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population, or research in a scholar’s area of expertise that highlights inequalities. Mentoring and advising of students or new faculty members, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations, should be given due recognition in the teaching or service categories of the academic personnel process.

Jerry Kang

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion